Archive for 2017

The Top Five “Racing Down a Hill” Scenes in Movies

The scene in a movie where the characters race down a hill is not limited to any particular genre. It happens in crime capers, sports films, action movies, and can even show up in a comedy. The purpose is to get the audi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/20/The-Top-Five-Racing-Down-a-Hill-Scenes-in-Movies/

"Impossible" Japanese Puzzle Solved After 10 Years!

Makers of "impossible" puzzles must get a kick out of watching people struggle to solve their creation, sitting there all smug with that "I know something you don't know" face on as the person flounders.And yet these puz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/20/Impossible-Japanese-Puzzle-Solved-After-10-Years/

No Country For Ye Olde Men

In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies, where they paid their debt to society through hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and made multiple atte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/20/No-Country-For-Ye-Olde-Men/

Fun Food and Drink Specials Served Up for the San Diego Comic Con

Downtown San Diego goes all in when it comes to celebrating SDCC and welcoming its over 130,000 attendees. Restaurants and bars are no exception to the rule and throughout the area, chefs and bartenders whip up brilliant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/20/Fun-Food-and-Drink-Specials-Served-Up-for-the-San-Diego-Comic-Con/

Kitten Playing with Dog

This kitten wants to play, while the dog just wants to nap. It's a cute sequence. But wait... do you see what I see? How many toes does this kitten have?[https://youtu.be/a0YNpxTJzOY] (YouTube link)I think this kitten ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/20/Kitten-Playing-with-Dog/

I Faked Being Engaged for the Discounts

Brides-to-be get discounts? Who knew? But it's true. While weddings are getting outrageously expensive, there are some perks that go along with the ordeal. Lisa Ryan noticed a discount offered for brides at a gym, so she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/I-Faked-Being-Engaged-for-the-Discounts/

Dream Inequality

When we discover some class of people have something we don't, our first instinct is to get some of it, while people who have it (whatever "it" is) tend to want to keep it. Children have little recourse against those for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/Dream-Inequality/

Malloy the Invincible

In 1932, Tony Marino led a gang of conspirators to buy life insurance on Michael Malloy, a homeless drunk who frequented Marino's speakeasy in New York City. In order to maximize the payout, they tried to induce Malloy's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/Malloy-the-Invincible/

Greatest Secrets Of The Nintendo Entertainment System

I remember the first time I named my save game ZELDA in The Legend Of Zelda and started my game on the second quest, with a completely different map layout, which totally blew my young mind back in '88.Then came...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/Greatest-Secrets-Of-The-Nintendo-Entertainment-System/

Alien Story - That's No Xenomorph...

Alien Story by SEspiderIt's strange to think that a plastic humanoid would still be vulnerable to bodily invasion by plastic alien life forms that breed by implanting a chestburster inside the plastic humanoids hollow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/Alien-Story-Thats-No-Xenomorph/

33 Facts about Famous Landmarks

[https://youtu.be/77Eh_WAeZKU] (YouTube link)If you're going on a trip this summer, you might think about visiting some of the world's great landmarks. Sure, you've seen them in pictures, but wouldn't you love to say you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/33-Facts-about-Famous-Landmarks/

Fisherman Finds Bizarre Surprise Inside A Largemouth Bass

Fishermen enjoy posting pics of their catches online so they can brag about their haul and provide proof to their skeptical friends, pics that don't look like much unless you're a fisherman or big time fish fan.But 22-ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/Fisherman-Finds-Bizarre-Surprise-Inside-A-Largemouth-Bass/

A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion

The biggest man-made explosion before the atomic age was the Halifax Explosion on December 6, 1917. A French ship, SS Mont-Blanc, collided with another ship on its way into the harbor in Nova Scotia and a fire i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/A-Newly-Discovered-Diary-Tells-the-Harrowing-Story-of-the-Deadly-Halifax-Explosion/

This French Bulldog Sounds Just Like A Race Car

Some Bulldogs have really bad breathing problems, and both English and French Bulldogs have been known to snore louder than humans due to their respiratory system issues.These breathing problems cause them to make really...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/This-French-Bulldog-Sounds-Just-Like-A-Race-Car/

The Top Five Fictional Insane Asylums in Movies

Admit it, as soon as you saw the name of this list, you have a favorite in mind, right? I have to admit that I did, too, but mine was not on the list, which could have been much longer. It's probably because some movies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/The-Top-Five-Fictional-Insane-Asylums-in-Movies/

Relics From The Horse-Powered City That Are Still Around

The transition between horse drawn carriages and automobiles was abrupt, and it took some people decades to realize horse based transportation was not going to come back because cars were here to stay.This transition was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/Relics-From-The-Horse-Powered-City-That-Are-Still-Around/

Hummingbird in Slow Motion

Hummingbirds flap their wings about 50 times per second, so all we ever see is a blur around them as they zip around the yard. The folks from National Geographic mounted a high-speed camera on a hummingbird feeder to get...

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Fascinating Facts About Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn has a bad name in history -she's either potrayed as outright evil, a manipulative monster or a dumb girl who let her family call the shots until she paid the ultimate price for their political ambitions. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/Fascinating-Facts-About-Anne-Boleyn/

The Worst Restaurant Name Tournament

Online tournament brackets are usually reserved for March, but Eater is bringing out the form in the middle of the summer to determine the worst restaurant name in the U.S. in a tournament called Name of Groans, Eater's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/The-Worst-Restaurant-Name-Tournament/

The Tragic Tale Of Balloonfest '86

When I first came across articles discussing "The Balloonfest tragedy in Cleveland" I assumed the reports were referring to something involving hot air balloon mishaps and people dying.But Balloonfest '86 had nothing to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/The-Tragic-Tale-Of-Balloonfest-86/

iFoodie - Brains Are Brain Food

iFoodie by OktobearDesignThe ironically named Liv Moore doesn't need to eat brains to stay alive, she was able to move past that hunger some time ago. But don't worry- she still eats plenty of brains, and it's all in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/iFoodie-Brains-Are-Brain-Food/

22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.There is little dispute that Ernest "Papa" Hemingway is one of the most...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/22-Facts-About-Ernest-Hemingway/

I Can't Show You How Pink This Pink Is

Stuart Semple is an artist who makes paint and pigments. He created the Pinkest Pink, which is brighter than computers can actually show. Tom Scott does his best to describe it to us. It looks pretty pink to me, but I'd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/19/I-Cant-Show-You-How-Pink-This-Pink-Is/

A Master of Time Management

Life is tough when you've got so much to do. Eating, napping, bragging, maybe a swim, and more napping. Its a good thing they have it all planned out, or they wouldn't be able to squeeze it all in one day. This comic by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/18/A-Master-of-Time-Management/

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

My daughter balked at taking a Benadryl from my medicine cabinet the other day because the bottle's expiration date had passed. I can't help it, it could take years for me to use an entire bottle of such medications. Now...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/18/The-Myth-of-Drug-Expiration-Dates/

Microwaving an Airbag in Slow Motion

What is the worst possible non-living thing you could put into a microwave? Gav and Dan, the Slow Mo Guys, very well may have found it. An automobile airbag. It takes a warped mind to even think up such a stunt, and in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/18/Microwaving-an-Airbag-in-Slow-Motion/

Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous ‘Papasan’ Chair

The "papasan" chair became a best seller for Pier 1 Imports in the 1970s, and an icon that you still see in stores, homes, and lawns. They were exotic, comfortable, and most importantly, affordable to young people who ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/18/Tracing-the-Elusive-History-of-Pier-1s-Ubiquitous-Papasan-Chair/

First Look at The Disaster Artist

Oh, hi, Mark!Tommy Wiseau's 2003 movie The Room was hailed as the "worst movie of all time." It therefore became a cult favorite. Audiences gasped at the utter incompetence of Wiseau, who wrote, directe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/18/First-Look-at-The-Disaster-Artist/

The Yearbook Photos Of Famous Funny People

(Image Link)Celebrities often look nothing like their former selves after becoming famous, the Hollywood makeover leaving them looking like a much more "perfect" and polished version of a human.But comedians aren't like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/18/The-Yearbook-Photos-Of-Famous-Funny-People/

10 Amazing Additions Coming to Disney Parks and Resorts

The House of Mouse has some big plans afoot, as detailed at the recent D23 Expo. That includes new theme parks and areas built around your favorite movie franchises, new interactive experiences, new hotels, new rides, ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/18/10-Amazing-Additions-Coming-to-Disney-Parks-and-Resorts/




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