Archive for May 1st, 2017

The Tale Of A Man And His Rancor

Rancors are native to the planet Dathomir, grow to be five meters tall or more, and see most humanoids as nothing more than snack food. So how did Jabba's Rancor end up in that pit beneath his palace?It was given to Jabb...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/The-Tale-Of-A-Man-And-His-Rancor/

Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans

I found some serious catnip that will be playing all evening long while I work. It's a mashup of the Beatles and Star Wars. To be specific, the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is used to tel...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Princess-Leias-Stolen-Death-Star-Plans/

People Photographed As Young Adults And 100-Year-Olds

It's an indisputable fact that our faces will have changed quite a bit by the time we're old, and if we're lucky enough to live to 100 we wil look virtually unrecognizable compared to our younger selves.But how much do o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/People-Photographed-As-Young-Adults-And-100-Year-Olds/

The Legend of Ludgar the War Wolf, King of the Trebuchets

Taking a castle by siege was never as easy as rolling up your machines when the need arose. When the forces of England's King Edward I encircled Scotland's Stirling Castle in 1304, he ordered that thirteen trebuchets be...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/The-Legend-of-Ludgar-the-War-Wolf-King-of-the-Trebuchets/

Alice Vs Flamingo - Play Fair Or It's Curtains For You, Bird!

Alice vs Flamingo by Tweedle GunsAlice didn't hold the actions of Wonderland's denizens against them before the Red Queen decided to add Alice's head to her collection, and she still had no ill will towards them after...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Alice-Vs-Flamingo-Play-Fair-Or-Its-Curtains-For-You-Bird/

These Cringeworthy "Badasses" Seem Super Duper Tough

(Image Link)They say you've gotta look out for the quiet ones, those people so meek they might snap at any moment and are therefore more dangerous than the outwardly angry, but I don't know if that's true.(Image Link)I m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/These-Cringeworthy-Badasses-Seem-Super-Duper-Tough/

Progress Bar

You have to wonder why software even bothers with a progress bar if it's not going to give you any useful information. You're thinking about it wrong. The purpose of the progress bar is NOT to give the user any useful in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Progress-Bar/

Handcrafted Wire Bonsai Trees That Will Live Forever

Bonsai trees are beautiful to look at but they can be a real pain to keep alive, and many of these small trees are simply kept as living decorations, to be looked at and admired like art.So why not skip all the years of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Handcrafted-Wire-Bonsai-Trees-That-Will-Live-Forever/

The Fault in Our Star Wars

Michael Tucker of Lessons from the Screenplay takes a deep dive into the latest Star Wars films to compare and contrast The Force Awakens with Rogue One. It's the difference between telling us...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/The-Fault-in-Our-Star-Wars/

How To Tell Your Girlfriend A Funny Story About Your Ex

It's really hard to discuss former relationships with the person you're currently seeing, especially if they're the angry or jealous type, so many of your past coupling problems may go undiscussed.But if you follow the a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/How-To-Tell-Your-Girlfriend-A-Funny-Story-About-Your-Ex/

Dog Turns Roomba Off

Shasta is a smart dog. She's figured out how to turn that annoying Roomba off! Yeah, she is scolded for it, but it doesn't take long for the aggravation to overtake her desire to obey her woman.[https://youtu.be/ei5H-wd3...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Dog-Turns-Roomba-Off/

Fun Facts About Skittles

Candy fans can largely agree that Skittles are delicious, but did you know much more about them beyond that? For example, did you know that they have an amazing PR team that not only posts entertaining tidbits like "Mars...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Fun-Facts-About-Skittles/

Top 10 Things I Wish People Knew About Cerebral Palsy

Zach Anner (previously at Neatorama) was asked to come up with a list of 10 things people should know about cerebral palsy. It wasn't easy, but he managed to come up with ten of his funny stories that overlay real inform...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Top-10-Things-I-Wish-People-Knew-About-Cerebral-Palsy/

Get Decked Out For Geeky Summer Fun At The NeatoShop's Mega May Sale

Han and Wooks by Hillary WhiteYou'll want to look your best while you're out doing fun stuff this summer, and even though tees aren't the dressiest apparel they're perfectly appropriate attire for those hot summer month...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Get-Decked-Out-For-Geeky-Summer-Fun-At-The-NeatoShops-Mega-May-Sale/

18 Magical Things You Didn’t Know about Disney Characters

Get ready for a trivia list that covers all kinds of characters, from the early history of Disney to the current lineup of Princesses! Trivia like this could fill books (and it does), but here it comes in bite-size piece...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/18-Magical-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-Disney-Characters/

She's Super! - It's The Woman Of Steel, Thank You Very Much

She's Super! by hugohugoKal-El used to hog all the glory by being the most super hero on the planet, but ever since his cousin Kara Zor-El decided to take to the skies and do her part to save the planet she's been out...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Shes-Super-Its-The-Woman-Of-Steel-Thank-You-Very-Much/

Busting The Tennis Ball Car Unlock Myth

Many new cars have electronic locks that unlock the door with a push of a button, and because many people don't really understand how these locks work they've become the subject of many myths.And people love to post cont...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Busting-The-Tennis-Ball-Car-Unlock-Myth/

Angels Flight: Up the Down Railroad

The following article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California.Got a minute? In L.A., you can use it for a trip back in time. A HEAVENLY RIDEOn the morning...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Angels-Flight-Up-the-Down-Railroad/

Annie Rie's Stained Glass

British artist Anna Rie makes beautiful stained glass works depicting pastoral landscapes, using a classic technique you may have never heard of. She tells us a little about her work.In my work I use the same methods as...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/01/Annie-Roes-Stained-Glass/




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