Archive for July 27th, 2017

The Accidental, Slightly Controversial, But Mostly Fun History of the Super Soaker

To call a Super Soaker a water gun is akin to calling the Mona Lisa an art project. It's been a defining part of summertime fun for 27 years now. The Super Soaker was invented by Lonnie Johnson, an overachiever from Mobi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/The-Accidental-Slightly-Controversial-But-Mostly-Fun-History-of-the-Super-Soaker/

Brutally Honest Confessions From EMTs And Paramedics

(Image Link)EMTs and paramedics have one of the hardest jobs in the world, a job that takes its toll on them physically and mentally as they spend their days and nights saving lives without so much as a thank you.So in o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Brutally-Honest-Confessions-From-EMTs-And-Paramedics/

The Wonderful Vegetable Figures of Lambeth Country Show 2017

The annual Lambeth Country Show took place a couple of weeks ago in Brixton, UK. One of the events of the fair is the Vegetable Figures competition, in which people make art out of their garden produce. Many of the displ...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/The-Wonderful-Vegetable-Figures-of-Lambeth-Country-Show-2017/

Baby Elephant Throws Tantrum In Middle Of Road, Parents Know Just What To Do

Young elephants are just like little kids in one key way- they like to throw tantrums when they're trying to get their way, hoping their parents will take pity on them and give in to their demands.And pachyderm parents h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Baby-Elephant-Throws-Tantrum-In-Middle-Of-Road-Parents-Know-Just-What-To-Do/

Feed The Shark - Admire From Afar

Feed the shark by NemiMakeitShark Week is nearly upon us, which means it's time to show those mighty predators of the deep some love for staying true to their carnivorous nature and inspiring us to make movies like Ja...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Feed-The-Shark-Admire-From-Afar/

Crappy Cat Drawings That Are Actually Photorealistic

Cats ain't the easiest critters in the kingdom to draw, and yet their personalities and feline essence can be captured in a less than realistic drawing.But one of the biggest problems with drawing cats is that they won't...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Crappy-Cat-Drawings-That-Are-Actually-Photorealistic/

Eclipse Flights

Whoa, this is something I hadn't thought about. What if you were in an airplane and flew through the totality of the August 21st solar eclipse? It could happen. If you were on the right flight at the exact time...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Eclipse-Flights/

Why Hospitals Started Displaying Newborn Babies Through Windows

The process of childbirth moved from homes to hospitals in the early 20th century. New standards and practices meant that nurses took care of babies while the mother rested for days. The babies became concentrated in nur...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Why-Hospitals-Started-Displaying-Newborn-Babies-Through-Windows/

Five of the Sickest Camouflage Moments in Movies

It's that moment you don't see coming. You may have even scanned the landscape, but you didn't see it, or him, or her, until BAM! There they are. That's what camouflage is supposed to do, if it worked perfectly. It only...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Five-of-the-Sickest-Camouflage-Moments-in-Movies/

Feuding Neighbor Gets Revenge In A Way Only Google Earth Can See

Some people like to develop close relationships with their neighbors so they can feel like they're part of a tight knit community, others (like myself) will be very nice to their neighbors but don't really feel the need...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Feuding-Neighbor-Gets-Revenge-In-A-Way-Only-Google-Earth-Can-See/

RIP June Foray

The premiere voice artist of classic female cartoon characters, June Foray, passed away Wednesday. A partial remembrance of her long career can be found at Mark Evanier's blog.She was, of course, the premier female voice...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/RIP-June-Foray/

Why It Sucks To Be A Male Hyena

Hyenas spend their days laughing at all the other critters in the savanna, and as usual those who laugh at the expense of others are crying on the inside.But unlike the lions, whom they laugh at despite their royal statu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Why-It-Sucks-To-Be-A-Male-Hyena/

Meet the Woman Behind New York’s 1800s School For Crooks

Fredericka “Marm” Mandelbaum immigrated from Prussia to New York City in 1827 with her husband.  She had four children, and worked her way up the ladder from a street peddler to a powerful position as Ne...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Meet-the-Woman-Behind-New-Yorks-1800s-School-For-Crooks/

The Greatest Adult Jokes Hidden in Kid's Movies

If you watch kid's movies, you already know that they are loaded with jokes that go way over the heads of children watching them. In many cases, the jokes just make references to people and things the kids aren't familia...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/The-Greatest-Adult-Jokes-Hidden-in-Kids-Movies/

Skateboard Parkour by Jose Angeles

In an epic showcase of strength, skills, balance, and bravery, Jose Angeles demonstrates what happens when you combine parkour and skateboarding. There are stunts where he defies the laws of physics, but to head off any...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Skateboard-Parkour-by-Jose-Angeles/

Let's Party - Five Nights To End A Lifetime

Let's Party by Christa DFreddy and the gang are always ready to party, and no matter how many times they've been taken apart for the safety of the public they just keep finding ways to put themselves back together agai...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Lets-Party-Five-Nights-To-End-A-Lifetime/

10 Questions About Chickens

We know you have a few burning questions about chickens you've always wanted to ask.  Here are the answers! 1. Where do chickens come from?The post office, of course! Every year, hatcheries send millions of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/10-Questions-About-Chickens/

Lightning Strikes Car, Then it Gets Weird

A car is moving down the street when it is struck by lightning. It seems like forever before the vehicle stops and people get out. It looks like everyone's okay. The car is still smoking, and so is the spot where the str...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/27/Lightning-Strikes-Car-Then-it-Gets-Weird/




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