Archive for April 28th, 2016

Beetle Named After Chewbacca

A group of scientists have described four new species of weevil beetles found in Papua New Guinea. One of them was named Trigonopterus chewbacca, after the Wookiee we all know and love from Star Wars. T...

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How the Tank Got Its Name

(Photo: Mark Holloway)During World War I, warring nations developed large, heavily armored, self-propelled vehicles that could support infantry attacks. They called these war machines "tanks." Why?It was the British who...

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16 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Plastic Surgeons

Unless you yourself are a plastic surgeon, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about what they do. The specialty was born to help those who were wounded in war, but is now heavily supported by peop...

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A New Watership Down Movie Is in Development

When Richard Adams's first novel was published in 1972, one critic wrote "I announce with trembling excitement the looks of an exceptional story." This was Watership Down, a masterfully crafted tale of adventure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/28/Watership-Down-Will-Return-to-the-Screen/

Regular Double Date - Last Night I Dreamt Of A Cartoon Picnic In The Park

Regular Double Date by Prime PremneIt's hard to enjoy a day at the park with all those critters hanging around, but at least their antics are hilarious to watch. Wait- did that bluebird just say "Mordecai" and "Rigby"?...

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Prince’s Killer Legacy of Hairstyles

Prince not only came out with a new album every year (sometimes more than that), but he also changed his look, especially his hair, just as often. Artist Gary Card illustrated those looks in purple paint for every year b...

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Heroic Dog Rescues 2 Children from House Fire

The home of police officer Margo Feaser of Longwood, Florida caught on fire on Monday night. Neighbors smashed in windows to give Feaser an escape route from the home, which was rapidly filling with smoke.Feaser got out,...

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An Indoor Castle Fort

That area of your house that has a slant roof over it is pretty useless. It’s often only good for storage, and in this case it had two closets, but they didn’t hold much. So MetalMan83 transformed that spot i...

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Firefly Dungeons & Dragons Character Sheets

I think that Captain Mal Reynolds is more likely to be chaotic good, or possible chaotic neutral (he did kick a guy into a running engine). But I agree that you shouldn't cross him when he's equipped with his pretty flor...

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Homemade Hoverbike

Inventor and crazy man Colin Furze has built himself a dual-rotor hovercraft out of two gas engines and a couple of fans. It has no seat, no steering, and no brakes, but it flies! Do I have to add that you shouldn’...

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Traveler Shares Photos Of North Korea's Rarely Seen Pyongyang Metro

A few different sets of photos taken in North Korea have been shared online lately, and these rare pics are shaping the way we see life in that mysterious country we know so little about.And even though we're inclined to...

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Bald Lamb Given Fluffy Sweater

A lamb born without fleece at a farm in Chilton Foliat in Wiltshire, UK, was rejected by his mother. It was just too odd. Farmhand Sally-Ann Fisher says they named the lamb Skippy because he looks like a kangaroo. He&rsq...

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Ten Things You Should Know About The Reptilian Elite Conspiracy

Conspiracy theories don't come much more cold blooded than the Reptilian Elite theory, which states that members of an ancient reptilian bloodline secretly rule the world.The theory was posited and popularized by former...

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Rotating Bookcase Made from Recycled Sinks

There’s a lot going on here. This is the Sink-Wall, a pivoting room divider (also called a “door”) made from 20 stainless steel kitchen sinks. Each sink also serves as a storage or display unit for book...

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Everyday Objects Look Virtually Unrecognizable In Macro Photos

It's funny to think that all we have to do to render something we see every day unrecognizable is zoom in real close to the object with a macro lens.We're not used to seeing foods, toiletries and other things hanging aro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/28/Everyday-Objects-Look-Virtually-Unrecognizable-In-Macro-Photos/

The Pork Awakens - A Fleece Force For Good

The Pork Awakens by Kenny DurkinThe rest of the gang were a bit hesitant about the merger, but Miss Piggy was really looking forward to linking up with the big D for one reason and one reason only- the opportunity to st...

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Firefighters 1, Police 0

This shot of @KCMOFireDept #Firefighters rescuing @KCPolice from a stalled elevator wins the internet for today. pic.twitter.com/2O0ArPzPIm— Gregg Favre (@GreggFavre) April 27, 2016 A group of Kansas City, Misso...

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Pop Culture Characters Looking Right At Home In The Real World

When pop culture characters become a part of our lives we wish they were real so we can hang out with them, knowing full well they'll never make the leap into our real 3D world.But imagination is what brought these chara...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/28/Pop-Culture-Characters-Looking-Right-At-Home-In-The-Real-World/

Desert Critters

A desert fox only wants to devote his time looking for something to eat, like most wild creatures do, but this annoying young fennec fox kit named Nibbles wants to be buddies or something. What’s a fox to do?[https...

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Laura Keeble's Stained Glass Pop Art

Laura Keeble, a British artist, takes stained glass from old churches and turns it into everyday objects. This McDonald's Happy Meal becomes a symbol of the Eucharist titled The Glass Supper. In other pieces, me...

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Making Your Bed is a Total Waste of Time

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from Ernie Smith, the editor of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another life, he ran ShortFormBlog.(Image credit: Flickr user Fyg...

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6 Oddly Perverted Easter Eggs Hidden In Famous Video Games

When gamers discover Easter Eggs hidden in their favorite video games they expect to find homages to pop culture, self referential jokes the game's developers put in for hardcore fans to find and perhaps a punny joke or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/28/6-Oddly-Perverted-Easter-Eggs-Hidden-In-Famous-Video-Games/

Blind Taste Test... With A Real Blind Person!

The way to know it’s a real blind taste test is to use a blind person. Tommy Edison is the man for the job. Can he distinguish the name brand food items from the store brand items?[https://youtu.be/lxU0m4qRaRE] (Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/28/Blind-Taste-Test-With-A-Real-Blind-Person/

Dead Woman's Bank Account Overdrawn by $99 Billion

(Image: ABC 7)My guess is that the bank is not going to get the money.Sheila Henderson of Chicago Heights, Illinois recently examined the bank account of her mother, who died last month. Was there any money in it that sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/28/Dead-Womans-Bank-Account-Overdrawn-by-99-Billion/






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