Archive for 2017

10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie Purple Rain

The 1984 film Purple Rain appears to encapsulate everything about Prince, yet it came out near the beginning of his reign at the top of the music charts. The story is somewhat autobiographical, but Prince never...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/18/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-the-Movie-Purple-Rain/

Puddles Pityparty - It's Tough To Be The Coolest Clown On The Internet

Puddles pityparty by Dayone1Puddles has taken the sad clown routine to a stellar new level of cool with his singing skills and fresh vintage look, but the fact that Puddles has yet to become a household name is a sham...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/18/Puddles-Pityparty-Its-Tough-To-Be-The-Coolest-Clown-On-The-Internet/

5 Ridiculous Fidel Castro Assassination Attempts By The U.S.

Fidel Castro ruled communist Cuba for 58 years. In that time, the United States made plans over and over again to take him out, and deprive the country of its revolutionary icon and leader. He died last year at age 90 of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/18/5-Ridiculous-Fidel-Castro-Assassination-Attempts-By-The-US/

Christmas at the Clinic

The following is an article from Uncle John's OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary edition.A few years ago we found some legitimate medical journals that took a break from their serious work and diagnosed the &ldqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/18/Christmas-at-the-Clinic/

Star Wars A Cappella Medley

The Serbian a cappella choir Viva Vox (previously at Neatorama) perform a medley of Star Wars themes with just their voices. All the orchestral parts are there, and they are wonderful.[https://youtu.be/phUtl5yJK...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/Star-Wars-A-Cappella-Medley/

If Harry Potter Characters Were More Realistic

Harry Potter is a story written for children so J.K. Rowling didn't spend too much time making realistic characters, plus it's a fantasy series so realism can detract from the magic and wonder of it all.But let's face it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/If-Harry-Potter-Characters-Were-More-Realistic/

The Insane True Story Of How Titanic Got Made

Tuesday will be the 20th anniversary of the release of James Cameron's blockbuster film Titanic. The movie was over three hours long, cost $200 million to make, and everyone already knew how it ended, since it w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/The-Insane-True-Story-Of-How-Titanic-Got-Made/

These Beautiful Siberian Cats Have Taken Over Their Humans' Farm

Cats love farms because they have lots of food (and rodents) for them to snack on, and farmers love cats because they help keep the farm rodent free.But having too many cats on your farm seems like a bad idea, what with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/These-Beautiful-Siberian-Cats-Have-Taken-Over-Their-Humans-Farm/

Miserable

What do you do when you feel miserable? Do you withdraw and feel sorry for yourself? Doing something for others might mitigate the misery for a little while, like it does for this guy, or a good deed might go even furthe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/Miserable/

Events Correctly Predicted By The Simpsons

Matt Groening and the writers on The Simpsons have made some incredibly bold predictions over the years- and way too many of them have actually come true.Does this mean these visionary animators possess psychic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/Events-Correctly-Predicted-By-The-Simpsons/

What Do Porgs Taste Like?

Porgs are the token "cute" aliens (read: toys) in the new Star Wars film The Last Jedi. They played their role perfectly by looking cute, but what do they taste like? As the most prevalent wildlife we s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/What-Do-Porgs-Taste-Like/

What's The Difference Between A $5,000 Watch And One That Costs $85,000?

It never ceases to amaze me how much people will spend on jewelry and accessories designed to do little more than impress others with a display of wealth, but at least expensive watches tell time while looking fancy.Now...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/Whats-The-Difference-Between-A-5000-Watch-And-One-That-Costs-85000/

Cats For Everybody - Litter Boxes Not Included

Cats for Everybody by Tobe FonsecaWhat did you ask Santa to bring you for Christmas this year? Some new toys? Slick new shoes? A new car? Too bad, you're getting a cat instead! That's right, this year Santa is working...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/Cats-For-Everybody-Litter-Boxes-Not-Included/

The New Pet

What on earth inspired this guy to bring in an Eldritch Insanity Drake as a new member of the household? We all build our families in our own ways, but you have to take the feelings of existing members into consideration...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/The-New-Pet/

Playing Piano at the Goodwill Store

(YouTube link)A donor took a piano to a Goodwill store. Is it in tune? Why, no, but that only lends an air of authenticity when a patron sat down and played "Alley Cat" by Danish composer Bent Fabric. The ragtime tune so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/Playing-Piano-at-the-Goodwill-Store/

Personalized Christmas Stocking

Who would hang a stocking by the chimney with care if they didn't want treats stuffed in it? That's not teh story here. Craig Groeschel posted this picture of his wife Amy showing off the new Christmas stocking that just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/Personalized-Christmas-Stocking/

The Dorkiest Easter Egg in The Last Jedi

If you've been a Star Wars fan for any length of time, you are probably familiar with the 1978 fan film Hardware Wars, which was a recreation of the first Star Wars movie made on a budget of ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/17/The-Dorkiest-Easter-Egg-in-The-Last-Jedi/

Hilariously Honest Ski Trail Signs

Many people will be hitting the slopes this winter, and some of those people will even go skiing despite the fact that snowboarding is way more fun.But whether you like shredding powder or shushing down the runs you're b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Hilariously-Honest-Ski-Trail-Signs/

Chili Klaus with the Herning Boys Choir

Chili Klaus (previously at Neatorama) is a musician and hot pepper vendor. He went back to visit the Herning Boys Choir, the choir he once belonged to, to sing some Christmas music. Here they perform "Oh, Come All Ye Fai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Chili-Klaus-with-the-Herning-Boys-Choir/

Internet Badasses Who Are Absolutely, Positively, Most Definitely Not Lying About How Tough They Are

The anonymity afforded by the internet gives people the courage to make bold statements online they'd never say in person, acting like the things they say online will never have an impact on their real life.And even far...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Internet-Badasses-Who-Are-Absolutely-Positively-Most-Definitely-Not-Lying-About-How-Tough-They-Are/

New Year's Music Box

Matt McCorkle and Sam Reider built an interactive soundboard that plays "Auld Lang Syne" in four-part harmony. The fun comes when you change which instrument plays which part, so you can design or own quartet! Or press t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/New-Years-Music-Box/

Silly Cat Tries To Snatch A Piece Of Bread Off The Table

When a cat sets their mind to getting something they rarely give up until they get it, and cats have been known to bite the hand that feeds them if that something is food.But I've never met a cat who liked bread, especia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Silly-Cat-Tries-To-Snatch-A-Piece-Of-Bread-Off-The-Table/

Tomb Raider: The Story of Saint Nicholas's Stolen Bones

Saint Nicholas, the bishop in Asia Minor who is considered to be the inspiration for Santa Claus, died over 1700 years ago. There are many stories of his generosity and selflessness, and the miracles he performed, even a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Tomb-Raider-The-Story-of-Saint-Nicholass-Stolen-Bones/

Christmas In The Goondocks - Imagine How Sloth Would Look Dressed As Santa!

Christmas in the Goondocks by djkopetThe Goonies had better things to do than sit in the arcade all day playing video games, because every time they went outside to play their playtime turned into an epic adventure. B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Christmas-In-The-Goondocks-Imagine-How-Sloth-Would-Look-Dressed-As-Santa/

Some Of The Most Dangerous Toys Ever Sold

These days most toys go through rigorous safety testing before being released, and yet a few defective playthings still manage to slip through and make it into stores before they're summarily recalled.But back in the day...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Some-Of-The-Most-Dangerous-Toys-Ever-Sold/

Where Roofs Serve as Public Spaces

Masuleh, Iran, is an ancient town that grew up around the iron mining industry. Its buildings are set against a mountainside with a 60 degree angle! Look closely, and you'll see that the roads and public spaces are the r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Where-Roofs-Serve-as-Public-Spaces/

DIY Gingerbread House for Cats

Chris and Jess Poole decided it was asking for too much trouble to put up a Christmas tree this year, because Cole and Marmalade (previously at Neatorama) would just trash it again. Instead, they built a cat-friendly gin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/DIY-Gingerbread-House-for-Cats/

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Winner

The overall winner of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards for 2017 is Tibor Kercz, for this amazing sequence of four pictures of a trio of young owls. One of them is a little clumsy, and his brothers look at him like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Comedy-Wildlife-Photography-Awards-Winner/

Me vs Me

The struggle is real. They say you shouldn't compare yourself to other people, and that the only one you should complete against is yourself. That's not so easy when the forces of the world are working against you in dif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Me-vs-Me/

All the Celebrity Cameos in The Last Jedi

Yep, there they are.If you're trying to avoid spoilers from The Last Jedi, rest easy because I'm not going to give away any important plot details by letting you know who to look out for. You may have h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/All-the-Celebrity-Cameos-in-The-Last-Jedi/










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