Archive for July 10th, 2017

Umbrella-Sharing Startup Sees Umbrellas Vanish

With the success of companies who invest in "sharing" goods and services like Airbnb, Uber, and the various metro bikes systems, the Chinese company Sharing E Umbrella set out to provide umbrellas to commuters when they...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/Umbrella-Sharing-Startup-Sees-Umbrellas-Vanish/

Don't Trust a Man with a Confetti Cannon

Comedian Joel Dommett performed at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He gave control of his confetti cannon to a guy in the front row, and told him to set it off at the appropriate time. The clip contains...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/Dont-Trust-a-Man-with-a-Confetti-Cannon/

The 100 Greatest Props in Movie History, and the Stories Behind Them

A ranked list of 100 things can be fun when you find your favorites on it, and enraging when you don't. A list of movie props could be just that, but this is much more. Every one of the 100 props that made the list has a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/The-100-Greatest-Props-in-Movie-History-and-the-Stories-Behind-Them/

This Guy Doesn't Whisper To Horses, He Dances With Them

Dog dancing totally makes sense to me, and cat dancing makes a strange sort of sense when you consider how cats cling to our neck and shoulders when they're scared, their claws in turn making us dance with pain.I've also...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/This-Guy-Doesnt-Whisper-To-Horses-He-Dances-With-Them/

A Freshman Hazing Ritual Involving Boar Tusks and Razors

In 15th-century Europe, hazing new students wasn't just a custom, it was mandatory and inflicted by the administration. The purpose was to rid new students of their "their pride, gluttony, and other sins." In other words...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/A-Freshman-Hazing-Ritual-Involving-Boar-Tusks-and-Razors/

An Adorable Animated Short About A Hungry Fox And The Shadow Folk

Foxes must possess some sort of magical powers because so many different cultures feature magical foxes in their mythology that it cannot be a coincidence.The Japanese are especially sweet on foxes, which is why they fig...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/An-Adorable-Animated-Short-About-A-Hungry-Fox-And-The-Shadow-Folk/

Happy Accident

One of the things that makes us human is the ability to find a reason, or an excuse, to do what we wanted to do in the first place. We can rationalize any decision if we try hard enough. See, if she needed the sink for s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/Happy-Accident/

Albuquerque Newsreader Doug Fernandez Has Had Enough

Being a newsreader isn't a very tough gig, and aside from the salary it doesn't seem to be a very rewarding job either, but the people want their nightly news so somebody's got to read it to them.And so the newsreader fa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/Albuquerque-Newsreader-Doug-Fernandez-Has-Had-Enough/

I Choo Choo Choose A Duel - Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

I Choo Choo Choose a Duel by CoDDesignsWhen Springfield Elementary decided to run their own production of Hamilton they went looking for a leading man who would exemplify the role- and yet somehow they ended up with Ral...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/I-Choo-Choo-Choose-A-Duel-Out-Of-The-Mouths-Of-Babes/

The Strange, High-Pressure Work of Presidential Interpreters

When world leaders get together, they have plenty to discuss, yet they are often operating in different languages. We get news reports of the high-profile politicians present at such meetings, but the unsung, often anony...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/The-Strange-High-Pressure-Work-of-Presidential-Interpreters/

Creative Hobbies To Try When Everything Is Awful

Nothing takes your mind off your troubles and the sorry state of the world like a hobby, because it fully absorbs your mind and, with a bit of practice, can give you a very satisfying feeling of accomplishment.Most peopl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/Creative-Hobbies-To-Try-When-Everything-Is-Awful/

The Best Uses of Lionel Richie’s “Hello” in Movies

Did you know that the Lionel Richie song "Hello" has been used in a dozen movies, five TV shows, and several ads, too? That's how a hit song avoids obsolescence and becomes a classic. Young movie fans probably don't even...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/The-Best-Uses-of-Lionel-Richies-Hello-in-Movies/

Before And After Pics Of Extreme Haircut Transformations

(Image Link)It's easy to underestimate how much a haircut can change the way we look, and anybody who has gone in to a salon and walked out with that regretful too short haircut knows a little hair length goes a long way...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/Before-And-After-Pics-Of-Extreme-Haircut-Transformations/

Costume Design: The Hidden Layer of Movie Magic

Did you know that you might be able to tell when a movie was made by the costumes? Contemporary movies, set in the time the film was made, tend to use generic fashions so they don't become outdated quickly. Movies set in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/Costume-Design-The-Hidden-Layer-of-Movie-Magic/

When Restaurants Go Too Far With Presentation

We have previously bemoaned what hipster restaurants have been doing to food, but there are so many terrible things restaurants have been doing with their presentation that it cannot possibly be limited to just one post....

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/When-Restaurants-Go-Too-Far-With-Presentation/

Caterpillar Tracks

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Weird, Weird World: EPIC.A small British company put tracks on a tractor and changed agriculture—and war—forever.MAKING TRACKS...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/Caterpillar-Tracks/

A Comical Glitch in the Matrix

(Image credit: Judd Jasper)Judd Jasper and his girlfriend are vacationing in Budapest. He has a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone with a wide selfie feature that he says is "similar to a panorama." So this is what happened when hi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/10/A-Comical-Glitch-in-the-Matrix/




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