Archive for May 2nd, 2016

The Bizarre 1909 Scheme to Make Hawaii More White

Hawaii became a US territory in 1898. The federal government considered the islands’ demographic makeup as a problem -it was “too Asian.” At the time, the big five sugarcane plantations were importing w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/The-Bizarre-1909-Scheme-to-Make-Hawaii-More-White/

A Statistical Analysis of the Ratings of the First and Last Episodes of TV Shows

How well did Glee end? Fans were clearly delighted. I didn't see it, but I did watch the finale of Newhart, which was ingenious.Dexter rightfully deserves to be dead last in this list. Just hac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/A-Statistical-Analysis-of-the-Ratings-of-the-First-and-Last-Episodes-of-TV-Shows/

Meet Dr. Color: How Bob Buckter Repainted San Francisco

The Victorian-era homes of San Francisco are a colorful delight, and that’s due to the influence of one man known as Dr. Color. Bob Buckter is an an architectural colorist who specializes in historic homes. It&rsqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Meet-Dr-Color-How-Bob-Buckter-Repainted-San-Francisco/

Family Issues - Homer Definitely Has A Dark Side

Family Issues by DdjvigoLuke thought he had family problems until he connected to a satellite from some corporation called Fox one day and found out the truth. He watched some yellow people from another war torn planet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Family-Issues-Homer-Definitely-Has-A-Dark-Side/

Intricately Carved Spoons Are Sculptures You Can Eat With

That's because Giles Newman's first design principle is a spoon is always a spoon:Each piece must be a functional spoon, suitable for daily use and comfortable in the hand. This constraint ensures that I don't let the co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Intricately-Carved-Spoons/

Honest Dog Breed Slogans

There are all sorts of myths and misconceptions associated with popular dog breeds, and even though these stereotypes are largely untrue they just can't seem to beat the bad rap.Dog lovers have been working to change the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Honest-Dog-Breed-Slogans/

Sky Magic at Mt.Fuji

This would have been a wonderful video even without its drone dancers. The Oyamakai ensemble of Shamisen players perform a rocking tune at sundown at the base of beautiful Mt. Fuji. The featured dancers are 20 synchroniz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Sky-Magic-at-MtFuji/

Surreal Aquariums Seem to Defy Gravity

Inside this aquarium is another aquarium, inside of which ferns grow.Resident fish can swim up to the top of the ferns, but no further, as there's a bubble of air inside this little balloon.Haruka Misawa, a Japanese desi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Surreal-Aquariums-Seem-to-Defy-Gravity/

The Toughest Pirates in Existence

The annual rugby match between the British Army and the Royal Navy took place at Twickenham Saturday. You know that kind of competition will draw some tough characters, but these are probably the toughest. On the left is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/The-Toughest-Pirates-in-Existence/

Speed Dating Service Lets You Sniff Armpits While Wearing a Bag on Your Head

(Photo: Ruptly)Alcoholic Architecture, a bar in London, wants to appeal to your sense of smell. That's why it once created a cocktail cloud that you could drink simply by breathing.Continuing that theme, the bar recently...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Speed-Dating-Service-Lets-You-Sniff-Armpits-While-Wearing-a-Bag-on-Your-Head/

Ravshaniya Azulye's Photographic Flights Of Fantasy

Everyone thinks of themselves as a photographer thesde days, and yet most of the pics these amateur shutterbugs post online lack style and imagination, just another head shot in a sea of selfies.But the bland pics that i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Ravshaniya-Azulyes-Photographic-Flights-Of-Fantasy/

Bite Size Candies

M&M candies are 75 years old! In honor of the occasion, Pogo (Nick Bertke) made a remix of M&M ads spanning decades.  [https://youtu.be/PUon3SvWfZs] (YouTube link)While this remix has Pogo’s hypnotic s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Bite-Size-Candies/

Highly Successful Professor Publishes a Résumé of His Failures

Johannes Haushofer is a full-time professor at Princeton University. So by academic standards, he's tremendously successful. But he wants his students to understand that the journey to success is filled with failure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Highly-Successful-Professor-Publishes-a-Resume-of-His-Failures/

Thor Pranks Spider-Man

The Marvel superhero Thor has a hammer called Mjölnir that cannot be picked up by anyone besides Thor, or someone worthy of Thor’s status. That does not include Spider-Man, who is a mortal with spider powers....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Thor-Pranks-Spider-Man/

Eat The Rude - Can You Taste The Freshness?

Eat The Rude by KgullholmenHannibal Lecter may be gone, but his legacy of fine dining using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients lives on in the form of the Lecter Supper Club. The LSC, as they jokingly call i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Eat-The-Rude-Can-You-Taste-The-Freshness/

Physics Students Calculate How Long Vampires Would Need To Suck Our Blood

Watch enough vampire themed shows and movies and you'll see a fanged character encounter one of the inherent problems of vampire life- the need to feed.But these shows never reveal how long it would actually take a vampi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Physics-Students-Calculate-How-Long-Vampires-Would-Need-To-Suck-Our-Blood/

CSI Fan Helps Solve Crime

Young woman was found dead in a park in Seville, Spain. Police thought she died of a drug overdose and released the crime scene. That’s when Carmen Moreno stepped in. She had worked cleaning up the park for many ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/CSI-Fan-Helps-Solve-Crime/

The Time Keith Moon Passed Out on Stage and Was Replaced by a Member of the Audience

Keith Moon was the drummer for The Who, a British rock band formed in 1964. He had serious drug addiction problems that ultimately killed him 1978.By 1973, Moon's drug use was greatly impairing the effectiveness of The W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/The-Time-Keith-Moon-Passed-Out-on-Stage-and-Was-Replaced-by-a-Member-of-the-Audience/

Onomatopoeia Rebus

CharlieWaffle5 searched the term "onomatopoeia" and found this image. It’s a mini-language lesson all on its own. "Onomatopoeia" means a word that sounds like what it’s describing, which is usually a sound, l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Onomatopoeia-Rebus/

Watch This Amazingly Strong Bee Pull a Nail out of a Wall

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f9mhC-low4](Video Link)You and I might reach for a claw hammer, but all this mason bee needs are his own legs--his very strong legs. Watch him pull the long nail completely out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Watch-This-Amazingly-Strong-Bee-Pull-a-Nail-out-of-a-Wall/

The Ten Longest Wars in History

The following article is from Uncle John’s Factastic Bathroom Reader.Historians often disagree on whether certain wars should be considered one continuing conflict or a series of separate wars. But tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/The-Ten-Longest-Wars-in-History/

Dog: "Are We There Yet? Are We There Yet? Are We There Yet?"

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtrY07DzdH8](Video Link)This black Labrador is on his way to the park. He's in a hurry and acts like a backseat barker in response to his human's slow driving. He's just like a kid.-via N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Dog-Are-We-There-Yet-Are-We-There-Yet-Are-We-There-Yet/

Four Marines, Then and 50 Years Later

ICYMI: 4 Marines reunited this weekend to recreate a beach picture they took 50 years ago.https://t.co/KvzsT4donT pic.twitter.com/iNX10XXnQy— Naples Daily News (@ndn) April 25, 2016 These two photographs were ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Four-Marines-Then-and-50-Years-Later/

Watch as Parkinson's Treatment Calms a Man's Tremors in Seconds

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHyQms3hJHk](Video Link)This new treatment for Parkinson's Disease is called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). It begins with the surgical implantation of electrodes that send signals to spec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/02/Watch-as-Parkinsons-Treatment-Calms-a-Mans-Tremors-in-Seconds/




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