Archive for April 14th, 2017

Bloopers and Ad Libs that Stayed in the Movies

Sometimes actors go off-script while filming a movie, either intentionally or accidentally. It could be a last-minute idea, a joke, a way to cover up flubbing your lines, or just plain clumsiness. What's rare are those t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Bloopers-and-Ad-Libs-that-Stayed-in-the-Movies/

The Lady Of The Manners Is Here To Help Elder Goths Stay Spooky

(Image Link)Subcultures are generally a young person's game, and as we grow older and mellow out we tend to lose interest in those "edgy" scenes we thought were so cool when we were young.But not every subculture loses m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/The-Lady-Of-The-Manners-Is-Here-To-Help-Elder-Goths-Stay-Spooky/

Washington City Paper's Peeps Diorama Contest Winner

This year, The Washington Post discontinued its annual Peeps diorama contest, citing low participation, so the alternative weekly paper Washington City News stepped in and held a contest. They've announ...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Washington-City-Papers-Peeps-Diorama-Contest-Winner/

The "Forgotten" Uses For Everyday Objects

Objects we consider ordinary and useful become strange and obsolete as time goes by unless we pass down the knowledge of where each object came from and its intended use.Let's start with the loop on the back of men's (an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/The-Forgotten-Uses-For-Everyday-Objects/

Takin' ur Jerbs …and More

Think a machine can't do your job? Don't say that out loud, or someone will immediately invent one that can. Think that there's other things in life besides a job? Don't say that out loud, either, because the machines wi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Takin-ur-Jerbs-and-More/

World's Oldest Bed Bugs

Got bed bugs? Those pesky insects have been known for biting humans for millenia (Aristotle even mentioned them), but new fossil records show that the problem went way further back than that: Scientists...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Worlds-Oldest-Bed-Bugs/

One-sided Affection

Cali the cockatoo and Jackson the Maine Coon cat act out a scenario that may be familiar to you. Cali desperately wants some attention, and Jackson wants none of her shenanigans.(YouTube link)I can see the speech bubbles...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/One-sided-Affection/

The Worst Mistakes People Make When They Fly

While the ever more intrusive TSA screenings, horrible treatment by airlines and increased tension among passengers have made flying less comfortable than ever before it's still a necessary travel evil.So if you have to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/The-Worst-Mistakes-People-Make-When-They-Fly/

First Trailer for The Last Jedi

The movie is still eight months away, but we're all excited to see the next episode in the Star Wars saga. The trailer for The Last Jedi premiere today at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. And now we ca...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/First-Trailer-for-The-Last-Jedi/

It's A ME-OW, Mario! - Suddenly I'm Craving Squid Sushi...

It's A ME-OW, Mario! by Harebrained DesignWhen Mario puts on one of his animal themed suits he usually just wears it to help him get through a level then he takes it off and goes back to being plain old Super Mario, b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Its-A-ME-OW-Mario-Suddenly-Im-Craving-Squid-Sushi/

Butt Band

This weird old postcard from Germany is undated, but seems to be about a hundred years old. Weird Vintage has some information about the joke.Apparently this is some fancy wordplay which makes a whole lot more sense when...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Butt-Band/

Artist Plants Hand Painted Mushrooms Across The U.S. For Cross-Country Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are fun while you're playing the game, but the stuff you scavenge is typically thrown out afterwards because it's not of any real value, meaning you've spent hours gathering garbage.But artists are starti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Artist-Plants-Hand-Painted-Mushrooms-Across-The-US-For-Cross-Country-Scavenger-Hunt/

Two Guys Who Hate Each Other

Two guys who don't like each other at all show up at the same party, and they have to adhere to social norms of speaking and feigning a thin veneer of etiquette. That geniality only lasts a nanosecond as they launch into...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Two-Guys-Who-Hate-Each-Other/

Dark Comics About Kevin The Horrible Optimist

Most optimists can be a little pessimistic at times, and no matter how much they want to believe their glass will always be half full they know sometimes it's just plain empty- and there are no more free refills.But Nick...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Dark-Comics-About-Kevin-The-Horrible-Optimist/

Childhood Photos of Some of Your Favorite Movie and TV Superheroes

Every one of us, even the most famous and glamorous celebrities, was once a little child. When these folks grew up to portray comic book superheroes on the silver screen, we got to know their looks well. In this gallery...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Childhood-Photos-of-Some-of-Your-Favorite-Movie-and-TV-Superheroes/

Forget Blood Sacrifice! Today's Discerning Ghosts Prefer Strawberry Fanta

Image: Patrick Winn In Thailand, it's customary to offer food to the spirits or ghosts of one's ancestors - you often see "spirit houses" with offerings of fruits, fried rice, and flowers....

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Forget-Blood-Sacrifice-Todays-Discerning-Ghosts-Prefer-Strawberry-Fanta/

8-Year-Old Drives to McDonald's

What do you do when you crave a cheeseburger, but your parents are asleep? An eight-year-old boy in East Palestine, Ohio, figured it out. He looked up how to drive on YouTube, watched a video about it, and then drove his...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/8-Year-Old-Drives-to-McDonalds/

Jameson Distillery's Smooth April Fool's Day Prank

On April 1st, 2017 Jameson Irish Whiskey announced they'd discovered a 230-year-old barrel of whiskey during renovations that had been buried in the foundation of their Bow Street distillery.The whiskey was thought to be...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/Jameson-Distillerys-Smooth-April-Fools-Day-Prank/

The Fatty Arbuckle Scandal

The following article is from the book Uncle John's True Crime: A Classic Collection of Crooks, Cops, and Capers. A woman is found dead...a well-known celebrity is charged with murder...the whole world follo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/The-Fatty-Arbuckle-Scandal/

According to Science, 25-Year-Olds are the King of Random

Can you think of a random number? Sure you can, but not as good as when you were (or will be) 25 years of age. Cognitive scientist Nicolas Gauvrit and colleagues at Laboratoire de Recherche Scientifique in Paris,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/14/According-to-Science-25-Year-Olds-are-the-King-of-Random/




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