Archive for March 20th, 2017

How Dinosaurs Get Their Names

Those who have the honor of naming a new species can put a lot of thought into it, to come up with a wonderfully evocative name like Tyrannosaurus rex. Or they can go the easy route, like whoever named Allos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/How-Dinosaurs-Get-Their-Names/

Rambo the Ram Playing Tetherball

(Video Link)You might not expect that animals would care much about tetherball, but Rambo the ram can't pass by  any challenge without giving it his best. As this video demonstrates, here's what happens when you giv...

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The Zeppelin Stamps That Enraged 1930s Collectors

In the 1930s, the Graf Zeppelin made its first airmail delivery to the Americas. It was a spectacular sight, somewhat akin to aliens landing on earth. The German airship company was proud of the world's largest zeppelin,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/The-Zeppelin-Stamps-That-Enraged-1930s-Collectors/

Pics Of Teenagers Before And After Their Rebellious Phase

(Image Link)Rebellion is as normal for teenagers as acne and hormonal rage, and teens can be total terrors while they're in the midst of their "broody" phase.They naturally don't see it as a phase, but their parents know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Pics-Of-Teenagers-Before-And-After-Their-Rebellious-Phase/

Master Splinter IRL

Like Master Splinter once said, "The path that leads to what we truly desire is long and difficult, but only by following that path do we achieve our goal." And by goal, I think he meant pizza and by pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Master-Splinter-IRL/

Articles Of Clothing That Are Named After Places

Most people wear clothes on a daily basis without stopping to consider why their ascot, jersey and tuxedo aren't called a silky scarf, athletic tank top or fancy suit.But if you're curious they're all named after places...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Articles-Of-Clothing-That-Are-Named-After-Places/

Facial Recognition Toilet Paper Dispenser

This is why we can't have nice things. Locals have stealing toilet paper from the public bathrooms at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, causing the park to use over 30 rolls of toilet paper a day. A local news inv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Facial-Recognition-Toilet-Paper-Dispenser/

Zoom Out! Nanoscience Illustrated by Etching Tiny Images on a Penny

We all know that nanotechnology and nanoscience deal with really, really, really small things, but how small is small, exactly? Let the Molecular Foundry, part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laborator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Zoom-Out-Nanoscience-Illustrated-by-Etching-Tiny-Images-on-a-Penny/

DJ Koala - With Special Guest MC Marsupial!

DJ Koala by NemiMakeitAustralia had been overrun with DJs, and they all insisted on playing the same tribal funk or acid house junk that died in the 90s, so the human club scene started to die out. This would have been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/DJ-Koala-With-Special-Guest-MC-Marsupial/

The Secret Behind Geordi La Forge's Visor

Geordi La Forge was born blind and yet he can see better than anyone else on the Enterprise thanks to his signature visor.It may look like a hair clip, and clash with everything in his wardrobe, but as this comic by Cald...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/The-Secret-Behind-Geordi-La-Forges-Visor/

Skull Firelogs

Now this is a backyard firepit fit for Conan the Barbarian! Forget firelogs - keep yourself warm with fires fueled by burning the skulls of your enemies. But there's no need to vanquish Thulsa Doom and his armies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Skull-Firelogs/

Why is this Chicken So Big?

Yeah, you can tell this is a big chicken. When he finally squeezes his whole body through the door of the coop, you'll see he's even bigger than you thought! Wait, how big is he really? We can only tell when a hen shows...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Why-is-this-Chicken-So-Big/

Utterly Horrible Things People Did to Their Cars While Trying to Make Them Cool

There are a lot of Reddit communities out there, but for those who love cars and a good laugh, Shitty Car Mods is the place to visit. It's almost amazing how many cars are featured on the subreddit because it's just disg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Utterly-Horrible-Things-People-Did-to-Their-Cars-While-Trying-to-Make-Them-Cool/

Reindeer on a Plane

Photo: Olga Ushnitskaya Rudolph may be taking a break from flying after a busy Christmas season, but his reindeer brethren have to get around. So they fly commercial. The Siber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Reindeer-on-a-Plane/

Russian Car Curling Tournament

The sport of curling involves sliding a stone across a field of ice to score points and knock the opposing teams stone out of points. Curling stones are very expensive, so a group of Russians came up with a better idea:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Russian-Car-Curling-Tournament/

Sicilian Archbishop Banned the Mafia from Becoming Godfathers

In the movie The Godfather, Don Vito Corleone said that "A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man." But recently, an archbishop in Sicily has given the real world mafi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Sicilian-Archbishop-Banned-the-Mafia-from-Becoming-Godfathers/

Sticking Around: The La Brea Tar Pits

The following article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California.(Image credit: Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD)How much do you know about the Angelenos of the Pleistocene? Yeah, us eit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/Sticking-Around-The-La-Brea-Tar-Pits/

March March march is Pointless ... and That's the Whole Point of it!

Image: Colin Bell As its website proclaims, there's really no other point to the March March march other than to justify its name: The March March march is a long, flat, pointless wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/20/March-March-march-is-Pointless-and-Thats-the-Whole-Point-of-it/






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