Archive for May 4th, 2016

Luke Gets a Lightsaber

It never occurred to me as a teenager, but watching the original Star Wars movie again with my own kids, I thought of this exact scene. It must be the mother in me that thought, “Careful, you’ll put...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Luke-Gets-a-Lightsaber/

1913: The First Bollywood Film

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdIqJ5qEH0](Video Link)The worldwide film phenomenon known as Bollywood began with this 1913 silent film Raja Harishchandra. Govind Phalke, who is sometimes known as the "father...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/1913-The-First-Bollywood-Film/

Han Shot First

It’s part of Star Wars lore that “Han shot first,” referring to the scene where we first met Han Solo. He gets into an altercation with a Rodian bounty hunter named Greedo and shoots him. We al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Han-Shot-First/

Facebook Gives $10,000 to 10-Year Old Who Discovers Security Flaw

(Photo of Mark Zuckerberg by Robert Scoble)Can you find a security flaw in one of Facebook's social media platforms? If so, the company will give you at $10,000 reward.The youngest person to ever claim that prize is a 10...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Facebook-Gives-10000-to-10-Year-Old-Who-Discovers-Security-Flaw/

Tuna vs. Seagull

Normally, it’s the seagulls who eat the fish. In this case, a seagull, probably named Jonah, finds that turnabout is fair play. A giant tuna comes to the surface for a tasty, tasty seagull treat.[https://youtu.be/l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Tuna-vs-Seagull/

Wife Finds Note From Dead Husband Written Under Workbench He Made For Her

(Image Link)When we write our loved ones a letter meant to be read after we die we're usually just trying to put our feelings into words whether the letter is ever read or not.Many of these love letters end up squirreled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Wife-Finds-Note-From-Dead-Husband-Written-Under-Workbench-He-Made-For-Her/

The Combat Ration Collectors Who Eat Decades-Old Military Meals

Military field rations (now called MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat) are designed to be nutritious, portable, compact, and long-lasting. During wartime, these meals are produced in abundance, and there are usually more produc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/The-Combat-Ration-Collectors-Who-Eat-Decades-Old-Military-Meals/

Mummy Cat - It's How Our House Pets Do Cosplay

Mummy Cat by IdeasConPatatasWhen kitties want to find a costume to wear to a fancy dress party they don't go to the stores, because they're not allowed to travel that far, and they don't order stuff online because cats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Mummy-Cat-Its-How-Our-House-Pets-Do-Cosplay/

Worker Seeks $414,000 in Compensation for His Boring Job

(Image: BFMTV)You think that you've got it rought? Just listen to the nightmarish life of Frédéric Desnard, formerly a manager at a perfume company in France:“I was ashamed of being paid for doing not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Worker-Seeks-414000-in-Compensation-for-His-Boring-Job/

32 Facts about New York City

[https://youtu.be/za6a4--5m3E] (YouTube link)How much do you know about the USA’s biggest city? Probably quite a bit, since it’s been a major entry point for immigrants for hundreds of years, and it’s a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/32-Facts-about-New-York-City/

A Funny Visual Guide To The Dos And Don'ts Of Eating Sushi

Sushi is mainstream cuisine these days, and yet dining at a sushi restaurant feels a lot more rigid and ceremonial than grabbing a burger at the neighborhood diner.Even those of us who consider ourselves old sushi pros k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/A-Funny-Visual-Guide-To-The-Dos-And-Donts-Of-Eating-Sushi/

Happy Star Wars Day from Daisy Ridley

May the fourth be with you! Daisy Ridley takes the opportunity of Star Wars Day to plug Star Wars: Force for Change, the official Star Wars charity that supports children’s programs all over the world.[htt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Happy-Star-Wars-Day-from-Daisy-Ridley/

Medieval Armor for Dogs

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Send your pup out with as many advantages as possible.Etsy seller Lebovski's Cocker Spaniel is ready for anything. He's wearing a suit of aluminum plate and mail armor. It has a feroci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Medieval-Armor-for-Dogs/

Five Luxury Beds That’ll Run You North of $100,000

You spend a third of your life in bed, so you may as well make it comfortable, to the best of your ability. Some folks have more of that “ability” than others. If you have the dough, you can get a bed that&rs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Five-Luxury-Beds-Thatll-Run-You-North-of-100000/

Freeway Skateboarding Is Becoming A Trend In California

Skateboarding is an integral part of the Southern California lifestyle for many, which makes sense considering SoCal natives grow up in a place where virtually everyone surfs, bikes and skates.That's why the latest trend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Freeway-Skateboarding-Is-Becoming-A-Trend-In-California/

Google, Amazon, and Facebook’s Secrets to Hiring the Best People

Sarah Cooper of The Cooper Review has cracked the code of how big tech companies select employees from the gazillions of applications they get. Rather than finding out about potential employees, the interview process is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Google-Amazon-and-Facebooks-Secrets-to-Hiring-the-Best-People/

Wild Photos From Inside Walt Disney World's Abandoned Water Park

When Disney theme parks do well they show their success by improving the park and building new attractions, but when a Disney park fails it fails spectacularly and leaves the colorful corpse to prove it.Wanna see a dead...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Wild-Photos-From-Inside-Walt-Disney-Worlds-Abandoned-Water-Park/

When a Gator Comes to Call

When someone rings your doorbell, you expect a real person to be there (unless they announced “land shark”). Luckily, no one answered the door when an alligator came to call.  [https://youtu.be/krT2BsWns...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/When-a-Gator-Comes-to-Call/

Jokes On You - Ha-Ha, Very Funny Guys

Jokes On You by FanfreakBruce regained consciousness and picked himself off the swampy floor, his cape in tatters and the smell of fresh paint stinging his nostrils. He called out for Robin, having momentarily forgotten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Jokes-On-You-Ha-Ha-Very-Funny-Guys/

Check out This Amazing Woodworker's Tool Chest

(Photos: Rau Antiques)19th Century pianomaker Henry O. Studley is now famous for the portable tool chest that he built for himself. It's a marvel of design and precision craftsmanship.Sadly, we don't know who made this c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Check-out-This-Amazing-Woodworkers-Tool-Chest/

Zombies and Inverse Zombies

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!Classics from the zombie and inverse zombie research literatureCom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Zombies-and-Inverse-Zombies/

Scuruchi's Carved Apple Art

Italian artist Fruttart Scuruchi (translation) felt inspired when seeing an elaborate pumpkin carving for the first time. Since then, s/he (?) has been turning fruits and vegetables into fine sculptures, including,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Scuruchis-Carved-Apple-Art/

It’s For Your Own Good

These cats are playing out a scene happening all over. Children need fresh air and room to stretch their imaginations. But more importantly, parents need them out of their hair. Being your own bad example requires privac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Its-For-Your-Own-Good/

Crazy Crafty Japanese Guy Builds Robot Tongue To Lick His Computer Screen

You know when the terms “crazed loner” and “homemade robot” are used in the same sentence you're about to see something strange, but fear not.Because Japanese Youtuber mansooono isn't a total psyc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/Crazy-Crafty-Japanese-Guy-Builds-Robot-Tongue-To-Lick-His-Computer-Screen/






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