Archive for January 10th, 2017

The Little-Known Patterns on British Streets

[https://youtu.be/cdPymLgfXSY] (YouTube link)It appears that Tom Scott is back from Lake Constance and now he's on the streets of London. The streets themselves have a story that you may not know, unless you are blind. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/The-Little-Known-Patterns-on-British-Streets/

Metropolis at 90: The Enduring Legacy of a Pop Modernist Dystopia

Fritz Lang produced a huge 153-minute budget-busting science fiction saga in Berlin in 1927. After Metropolis' first showing, it was chopped down to 92 minutes, then to 80, then it wasn't shown for decades. When...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Metropolis-at-90-The-Enduring-Legacy-of-a-Pop-Modernist-Dystopia/

Home Alone With Blood

Home Alone is a family film, so director Chris Columbus and writer John Hughes wisely chose to keep the film free of any blood and gore, even though some of those traps look like they really put a hurting on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/iHome-Alonei-With-Blood/

Why Do Canadians Say 'Eh'?

The Canadian linguistic quirk of putting "eh" at the end of a sentence is an example of a tag, which is a word or phrase appended to a sentence. In Mandarin, any statement appended with "ma" turns that statement...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Why-Do-Canadians-Say-Eh/

This Space Age Cat Backpack Lets Your Kitty Come With You Wherever You Go

Many cat owners wish they could take their kitty with them wherever they go, so felines and humans can explore the world together like true friends, but cats usually don't dig strutting around town on a leash.So what's t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/This-Space-Age-Cat-Backpack-Lets-Your-Kitty-Come-With-You-Wherever-You-Go/

An Honest Trailer for The Princess Bride

Screen Junkies takes on a difficult project -critiquing a movie that's close to being beyond critique. Yes, they're doing an Honest Trailer for The Princess Bride.[https://youtu.be/E28KDhsJ65U] (YouTube link)Yes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/An-Honest-Trailer-for-The-Princess-Bride/

The Aghast Guinea Pig Stars In A Photoshop Battle

(Image Link)Guinea pigs are a humble species, so they don't like to wear theatrical costumes or draw too much attention to themselves, but every guinea pig respects a good facial reaction.It's the way they show off their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/The-Aghast-Guinea-Pig-Stars-In-A-Photoshop-Battle/

How the Global Bird-Poop Trade Created a Traveling Mummy Craze

For about 200 years, global industry went crazy for guano. Explorers discovered islands in the ocean that were covered with a layer of dried seabird feces many feet thick. The material was valuable as fertilizer, and lat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/How-the-Global-Bird-Poop-Trade-Created-a-Traveling-Mummy-Craze/

The Exasperating Jerry - Even Your Son Morty Thinks You're A Dweeb!

The Exasperating Jerry by RaffitiMr. Meeseeks are known for being very patient, obedient and loyal creatures, and once you've pushed that big blue button on the Meeseeks Box those Mr.'s are supposed to do whatever you t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/The-Exasperating-Jerry-Even-Your-Son-Morty-Thinks-Youre-A-Dweeb/

Guy Makes Sweaters Based On Locations To Wear While Visiting Those Locations

It's a good idea to dress for every occasion, so you're comfortable whether you're going out to dinner with the fam or traveling to far off destinations to do some epic level sightseeing.But there's one garment that work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Guy-Makes-Sweaters-Based-On-Locations-To-Wear-While-Visiting-Those-Locations/

The Holy Grail of Fashion History

An embroidered altar cloth that has been in the possession of St. Faith's Church in Bacton, Herefordshire, was recovered year ago because it closely resembles clothing worn by Queen Elizabeth I. The cloth is richly embro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/The-Holy-Grail-of-Fashion-History/

13 Countries You Might be Surprised to Know Speak English

If you want to travel the world but don't speak other languages (and hey, no one can speak them all, right?) it's often helpful to travel to places where the locals have a good handle on your language. If you're reading...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/13-Countries-You-Might-be-Surprised-to-Know-Speak-English/

Bike Caught in Electric Fence

A group of British friends went on a nice bike ride. When Paul tried to lift his fat bike over a fence, he suddenly realized it was an electric fence and dropped the bike, which became tangled in the wire. Now what? Thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Bike-Caught-in-Electric-Fence/

Groom and His Groomsmen Dress Up As McDonald's Food

In Singapore it is traditional for grooms to show up at their bride-to-be's house before a wedding and participate in silly tasks at the request of the bridesmaids. Chen Guanyou must not have thought that didn't sou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Groom-and-His-Groomsmen-Dress-Up-As-McDonalds-Food/

Plucked from Obscurity: Technology + Animals

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!Inventive, yet under-publicized devicesby Marina Tsipis, Improbabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Plucked-from-Obscurity-Technology-Animals/






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