Archive for 2017

A Warped Mindset

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from Ernie Smith, the editor of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another life, he ran ShortFormBlog.How the Nintendo Times, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/26/A-Warped-Mindset/

Thug Notes Summary and Analysis of Where the Wild Things Are

Who doesn't love the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak? It was still a new book when I learned to read, and now it's a classic. So of course everyone will want to know what Sparky Sweets, PhD. thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/26/Thug-Notes-Summary-and-Analysis-of-Where-the-Wild-Things-Are/

Mad Scientist Builds A 200-Watt Laser Bazooka That Can Shoot Through A Computer Case

If you mess with science you may find yourself on the wrong end of a laser beam designed to burn right through whatever gets in its way and powerful enough to shoot through a computer case. Scrap metal, improper tools...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Mad-Scientist-Builds-A-200-Watt-Laser-Bazooka-That-Can-Shoot-Through-A-Computer-Case/

The True Adventures Of Bill Hitler

Hitler's older half-brother, Alois, lived in England in 1911, where he produced a son named William Hitler. By the time William was grown, the Hitler name was well-known, and Alois had abandoned his British family to ret...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/The-True-Adventures-Of-Bill-Hitler/

Masters Of The Universe - Do You Still Have The Power?

Masters of the Universe by Russ JerichoNowadays He-Man is considered "so retro", but to 80s kids that cartoon show was like nothing we'd seen before, and it represented our pop culture loving future. Watching Masters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Masters-Of-The-Universe-Do-You-Still-Have-The-Power/

The Rise of Slime Videos

Videos of people playing with slime is a definite trend on Instagram. The prettier the slime is, the better. You can make slime fairly easily with Elmer's glue, borax, and water. You may have called it Oobleck when you w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/The-Rise-of-Slime-Videos/

An Honest Trailer for The Social Network

I never saw The Social Network, since I already knew the outline of the Facebook story, and thought it had to be boring. Now I don't need to, since Screen Junkies has an Honest Trailer for the 2010 film.[https:/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/An-Honest-Trailer-for-The-Social-Network/

Indoor Plants That Are Hard To Kill

Those lucky nature lovers who have a green thumb make growing and caring for plants look easy, but what can a brown thumb do to turn their bad luck with plants around and bring some living green into their homes?They can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Indoor-Plants-That-Are-Hard-To-Kill/

Prom Detail

If you have to go to the prom, you may as well get a souvenir from that memorable evening. These cops took advantage of the amenities, including having their portrait made. No photographer is going to tell them...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Prom-Detail/

Iconic Comic Book Images Recreated In The Movies

Every time a director helms a new superhero project they put their own spin on that hero's origin story, but no matter how far they stray from the source material they still include some nod to the original.Action Comics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Iconic-Comic-Book-Images-Recreated-In-The-Movies/

What Makes a Genius?

(Image credit: National Geographic)The May 2017 issue of National Geographic features an in-depth look at What Makes a Genius. Author Claudia Kalb and photographer Paolo Woods bring us examples of genius, from Leonardo d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/What-Makes-a-Genius/

Rian Johnson's Photos From The Set Of The Last Jedi

Hot on the heels of that amazing trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII- The Last Jedi comes these cool set photos shared by writer/director Rian Johnson, photos which show the filmmaker's process and what he saw o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Rian-Johnsons-Photos-From-The-Set-Of-The-Last-Jedi/

Mad Max Toddler Cars

Ian Pfaff, of Glendale, California, has a two-year-old daughter named Junior and an infant son named Benji. Pfaff is a Mad Max fan, but he didn't get to see Mad Max: Fury Road on its opening day because Junior h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Mad-Max-Toddler-Cars/

Wives Who Have Turned Pranking Into An Artform

(Image Link)Most of the spousal pranking stories you see online involve husbands pranking wives, which is usually more of a jump scare scenario than an actual prank and therefore has become a bit of a cliche.(Image Link)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Wives-Who-Have-Turned-Pranking-Into-An-Artform/

Herding Kittens

How do you take a photograph of ten kittens? They are all from one litter, so they need a family portrait. But arranging kittens to face a camera is like …trying to herd cats. Exactly like that.[https://youtu.be/M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Herding-Kittens/

Sacred Geometry Yoga - The Path To Living In Harmony Lies Within

Sacred Geometry Yoga by VeganDawnThe body is a temple but the mind is a universe, where thoughts, ideas and beliefs collide to form new galaxies within. We are all made of the same mystic mathematics, constructed from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Sacred-Geometry-Yoga-The-Path-To-Living-In-Harmony-Lies-Within/

I'm Not Weird You're Weird

The line between normal and abnormal has become far too thin, and some people are so afraid of being seen as different and strange they worry about doing normal stuff in public in case they're seen.But as far as I'm conc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Im-Not-Weird-Youre-Weird/

Disney-Themed Biker Gangs

You probably never thought about it, but how much overlap would you think there is between bikers and Disney fans? Well, consider that motorcycle riders are a large group, and they were all once children who watched Disn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Disney-Themed-Biker-Gangs/

A Pizza Inside A Burger Inside A Pizza?

We've featured a lot of pizza/burger combinations in the past, including a burger made inside a pizza, but this pizza inside a burger inside a pizza might be the pizza/burger mashup to end all others. Like the burger ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/A-Pizza-Inside-A-Burger-Inside-A-Pizza/

Italian Hand Gestures

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!by Stephen Drew, Improbable Research staffItalian hand gestures fascin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Italian-Hand-Gestures/

Newly-Observed Atmospheric Phenomenon Named "Steve"

The Alberta Aurora Chasers Facebook group shares pictures its members take of the Northern Lights. Last year, they noticed a phenomenon showing up in some pictures: a purplish ribbon in the sky.Giving off a glow in mostl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/25/Newly-Observed-Atmospheric-Phenomenon-Named-Steve/

Ridiculous Myths About The Middle Ages That Need To Die

Thanks to pop culture people assume everyone but the royals smelled like crap in the Middle Ages, knights were heroic figures who kept the kingdom safe for common folk, and scientific progress went boink thanks to the ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Ridiculous-Myths-About-The-Middle-Ages-That-Need-To-Die/

Tip or Gift?

Here's an idea that probably deserves some study. Tips are taxable income, but cash gifts are not (unless the gift is over $13,000 in one year). Does this money add to the waiter's taxable income? Does it contribute to h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Tip-or-Gift/

Money Laundering at the St. Francis Hotel

[https://youtu.be/9IqHCVRbidA] (YouTube link)In 1938, the hotel St. Francis in San Francisco began washing all its coins as a courtesy to guests -particularly women who wore white gloves. Back then, it was a full-time jo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Money-Laundering-at-the-St-Francis-Hotel/

Photos From The Set Of The Original Twin Peaks

Part of me never left David Lynch's eerie town of Twin Peaks after watching the series in the early 90s, and now that the series is coming back for eighteen more episodes that Twin Peaks feeling is comi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Photos-From-The-Set-Of-The-Original-Twin-Peaks/

Aquaman Tried

Poor Aquaman. When DC tried to give their lineup a little diversity in super powers and setting, he got the short end of the stick and has been stuck with them for decades. The only thing they could have possibly done to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Aquaman-Tried/

Tubespotting - I'm Starting To Think That Isn't Really A Warp Zone At All!

Tubespotting by Donovan AlexBegbie thought it would be a good idea to give up trainspotting for a while, so he started eating these really far out mushrooms he found growing along the railroad tracks. They had red caps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Tubespotting-Im-Starting-To-Think-That-Isnt-Really-A-Warp-Zone-At-All/

The Invisible Art Of Visual Effects

Visual effects in films are composed and constructed just like any other work of art, but there's one big difference- in order for the VFX in movies to be effective they must be so subtle you think the effects are real.A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/The-Invisible-Art-Of-Visual-Effects/

Edward Gorey, Pack Rat

Edward Gorey was a masterful storyteller and artist, and he was also a collector. Not of anything in particular that he could become an expert on, but everything. The extent of his collecting didn't become well known unt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Edward-Gorey-Pack-Rat/

Dog Eats Banana- The Shocking Video Footage

Some dogs will do backflips for bacon, others will sit and shake paws all day long for tasty bits of human food, but those dogs are missing the boat because you get a whole lot more treat if you go gaga for bananas.And s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Dog-Eats-Banana-The-Shocking-Video-Footage/








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