Archive for June 24th, 2016

How Dunkin' Donuts Changed the Dictionary

(Photo: QFamily)The origin of the doughnut is shrouded in mystery, but it probably began in mid-Nineteenth Century America when a woman named Elizabeth Gregory made pastries, each of which had a single nut in the center....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/How-Dunkin-Donuts-Changed-the-Dictionary/

A Few Ways to Die on the Metro

You might not have known, but Los Angeles does have a mass transit train system. Metro Los Angeles has produced a new set of safety videos that teach Californians how to not get themselves killed while taking the train....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/A-Few-Ways-to-Die-on-the-Metro/

A Quick Guide to Happiness

(Cinismo Ilustrado)I've got not thinking and eating my own vomit down, so I have a good head start on being happy. Smiling all day is a bit much, but I'll keep imitating my dog in the hope of becoming him.-via Tastefully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/A-Quick-Guide-to-Happiness/

CBS and Paramount Issue Rules for Star Trek Fan Films

Intellectual property owners have to walk a fine line between encouraging fan engagement and protecting their franchise against copyright infringement. The various entities behind the 50-year-old Star Trek franc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/CBS-and-Paramount-Issue-Rules-for-Star-Trek-Fan-Films/

Fish Makes Daring Escape

It was an unlikely plan, but our hero had nothing to lose. If he didn't get out of the grocery store, he'd eventually end up eaten. He mentally prepared himself, then leapt for freedom.Be sure to watch the entire video t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Fish-Makes-Daring-Escape/

Neo-Tokyo - Retro Cyberpunk Anime Amazement

Neo-Tokyo by DdjvigoKaneda scanned the horizon looking for any sign of his old pal Tetsuo, who had recently gone full nuclear in Neo-Tokyo, but it seems even a being possessed of that much power must implode at some poi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Neo-Tokyo-Retro-Cyberpunk-Anime-Amazement/

Inventing the Beach: The Unnatural History of a Natural Place

Going to the beach for a vacation is a common, but relatively recent, practice. Throughout most of history, the seashore was a place to be feared, with sea monsters, pirates, and destructive storms. The people that lived...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Inventing-the-Beach-The-Unnatural-History-of-a-Natural-Place/

New Logo for the Presbyterian Church of Tatooine

The Presbyterian Church in America is a protestant denomination not to be confused with the Presbyterian Church USA. The church government has chosen a new logo, which makes Twitter user Shane Morris think of something e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/New-Logo-for-the-Presbyterian-Church-of-Tatooine/

The Race of the Century

Every year the the Collings Foundation sponsors the Race of the Century, which seems odd for an annual event, but this is a historic demonstration. Various vehicles in use in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/The-Race-of-the-Century/

Misconceptions of Rich Kids

When you grow up in a wealthy family, you don’t know any other way until much later. In a recent AskReddit forum, some rich kids shared the moment that they found out everyone else’s lives are not like theirs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Misconceptions-of-Rich-Kids/

Squirrel Pulls Loose Tooth

David Freiheit of Montreal enlisted the help of a wild squirrel in a city park to help pull his daughter’s loose tooth. He tied a length of dental floss to the tooth on one end, and attached a chunk of granola to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Squirrel-Pulls-Loose-Tooth/

Rocking Chair Bed

Enjoy the soothing motion of a rocking chair, but the horizontality of a bed. This is Private Cloud, a unique piece of furniture designed by Manuel Kloker. It's 7 feet, 8 inches long and 6 feet wide. It costs $7,800 USD,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Rocking-Chair-Bed/

A Cautionary Tale of ‘Stem Cell Tourism’

Jim Gass was a wealthy man. He suffered a stroke in 2009, and went on a worldwide search for a cure for his resulting difficulties. Money was no object, and he figured the worst that could happen was that he didn’t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/A-Cautionary-Tale-of-Stem-Cell-Tourism/

The McRoll- A Psychedelic Remix Of Japanese McDonald's Commercials

The McDonald's corporation has always tried to maintain a more “Mainstreet USA” feel here in America, but overseas they represent “fun food” with commercials that reflect that feel.And no country...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/The-McRoll-A-Psychedelic-Remix-Of-Japanese-McDonalds-Commercials/

10 of the Strangest-Looking Homes in All of Europe

Europe is home to some very old and classic buildings, but also creative designs by inventive architects and artists. As odd as they may be, it’s a step up from cookie-cutter suburban complexes, and far from bland....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/10-of-the-Strangest-Looking-Homes-in-All-of-Europe/

Man Captures Bee And Forces It To Watch "Bee Movie"

The Bee Movie didn't make animated movie history, nor is it very enjoyable to watch unless you're an insect obsessed child, but what do bees think about having their very own animated film?They're typically too...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Man-Captures-Bee-And-Forces-It-To-Watch-Bee-Movie/

Quailman No More - Does That Mean Porkchop's Done Playing Too?

Quailman No More by Adho1982Doug Funnie was finally growing up, and that meant letting go of childhood things like scooters, water balloon wars and his favorite superhero, Quailman. But Quailman was actually part of Dou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Quailman-No-More-Does-That-Mean-Porkchops-Done-Playing-Too/

What Happened Before History?

It’s the story of humans, from the time our distant ancestors dropped from the trees and started walking up right to the relatively brief period we call recorded history. We had a lot to do to get where we are, lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/What-Happened-Before-History/

True Tales Of The Bearded Lady And The Dog-Faced Boy

In the off-beat world of the sideshow there are few faces more recognizable than Annie Jones the bearded lady and Jo-Jo the Dog Faced Boy.Their unique physical characteristics made them superstars in a time when that act...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/True-Tales-Of-The-Bearded-Lady-And-The-Dog-Faced-Boy/

A Stormy History of Weather Reporting

Over the years we’ve relied on talking sheep, girls in nighties, and glorified car salesmen to deliver us the weather. But behind the gimmicks, forecasters have always mattered. And today, we need them more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/A-Stormy-History-of-Weather-Reporting/

Playing Jenga on Fire

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfumLZLmonI](Video Link)Jenga is a fun party game. But perhaps you'd like for it to be a bit more exciting. The guys at Vat19 found a great way to do exactly that. They got a set of giant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Playing-Jenga-on-Fire/

Who Needs a Magic Mirror?

Even as a child, I had this same idea. I saw Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and then played all the parts in the privacy of my bedroom, and the mirror always showed me the answer to the question. The real magi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Who-Needs-a-Magic-Mirror/

Street Artist Hangs Gravity-Defying Shoes over City Streets

(Photo: Gary Van Handley)You may seen shoes tied together and hanging over steet lamps and poles in urban environments. But never like this! Pejac, a street artist from Spain, left 4 sculptures on London streets that loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/24/Street-Artist-Hangs-Gravity-Defying-Shoes-over-City-Streets/






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