Archive for 2017

Emergence – How Stupid Things Become Smart Together

A bunch of stupid things get together and do smart things. This seems impossible, but you are familiar with the phrase "the whole is more than the sum of its parts." An ant is only a bug, but a bunch of ants together bui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/Emergence-How-Stupid-Things-Become-Smart-Together/

Strange and Curious Wills of the Georgian Era in the Canterbury Court

People who make our their wills are often advised to leave at least a token inheritance to every relative, even if they hate them. Otherwise, an unmentioned relative may contest the will on the grounds that their named s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/Strange-and-Curious-Wills-of-the-Georgian-Era-in-the-Canterbury-Court/

C-3PO and the Forest of Doom

This weird LEGO stop-motion video portrays the Ewoks sacrificing C-3PO in a religious ceremony. Looks like they figured out he wasn't a god after all. But it's not Return of the Jedi, it's actually that horrifyi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/C-3PO-and-the-Forest-of-Doom/

Thomas Lenk Is Back And Just As Fabulously Fashiony As Ever

Celebrities aren't always trendsetters or fashionable at all, but when they are fashiony the way they wear those clothes that are different than regular people clothes makes them look extra cool in their cool clothes.Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/Thomas-Lenk-Is-Back-And-Just-As-Fabulously-Fashiony-As-Ever/

Furious Flurry Follows Ferry McFerryface

The people of New South Wales, Australia, are the latest to learn the lesson of internet naming polls. Six new ferries for Sydney Harbor were offered to the public for naming last year. Three boats were named after promi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/Furious-Flurry-Follows-Ferry-McFerryface/

It's Astronaut Vs. Sentient Melon In Black Holes

The life of an astronaut ain't all rocketships and moonbeams ya know, they see things out in the cosmos that would make most people run home crying to their mommy, strange things, scary things, super icky things.If you d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/Its-Astronaut-Vs-Sentient-Melon-In-Black-Holes/

The True Story Behind Plymouth Rock

American children all learn the story of the Pilgrims, who landed at Plymouth Rock in what is now Massachusetts in 1620. The colony of English immigrants faced a terrible first winter, but a bountiful harvest the next su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/The-True-Story-Behind-Plymouth-Rock/

Don't Deal With The Clown! - Cup It, Mug It, Shoot IT Down Fast!

Don't Deal With The Clown! by AngdzuGetting through the holidays in one piece can feel like a miracle, and all the mall madness, family freak outs and gift buying garbage we go through can even make a cup is half full k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/Dont-Deal-With-The-Clown-Cup-It-Mug-It-Shoot-IT-Down-Fast/

These Dungeons & Dragons Memes Are Sure To Be A Critical Hit With Your Gaming Group

(Image Link)Dungeons & Dragons sessions tend to be pretty lighthearted affairs, and even when the stakes are high and the pressure is on to roll that critical hit (or at least refrain from rolling a critical fail) pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/These-Dungeons-Dragons-Memes-Are-Sure-To-Be-A-Critical-Hit-With-Your-Gaming-Group/

The Secret Protocol for When the Queen Dies

We don't like to speculate on someone's future death, especially someone who isn't even sick, but Queen Elizabeth II is 91 years old. The British monarchy is mostly ceremonial these days, yet Elizabeth's subjects take it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/The-Secret-Protocol-for-When-the-Queen-Dies/

Money Can't Buy Everything

I have a feeling this guy is a bit fuzzy on the concept of money, or else that cluelessness is covering up the beginnings of a lifetime of crime. Maybe subconsciously, he is alluding to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, becau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/Money-Cant-Buy-Everything/

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Turkey

On the off chance that you are looking for something different to do to your Thanksgiving turkey, we've found a completely millennial way to spice it up. Reynolds Kitchen brings us several ways to combine Thanksgiving di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/18/Flamin-Hot-Cheetos-Turkey/

Why the Nazi Party Loved Decaf Coffee

People love coffee, but some folks don't want the feeling caffeine leaves behind. In previous centuries, drinking coffee and other sources of caffeine was considered indulgent and sometimes downright sinful. Decaf offere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Why-the-Nazi-Party-Loved-Decaf-Coffee/

Ex-Cons Share The Craziest Things They've Witnessed In Jail

Nobody ever said going to prison would be a walk in the park, but prison-themed movies and TV shows never really prepare you for the true horrors of life behind bars because they focus on the fighting, the raping and the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Ex-Cons-Share-The-Craziest-Things-Theyve-Witnessed-In-Jail/

Black Girl ln a Big Dress

Aydrea Walden created a video series "about an African American Anglophile cosplayer in love with the Victorian Era who's trying to bring a fantasy courtship from her re-enactment events into the real world." It's a hist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Black-Girl-ln-a-Big-Dress/

Brilliant Ways To Actually Use Your Vacation Photos

I love to take photos while traveling as a way to document my trip, but after reviewing and editing the pics I never know what else to do with them all short of showing them to friends who couldn't care less.Vacation pic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Brilliant-Ways-To-Actually-Use-Your-Vacation-Photos/

Norway’s Medieval Wooden Churches Look Plucked From a Fairy Tale

When we marvel at a sight and say it "looks like it came from a fairy tale," we have to remember that those fairy tales and their illustrations are based on real places that existed once upon a time. We are just lucky th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Norways-Medieval-Wooden-Churches-Look-Plucked-From-a-Fairy-Tale/

Cockatiel Performs Medley of Queen Songs

Something gives me the idea that whoever owns this cockatiel is a Queen fan. MAY-cyan perches on the arm of a Freddie Mercury figurine while whistling "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Radio Gaga."[https://youtu.be/8Ry7A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Cockatiel-Performs-Medley-of-Queen-Songs/

Traffic Sign - Fumbles Ahead - Fate Determined By A Die Roll

Traffic Sign - Fumbles ahead by Bad GoblinWhen you're roaming through dungeons fighting creatures and making the fantasy world safe again the fate of your fictional character comes down to a die roll, and rolling a 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Traffic-Sign-Fumbles-Ahead-Fate-Determined-By-A-Die-Roll/

Police Bust Police

Detroit had a scene right out of a police TV show last week, but it wasn't Law & Order. It was more like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Police Squad! or Reno 911. Officers from both the 11th precinct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Police-Bust-Police/

Nigerian Bobsled Team Heading to the Olympics

The Nigerian women's bobsled team has qualified to compete at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, this coming February. The team is the first from Nigeria to ever compete in the Winter Games. The Bobsled & Skel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Nigerian-Bobsled-Team-Heading-to-the-Olympics/

Great Moments In Weather Broadcast History

If it weren't for the hard working weather reporters who deliver the forecast with a little flair the weather segment of the nightly news would be dry and boring with a chance of who gives a crap.But because of their eff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Great-Moments-In-Weather-Broadcast-History/

Justice League B-Team

Justice League is in theaters nationwide, and bound to be a blockbuster whether it's any good or not. But what happens if Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, or Cyborg aren't available to save the world? Batman mu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Justice-League-B-Team/

Oddly Delicious Looking Optical Illusion Food Makeup Series

When you tell someone they have food on their face you're usually just trying to be polite and help them from feeling foolish, but when you tell Canadian makeup artist Mimi Choi she has food on her face she says "yah, I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Oddly-Delicious-Looking-Optical-Illusion-Food-Makeup-Series/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Schindler’s List

The 1993 film Schindler's List was a very personal project for Steven Spielberg. He did not take a salary for directing the movie, and did not expect it to be a hit, but took great pains to tell the story accura...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-Schindlers-List/

A Guide to Pumpkin Pie

This video starts out showing you how to catch a wild pumpkin, so you know what direction it's going. You will also learn how to use recycled crust and mourn the existence of pre-combined "pumpkin pie spice." The entire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/A-Guide-to-Pumpkin-Pie/

Scars

Usually when people ask you "wanna know how I got these scars?" and you answer "YES!" they go in to a long and painful sounding story about an accident or fight they were in, or how they survived major surgery.But, as th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Scars/

Kitten Needs Constant Attention

Baby animals are just like human babies in that they need plenty of attention and affection, and if they don't get it they let the nearest adult know at the top of their lungs, but most babies aren't as needy as Daisy th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/Kitten-Needs-Constant-Attention/

The Man with 400 Albums

(Image credit: Flickr user UT Connewitz Photo Crew)Neatorama is proud to bring you a post by David Buck, courtesy of Ernie Smith of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/17/The-Man-with-400-Albums/

Space War Hostile Takeover - Mickey Ears Spread Fear Wherever They Go

Space War Hostile Takeover by Thompson Custom Art CreationsCorporate warfare is terrifying when it's waged in skyscrapers and board rooms, but when the corps take their conflicts into outer space the whole thing becom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Space-War-Hostile-Takeover-Mickey-Ears-Spread-Fear-Wherever-They-Go/










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