Archive for July 7th, 2017

Disney Movie Locations Inspired by Real Places

Disney designers are pretty imaginative, but many of the beautiful locations in their animated movies are inspired by real places. That includes landscapes, fairy tale castles, and urban architecture.[https://youtu.be/df...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Disney-Movie-Locations-Inspired-by-Real-Places/

The John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive

Architectural critic and curator John Margolies (1940-2016) traveled the United States and took pictures of roadside amenities, attractions, and architecture from 1969 to 2008, compiling a unique archive of 20th-century...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/The-John-Margolies-Roadside-America-Photograph-Archive/

Mr. Marshall Trolls His 6th Grade Class

Nathan Marshall banned bottle-flipping in his 6th grade class, because after all, that kind of thing is distracting. But what his students didn't know was that Marshall was determined to master the sport. At the end of t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Mr-Marshall-Trolls-His-6th-Grade-Class/

The Massive Volcano That Scientists Can't Find

The 1815 Tambora eruption led to the worldwide "Year without a Summer" in 1816. We have plenty of evidence of the cause and effect for that one. But there are records of a similar event, with even larger consequences, fr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/The-Massive-Volcano-That-Scientists-Cant-Find/

Beluga Whale Appreciates Music

The 7th Regiment small brass ensemble played at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut on Wednesday. They performed "Shut Up and Dance" for a curious and seemingly appreciative beluga whale.  [https://youtu.be/R...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Beluga-Whale-Appreciates-Music/

The Quests You'll Embark On In Every RPG You Play

Every roleplaying game series is set in a different world, and each game in the series tells its own story within that world.But for all the differences between franchises the nature of the genre makes it nigh impossible...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/The-Quests-Youll-Embark-On-In-Every-RPG-You-Play/

Oh, My Dog!

In this dog show, in which the winner is decided by audience applause, you'll see talented dogs doing amazing things, like singing, playing piano, lifting weights, and even (I am not making this up) creating sculptures w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Oh-My-Dog/

The Most Adorable Father Daughter Photo Series Ever

Dads have some bad sides- they're hostile and angry when woken up from a nap, grumpy and groggy when they don't get enough sleep, and sleepy and gassy when they've had too much to eat.But one of dad's good sides totally...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/The-Most-Adorable-Father-Daughter-Photo-Series-Ever/

Doughnut Swiper - Dora As The Dad And Bart As A Squirrel?

Doughnut Swiper by Boggs NicolasHomer should have known something was up when Bart came in and asked him if he wanted to play Dora the Explorer with him, but Homer isn't the most quick-witted dude on the planet so he we...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Doughnut-Swiper-Dora-As-The-Dad-And-Bart-As-A-Squirrel/

Running Into an Old Patient

Dr. Shannon Moore of Hocking Hills Animal Clinic in Logan, Ohio, tells how she ran into a former patient while hiking in the woods. Since she's a veterinarian, there wasn't much conversation, but she did stop to examine...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Running-Into-an-Old-Patient/

Martin Scorsese Discusses Filmmaking In This Animated Interview

The characters in Martin Scorsese's movies are always worried about getting pinched, whacked, ratted out, iced and/or framed, but the director himself is only concerned with one of these things- framing.As a director Sco...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Martin-Scorsese-Discusses-Filmmaking-In-This-Animated-Interview/

Major Falsehoods About Courtroom Scenes in Movies

It's rare that a real-life trial draws the interest of strangers (cough*OJ*cough), because a court of law is about the law and legal procedure and proper decorum. That's not exciting enough for the movies, so wh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Major-Falsehoods-About-Courtroom-Scenes-in-Movies/

Simone Giertz Presents Her Best Invention Yet: A Wearable Mattress So She Can Nap Anywhere

Geniuses come in many forms, but the most important type of geniuses are those brilliant folks who affect positive change in the world and therefore make life better for us all.And while many geniuses strive to create gr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Simone-Giertz-Presents-Her-Best-Invention-Yet-A-Wearable-Mattress-So-She-Can-Nap-Anywhere/

30 People Arrested Over China's Straddle Bus

When we first saw the video of a bus in China that would actually drive over top of other traffic over a year ago, we all thought, "What a terrible idea!" But since what we saw of the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) was a min...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/30-People-Arrested-Over-Chinas-Straddle-Bus/

The Scariest Bridges in the World

Even a safe bridge can be scary to those with a fear of heights, but there's no denying that some bridges are scarier than others -and in fact, some can be terrifying to even those with a brave soul. Some span a massive...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/The-Scariest-Bridges-in-the-World/

Reclaiming the Sky

The skyscraper was in decline. Then Fazlur Khan had an idea that would turn architecture on its head.(Image credit: Antoine Taveneaux)In December 1965, the psychic Jeane Dixon made a prediction:...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Reclaiming-the-Sky/

Crowd Sings Queen

[https://youtu.be/cZnBNuqqz5g] (YouTube link)Over 65,000 people attended a Green Day concert in London (there were several other bands, too) on July first. There didn't have to be a band on stage for the crowd to have fu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/07/Crowd-Sings-Queen/

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