Archive for March 29th, 2017

Social Security Cards Explained

Social Security numbers are confusing. The SSA tells you to never give your number out except to your employer and the government, but then the bank, the utility office, schools, and every store to visit want to know you...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/Social-Security-Cards-Explained/

A Comic for Night Owls

Not a morning person? Shen of Owl Turd Comix has got your back. In this web comic, the artist laid bare what every night person thinks of morning people: Take a look at the rest over at Owl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/A-Comic-for-Night-Owls/

Melting Candy

[https://youtu.be/7Dffx2UPgYI] (YouTube link)This is just silly enough to be satisfying. Erwin Trummer recorded candy as it melts, reversed some of the sequences, and then set them to classical music. It doesn't make a b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/Melting-Candy/

First Class 92 - Sometimes Live Action Pales In Comparison To Cartoons

First Class 92 by JP Perez The X movies have been lacking something the original cartoon had plenty of- character. Those mutant men and women just don't look the same when they're played by big names on the big sc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/First-Class-92-Sometimes-Live-Action-Pales-In-Comparison-To-Cartoons/

This Little Piggy Went To Home Depot When His Fence Was Blown Down

Pigs look like carefree critters when they're laying around in their sty or wallowing in the mud, but they're only super chill when they know they're protected from the big bad wolves by a fence or a wall.So when 60 mph...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/This-Little-Piggy-Went-To-Home-Depot-When-His-Fence-Was-Blown-Down/

How a Wild West Showman Brought Man-Lifting Kites to the British Army

Around the turn of the 20th century, people were nuts about new technology, even stuff that now seems so odd you have to wonder what they were thinking. Take kites: if you had enough of them, one could lift a man high in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/How-a-Wild-West-Showman-Brought-Man-Lifting-Kites-to-the-British-Army/

Roll Out Table

Guests coming over for dinner? You don't have to grab a spare table or snap in an extra table leaf to fit everybody for dinner - with this Roll-Out Table by Norwegian designer Marcus Voraa, you just roll out more...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/Roll-Out-Table/

Why Knights Fought Snails in Medieval Art

Scribes decorated medieval manuscripts with all kinds of weird thing, like rabbits, cats, Star Wars characters, and lots of snails. Snails very often appear to be doing battles with knights -or, more accurately,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/Why-Knights-Fought-Snails-in-Medieval-Art/

The Real-Life Waterworld Project

[Photo Removed per photographer's request]Waterworld isn't the kind of movie that makes people think "gee, I'd sure like to live there someday!", but Brooklyn street artist Swoon saw the film as inspirational- so she sta...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/The-Real-Life-Waterworld-Project/

29 Interesting Archaeological Discoveries

[https://youtu.be/qmyUAVm5ooY] (YouTube link)What's been going on in the world of archaeology? John Green fills us in on new stuff, big stuff, and fascinating stuff in this week's episode of the mental_floss List Show. T...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/29-Interesting-Archaeological-Discoveries/

Crystal Flower Proves that Chemistry Can Be Romantic

Ask a chemist for flowers, and he'll likely give you these wonderful crystal flowers! Chemistry professor Dean Campbell of Bradley University and his team were trying to develop new catalysts by making a s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/Crystal-Flower-Proves-that-Chemistry-Can-Be-Romantic/

This Artist is the Fuzziest and Cuddliest Painter Around

Kenny Au knew that his husky was destined for greatness if he just knew how to acheive it -so he and his wife trained Hunter to paint. Well, to be more accurate, they trained their dog to paint after the super smart...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/dog-painter/

This Recipe For Crusty Roasted Fondant Potatoes Will Change Your Food Loving Life

Potatoes are the most versatile vegetable in your kitchen, as they can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, but most will agree the best potato dishes are either buttery or cheesy and easy to prepare.  Which is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/This-Recipe-For-Crusty-Roasted-Fondant-Potatoes-Will-Change-Your-Food-Loving-Life/

The 12 Most Dramatic Episodes of Bones

After 12 seasons, the TV series Bones came to an end last night. The show focused on forensic anthropologist "Bones" Brennan and FBI agent Seeley Booth and the crimes they solved together. The series was based o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/The-12-Most-Dramatic-Episodes-of-Bones/

Zorg ZF-1 - Shoot Now, Ask For Multipass Later

Zorg ZF-1 by adho1982It can be hard to take down your enemies when you're carrying around all kinds of weapons, and yet any warrior worth their salt knows they need a wide array of arms at their disposal in case things...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/Zorg-ZF-1-Shoot-Now-Ask-For-Multipass-Later/

Celebrities Audition To Become Stephen Hawking's New Voice

Stephen Hawking is a forward thinking fellow, so when he was told his synthesized voice sounds a bit outdated he decided to call up some of his famous friends and let them have a go at becoming his new voice.(YouTube Lin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/Celebrities-Audition-To-Become-Stephen-Hawkings-New-Voice/

Recipes from Artificial Intelligence

Janelle Shane spent some time teaching a neural network how to generate recipes. She set it to learn from 30,000 existing recipes, but learning to cook is hard. After all, it can't taste the results. But even before the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/Recipes-from-Artificial-Intelligence/

Comedian Ken Jeong Answers Important Medical Questions

(Video Link)Ken Jeong is best known for his roles in The Hangover and Dr. Ken, but before he was famous, he was actually just a regular old doctor (although undoubtedly a funnier-than-average one). Whil...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/Comedian-Ken-Jeong-Answers-Important-Medical-Questions/

A Cloud That Rains Tequila

(Image credit: Urban Spree)Tequila Cloud is an art installation that is a cloud made of tequila, that rains tequila on command. In case you're thinking of renting one for your next party, there's only one, and it was on...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/A-Cloud-That-Rains-Tequila/

Visiting The Anza Borrego Super Bloom

California has record rainfall this year and as a result, the desert is full of flowers and the Anza Borrego Desert outside of San Diego even had more flowers than it had since 2005 -what's known as a super bloom.Even th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/Visiting-The-Anza-Borrego-Super-Bloom/

DIY Horror Movie Makeup Lessons From The 1960s

Dressing up isn't reserved for Halloween night when you're a monster movie fan, and trying to recreate those spooky looks becomes a lifelong mission we undertake so we can feel closer to those creatures of the night.Back...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/DIY-Horror-Movie-Makeup-Lessons-From-The-1960s/




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