Archive for July 17th, 2017

Robot Suicide

A security robot from the firm Knightscope was patrolling the Georgetown Waterfront complex in Washington, DC. It apparently descended into the pit of depression and gave up its will to live, plunging itself into a fount...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Robot-Suicide/

Levitating Bird

Watch the weird way this bird flies! The original video from Al Brooks is 21 seconds long, but all the action happens in the first two seconds. What's happening is that the frame rate of the security camera synched up wi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Levitating-Bird/

I Role You - Adventures Of The Mind

I Role You by NadosThere's a reason roleplaying games are so addictive- they let us live out our fantasies and become someone we could never be, a hero who fights against impossible odds and wins. But not everyone is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/I-Role-You-Adventures-Of-The-Mind/

No Context WikiHow Illustrations Raise A Lot Of Questions

(Image Link)WikiHow became "the world's most popular how-to website" by being a treasure trove full of useful illustrated tutorials, but it does have one major problem- the images make no sense without descriptive text.(...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/No-Context-WikiHow-Illustrations-Raise-A-Lot-Of-Questions/

Clearly, He's a Winner

A group of two-year-olds are competing in the Dutch Championship walking bike race on July 8. Senn Swieters pulls out in front, giving it his all on his green walking bike, having the time of his life. Senn's headed stra...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Clearly-Hes-a-Winner/

Meet Baddiewinkle- The Rebel Instagrandma With Over 3 Million Followers

The next time an older person tells you they don't understand social media or the internet, claiming it's strictly for young people, you should show them Baddiewinkle's Instagram account and shut them up for good.Baddiew...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Meet-Baddiewinkle-The-Rebel-Instagrandma-With-Over-3-Million-Followers/

Stained Glass Anime Character

John Farrier's recent DIY art project is a stained glass panel depicting an anime character. It's beautiful, but I'm not familiar with many characters, so I'd like an anime fan's take. Do you readily recognize the charac...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Stained-Glass-Anime-Character/

An Up Close Look At The Costumes From Marvel's Black Panther

We've finally been treated to a fantastic trailer for Black Panther, and even though many casual comic book fans didn't have a clue who Black Panther was before Captain America: Civil War they're all on...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/An-Up-Close-Look-At-The-Costumes-From-Marvels-Black-Panther/

How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop

The invention of cellophane in the early 20th century was a miracle for grocers and grocery shoppers. For the first time, you could actually see the food inside its package! Cellophane (along with shopping carts and park...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/How-Cellophane-Changed-the-Way-We-Shop/

A Far Out Animated Short About Whales In Space

Whales look (and sound) totally cool when they're cruising around under the sea, but they look even cooler when they're cruising around on an alien planet IN OUTER SPACE! Of course, even whale poop looks cooler on an ali...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/A-Far-Out-Animated-Short-About-Whales-In-Space/

Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses from One Eye

A 65-year-old woman was being prepared for cataract surgery at Solihull Hospital near Birmingham, UK. Trainee ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria says that as a team prepared to anesthetized the patient, they found a "blue ma...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Doctors-Remove-27-Contact-Lenses-from-One-Eye/

The Most Extreme Waterslides on Earth

Your local waterpark may be fun in the summer, but it's probably not worth adding to your bucket list. That being said, some waterslides might actually be worth taking an epic trip. For example, have you ever seen a wate...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/The-Most-Extreme-Waterslides-on-Earth/

What Movies Always Seem to Get Wrong about Stockbrokers

If you've ever seen your career depicted in a movie, your first thought was probably on how wrong it was. It's true of most occupations, because everyday functional workers don't make for compelling drama (or comedy). Bu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/What-Movies-Always-Seem-to-Get-Wrong-about-Stockbrokers/

Yup Still ENDORABLE - Wicket And The Gang Win Again!

Yup Still ENDORABLE by Ten TenorioThe Ewoks can be seen in one of two ways, either as furry little savages that eat whatever or whoever they can catch or fierce warriors who don't need advanced technology to take down...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Yup-Still-ENDORABLE-Wicket-And-The-Gang-Win-Again/

The Smell Of A Grill

Eddie Cochran claimed there "ain't no cure for the summertime blues", but poor Eddie died before he could spend much time doing the one thing that cures my summertime blues- grillin' stuff.Whether I'm grilling meat, vegg...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/The-Smell-Of-A-Grill/

Cat Carries Her Bed Upstairs

(YouTube link) A cat in Quebec gave birth to a litter of kittens upstairs. Not long afterward, she decided that they needed her cat bed, which was downstairs. Whether it was because the bed is soft, or because it h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Cat-Carries-Her-Bed-Upstairs/

Lipizzans: The Dancing Horses of Vienna

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again.(Image credit: Srdjan Živulovič)If you think dancing is for sissies, the battlefield ballerinas of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/Lipizzans-The-Dancing-Horses-of-Vienna/

A 1991 Letter About the Solar Eclipse

Grandma Betty saw the solar eclipse in 1991, and regretted that her new grandson was too young to know what it was all about. But she looked up the next solar eclipse that he might see, and wrote a letter about it. Trevo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/17/A-1991-Letter-About-the-Solar-Eclipse/




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