Archive for April 24th, 2017

Ridiculous Myths About The Middle Ages That Need To Die

Thanks to pop culture people assume everyone but the royals smelled like crap in the Middle Ages, knights were heroic figures who kept the kingdom safe for common folk, and scientific progress went boink thanks to the ch...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Ridiculous-Myths-About-The-Middle-Ages-That-Need-To-Die/

Tip or Gift?

Here's an idea that probably deserves some study. Tips are taxable income, but cash gifts are not (unless the gift is over $13,000 in one year). Does this money add to the waiter's taxable income? Does it contribute to h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Tip-or-Gift/

Money Laundering at the St. Francis Hotel

[https://youtu.be/9IqHCVRbidA] (YouTube link)In 1938, the hotel St. Francis in San Francisco began washing all its coins as a courtesy to guests -particularly women who wore white gloves. Back then, it was a full-time jo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Money-Laundering-at-the-St-Francis-Hotel/

Photos From The Set Of The Original Twin Peaks

Part of me never left David Lynch's eerie town of Twin Peaks after watching the series in the early 90s, and now that the series is coming back for eighteen more episodes that Twin Peaks feeling is comi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Photos-From-The-Set-Of-The-Original-Twin-Peaks/

Aquaman Tried

Poor Aquaman. When DC tried to give their lineup a little diversity in super powers and setting, he got the short end of the stick and has been stuck with them for decades. The only thing they could have possibly done to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Aquaman-Tried/

Tubespotting - I'm Starting To Think That Isn't Really A Warp Zone At All!

Tubespotting by Donovan AlexBegbie thought it would be a good idea to give up trainspotting for a while, so he started eating these really far out mushrooms he found growing along the railroad tracks. They had red caps...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Tubespotting-Im-Starting-To-Think-That-Isnt-Really-A-Warp-Zone-At-All/

The Invisible Art Of Visual Effects

Visual effects in films are composed and constructed just like any other work of art, but there's one big difference- in order for the VFX in movies to be effective they must be so subtle you think the effects are real.A...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/The-Invisible-Art-Of-Visual-Effects/

Edward Gorey, Pack Rat

Edward Gorey was a masterful storyteller and artist, and he was also a collector. Not of anything in particular that he could become an expert on, but everything. The extent of his collecting didn't become well known unt...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Edward-Gorey-Pack-Rat/

Dog Eats Banana- The Shocking Video Footage

Some dogs will do backflips for bacon, others will sit and shake paws all day long for tasty bits of human food, but those dogs are missing the boat because you get a whole lot more treat if you go gaga for bananas.And s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Dog-Eats-Banana-The-Shocking-Video-Footage/

Lifestyles of the Rich and Tasteless

Aristocrats of the 18th century were always on the lookout for something new and impressive to spend money on. For some, that meant hiring their own hermit, to entertain guests and to, let's say, outsource their interest...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Lifestyles-of-the-Rich-and-Tasteless/

How Much Would Superheroes' NYC Apartments Cost?

Being a superhero typically isn't a paid gig, which is why even famous superheroes like Superman and Spider-Man have to keep their day jobs as journalists.Clark Kent lives in the fictional city of Metropolis, so there's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/How-Much-Would-Superheroes-NYC-Apartments-Cost/

First Mass Produced Flying Car goes on Sale

While other innovative transportation companies are working on private space travel or self-driving vehicles, AeroMobil is focused on bringing us the flying car- finally! The Jetsons must have really had a profo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/First-Mass-Produced-Flying-Car-goes-on-Sale/

Why Are So Many Popular Cartoon Characters Yellow?

Think about the most popular cartoon characters you know. Right, The Simpsons. Or Pikachu, or Spongebob, or Jake. A strangely large percentage of the top animated characters are yellow. They each have their own...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Why-Are-So-Many-Popular-Cartoon-Characters-Yellow/

Declare Your Allegiance To Rock 'N' Roll With These NeatoShop T-Shirts

The Final Countdown! by RaffitiIf you have rock 'n' roll pumping through your veins and through your speakers all day long then you've declared allegiance to rock, but what if you have geeky interests besides music?And...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Declare-Your-Allegiance-To-Rock-N-Roll-With-These-NeatoShop-T-Shirts/

Bowler Gets 300 in a Hurry

Ben Ketola had the bowling alley to himself, and rolled twelve strikes in a row for a perfect game …in only 86.9 seconds! That's a world record.[https://youtu.be/AQnphc6qeNs] (YouTube link)Ketola, of Cortland, New...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/Bowler-Gets-300-in-a-Hurry/

37 Local Food Specialties That You Can Get Delivered Anywhere in the US

No matter where you live, chances are you have at least one favorite place that makes something you could never get anywhere else. Except nowadays, many of these local specialtlies can be shipped anywhere in the US.Buzzf...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/37-Local-Food-Specialties-That-You-Can-Get-Delivered-Anywhere-in-the-US/

AKU Has A POSSE (Japanese Variant) - Demonic Street Art Is Scary!

AKU has a POSSE (Japanese variant) by Jango SnowThe lone samurai known as Jack had always assumed that demonic despot Aku was working alone, since he seemed too power hungry to share his throne and too despicable for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/AKU-Has-A-POSSE-Japanese-Variant-Demonic-Street-Art-Is-Scary/

The Real Zorro?

The following article is from the book Uncle John's True Crime: A Classic Collection of Crooks, Cops, and Capers. Every cultural legend has to start someplace, even if it’s from just a kernel of t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/The-Real-Zorro/

DoggoLingo, the Language of Dogs

When people got together on the internet, they shared enough cat pictures that LOLcat, the language, was born. It took a while longer, but there's also a language for dogs: DoggoLingo. Even if you've never heard of the l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/24/DoggoLingo-the-Language-of-Dogs/




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