Archive for March 2nd, 2017

A Very Early Spring

This year is the first time I've seen the trees on my street blooming in February. It isn't my imagination. Maps from the USGS-led USA National Phenology Network indicate where Mother Nature began thinking that spring ar...

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Herculoids Assemble - Not As Pretty As The Avengers But Twice As Powerful

Herculoids Assemble by CrockteesThey're not superheroes per se, and they don't wear fancy costumes or cool cowls, but the Herculoids are every bit as good at smashing bad guys and saving the world as those uppity Aveng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/Herculoids-Assemble-Not-As-Pretty-As-The-Avengers-But-Twice-As-Powerful/

The Gruesome Blood Sports Of Shakespearean England

You know those crazy pit fights you see in the movies where a bear is forced to battle a pack of dogs in the arena for the amusement of a bloodthirsty crowd?Those sick shows were extremely popular in England back in Shak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/The-Gruesome-Blood-Sports-Of-Shakespearean-England/

Turkeys Perform Funeral Ritual for Cat

A cat was killed by a vehicle. Soon, a group of a more than a dozen wild turkeys formed a circle around the cat and marched around. These turkeys trying to give this cat its 10th life pic.twitter.com/VBM7t4MZYr— J...

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Dorm RA Reads A Bedtime Story To A Freshman For His Birthday

It can be hard for some freshmen to adjust to life in the college dorms, because it's the first time most of them have ever lived away from home.But after they've made friends with their roommates and other students in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/Dorm-RA-Reads-A-Bedtime-Story-To-A-Freshman-For-His-Birthday/

Futuristic Robotic 3D Art by Felipe Pesantez

DeviantART member Felipe Pesantez uses digital art to put robots into photorealistic dystopian worlds that don't exist.He also does speed painting, concept art, traditional art, and cartoon comics.  But today I want...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/Futuristic-Robotic-3D-Art-by-Felipe-Pesantez/

What Happens To Cap'n Crunch When He Dies?

Cap'n Crunch used to boast about how he had "corn for crunch and oats for punch" and that he "stays crunchy, even in milk", his secret defense against those cereal killing Soggies.But the Cap'n never spoke about issues p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/What-Happens-To-Capn-Crunch-When-He-Dies/

A Small List of the Crimes Committed By The Gang in "It's Always Sunny"

(Image via Dana Robinson [Flickr])It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is delightful to watch particularly because it's fun to see Charlie, Mac, Dee, Dennis and Frank do horrible things and continue to never grow f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/A-Small-List-of-the-Crimes-Committed-By-The-Gang-in-Its-Always-Sunny/

The Tim Burton Effect

Ryan Shukis edited together clips from Tim Burton movies. It shows, on the one hand, how diverse those stories are, from Batman to Sleepy Hollow to Pee Wee's Big Adventure to Beetlejuice*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/The-Tim-Burton-Effect/

Things You Might Not Know About the Eiffel Tower

(The French Connection shirt available on the NeatoShop)As a Neatorama reader, you probably already know a bit about the history of the Eiffel Tower, but there's still plenty you probably don't know as well. This Travel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-the-Eiffel-Tower/

The Original Jaws Ride We Never Got To Experience

Everyone who has ridden on the Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour has wondered one thing- why isn't there a Jaws ride at the Hollywood theme park?Well, it may have something to do with the fact that Univers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/The-Original-Jaws-Ride-We-Never-Got-To-Experience/

Colorado Man Claims to be the Rightful King of Great Britain

Allan V. Evans, who lives in Colorado, has taken out an ad in The Times of London newspaper to give notice of his intentions to claim the crown of the United Kingdom upon the death of Queen Elizabeth. He claims...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/Colorado-Man-Claims-to-be-the-Rightful-King-of-Great-Britain/

Pigerine - When You Hear A Snik And A Wheek You'd Better Start Running!

Pigerine by Piggie ParodiesHe was born to be different than the other guinea pigs, faster and more savage than the rest with wicked long claws he could extend and retract at will. His name was Hogan, but everybody call...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/Pigerine-When-You-Hear-A-Snik-And-A-Wheek-Youd-Better-Start-Running/

Seemingly Adorable Dog Behaviors That Can Also Indicate Aggression

Dogs can't use their words to express their displeasure so they resort to visual and auditory clues like snarling, barking and growling to warn people and other animals that they're not okay.And yet people don't seem to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/Seemingly-Adorable-Dog-Behaviors-That-Can-Also-Indicate-Aggression/

The Secret Origins of 7 Extremely Important Actions

(Image credit: Keith Allison)From high-fives to air quotes, these smooth moves had to start somewhere.1. THE FIST BUMPThe fist bump received its 15 minutes of fame most recently when President Barack Obama knoc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/The-Secret-Origin-of-7-Extremely-Important-Actions/

Two Fun Ways To Deal With People Who Steal Your Parking Space

(Image Link)There's a special level of Hell waiting for people who swoop in and steal your space in a parking lot when you're in the process of pulling into the space, and those parking spot pilferers make us see red.But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/02/Two-Fun-Ways-To-Deal-With-People-Who-Steal-Your-Parking-Space/




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