Archive for July 27th, 2016

Real-Life LEGO Minifig Head is Super Creepy

Special effects artist Frank Ippolito calls his creation "Creepyfig." The costume includes a 14-pound silicone LEGO minifig head complete with hair and skin creases . . .. . . as well as unsettlingly realistic hands that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Real-Life-LEGO-Minifig-Head-is-Super-Creepy/

The Color-Changing Lake

Lake Urmia in Iran is suffering the fate of many lakes, and is shrinking. One factor is drought, and the other is all the water that is diverted for agriculture. As the lake shrinks, it becomes saltier, and that is causi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/The-Color-Changing-Lake/

Extreme Alpine Soccer Is Played on Impossible Slopes

Franz Mair and Peppi Knünz of Montafon, Austria claim to have invented alpine soccer. It's a regular game of soccer, but played on the most extreme slopes available in the Alps. In this case, that looks like almost...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Extreme-Alpine-Soccer-Is-Played-on-Impossible-Slopes/

The Confederate Town in Upstate New York

We read about various conflicted communities in which the locals did not side with the rest of their state during the Civil War, but Town Line, New York, was a puzzling outlier. This town is nowhere near the South- it&rs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/The-Confederate-Town-in-Upstate-New-York/

Worried about Malaria? Wear a Chicken

(Photo: Drew Coffman)If you're traveling in malaria-prone areas, it may be a good idea to keep a chicken close by. According to a study published in Malaria Journal, the Anopheles arabiensis mosquito, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Worried-about-Malaria-Wear-a-Chicken/

Oh, the Shame!

America’s Funniest Home Videos put together a compilation of confounded dogs and cats struggling to deal with their cones of shame.[https://youtu.be/LdAWFCOmjAw] (YouTube link)It must be awful to suddenly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Oh-the-Shame/

Conversation Skills

(Fowl Language Comics/Brian Gordon)Pretending to be interested in what other people have to say is an important life skill. Teach your kids by example, as they are trying to teach you. If successful, then we all learn ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Conversation-Skills/

Bird Enjoys Moving Sidewalk

Wheeeee! A little bird landed on the handrail of a moving walkway and was carried down to the end. It must have been a fun ride, because he went right back to where he was to start all over again![https://youtu.be/c2xNEF...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Bird-Enjoys-Moving-Sidewalk/

Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be the Superfood of the Future

(Photo: Geoff L)Got milk? That's good! It'll keep you strong and healthy. But you probably got it from a cow or a goat. For a new treat, try cockroach milk.Cockroaches aren't mammals, so what they secrete isn't, technica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Scientists-Think-Cockroach-Milk-Could-Be-the-Superfood-of-the-Future/

Hero Type-S - How To Train For A Really Short Fight

Hero Type-S by Legendary PhoenixSorry kids, but you can't buy the makings of a hero at any store, and you certainly won't learn the secret of the one punch technique by shopping for goods like sheep. What you've gotta d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Hero-Type-S-How-To-Train-For-A-Really-Short-Fight/

39 Facts about the Middle Ages

[https://youtu.be/ZAXcMCckHV4] (YouTube link)We love to study the Middle Ages because Europe a few hundred years ago was such a weird and busy place. You’ve got the fall of the Roman Empire, early written English,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/39-Facts-about-the-Middle-Ages/

Community Fridge Crook Discovers They've Been "Borrowing" Breast Milk

(Image Link)You'd think those sneaky little crooks who steal other people's food from the community fridge at work would have learned their lesson by now, especially after reading all the revenge stories posted online.Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Community-Fridge-Crook-Discovers-Theyve-Been-Borrowing-Breast-Milk/

10 Amazing Uses for Swim Noodles

You pick up a bunch of swim noodles, or pool noodles, and throw them in the pool. The kids will use them to stay afloat and hit each other. But if you play with your kids, you can show them how versatile these things rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/10-Amazing-Uses-for-Swim-Noodles/

Baby Owls Go for a Swim

The Snowy Owl family on the North Slope of Alaska needs to move toward a new home. Daddy Owl has already scouted out a new place to live. Since the baby owls can't fly yet, they have to walk. And when they get to a river...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Baby-Owls-Go-for-a-Swim/

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Significant Gene Discovery

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014? It was a viral sensation, designed to raise awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and donations to the ALS Association. Seeing people dump buckets of ice over their head...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Ice-Bucket-Challenge-Leads-to-Significant-Gene-Discovery/

Man Leads Police on High Speed Chase Because He Was Bored

(Photo: Scott Davidson)The suspect had no prior criminal convictions or outstanding arrest warrants. Nonetheless, police say that he drove right through a red light in Thuston County, Washington on Saturday. A sheriff's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Man-Leads-Police-on-High-Speed-Chase-Because-He-Was-Bored/

A Car Ride with Motoki

Motoki puts his heart into his lip-sync performance. And his sense of humor, too! For safety’s sake, his mother is driving. She's seen it all before. [https://youtu.be/ElKxCvEHITs] (YouTube link)You’d ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/A-Car-Ride-with-Motoki/

It's Good To Have Someone With A Can-Do Attitude In Your Corner

It's good to have a partner in life who will help you soar to new heights instead of weighing you down with their negativity, but sometimes you've gotta swap out the one you're with to find the right fit.And according to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Its-Good-To-Have-Someone-With-A-Can-Do-Attitude-In-Your-Corner/

The Week Jimi Hendrix Toured with the Monkees

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.In the wild and crazy history of rock  music, many strange, bizarr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/The-Week-Jimi-Hendrix-Toured-with-the-Monkees/

The Shortest Weather Forecast Ever

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gujwlKHdaZ8](Video Link)Perhaps, as Scott Beale at Laughing Squid suggests, it's a blooper. But I'm skeptical. The weatherman is just getting to the point. It's not like he's getting paid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/The-Shortest-Weather-Forecast-Ever/

Louise Darko - This Is Why You Shouldn't Eat Burgers Right Before Bed

Louise Darko by Ed HarringtonBob knew it would be a mistake to let Louise stay up late and watch Donnie Darko, but since he'd never seen it and had to open up for that early morning burger crowd he gave in to her whinin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Louise-Darko-This-Is-Why-You-Shouldnt-Eat-Burgers-Right-Before-Bed/

Cleaning Up Ugly Graffiti

Graffiti tags are not exactly street art; they are more of a signature just to say “I was here.” As such, they are rarely legible. French artist Matthew Tremblin took on a project to “clean up” th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/Cleaning-Up-Ugly-Graffiti/

10 Historic Shot Towers around the World

(Photo: Damien Ramon Naidoo)Once upon a time, to make lead round shot, nations and businesses would build shot towers. These are industrial sites sometimes hundreds of feet tall. Workers would drip molten lead from the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/10-Historic-Shot-Towers-around-the-World/






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