Archive for 2017

The Story Behind The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist is a movie opening December 1, based on a book about the experience of making a very bad movie. Tom Wiseau's opus The Room premiered in 2003 and proved to be so poorly made that a fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/The-Story-Behind-The-Disaster-Artist/

This 2000-lb Sculpture Was Made To Be Moved With One Fingertip

Modern sculptors who create massive public art pieces have a hard time moving their works across town to the display site without using heavy equipment and a crew of individuals with strong backs.Which is why it's hard f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/This-2000-lb-Sculpture-Was-Made-To-Be-Moved-With-One-Fingertip/

14 Moving Facts About Planes, Trains and Automobiles

There are few feature films specifically about Thanksgiving, the best of which is the 1987 film Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It stars Steve Martin  as a businessman trying to get home for the holiday and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/14-Moving-Facts-About-Planes-Trains-and-Automobiles/

The Muppets Join Dick Cavett for Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving episode of The Dick Cavett Show in 1971 featured Jim Henson and his Muppets through the whole show. This clip has Cavett's monologue, some ads from 1971, a musical number, and an interview with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/The-Muppets-Join-Dick-Cavett-for-Thanksgiving/

The Circle In The Lid Of Glad Containers Was Put There For A Reason

Have you ever looked at the plastic food containers in your kitchen, and more specifically the lids to those containers, and thought there might be more to them than you know?Well if you've had that thought specifically...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/The-Circle-In-The-Lid-Of-Glad-Containers-Was-Put-There-For-A-Reason/

Simon's Cat in Fast Food (A Thanksgiving Special)

In this holiday cartoon from Simon Tofield, the cat and the kitten double-team Simon when he's merely trying to enjoy his Thanksgiving meal. They've adapted the methods of a gang of common street thieves: distract the ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/Simons-Cat-in-Fast-Food-A-Thanksgiving-Special/

Awesome Dance Vol2 - Boogie Like A Beech Tree

Awesome Dance vol2 by TaylorRoss1Groot really digs listening to stone cold grooves on Peter's walkman, and he dances like a leaf in the wind which makes everyone aboard the Milano happy. But his dancing is starting to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/Awesome-Dance-Vol2-Boogie-Like-A-Beech-Tree/

An Interactive Map Of Every Record Store On Earth

Despite the problems it creates on the return trip I can't travel abroad without visiting a local record store and buying an LP or ten, and these records become both new additions to my collection and mementos of my trip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/An-Interactive-Map-Of-Every-Record-Store-On-Earth/

A Rick and Morty Thanksgiving Video

The name of the video is The Poop in My Pants, but don't let that preventing you from watching, it's SFW. The Rick and Morty character Mr. Poopybutthole is going over the events in his life and all the things he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/A-Rick-and-Morty-Thanksgiving-Video/

Weird Things That Can Help You Lose Weight

(Image Link)The secret to losing weight is there are lots of secrets to losing weight, so you just have to discover what works best for your body type and try to stick to the plan.My body type works best with a high prot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/Weird-Things-That-Can-Help-You-Lose-Weight/

Cat and Dog Research

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!Cat- and dog-centric researchcompiled by Leslie Muchmore, Improbab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/Cat-and-Dog-Research/

Inflating a Paper Balloon

Have you ever seen a paper balloon? The Japanese toy called kamifusen has been around for over 100 years. Japanese mathematician Tadashi Tokieda blows one up, but that's not the only way you can make your kamifu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/23/Inflating-a-Paper-Balloon/

Exhaling

Well, actually… you're going to think about this comic the next time that friend of yours has to get all pedantic and dissect the fine points of your everyday language. "Fire-breathing dragon" is what we've called...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Exhaling/

A Brief History of “Alice’s Restaurant”

Arlo Guthrie got arrested in 1965, he wrote a little song about it. One of the reasons that the song has lasted so long is that it happened on Thanksgiving, so that "Alice's Restaurant" has become classic for a holiday t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/A-Brief-History-of-Alices-Restaurant/

Expiration Dates Don't Mean What You Think

Food items you buy at the grocery store have dates on them, but that does not mean that the food expires on that date. What the date really does mean can vary depending on the food, the state, and exactly how it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Expiration-Dates-Dont-Mean-What-You-Think/

Non-Americans Label the US States

For Thanksgiving, Buzzfeed traditionally asks the staff at its UK office to try labeling a map of the United States with the state names, with often funny results. But apparently they are is getting too good at it, so th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Non-Americans-Label-the-US-States/

How Did Saloons In The Old West Lock Their Doors At Night?

Westerns always feature a saloon where characters do all kinds of typical Old West type stuff like gamblin', drinkin' and carousin', and they all feature those swinging café doors that look right but don't do much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/How-Did-Saloons-In-The-Old-West-Lock-Their-Doors-At-Night/

I Have A Quarter - Dirk The Daring Demands Your Allowance!

I Have A Quarter by CrockteesIn the 80s there was one game that munched more quarters than all the rest- Dragon's Lair, the animated adventures of Dirk the daring that gave you one chance to make the right move or it wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/I-Have-A-Quarter-Dirk-The-Daring-Demands-Your-Allowance/

Why My Parents Eat Paprika On Cottage Cheese

The Awl is doing a series of posts on spices called The Anthology of Underrated Herbs. Yes, I'm sure they know spices and herbs are different things. Fran Hoepfner's contribution is paprika, specifically the custom of pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Why-My-Parents-Eat-Paprika-On-Cottage-Cheese/

Watch An Archer Fire Arrows That Change Direction In Mid-Air

Archers of myth and legend were able to do some incredible tricks with their arrows, such as splitting another arrow in half or shooting an arrow so it changes direction in mid-air, tricks that few real life archers are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Watch-An-Archer-Fire-Arrows-That-Change-Direction-In-Mid-Air/

Punch Lines for Book Titles

Selecting a title for your book is fraught with danger. It should be short and intriguing, but often ends up telling you little about the actual subject matter. For that, you need a subtitle. Snide Octopus is an Instagra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Punch-Lines-for-Book-Titles/

Japanese TV Show Follows Dog Around For A Day To See Where He Goes

Have you ever wondered where your dog would go, and what they would do, if they were let off the leash for a day and allowed to roam freely around the city?If you adopted a stray dog then your pooch probably knows the ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Japanese-TV-Show-Follows-Dog-Around-For-A-Day-To-See-Where-He-Goes/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Anastasia

The award-winning 1997 animated film Anastasia (not the be confused with the 1956 version) was based very loosely on the fall of Russia's last royal family and the subsequent claim by Anna Anderson that she was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-Anastasia/

Metalhead Makeup Artist Takes On The 30 Day Corpse Paint Challenge And Kills It

There are so many 30 day challenges out there it's hard to keep track of them all, but if you've got a black metal heart and a fetish for facepainting the only one you should care about is the 30 Day Corpse Paint Challen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Metalhead-Makeup-Artist-Takes-On-The-30-Day-Corpse-Paint-Challenge-And-Kills-It/

Original Prongles

Once You Pop… THAT'S GREAT! Don't you just love this counterfeit chip can design? The knockoff Pringles seem excited to tell you they are salt and potato flavored! How would a company get away with this blatant ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Original-Prongles/

What Would Movie Monsters Actually Sound Like?

Movie monsters typically resemble real-life animals in some way, or in the case of movies like Kong: Skull Island they look just like giant-sized versions of real critters, making them terrifying in a more reali...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/What-Would-Movie-Monsters-Actually-Sound-Like/

Does Eating Turkey Really Make You Sleepy at Thanksgiving?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook."Turkey makes you sleepy" is a commonly accepted, although false belief that us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Does-Eating-Turkey-Really-Make-You-Sleepy-at-Thanksgiving/

Rock 'n' Roll Crayon Colors

Wait, wait a minute. Has no one ever written a song about orange? Otherwise, it looks like your favorite classic rock artists have the spectrum covered pretty well. Looks like a pretty good playlist, too. This box of cra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Rock-n-Roll-Crayon-Colors/

sPUGhetti - Puppy Pasta Is Dog Gone Delicious!

sPUGhetti by Vincent TrinidadFoods that are too cute to eat are fine if you're on a diet, but foods that are too cute and eat themselves- now that's a dish everyone can enjoy! Spughetti goes great with a pupperoni piz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/21/sPUGhetti-Puppy-Pasta-Is-Dog-Gone-Delicious/

12 Pieces of 100-Year-Old Advice for Dealing With Your In-Laws

The holidays are looming, and you may be either dreading or looking forward to getting together with extended family member to celebrate. If you don't get along that well with your in-laws, you can grit your teeth and te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/21/12-Pieces-of-100-Year-Old-Advice-for-Dealing-With-Your-In-Laws/










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