Archive for June 20th, 2016

Lawyers Talk About The Cases They Regret Winning

Lawyers who agree to take on a case have a responsibility to their client to represent them to the best of their ability, even if they find their client to be morally reprehensible.My father is a lawyer. I asked him once...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Lawyers-Talk-About-The-Cases-They-Regret-Winning/

Restaurant Serves Noodles in Bowls of Ice

(Photo: ekwan2)Rocket News 24 tells us about Tempura Matsu, a restaurant in Kyoto that merges traditional Japanese style and cuisine with radical innovation. For example, it serves udon noodles in slabs of ice with bowl-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Restaurant-Serves-Noodles-in-Bowls-of-Ice/

A New Climate Change Phrase: “Heat Dome”

All you have to do is check social media to find out who lives in the American Southwest. People in Arizona and the surrounding states are posting their local temperatures and pictures of frying eggs and melting candles....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/A-New-Climate-Change-Phrase-Heat-Dome/

Traditional Japanese Spider Fighting

(Photo: City of Aira)According to legend, a Japanese general developed spider fighting in the Sixteenth Century as a way to entertain his soldiers. It's still popular in Aira, a city in southern Japan. On the third Sunda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Traditional-Japanese-Spider-Fighting/

Slicing Open Wax Women in the Name of Science and God

The Anatomical Venus is a curious relic from 18th century Italy. These wax women were anatomical models of the human body, internal organs and all. But they were also works of art, dedicated to science and blessed by the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Slicing-Open-Wax-Women-in-the-Name-of-Science-and-God/

Death Sucks

The death of a beloved pet can rock your entire family's world, and as we deal with the grief of losing our furry friend we realize polite speech isn't strong enough to express our true feelings.As this comic from Brian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Death-Sucks/

He's No Good To Me Dead - Jabba's Orders

He's No Good To Me Dead by MaclacWhen Boba is out hunting his next target he has a lot on his mind, and the loudest voice he hears in his head is the voice of his employer issuing their orders and specific details. Catc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Hes-No-Good-To-Me-Dead-Jabbas-Orders/

Raccoon Family Uses Teamwork to Climb Wall

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exHJ_A0ED2o](Video Link)Mommy raccoon and her two baby raccoons must scale a wall. One little raccoon holds onto mommy's tail while mommy hangs down to pick up the other sibling. The trio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Raccoon-Family-Uses-Teamwork-to-Climb-Wall/

15 Fun Facts About Trading Places

The 1983 movie Trading Places used the familiar plot device of people in opposite situations literally trading places, as in The Prince and the Pauper and the story of the city mouse and country mouse....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/15-Fun-Facts-About-Trading-Places/

This Is a Cockfight Chair

The auction house Cooper Hewitt offers for sale this unusual piece of furniture. It's called a cockfight chair.When it was made in the 1720s or 30s in England, reading was becoming increasingly popular for gentlemen. Whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/This-Is-a-Cockfight-Chair/

Who's Bad? The World's Fastest Talking Man, That's Who

You may remember John Moschitta, Jr., aka Motormouth, as the Micro Machines Man in those high energy toy commercials and all the other appearances he made in stuff throughout the 1980s.John is famous for being the World'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Whos-Bad-The-Worlds-Fastest-Talking-Man-Thats-Who/

A Lottery Lawyer Explains What You Should Do if You Hit the Jackpot

The best part about buying a lottery ticket is dreaming about what you’d do if you won. We’ve learned from previous winners that the excitement of seeing your numbers come up can cause you to screw up the ent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/A-Lottery-Lawyer-Explains-What-You-Should-Do-if-You-Hit-the-Jackpot/

Descendants of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr are Friends

In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr killed former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. They were bitter enemies, but that's not an issue for their descendants, Alexandra Hamilton Woods and Antonio Burr....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Descendants-of-Alexander-Hamilton-and-Aaron-Burr-are-Friends/

Ball Machine at Japan Brickfest 2016

I’ve seen a lot of ball machine videos, and this one is truly impressive. There are 20 different modules designed by four engineers, working together beautifully to showcase different processes. In one, a ball must...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Ball-Machine-at-Japan-Brickfest-2016/

Hardware Store Hires Service Dog, Gives Him Custom Uniform

A man in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada was having trouble finding a job because he had a brain injury. Lowe's, a hardware store chain, offered him a job--and then signed on his servce dog, too!(Photos: Lowe's Canada)His n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Hardware-Store-Hires-Service-Dog-Gives-Him-Custom-Uniform/

The History of Rotating Restaurants

While the first rotating dining hall may have been during the reign of Nero, the first we are familiar with launched in 1959. The technology was astounding, the view of the changing landscape was charming, and dining in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/The-History-of-Rotating-Restaurants/

Fred Armisen Proves He Can Imitate Any Accent In The World

Fred Armisen has proven he's one of the greatest comic actors of all time, and his show Portlandia proves he's also a talented comedy writer, but according to this interview segment from Conan impressio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Fred-Armisen-Proves-He-Can-Imitate-Any-Accent-In-The-World/

Stranger Danger Across The Sky - That's No Unicorn...

Stranger Danger Across The Sky! by Bob RoslandCreepy guy in the sky, you look like you're really high, what's with that look, you sleazy crook, it's stranger danger! Seriously folks, if you see some scummy guy or gal dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Stranger-Danger-Across-The-Sky-Thats-No-Unicorn/

20 Movies That Truly Capture the Culture of New York City

New York City is home to about eight million people, and millions more commute to work there. When they watch a movie set in the city, it’s just an everyday setting to them. To the billions of us living in differen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/20-Movies-That-Truly-Capture-the-Culture-of-New-York-City/

Actual Product: Wine for Cats

(Photo: Helen Jacoba)As you get older, it can be nice to spend a quiet evening at home drinking wine with friends and family. But your friends and family members can't drink wine because they are cats.Now there's a solut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/Actual-Product-Wine-for-Cats/

10 Surprisingly Dangerous Animals

Everyone knows that lions and tigers and bears (oh my) are cute but dangerous, but there are a lot of critters out there that seem entirely harmless but are actually every bit as deadly as those previously mentioned beas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/10-Surprisingly-Dangerous-Animals/

The Mother of Dragons Would Like a Half Caff Soy Latte

(Sephko)That's annoying for Daenerys. But it gets even harder for a girl who has no name. The baristas always spell it wrong.-via Tastefully OffensiveGame of Thrones, Starbucks, webcomic, Sephko...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/The-Mother-of-Dragons-Would-Like-a-Half-Caff-Soy-Latte/

If George R. R. Martin Wrote Finding Dory

If the author of A Song of Ice and Fire wrote the latest Pixar movie Finding Dory, it would be much darker. It would be a gore fest. Welcome to the swirling vortex of terror!  [https://youtu.be/6Ul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/If-George-R-R-Martin-Wrote-Finding-Dory/

The Baobab Prison Trees of Australia

(Photo: Marie-Louise Klaus)This is a baobab tree near Wyndham, Western Australia. Like most baobabs, it has an enormous trunk. What makes it unusual is that it has a hollow center. It's a little living cave.This proved h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/The-Baobab-Prison-Trees-of-Australia/

What Is The Most Played Song In The World?

Just because a song becomes “the most frequently played song in the world” doesn't mean anyone actually wants to hear the stupid song being played.In fact, the most frequently played song in the world is such...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/What-Is-The-Most-Played-Song-In-The-World/

The Headline Should Be Enough

The headline of an article at the Science Post said, “Study: 70% of Facebook users only read the headline of science stories before commenting.” Before you know it, 46,000 people had shared the article on soc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/The-Headline-Should-Be-Enough/






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