Archive for May 5th, 2016

Why Pen Caps Have Holes in Them

(Photo: Globkrajono)I'd long suspected that disposable ballpoint pens had holes in the caps so that they'd dry out faster. It's planned obsolescence.But that was incorrect. It's actually to save lives.Every year, about 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Why-Pen-Caps-Have-Holes-in-Them/

Dash Cam Footage Shows Kangaroo Attacking Car At Midnight

I have it on good authority that Australia is full of kangaroos, and if you go there to visit you will most likely see a 'roo hopping around at some point during your trip.This same authority will tell you that kangaroos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Dash-Cam-Footage-Shows-Kangaroo-Attacking-Car-At-Midnight/

7-Pound Breakfast Taco Is the Hangover Cure for Cinco de Mayo

(Photo: El Original)On May 5, 1862, a Mexican army under the command of Generals Ignacio Zaragoza and Porfirio Diaz defeated a French army at the Battle of Puebla, temporarily halting the French invasion of Mexico. Conse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/7-Pound-Breakfast-Taco-Is-the-Hangover-Cure-for-Cinco-de-Mayo/

Walt Whitman—Patriotic Poet, Gay Iconoclast, or Shrewd Marketing Ploy?

Walt Whitman was a distinctive and provocative poet of the 19th century. At the height of his fame, as he faced old age, Whitman became an advertising icon. He didn’t seek it out, and he wasn’t even consulted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Walt-WhitmanPatriotic-Poet-Gay-Iconoclast-or-Shrewd-Marketing-Ploy/

Dad Dressed as Darth Vader Wakes up Son

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKZYE_TSptQ](Video Link)Rob Lopez began getting his 2-year old son Sebastian ready for Star Wars Day last Friday (it's a holiday that requires a lot of prep work). Lopez woke up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Dad-Wakes-up-Son-Dressed-as-Darth-Vader/

Car Repairs So Bad They're Brilliant

It must be amusing to work as an auto mechanic and watch all those wrecks and “there, I fixed it” jalopies roll in begging to be sent to that great big junkyard in the sky.Oh the stories those mechanics must...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Car-Repairs-So-Bad-Theyre-Brilliant/

Following the Top 5 Songs

An animated graph of Billboard’s top songs from Polygraph lets you watch the top five songs rise and fall over time. Not only that, but it plays the number one song while it’s at the top! This covers the year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Following-the-Top-5-Songs/

Dog Saves Hummingbird's Life. Now They're Best Friends.

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8iChtGaNdU](Video Link)Rex the dog has come a long way.He was a stray who lived a hard life of fighting other dogs and killing cats on the streets. Then Ed Gernon of Whittier, California...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Dog-Saves-Hummingbirds-Life-Now-Theyre-Best-Friends/

Five Smart Hotels that Take Tech to the Next Level

Some major hoteliers are harnessing technology to cater to their guests without having to hire extra staff, and along the way, they can save room, time, and energy. If you’re used to doing everything with your phon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Five-Smart-Hotels-that-Take-Tech-to-the-Next-Level/

Hamster - He's Not On A Piano And He's Not Eating Popcorn, But He's Still Cute!

Hamster by Michael CreeseHave you ever wondered why people keep buying hamsters as pets even though they live such short lives and don't do anything cool like other pets? Well, I think this picture sums it up- people bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Hamster-Hes-Not-On-A-Piano-And-Hes-Not-Eating-Popcorn-But-Hes-Still-Cute/

The Secret To Writing A Good Star Wars Script, According To West End Games

Even though a few impossible to satisfy detractors disliked Star Wars Episode VII most audiences loved returning to their beloved Star Wars universe, and saw no real problem with the writing.So what was the deal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/The-Secret-To-Writing-A-Good-Star-Wars-Script-According-To-West-End-Games/

Luke the Son of Anakin

The Broadway musical Hamilton won a Grammy, a Pulitzer Price, and just this week received a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations. But you really know you’ve arrived when you get a Star Wars mashup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Luke-the-Son-of-Anakin/

The Beard Formerly Known as Prince

To commemorate the life of the musician Prince, beard artist James Myrick (whose work we've featured extensively at Neatorama) grew his beard into the shape of Prince's unpronounceable love symbol. The purple backgr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/The-Beard-Formally-Known-as-Prince/

This Little Pet Owl Loves To Take Baths

Wild owls bathe every once in a while, mostly by splashing a bit of water on themselves since their featers aren't as , but some wild owls don't seem to like to bathe at all.It's unclear how little Trude would act in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/This-Little-Pet-Owl-Loves-To-Take-Baths/

Turkish Pizza

It's called pide and it looks delicious! Instagram member stark_eats describes how he discovered it at a restaurant in Istanbul:A bearded gent from northern Turkey, crammed in with his family at the table next to ours, u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Turkish-Pizza/

Squirrel Absconds with GoPro Camera

Viva Frei took his GoPro to a park in Montreal to record the friendly squirrels. One got bold enough to take the camera! The squirrel jumps up in a nearby bush, but when he sees the man coming for his camera, the squirre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Squirrel-Absconds-with-GoPro-Camera/

Fashion Trend: Chest Hair (For Men)

(Photo: Surefire)It's time for you to stop waxing your chest. The newest, hottest fashion in manscaping is for men to grow out their natural carpets. The New York Times reports that this is how urban men are rec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Fashion-Trend-Chest-Hair-For-Men/

The Salsa Spectrum

In this episode of You Suck at Cooking, we get a lesson in homemade salsa: mainly, what goes in it. The instructions are pretty much chop and stir. And there’s a catchy little song at the end.[https://youtu.be/HCNw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/The-Salsa-Spectrum/

Pixelated Makeup Lets You Live inside Minecraft

Makeup artist Promise Tamang looks like she's stepping out of a virtual world! She painted perfectly arranged and shaded squares on her face, neck, and chest to make her look like a pixelated being. You can see her makeu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Pixelated-Makeup-Lets-You-Live-inside-Minecraft/

Who Was the First First Lady?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.The “First Lady” is a title which refers to the official ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Who-was-the-First-First-Lady/

The Sorting - This Is How House Slytherin Does Halloween

The Sorting by RaffitiJack had always known he lived in a magical kingdom, and Halloween Town was far more magical than most because everyone in town was a supernatural creature straight out of a nightmare. But nobody i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/The-Sorting-This-Is-How-House-Slytherin-Does-Halloween/

Why You Accidentally Call Your Relatives by Your Dog's Name, But Not Your Cat's

(Photo: Michael Newton)That person who lives in your house--the one that you've known all of his life--what's his name? Precision is difficult, so just run through the roster and see what sticks.We've all done this befor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Why-You-Accidentally-Call-Your-Relatives-by-Your-Dogs-Name-But-Not-Your-Cats/

The World’s Longest Golf Club

Michael Furrh built a golf club that is 22 feet 6.75 inches long. That’s a new world record, as the previous longest golf club was a measly 14 feet long. How do you swing a 22-foot golf club? From far away.[https:/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/The-Worlds-Longest-Golf-Club/

Teens Are Having Less Sex

(Unrelated photo by James Jones)16 and Pregnant? Not anymore. Or, at least, less of it. The number of teenage mothers in the USA peaked in 1991, when it was considered a major public health crisis. But since 200...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/05/Teens-Are-Having-Less-Sex/




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