Archive for September 15th, 2016

T. Rex Gets His Groove Back

Life was once great, when T. rex could just roar and everyone would run in fear. He was the apex thunder lizard! But then things fell apart. Someone pointed out his tiny arms, and now everyone makes fun of him....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/T-Rex-Gets-His-Groove-Back/

How A Rogue 1950s Drone Fiasco Ended With 208 Rockets Fired At Southern California

Here’s a great story about an aerial battle between the U.S. Air Force and a rogue drone over southern California in 1956, which became known as the Battle of Palmdale. Some World War II fighter planes were convert...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/How-A-Rogue-1950s-Drone-Fiasco-Ended-With-208-Rockets-Fired-At-Southern-California/

15 Curious Quack Remedies From the Age of Patent Medicine

The patent medicines of yesteryear contained some horrific ingredients, such as arsenic, mercury, lead, and radium, and some that could get you arrested today. They rarely cured anything, but they made people feel better...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/15-Curious-Quack-Remedies-From-the-Age-of-Patent-Medicine/

Roadie Demonstrates How To Wrap Cables Like A Pro

Roadies pick up all kinds of handy tricks while setting up and tearing down stages for a living, and they really know their way around cables, so when a roadie offers you advice you should take it.Veteran roadie Todd Hob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/Roadie-Demonstrates-How-To-Wrap-Cables-Like-A-Pro/

10 of The Richest Criminals in History

A successful criminal can rack up a lot of ill-gotten gains, but to what end? You can get killed, spend years in prison, or to avoid detection, you could live a simple life as if you had no money. One drug kingpin on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/10-of-The-Richest-Criminals-in-History/

Cat Burglar Prowls Around Washington Neighborhood

They don't call them cat burglars for nothing, and a cat's thievery skills are an inspiration to crooks who want to commit crimes quietly and slink away scot-free.But cats know nothing about the human legal system so the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/Cat-Burglar-Prowls-Around-Washington-Neighborhood/

Animals with Front-Facing Eyes

The general rule is that predators have eyes that face the front, so their stereoscopic vision gives them depth perception. That’s handy when judging how far away their prey is. Prey animals tend to have eyes on op...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/Animals-with-Front-Facing-Eyes/

The Internet Is Going Crazy For The Cotton Candy Girl

(Image Link)Kids sure do love candy, and the internet loves to look at pics of cute little kids taken while they're playing, emoting or making a mess, in other words when a kid is being a kid.So it comes as no surprise t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/The-Internet-Is-Going-Crazy-For-The-Cotton-Candy-Girl/

Ricksenberg - Schwifty Blue Science Broh!

Ricksenberg by SoulkrThat drunk and drooling old man may not look like much, but take it from the Gromflomites and the poor subjugated Mr. Meeseeks- Rick Sanchez is an evil mastermind, capable of breaking down and takin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/Ricksenberg-Schwifty-Blue-Science-Broh/

Humans and Neanderthals Had Sex. Was it For Love?

Gene sequencing the last few years has yielded amazing information about our early ancestors. With the exception of those of purely sub-Saharan African origins, present-day humans contain a small amount (1.5 to 2.1 perce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/Humans-and-Neanderthals-Had-Sex-Was-it-For-Love/

Fan Theory: All Adam Sandler Movies Are Connected

Fan theories about pop culture franchises are like adding candy to movie theater popcorn- fun and easy to digest in small quantities, gobble up too much and you may end up feeling sick.But when a fan puts as much work in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/Fan-Theory-All-Adam-Sandler-Movies-Are-Connected/

The Doomed Mouse Utopia That Inspired The Rats of NIMH

John Bumpass Calhoun was a researcher at the the National Institute of Mental Health beginning in 1954. He had spent years already studying the behavior of groups of mice kept in captivity. Now he had space and resources...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/The-Doomed-Mouse-Utopia-That-Inspired-The-Rats-of-NIMH/

Bad Education: Schools of the Past

(Image credit: Luc Melanson)Modern detention is nothing compared to kneeling on peas. You don't have to tell me that modern schools can be difficult. Just the other day, my kids had to endure the pain of snackin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/Bad-Education-Schools-of-the-Past/

Moon on the Loose

That's no moon! Well, maybe it is. The Mid-Autumn Festival in China coincided with typhoon season, so the forecast was for cloudy skies in many of China’s big cities. They worked around that by hanging moon lantern...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/Moon-on-the-Loose/






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