Archive for February 6th, 2017

Facts You May Not Know About Diff'rent Strokes

Television shows like Diff'rent Strokes, Webster and The Cosby Show used the family sitcom formula to improve race relations in the 80s, picking up where shows like Good Times, The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/Facts-You-May-Not-Know-About-Diffrent-Strokes/

6 Stops on the Hunt for the Holy Grail

The Holy Grail is supposedly the cup that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper, on in some traditions, a cup used to catch his blood as He was crucified. It wasn't a sought-after relic until hundreds of years afterward, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/6-Stops-on-the-Hunt-for-the-Holy-Grail/

SEGA Has Uploaded An Entire Catalog Of Retro Game Music To Spotify

Retro video game enthusiasts love everything about those old school games- the gameplay, the silly storylines, the difficulty, the awesome pixel sprites and, of course, that uniquely cheesy soundtrack music.Those simple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/SEGA-Has-Uploaded-An-Entire-Catalog-Of-Retro-Game-Music-To-Spotify/

Message for the Animal Hospital

ChiefAcorn is a tech at a veterinary hospital and shared this email. Maggie was up before anyone else in her house Sunday and had a scare. When you're 12, you really don't know whether your fears are unfounded or if it's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/Message-for-the-Animal-Hospital/

8 Tips For Hosting A Board Game Night For Adults

The biggest problem with all the epic board games on the market today isn't the price, the complexity or the low print numbers, it's the fact that you typically need three plus people to play.Games labeled 2+ players usu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/8-Tips-For-Hosting-A-Board-Game-Night-For-Adults/

The Rock Springs Massacre

In 1885, the mining community of Rock Springs, Wyoming, exploded in anger over Chinese laborers working in the mines. None of the coal miners were getting rich, but the immigrants were paid less and diluted the power of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/The-Rock-Springs-Massacre/

When eBay Sold Longing And Loss

Back in the late 90s/early 00s, when eBay was young and most packages were sent without tracking, buying stuff online was a risky affair.Auction winners sent in their payments, generally in the form of a money order, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/When-eBay-Sold-Longing-And-Loss/

The Sweet SnuSnu - Aka Branigan's Curse

The Sweet SnuSnu by FirebeardTo hear Zapp Branigan tell it Leela was hot for his bod and couldn't keep her eye off of him, and the hypnotic sway of his buttocks playing just beneath his standard issue sexy tunic shirt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/The-Sweet-SnuSnu-Aka-Branigans-Curse/

The Banana Republics

We've posted before about banana republics, but the story is a long and sordid one, so there are always details you didn't know about. Sam O'Nella Academy (previously at Neatorama) colorfully explains how the banana repu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/The-Banana-Republics/

Make Your Bathroom Classy With This Boozy Toilet Paper Holder

There's something fun about his-and-her towels in a bathroom -but why should the concept stop there? Now you can really class up your bathroom with a his-and-her toilet paper holder designed to hold both wine and beer. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/Make-Your-Bathroom-Classy-With-This-Boozy-Toilet-Paper-Holder/

Woman Meets Kitten and Can’t Sleep Until She Adopts Him

The Atlanta Humane Society was looking for a home for Grant, an adorable special needs kitten. Grant has cerebellar hypoplasia, a condition we first posted about in 2007. Grant was passed over by many potential adopters,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/Woman-Meets-Kitten-and-Cant-Sleep-Until-She-Adopts-Him/

Things About America That Make No Sense to People in Other Countries

America's a big place and it's also kind of weird in some ways. TopTenz has collected ten strange things about the US that might actually seem normal to Americans, but seem very odd from an outsider's perspective. For ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/Things-About-America-That-Make-No-Sense-to-People-in-Other-Countries/

Formality

You may tell yourself that you don't follow cultural rules of rank, formality, and etiquette, but that's only because what you know and do are so ingrained that it's unconscious. I don't have a smartphone, which makes a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/Formality/

Cat Jumps At Door Until Her Human Goes Out And Plays With Her

Cats want humans to leave them alone until they really, really want humans to pay attention to them, at which point they pull out all stops to make sure all human eyes are on them.Some cats use the power of the meow to g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/Cat-Jumps-At-Door-Until-Her-Human-Goes-Out-And-Plays-With-Her/

Secrets of the Centenarians

The following article is from the new book Uncle John’s Uncanny Bathroom Reader.If you make it to the ripe old age of 100, hardly a day will go by that someone won’t ask you what’s the secr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/06/Secrets-of-the-Centenarians/
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