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Google's Self-Driving Semi Trucks

Someone leaked images from Google's self-driving vehicle division Waymo to Jalopnik, and they show Peterbilt tractor-trailers. Google announced earlier this month that it's working on long-haul autonomous carriers. It re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/Googles-Self-Driving-Semi-Trucks/

'Tom Waits For No One'- An Obscure Animated Short From 1979 Starring Tom Waits

You'd think an Oscar-winning animated short starring Tom Waits would be well known in certain circles, especially when it's entitled "Tom Waits For No One".But it appears this 1979 short by The Lyon Lamb Company was hidi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/Tom-Waits-For-No-One-An-Obscure-Animated-Short-From-1979-Starring-Tom-Waits/

Cameos By Real People in Their Own Biopics

It's quite an honor to have a movie made about you while you're still alive to enjoy it (it certainly helps if you wrote the book). But how intimidating it must be for the actor who must portray you! Quite a few films no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/Cameos-By-Real-People-in-Their-Own-Biopics/

Fun Easter Eggs Hidden Inside of Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride

Guardians of the Galaxy fans have been super excited about the recently open ride over at Disney's California Adventure, but whether you have visited or not, you still should know about some of the amazing Easte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/Fun-Easter-Eggs-Hidden-Inside-of-Disneys-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-Ride/

The Cheetah Meow

Lions roar, cougars scream, and cheetahs …meow? We know that cheetahs don't roar, and can purr like house cats, but did you know that a cheetah will sometimes meow? I didn't, either. I didn't know cheetahs meow I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/The-Cheetah-Meow/

Make Your Summer Sizzle With A New NeatoShop T-Shirt

No Sleep Till Preschool by Kellabell9Summer means different things to different people, but there's one thing everybody has in common when the weather warms up- we all want to wear t-shirts so we can stay cool.If you wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/Make-Your-Summer-Sizzle-With-A-New-NeatoShop-T-Shirt/

13th Doctor - A Geeky Dream Come True

13th Doctor by Karen HallionThere has been lots of discussion about who might be chosen to play The 13th incarnation of the Doctor, and fans have been hoping to see some new blood cast in the iconic role. But wouldn't i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/13th-Doctor-A-Geeky-Dream-Come-True/

The 5 Most Annoying Things to Say During an Argument

As toxic as some internet sites and forums can be these days, there's one thing you can learn from them: how not to argue your point. If you can look at what's happening in a particular argument, you can see wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/The-5-Most-Annoying-Things-to-Say-During-an-Argument/

Boomer The Skateboarding Cat Doesn't Mind A Crowd

There are so many skateboarding dogs and cats out there I won't be surprised when they start going pro, especially the dogs who don't mind a crowd forming around them.But cats seem like they'd be less keen on a crowd, pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/Boomer-The-Skateboarding-Cat-Doesnt-Mind-A-Crowd/

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook."It was a bright cold day in April, as the clocks were striking thirtee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/George-Orwells-Nineteen-Eighty-Four/

Why Do Planes Still Have Ashtrays?

Once upon a time, when people smoked everywhere, you could smoke on airline flights. The back of the plane was designated as a smoking section, but then so was the First Class section in the front. And everyone breathed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/28/Why-Do-Planes-Still-Have-Ashtrays/

Everyone is a Hero

The song "みんながみんな英雄" ("Everyone is a Hero"), from the Japanese group AI, became a big hit in 2016. The video is gorgeous, and full of wacky scenes depicting heroes from different folktales coming togeth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Everyone-is-a-Hero/

29 Mind-blowing Banana Facts

You may think you know a lot about bananas because you've eaten them all your life. Even if you do, you'll learn more in a list chock-full of banana facts, all with links for further reading. Did you know…8. The s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/29-Mind-blowing-Banana-Facts/

Cat Asks for Help, Gets It

The YouTuber who goes by the name "walter santi" (Walter is his/her dog, and Santi is a cat) tells the story of an injured stray cat who came to their house and asked for help. The video shows his wounds and may be distu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Cat-Asks-for-Help-Gets-It/

Epic Trucks, Trailers, Buses And Other Vehicles You Can Actually Stay In

The type of lodgings people choose when they're traveling says a lot about the type of trip they're on- stuck in a stuffy hotel means business trip, staying in the city center means tourist trip, and theme park hotel mea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Epic-Trucks-Trailers-Buses-And-Other-Vehicles-You-Can-Actually-Stay-In/

The Best Hot Dogs, Taste-Tested

The staff of the New York Times taste-tested ten hot dogs, most of which are available at your local grocery store. The ten were all-beef franks, so they will cost a little more than average, but you should get some idea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/The-Best-Hot-Dogs-Taste-Tested/

New Study Finds Cats Most Likely Domesticated Themselves

Cats are truly amazing creatures, and since humans have never been able to fully tame those tiny tigers it's not all that surprising to hear a new study has found cats pretty much domesticated themselves.But this discove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/New-Study-Finds-Cats-Most-Likely-Domesticated-Themselves/

Starter Grow Kit - Trainers Gotta Start Somewhere

Starter Grow Kit by miskiTrainers have a hard time breaking in to the pocket monster training game, and some trainers start out so young it's impossible for them to go out and catch 'em all because they aren't allowed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Starter-Grow-Kit-Trainers-Gotta-Start-Somewhere/

Even in the 1700s, Book Clubs Were Really About Drinking and Socializing

Once you got all dressed in the 1700s, you needed to have some place to go! You might even go to the library for a book club meeting, although that could cause people to talk.These libraries weren’t just places to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Even-in-the-1700s-Book-Clubs-Were-Really-About-Drinking-and-Socializing/

Stanley Kubrick Talks About Growing Up As A Misfit In This Cool Video

You can learn a lot about a person by examining their childhood roots, because all the good and bad things that happened to us when we were kids have an impact on who we are and what we do for the rest of our lives.Stanl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Stanley-Kubrick-Talks-About-Growing-Up-As-A-Misfit-In-This-Cool-Video/

When the Beast of Gévaudan Terrorized France

At the point where belief in supernatural forest monsters overlapped the new era of newspaper distribution lies the story of the Beast of Gévaudan. Beginning in 1764, the people of the French region of Géva...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/When-the-Beast-of-Gvaudan-Terrorized-France/

A Game Where You Slap A Watermelon To Learn About The Horror Of Being A Watermelon

The Melon Game Jam started out as an inside joke among the game developers who attended A MAZE 2016 and became a delicious reality one year later, producing watermelon-themed video games for a fruit hungry world.But one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/A-Game-Where-You-Slap-A-Watermelon-To-Learn-About-The-Horror-Of-Being-A-Watermelon/

Five Actors You Totally Forgot Were in X-Men Movies

There have been ten X-Men films released since the year 2000. Unless you're a comic book fan from way back, it's hard to keep up with which ones you've seen, much less who is in them all. And considering the fil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Five-Actors-You-Totally-Forgot-Were-in-X-Men-Movies/

Vintage Photos Of Big And Beautiful Hairstyles From The 1960s

Americans were way more in to "big" in the 60s- big cars, big collars and big hairstyles, but in order to live large folks had to put in work. Can you imagine washing one of those giant 60s street boats by hand?People pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Vintage-Photos-Of-Big-And-Beautiful-Hairstyles-From-The-1960s/

Why Chimpanzees Are So Strong

Great apes include gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, chimpanzees, and humans. While chimpanzees are the smallest, humans are the weakest. Chimps are much stronger than humans, even accounting for physical condition, meaning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Why-Chimpanzees-Are-So-Strong/

Getting Dressed in the 1700s

You've seen tons of portraits of 18th century women like Martha Washington and Marie Antoinette, and while you know what their clothes look like, you probably have no idea how much work went into putting those dresses on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Getting-Dressed-in-the-1700s/

Paper Airplane Research Review

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!Glimpses at some of the relevant paperscompiled by Bertha Vanatian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/Paper-Airplane-Research-Review/

A Man and His Pineapple

It's not easy to grow a pineapple. It's more difficult in some places than others, but redditor vlone17's dad finally harvested one of his own. He was so proud, he had a portrait made with it. Without his shoes on. The o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/27/A-Man-and-His-Pineapple/

World's Okayest Dad - Being The Best Is Overrated

World's Okayest Dad by geekchic teesIt's okay to be the okayest, it really is, and in this world of people who are total losers but eternally claim to be "the best" it's actually refreshing to see someone willing to a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/26/Worlds-Okayest-Dad-Being-The-Best-Is-Overrated/

Auto Nom

When you think of autonomous cars, you think of Google and Elon Musk and the idea of trucks with no drivers hauling loads down the highway. But why not think of the fun these cars can have?[https://vimeo.com/221472035] (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/06/26/Auto-Nom/




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