Archive for July 14th, 2017

6 Throwaway Jokes That Ended Up Predicting Huge Plot Twists

Every once in a while you hear about a joke that someone made years ago that later turned out to be true. It happens more in Hollywood than real life, which leads one to believe that at least in some cases, the joke beca...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/6-Throwaway-Jokes-That-Ended-Up-Predicting-Huge-Plot-Twists/

Cat Charms Cows

(YouTube link)Tom, the cat, and Mystery, the cow, both live at a dairy farm. You can almost imagine the conversation between them.Mystery: Ooh, look! What an adorable cat! Aren't you just the cutest thin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Cat-Charms-Cows/

The Last - Keep Imagination Alive

The Last by etcherSketchBeing the last of your species is always going to suck, but being the last unicorn means more worry, more headaches and a constant stream of people trying to hunt you down. Life isn't very idylli...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/The-Last-Keep-Imagination-Alive/

Pushing Buttons: In Our Divided America, Political Pinbacks Give Anyone a Voice

Anyone can make a pinback button these days- my kids made them school for any and all occasions. The real fun is in finding those that have survived from a different time in history, particularly political buttons. They'...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Pushing-Buttons-In-Our-Divided-America-Political-Pinbacks-Give-Anyone-a-Voice/

Transforming A Game Boy Camera Into A Tool For Astrophotography

It's surprising how many electronic devices considered toys contain components so high tech they can be used for purposes well beyond playtime, and some can even be used for the advancement of science.Take the Game Boy c...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Transforming-A-Game-Boy-Camera-Into-A-Tool-For-Astrophotography/

Modern Scenarios in Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Style

That feeling when you want the free sample but pretend you totally don’t want it.Twitter member Yamada Zenjidou brings us whimsical illustrations of modern life in the style of old Japanese woodblock print...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Modern-Scenarios-in-Japanese-Ukiyo-e-Woodblock-Style/

Clever Superhero Room Ideas You'll Want To Steal

People are adding geeky themes to their homes more than ever before, with superhero motifs being the most popular by far, but along with the trend comes repetition and boredom since many DIYers lack imagination.(Image Li...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Clever-Superhero-Room-Ideas-Youll-Want-To-Steal/

In Sync We Trust: Pop Music's History of Lip-Syncing (and Lying About It)

How would you feel if you paid big money to see a concert and found out that the artist was lip-synching through it? Your reaction might depend on who the artist is. Some are up-front about the recorded help, and expect...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/In-Sync-We-Trust-Pop-Musics-History-of-Lip-Syncing-and-Lying-About-It/

Castles Made Of Sand Were Built To Be Destroyed

When children build castles in the sand their construction is often accompanied by a story telling where the structure is from, who lives there and what's happening inside the sand structure.It's a tradition among sandca...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Castles-Made-Of-Sand-Were-Built-To-Be-Destroyed/

The Top Five Car Salesmen in Movies

The vocation of car salesman has long been used as a metaphor for shiftiness, or more specifically, someone you can't trust. That reputation is undeserved in most real-world cases, but it's easy to see how it happens. Ho...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/The-Top-Five-Car-Salesmen-in-Movies/

Cancelled Military Operations That Would Have Changed Everything

When military leaders draw up plans for operations meant to help them win a battle, if not the war, their plans are ideally designed to have maximum impact on the enemy with minimal friendly casualties.However, these ope...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Cancelled-Military-Operations-That-Would-Have-Changed-Everything/

14 Revolutionary Facts About Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day! That's an English term for la Fête Nationale, the French National Holiday, celebrated every year on July 14th. It commemorates the storming of Paris' Bastille prison, a turning point in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/14-Revolutionary-Facts-About-Bastille-Day/

A Single Life

A time machine can take any form, since they are all fictional. In the award-winning short A Single Life, a woman discovers that a vinyl record can turn back the clock on her life -or turn it forward.[https://vi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/A-Single-Life/

Hello Stan - Are You Wearing Brimstone Cologne?

Hello Stan by Hillary White There have been rumors circulating about a certain devlish guy named Satan walking amongst us, but these rumors were largely started by religious fanatics who have a very Church Lady vie...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Hello-Stan-Are-You-Wearing-Brimstone-Cologne/

Truck Spills Slime Eels Onto Oregon Highway

A truck spilling slime eels caused five cars to crash into each other Thursday on U.S. 101 in Oregon. Slime eels are a nickname for hagfish, which excrete slime when they are stressed. The slime from one hagfish can expa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Truck-Spills-Slime-Eels-Onto-Oregon-Highway/

Lifetime National Parks Passes for Seniors Are About to be A Lot More Expensive

(Adventure National Parks by Taylor Rose)If you're a senior citizen, you can visit all of the national parks for only $10 thanks to a lifetime pass available from the National Park Service. That being said, if you don't...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Lifetime-National-Parks-Passes-for-Seniors-Are-About-to-be-A-Lot-More-Expensive/

The Librarian Who Took On Al-Qaeda

(Image credit: Flickr user United Nations Photo)Protecting one book is easy. Saving 377,000 fragile historic documents from gun-toting vandals hell-bent on erasing centuries of knowledge? That takes a different type...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/The-Librarian-Who-Took-On-Al-Qaeda/

The Shave

Once upon a time I dated a guy who had no chin to speak of. I did not know that for several months after I met him because he had a luxuriant beard. After that, I assumed that any man with a beard was either hiding a wea...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/The-Shave/




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