Archive for July 9th, 2017

Pitch Perfect: A History of Vocal Groups

Have you ever heard of the Boswell Sisters? They were a sensation in the 1930s, bringing the popularity of vocal groups into the mainstream. As jazz took hold in the 20s, there was a dip in the popularity of vocal g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Pitch-Perfect-A-History-of-Vocal-Groups/

Greetings Around the World

I recently found out that people in France do not hug people they've just met. Or even people they know, unless they are very close. That made me cringe, thinking of how the family all hugged a young man from France the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Greetings-Around-the-World/

Scary Lil Zombies - Awww, Look At The Cute Little Flesh Eaters!

Scary Lil Zombies by Prime PremneZombies used to be extremely ordinary looking monsters, since they were all just dead people who were hungry for living flesh. But the zombie craze has given us all kinds of new forms...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Scary-Lil-Zombies-Awww-Look-At-The-Cute-Little-Flesh-Eaters/

The Most Beautiful Suicide

Suicide is not pretty, and anyone who has dealt with suicide understands it's not something to be taken lightly or glamorized, but despite the tragedy it depicted the photo above became known as "the most beautiful suici...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/The-Most-Beautiful-Suicide/

Food Courts Are Out; Food Halls Are In

Across the country, enclosed malls are going out of business or else struggling. The huge food courts that have a variety of familiar fast food chains are struggling or dying along with them. A new generation of foodies...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Food-Courts-Are-Out-Food-Halls-Are-In/

Old Commercials That Are Now Considered Politically Incorrect

PC culture seeks to make all forms of media as inoffensive as possible, especially in regards to race, sex or sexual orientation, and as PC culture becomes more prevalent the media of the past looks ever more "incorrect"...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Old-Commercials-That-Are-Now-Considered-Politically-Incorrect/

Against All Odds, England’s Massive Chalk Horse Has Survived 3,000 Years

Some 3,000 years ago, the people of what is now Oxfordshire, England, carved a pictogram of a horse on a hillside made of chalk. You can't see the entire horse at the site, but from the valley below, it's quite impressiv...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Against-All-Odds-Englands-Massive-Chalk-Horse-Has-Survived-3000-Years/

Actors Who Were In Both Star Trek And Star Wars

The top two sci-fi franchises of all time continue to divide the geek community like the Death Star divided Alderaan, and for decades fans have been either team Star Wars or team Star Trek.Now that's no...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Actors-Who-Were-In-Both-Star-Trek-And-Star-Wars/

Montreal Comiccon Cosplayers 2017

Montreal Comiccon is going on this weekend at the Palais des congrès. Of course, our Québécois friends from Geeks Are Sexy were there to document the most impressive cosplayers attending. The costume...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Montreal-Comiccon-2017-Cosplay/

Bat Eats a Banana

Denise Wade is the volunteer flying fox coordinator at Bat Conservation and Rescue QLD. She takes in injured or orphaned flying foxes that need care until they can be released. Wade posts videos under the YouTube name Ba...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Bat-Eats-a-Banana/

6 Of TV's Grossest Foods, Tested

Situation comedies sometimes feature ridiculous recipes that are good for a laugh …but how would they taste in the real world? Loryn Stone of Cracked was determined to find out, so she prepared some of the most eg...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/6-Of-TVs-Grossest-Foods-Tested/

This Beetle is an Artist

Spike is a stag beetle. He lives in Japan, where pet stag beetles aren't all that weird. His human is an English teacher named Mandy. Not long ago, Mandy was taking pictures of Spike picking up various things in his mand...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/This-Beetle-is-an-Artist/

Communicating

This comic starts with a quote from from the Lewis Carroll book Through the Looking Glass. If a speaker (Humpty Dumpty, in this case) ascribes his own meaning to words, he can always change what he meant to say...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/09/Communicating/

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