Archive for August 12th, 2016

An Unusually Well-crafted Obituary

William Ziegler of New Orleans died on July 29th at the age of 69. His obituary is humorously written, but still tells you a lot about the man, if you read between the lines. Here’s a portion of it.  William v...

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Wizard Vs. Jedi

Wizards are one of the coolest character archetypes found in the fantasy genre, and Jedis are kinda like wizards only with extensive martial arts training and a cool laser sword.So who would win if the two were to meet o...

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The Scarecrow Formerly Known as Prince

The annual Muston Scarecrow Festival took place last week in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. Unfortunately, one of the most popular scarecrows, a depiction of Prince, was stolen last Friday night. The...

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Siberian Miners Unearth Creepy Mummified Critter

When Siberian miners uncovered a horrific-looking mummified critter corpse in the diamondiferous sands in Udachny they didn't freak out and cry “monster!” - because they thought they'd found a dinosaur.But mo...

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The Single-celled Organism That Almost Wiped Out Life on Earth

Two-and-a-half billion years ago, the earth was a very different place, but it already had life. Not anything you’d recognize, or could even see, but life of a sort anyway. While those archaic single-cell...

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Inside The Abandoned Grand Orient Express

The Grand Orient Express was one of the most luxurious trains in the world when it began service back in the late 1800s, but by 2009 passenger trains were quickly becoming a thing of the past.So the Grand was left to rot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/08/12/Inside-The-Abandoned-Grand-Orient-Express/

Starvation as Entertainment

The popularity of dangerous stunts and “fail” videos show that we are drawn to danger, even if we tell ourselves we disapprove. In the later part of the 19th century, there were people who starved themselves...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/08/12/Starvation-as-Entertainment/

Thundermon - Pika Could Also Be The God Of Cute

Thundermon by DooomcatEverybody's on the go catching pocket monsters these days, making the monsters who have been around all along feel like they need a break from it all. The whole in the ball, out of the ball, battle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/08/12/Thundermon-Pika-Could-Also-Be-The-God-Of-Cute/

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen’s early albums Born to Run and Greetings from Asbury Park were staples of my high school and college years, and I played many of his ‘80s hits on the radio. But I just lear...

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One Pill Makes You Larger...

Pills continue to flow out of our neighborhood pharmacies along with promises of happiness, better sex and a pain free life.But far too many of these pharmaceuticals come with a hidden cost of dependency, making customer...

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Two Goats and a Couch

This is why we can’t have nice things. Someone let the goats in the house. They found the green velvet couch.[https://youtu.be/oCxz5HoRYxQ] (YouTube link)Now, goats, especially young goats, are curious. These two h...

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These Stranger Things Cupcakes Are the Next Best Thing to Chocolate Pudding

Every now and again, a show comes out totally under the radar and then leaves everyone talking for weeks. Last year it was Making A Murderer and right now it's Stranger Things. Redditor youdevildog made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/08/12/These-Stranger-Things-Cupcakes-Are-the-Next-Best-Thing-to-Chocolate-Pudding/

10 Confessions of Car Salemen

(Image credit: Flickr user What a Deal Motors)It may look like a world of balloons and bad tweed. But making a living on the lot is anything but a Sunday drive.1. They read you like a book.“I don’t c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/08/12/10-Confessions-of-Car-Salemen/

The Accidental Origin of the Hit Song “American Woman”

The Canadian band The Guess Who almost got drafted and sent to Vietnam because they were going south to play in Texas. They managed to escape, but missed their gig in Texas. That’s just the setup for the story of h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/08/12/The-Accidental-Origin-of-the-Hit-Song-American-Woman/
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