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Hunting for the Black Silk of Tan Chau

Jürgen Horn and Mike Powell continue their adventures in Vietnam, where they've been exploring villages on their own, without guides, away from the tourist spots. They'd heard that Tan Chau was where Vietnamese blac...

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Engineering Against Coughing and Sneezing

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!(Image credit: mcfarlandmo)Research about mechanisms to reduce a p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/23/Engineering-Against-Coughing-and-Sneezing/

Emotional Geometry

If we're going to have triangles, we may as well go whole hog with the geometry analogies. I think we cam all relate to the anxiety fractals more than the rest, amirite? This is the newest comic from John McNamee at Pie...

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Learning to Swim

If you didn't learn to swim as a child, it can be pretty difficult -and downright embarrassing- to ask someone teach you as an adult. What do you do? You buy a backyard pool like this guy and try to figure it out on your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/Learning-to-Swim/

5 Ways to Define a Sandwich, According to the Law

You can always find an argument somewhere on the internet about what is and what is not a sandwich. With new food items constantly being developed, the line has grown quite thin. Is a hot dog legally a sandwich? It depen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/5-Ways-to-Define-a-Sandwich-According-to-the-Law/

Dog Interrupts Russian News Broadcast

This news anchor at the Russian channel MIR 24 is telling us about the planned renovation of some areas of Moscow, when she's interrupted by a Labrador retriever that had snuck behind the desk. It was startling.[https://...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/Dog-Interrupts-Russian-News-Broadcast/

Read Joss Whedon's Unproduced Screenplay For Wonder Woman

Joss Whedon has come a long way from the days when he was writing for Roseanne, and since then many studios have asked Joss to write scripts based on their franchises.But for some reason Warner Bros hired Joss t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/Read-Joss-Whedons-Unproduced-Screenplay-For-Wonder-Woman/

My Brain Is 80% Song Lyrics 20% Movie Quotes - Real Genius

My Brain is 80% Song Lyrics 20% Movie Quotes by BootsEverybody uses their brain power for different things- some use it to test scientific theories and figure out the world using math and physics, others use it to mem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/My-Brain-Is-80-Song-Lyrics-20-Movie-Quotes-Real-Genius/

Cosplay Mashup: Yondu is Mary Poppins

Cosplayer Cindy Salvus Artistry took a few lines from Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and made it a real thing. The character Yondu is mashed up with Mary Poppins! Here's the dialogue from the movie:Star-Lord: You loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/Coaplay-Mashup-Yondu-is-Mary-Poppins/

Red Red Riding Hood

Fairy tale characters were way too calm and composed considering the morbid situations they dealt with during their stories, and they acted like these dark moments were no big deal.Pushing an old hag who eats kids into a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/Red-Red-Ridding-Hood/

The True Story of Brainwashing and How It Shaped America

The word "brainwashing" came about because of the Cold War. In the 1950s, Americans were shocked when thousands of soldiers captured by North Korea eventually confessed to war crimes they hadn't committed, and some even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/The-True-Story-of-Brainwashing-and-How-It-Shaped-America/

Rock Bands Named After Classic Literature

Somewhere along the way it was decided that people who play in bands aren't very bright, then rock stars were further stigmatized as being drunk, dumb and on drugs because some big names glamorized this lushy lifestyle.I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/Rock-Bands-Named-After-Classic-Literature/

How the Beatles Wrote "A Day in the Life"

This coming Friday, May 26, will be the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Atlantic takes a close look at one of its most memorable songs, "A Day in the Life."...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/How-the-Beatles-Wrote-A-Day-in-the-Life/

Woman Uses Ancient Swedish Herding Call To Bring Her Cows Home

Back before there was barbed wire to contain them, microchips to track them and trucks to transport them across continents there was the shepherd, who would tend to their herd as if they were their own offspring.The shep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/Woman-Uses-Ancient-Swedish-Herding-Call-To-Bring-Her-Cows-Home/

The Top 5 Better Call Saul Fan Theories

The Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul is now in its third season. Fans are trying to put clues together to figure out where the story is going, and how it will all tie together. Since Vince G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/The-Top-5-Better-Call-Saul-Fan-Theories/

Some Of The Funniest Stuff Spotted In Textbooks

(Image Link)Going back to school in the fall means getting a fresh batch of textbooks, which are always better used than new because other students have had the chance to doodle snicker-worthy stuff in the book.These sec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/Some-Of-The-Funniest-Stuff-Spotted-In-Textbooks/

Putting Daddy into the Picture

Brandon and Veronica Phillips are expecting a baby soon. The problem is that Brandon is deployed far away, so Veronica took one of his Air Force shirts to her maternity photoshoot to wear in order to incorporate him into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/Putting-Daddy-into-the-Picture/

The Perfect Accessory for a Fancy Picnic

Love a good picnic with a lot of class? Then you won't want to miss out on this wine and cheese table that easily sits right in the ground and provides support for a bottle, two glasses and a plate -ideally for your chee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/The-Perfect-Accessory-for-a-Fancy-Picnic/

Weapons Of Math Instruction - The Power Of The Protractor

Weapons of Math Instruction by Cafe PretzelMany people believe using weapons of mass destruction are the most powerful and effective way to get people to do what they want, but there's a better way. You see, by using we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/Weapons-Of-Math-Instruction-The-Power-Of-The-Protractor/

The Lady of the Lines

The following is an article from Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader.(Image credit: Bybbisch94, Christian Gebhardt)If you've ever heard of the Nazca lines, you have this woman to thank for preserving th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/The-Lady-of-the-Lines/

How TV Logos Were Made Before Computers

In the 21st century, we are so used to computers being able to create an image of anything that we forget what a hassle that used to be. For 2D logos, that meant drawing, paste-ups, and photography. For film, it was more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/22/How-TV-Logos-Were-Made-Before-Computers/

Justin Trudeau Photobombs Promgoers

Prom season in #Vancouver pic.twitter.com/pgLUqdkgjd— Adam Scotti (@AdamScotti) May 20, 2017 It's prom season, and a group of students from the Catholic boy's school Vancouver College were taking photographs b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/21/Justin-Trudeau-Photobombs-Promgoers/

What’s Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years

Neatorama has featured many articles about patent medicine, snake oil, quackery, and dangerous cure-alls from the past. Those stories make us feel thankful to be living in the present, where modern medicine is working mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/21/Whats-Kept-the-Society-Against-Quackery-Going-for-137-Years/

What Adults Say Vs What Adults Do

Kids realize their parents are full of crap at an early age, and one of the ways they discover adults have been lying to them is by catching us doing something we told them absolutely, positively not to do.This double st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/21/What-Adults-Say-Vs-What-Adults-Do/

The Romantic Engineer

Dane Christianson (ChraneD) posted this gif to reddit's shitty robots forum with the title How to properly ask out the Queen of Shitty Robots. Of course, he's referring to Simone Giertz, whose ridiculous robots we've pos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/21/The-Romantic-Engineer/

Bilious Facts About The Liver

Our liver is more than just a booze and drug filter or something that goes great with "fava beans and a nice chianti"- it's the second largest organ in the human body, weighs as much as a chihuahua, and every vertebrate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/21/Bilious-Facts-About-The-Liver/

Hugh Jackman Didn't Know Wolverines Were Real Animals

When Hugh Jackman was first cast as the X-Men character Wolverine, he went to work researching the animal. But he did that research on wolves.  “I didn’t even know there was a wolverine. I literally, emb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/21/Hugh-Jackman-Didnt-Know-Wolverines-Were-Real-Animals/

Skateboarder Sean Greene Bombs Down The Steep Streets Of San Francisco

Skating the streets of San Francisco is something only the brave, experienced and/or balls out bananas should attempt, because those steep hills make it easy to munch it hard and stopping ain't easy.But Sean Greene has l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/21/Skateboarder-Sean-Greene-Bombs-Down-The-Steep-Streets-Of-San-Francisco/

Toy Story 19

Toy Story 4 is planned for 2019. That's 24 years after the first movie. You have to wonder how long they can keep it up. This comic from Berkeley Mews gives us an idea of how the story might be ultimately wrappe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/21/Toy-Story-19/

Wild By Nature - Hyrule's Original Cucco Tossing Gangsta

Wild By Nature by inkOne ArtLink was never down with OPP, nor is he the type of guy who likes to yoke the joker, but when a quest calls for him to unleash his savage side he's happy to go all hip hop hooray on his foe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/21/Wild-By-Nature-Hyrules-Original-Cucco-Tossing-Gangsta/




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