Archive for November 17th, 2016

The Wrecked German U-boat that Washed up on Hastings Beach

You've read stories about dead whales that wash up on shore and cause problems because they are too big to remove. This story is a little bit like that. Hastings Beach (where the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066) in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/The-Wrecked-German-U-boat-that-Washed-up-on-Hastings-Beach/

Why The Dark Side Is Way Better

There will be people out there trying to get you to join the Empire and see the galaxy, people whose war machine is fueled by hatred and rage and who may or may not have cookies.They will speak of greatness and power, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/Why-The-Dark-Side-Is-Way-Better/

Star-shaped Pill Unfurls in Your Tummy

A new drug-delivery method is being studied, and as weird as it seems, may help people get a consistent flow of medicine without having to remember and take multiple pills. The pill shown on the left is swallowed, and th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/Star-shaped-Pill-Unfurls-in-Your-Tummy/

All 32 NFL Team Logos As Professional Wrestlers

If the NFL gets any more physical it will have more in common with wrestling than any other ball based sport, which will definitely change the branding for each team.Instead of the classic fully clothed New England patri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/All-32-NFL-Team-Logos-As-Professional-Wrestlers/

What's the Difference Between Streets, Roads, and Avenues?

Street, road, avenue, way, esplanade, boulevard, drive, parkway… they all have definitions, even if they aren't used correctly in every town. Knowing the difference can help you make sense of a city and how it was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/Whats-the-Difference-Between-Streets-Roads-and-Avenues/

Beautiful Animal Portraits By Sergey Polyushko

Animals don't have to slap makeup on or get their hair done to look amazing, they were born beautiful and will always look beautiful to our animal lovin' eyes.Some portrait photographers have a knack for bringing out the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/Beautiful-Animal-Portraits-By-Sergey-Polyushko/

Vendetta - Don't Tread On Me

Vendetta by RaffitiBowser is always coming up with sinister plans to do away with those Super Bros, but his latest tactic may be considered a war crime- he's now taping building bricks to the heads of all of his cronies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/Vendetta-Dont-Tread-On-Me/

Time to Make the Christmas Cards

Are you going to send Christmas cards with personalized photos of your family and/or loved ones? Or maybe your pets? Even if they are just internet greetings, you need to get started now, because it's not going to be as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/Time-to-Make-the-Christmas-Cards/

5 Simple Tests To Find Out How Unique You Are

We all like to think of ourselves as human snowflakes, made to look, feel, taste, sound and smell like nobody else.But the truth is humans have many traits in common with each other no matter where we're from, and the th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/5-Simple-Tests-To-Find-Out-How-Unique-You-Are/

Five Affordable Warm Weather Destinations

There's nothing to pull you out of the winter doldrums like a vacation in a beautiful sunny spot. The most famous getaway destinations can be both crowded and expensive, but the world is full of lesser-known locations fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/Five-Affordable-Warm-Weather-Destinations/

The Fastest Animal in the World is Just Plain Batty

Many people still think the cheetah is the world's fastest animal, but it's really only the fastest land animal. Until recently, the correct answer was the swift, but now even people who said that are inncorrect -the fas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/The-Fastest-Animal-in-the-World-is-Just-Plain-Batty/

Curious Contraptions by Paul Spooner

Paul Spooner of the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre (previously at Neatorama) is an automata sculptor. He make moving vignettes that show the funny side of life. Spooner is also charmingly self-deprecating.[https://youtu.be/G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/Curious-Contraptions-by-Paul-Spooner/

The Solo Jazz Cup

(Image credit: Rob Culpepper)You've seen it a million times, but did you ever wonder why? Here's how this beloved little cup came to be. 1. The purple and blue Jazz design was originally c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/The-Solo-Jazz-Cup/

Bizarre Rules For Naming Fictional Characters

If a character's name didn't mean anything then virtually every fictional character would be named something like Gene Goodguy or Penelope PureHeart, but thankfully creators like to get creative with their character's na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/Bizarre-Rules-For-Naming-Fictional-Characters/

The Missing History of Ravensbrück, The Nazi Concentration Camp for Women

While researching women who fought in World War II, I came across the name Ravensbrück a few times, because that's where several of those fighters died. However, you don't hear much about the German concentration ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/The-Missing-History-of-Ravensbrck-The-Nazi-Concentration-Camp-for-Women/
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