Archive for 2017

Fears 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!Research About Fearcompiled by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/17/Fears-Research/

Needz A Ride (Red) - Zombies Suck At Hitchhiking Because Their Thumbs Keep Falling Off

Needz a ride (red) by DemonigoteSome zombies are so passably human that we don't even realize they're undead until we get close enough to smell them, so if you're the type who likes to pick up hitchhikers beware the z...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/Needz-A-Ride-Red-Zombies-Suck-At-Hitchhiking-Because-Their-Thumbs-Keep-Falling-Off/

When Homework Goes Wrong

A fifth grade class is studying World War II. One homework assignment was to define some of the terms they learned in class. This student, a cousin of redditor LeBronJameson, used Google Search to come up with the answer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/When-Homework-Goes-Wrong/

The Worst Music Festival in History

In 1972, you'd think that any music festival organizer would try to learn from the lessons of Woodstock. But Tom Duncan and Bob Alexander deliberately set out to stage an event bigger than Woodstock in southern Indiana o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/The-Worst-Music-Festival-in-History/

Why California's Musical Road Sounds Terrible

We had a video last year about New Mexico's musical road that plays "America the Beautiful." It sounds really nice. California tried the same stunt with "The William Tell Overture," but it didn't quite turn as as well. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/Why-Californias-Musical-Road-Sounds-Terrible/

Astronomers Observe Collision of Neutron Stars

Astronomers announced today that they have detected a spark that was produced when two neutron stars collided. The spark plus the gravitational waves produced by the collision are evidence of a massive explosion. The gra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/Astronomers-Observe-Collision-of-Neutron-Stars/

How To Build A Secret Magnetic Safe Out Of LEGO Bricks

A safe needn't be extremely sturdy, heavy or locked up tight to serve its purpose, it just needs to keep your valuables safe-ly tucked away and hidden from thieves.And what better way to hide a safe full of your stuff th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/How-To-Build-A-Secret-Magnetic-Safe-Out-Of-LEGO-Bricks/

I Fell 15,000 Feet And Lived

When you have a day in which everything seems to go wrong, remember that one day Cliff Judkins had in 1963. As a member of the Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron 323, Lt. Judkins was piloting his F-8 Crusader jet across...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/I-Fell-15000-Feet-And-Lived/

Unnecessarily Horrifying Episodes Of Beloved Kid's Shows

Kids shows are by default supposed to be free of adult content, and if scary moments arise they should be immediately followed with lighthearted fun to keep the kiddies from getting scared of the show.But as soon as a sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/Unnecessarily-Horrifying-Episodes-Of-Beloved-Kids-Shows/

I Disagree With Your Rant

Ah, life inside the bubble, where the world is divided into two distinct groups: those with agree with us, and those who don't. The internet was supposed to open up the world to global communication, a sharing of ideas....

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/I-Disagree-With-Your-Rant/

If Toddlers Could Post On Facebook

These days children are being introduced to tech gadgets like tablets and smartphones at an earlier age than ever before, and I constantly see parents appeasing their toddlers by allowing them to stare at their smartphon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/If-Toddlers-Could-Post-On-Facebook/

Wizard of Oz Homecoming Assembly

Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona, had a pep rally to gear students up for homecoming. The school's dance team did a great routine with a Wizard of Oz theme.[https://youtu.be/y2horVdXz70] (YouTube l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/Wizard-of-Oz-Homecoming-Assembly/

Mr. Peanutbutter For Governor - Bo Don't Know Jack Because He Voted For A Horse, Man!

Mr. Peanutbutter for Governor by Retro FreakWith the sorry state of American politics today we need people in office who we actually like, someone who will unite America instead of making America hate again, and that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/Mr-Peanutbutter-For-Governor-Bo-Dont-Know-Jack-Because-He-Voted-For-A-Horse-Man/

Pizza Hut Wants To Keep You Warm And Cheesy With The "Pizza Parka"

Fast food companies have figured out that posting funny videos online and creating crazy products are far more effective forms of brand advertising than television commercials or radio spots.So while things get pretty wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/Pizza-Hut-Wants-To-Keep-You-Warm-And-Cheesy-With-The-Pizza-Parka/

Rathtar-O’-Lantern

'Tis the season …that everyone is re-watching the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens to brush up on the narrative before Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits movie theaters. I used that as an excuse to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/Rathtar-O-Lantern/

This Guy Cosplayed as the Convention Center Building

There are so many cosplays out there that it can be hard to think of something no one else has done. At the New York Comic Con a few weeks ago, someone came up with a completely new an original cosplay costume -the conve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/This-Guy-Cosplayed-as-the-Convention-Center-Building/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Mr. Mom

It's hard to believe now, but the 1983 comedy Mr. Mom was a "fish out of water" movie that portrayed a man who stayed home with his young children while his wife went to work. Gasp! Placed in the context of its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-Mr-Mom/

Buddy The Iguana Thinks He's A Dog

Every pet iguana I've ever met just sort of hung around all chillaxed and lazy like, occasionally munching on a bug or scratching themselves but otherwise not moving around much.Maybe they just didn't enjoy my company, o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/Buddy-The-Iguana-Thinks-Hes-A-Dog/

The Phantoms of Paris

The following is an article from Uncle John's OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary edition.Do you believe in ghosts? Paris is loaded with them. Here are a few famous spots in the City of Light where believers claim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/16/The-Phantoms-of-Paris/

I Accidentally Became Famous In Another Country

A few years ago, Buzzfeed senior editor Erin Chack pulled an idea out of thin air and wrote a post about Malta. It went viral, and she explains how that can make your life really weird for a while. But she eventually vis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/I-Accidentally-Became-Famous-In-Another-Country/

Praying Mantises Are Preying On Birds, And Zoologists Want To Know Why

(Image Link)Praying mantises are known for their strange alien appearance, their inspiration of a kung fu form, and the fact that females bite the male's head off and devour his body for nourishment after mating.But did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/Praying-Mantises-Are-Preying-On-Birds-And-Zoologists-Want-To-Know-Why/

Sci-Fi Universe Logic That Falls Apart In Three Steps

Rules, laws, and logic help us set up a science fiction universe so that we can understand the story we're about to hear. But following the rules isn't very exciting, and you need excitement for people to want to see you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/Sci-Fi-Universe-Logic-That-Falls-Apart-In-Three-Steps/

People Are Going Ape For This Guy's Massive King Kong Halloween Display

Halloweenies like to go big with their decorations, putting their love of the holiday on display for the entire neighborhood to see, and their hard work is either rewarded with cheers or jeers.But there's one neighborhoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/People-Are-Going-Ape-For-This-Guys-Massive-King-Kong-Halloween-Display/

Happy Carldays! - Somewhere, Something Incredible Is Waiting To Be Known

Happy Carldays! by PacalinWhen science is under attack by the ignorant and ill-informed we must embrace our scientific passions even more, and pay tribute to the minds who first got us interested in our scientific pur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/Happy-Carldays-Somewhere-Something-Incredible-Is-Waiting-To-Be-Known/

2017 Quebec City Comic Con Cosplay

The annual Quebec City Comic Con brought out thousands of French Canadian geeks this weekend. Some were there to show off their fandoms and amazing cosplay creations. Our friends from Geeks Are Sexy were there each day,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/2017-Quebec-City-Comic-Con-Cosplay/

Most Cooking Shows Vs. American Cooking Shows

Overly competitive cooking shows seem so pointless to me because the last thing I want at a restaurant is some panicked cook making the food as fast as they can while the head chef curses loudly at them.But American comp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/Most-Cooking-Shows-Vs-American-Cooking-Shows/

Extraordinary Kids in Zero Gravity

In a collaboration between Les Chevaliers du Ciel (The Knights Of Heaven), the European Space Agency (ESA), and noveSpace (a company that operates a vomit comet), a group of disabled kids got to experience weightlessness...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/Extraordinary-Kids-in-Zero-Gravity/

Hilarious Instances of Petty Revenge

Sometimes you just can't help but want to punish someone even if their "crime" against you is relatively minor. Fortunately, you don't actually have to take your own petty revenge if you just read about someone else gett...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/Hilarious-Instances-of-Petty-Revenge/

Warning for Dog Walkers

WhiteWalkerWaterboy noticed his retired neighbor found a novel way to say, "Get off my lawn!" Think this will cause dog walkers to avoid it? Redditors discussed the use of dihydrogen oxide. Alternate names include dihydr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/Warning-for-Dog-Walkers/

Truck Driver Carrying 200-Foot-Long Turbine Blade Makes Extremely Tight Turn Onto Bridge

Wind farms provide Scotland with much of its power these days, and the Scottish Government would like to have 100% of Scotland's energy to come from renewable energy technology like wind turbines.Before these massive tur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/15/Truck-Driver-Carrying-200-Foot-Long-Turbine-Blade-Makes-Extremely-Tight-Turn-Onto-Bridge/




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