Archive for July 11th, 2017

50 Years of Planet of the Apes

Did you know that Planet of the Apes was originally a French novel published in 1963? And that Rod Serling added the twist ending? I was nine years old when Planet of the Apes came out in 1968, so these...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/50-Years-of-Planet-of-the-Apes/

The National Park That Was Stolen to Death

In the Cretaceous period, a landslide in South Dakota buried a lot of cycad plants. They eventually turned to silicate fossils, and gradually, erosion brought them back to the surface of the earth. As the American West w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/The-National-Park-That-Was-Stolen-to-Death/

Selling Arms to Alien Arthropods

When your occupation is selling deadly weapons in bulk, you can end up dealing with some pretty shady characters. Do you trust your customers? Maybe, maybe not, but business is business.[https://vimeo.com/224945053] (You...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Selling-Arms-to-Alien-Arthropods/

The Cookie That Knows Too Much

Fortune cookies are fine when they're filled with broad predictions, generic advice and lottery numbers, and I also really enjoy fortunes that teach me simple Chinese words.But I'll be damned if I'm gonna let a cookie us...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/The-Cookie-That-Knows-Too-Much/

Diddly Doodly - I'll Thump You With My Bible But Good!

Diddly Doodly by FirebeardIt's hard to say what made old Neddy snap on that hot August day, but after the day of the Diddly Doodly nothing would ever be the same. It seems Flanders had been suppressing quite a bit of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Diddly-Doodly-Ill-Thump-You-With-My-Bible-But-Good/

Five Movie Scenes Where Snakes Were the Main Character

Do you hate snakes as much as the average person? Do you get a chill even when you see one in a movie? You're in for some chills, then, when you check out a collection of videos from movies you've probably seen, with sna...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Five-Movie-Scenes-Where-Snakes-Were-the-Main-Character/

The Ultimate Shot-For-Shot Remake Of Revenge Of The Sith

Shot-for-shot remakes are often the most boring kind of remake, because fans try so hard to actually remake the original film they lose sight of what makes a remake fun, namely originality and a sense of humor.When fan f...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/The-Ultimate-Shot-For-Shot-Remake-Of-Revenge-Of-The-Sith/

AI Move Poster Generator

What if Hollywood movies were created by artificial intelligence? There's no chance of that just yet, as the technology hasn't reached that level. As artificial intelligence works right now, the concept would be like fee...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/AI-Move-Poster-Generator/

Do You Know Where Those Adorable Dog Photos On Reddit Come From?

People are constantly posting and sharing pictures of cute animals online, and there's a whole subreddit dedicated to sharing adorable animal pictures for people to "awwww!" at appropriately titled /r/aww.But can any of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Do-You-Know-Where-Those-Adorable-Dog-Photos-On-Reddit-Come-From/

Spot the Error in Ten Pictures

Bright Side posted ten drawings that have something wrong -supposedly only one thing in each picture. Test your observational skills by figuring out each one, before you click on a picture to reveal the answer. Numbers 6...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Spot-the-Error-in-Ten-Pictures/

Split Decision Harkens Back To The Good Old Days Of Disney Shorts

Disney Studios experienced a creative dry spell a while back that ceased production of their short films for decades and made fans long for the good old days of Disney cartoons.But since Disney started making 2D shorts a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Split-Decision-Harkens-Back-To-The-Good-Old-Days-Of-Disney-Shorts/

10 Starry Facts About Contact

July 11 marks twenty years since the release of the movie Contact. Based on the bestselling novel by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, the story follows Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) as she searches for evidence of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/10-Starry-Facts-About-Contact/

Poppoppop

My mother-in-law gave my two-year-old a toy electric guitar for Christmas. All you had to do is touch it to make random heavy metal riffs pierce the air. I was lucky it ran on batteries, because batteries can be removed...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Poppoppop/

Text This Number With Any Subject and They'll Text You Back Artwork Depicting It

(Image via Jen Carlson)It's hard to really enjoy artwork every day of our lives when we're so busy with our daily routines, but a new program from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art invites you to interact with art i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Text-This-Number-With-Any-Subject-and-Theyll-Text-You-Back-Artwork-Depicting-It/

Home Assistant Calls 911 During Domestic Dispute

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department in New Mexico responded to an emergency call Sunday night that was placed by a home assistant device, believed to be Amazon Echo's Alexa. A crisis negotiation team and a SWAT te...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Home-Assistant-Calls-911-During-Domestic-Dispute/

My Mean Teen Killing Machine - I Think This Book Is In The Wrong Section...

My Mean Teen-Killing Machine! by ClayGrahamArtChildrens books have become a bit too dark for my taste, and it seems like no topic is too taboo anymore as long as the drawings are cute and kiddy. Take the latest release...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/My-Mean-Teen-Killing-Machine-I-Think-This-Book-Is-In-The-Wrong-Section/

Honking, Without and With a Rifle

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!Research results for specialistscompiled by Alice Shirrell Kaswell...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Honking-Without-and-With-a-Rifle/

Goalkeeper Cat

[https://youtu.be/IwPb8Ab0Xc0] (YouTube link)This cat rarely lets a bottle cap get by! He was only seven months old when this video was recorded, but he's skilled at stopping them high or low. This kitty is laser-focused...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/Goalkeeper-Cat-3/




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