Archive for August 8th, 2017

12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel in New York has a staff of 11 experienced butlers to treat their guests like royalty. Brandon Presser managed to join them for two days (after an express training session) to see what the job was like. Wh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/12-Shocking-Things-I-Learned-by-Working-as-a-Butler-at-the-Plaza-Hotel/

An Honest Trailer for Alien: Covenant

Screen Junkies is doing it again, with a movie that did it again. Alien: Covenant came out this past May and was pretty much immediately forgotten. It did extend the Alien franchise to five movies over...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Alien-Covenant/

Stranger Than Friction: When Matches Were Dangerous, Vestas Kept Us Safe

Some would argue that humans' ability to make and harness fire is what sets us apart from animals. Others would say that's just one of many things in our history that led to what humans are now. In any case, the way we l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/Stranger-Than-Friction-When-Matches-Were-Dangerous-Vestas-Kept-Us-Safe/

An Aladdin-Inspired Piescraper Palace

Piescrapers are a dessert creation we've all dreamt about but never dared hope we'd actually get to see, much less eat, in real life, but just like the Piecaken and the Pizza Pot Pie this dessert dreams has come true.And...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/An-Aladdin-Inspired-Piescraper-Palace/

The 19th-Century African-American Actor Who Conquered Europe

The African Grove Theater was an attempt to bring culture and entertainment to black audiences in Manhattan. It flourished for only a few years beginning in 1821, while slavery was still being phased out in New York stat...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/The-19th-Century-African-American-Actor-Who-Conquered-Europe/

Kind Human Repeatedly Rescues Dumb Raccoon From Trash Bin

Rescue a wild animal once and you're an animal lovin' hero, but when you have to rescue the same wild animal over and over again it's time to wonder whether natural selection is trying to take its course.Because there mu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/Kind-Human-Repeatedly-Rescues-Dumb-Raccoon-From-Trash-Bin/

RIP Haruo Nakajima

In 1954, Toho Studios turned Haruo Nakajima into a monster. Nakajima was the first actor to portray Gojira, or Godzilla, in a movie. He made the role his own, appearing as the giant reptile in 12 films. That wasn't his o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/RIP-Haruo-Nakajima/

Elmo Vs. Sulfuric Acid

Even though I'm a big fan of the Muppets and everything Jim Henson ever created that saccharin cute little guy Elmo has always bothered me, and his "Elmo think glass is always full!" version of optimism makes me gag.So f...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/Elmo-Vs-Sulfuric-Acid/

Guy Lines Up Six Dates in One Night

Lisette Pylant was set up on a date with a guy she'd never met. They met at a bar in Washington, DC, to get to know each other. Luckily, Pylant has a lot of friends, and even knew some people who work at the bar. When sh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/Guy-Lines-Up-Six-Dates-in-One-Night/

Hang In There, Rocket! - An Inspirational A-Hole

Hang in there, Rocket by poopsmoothieRocket has had to deal with all sorts of problems in his short life, and even though he has defeated evil aliens and super beings across the galaxy he still has a hard time getting...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/Hang-In-There-Rocket-An-Inspirational-A-Hole/

Adam Savage Builds A Really Sharp Looking Replica Of Excalibur

For generations fantasy nerds have dreamed of the moment when they are able to pull Excalibur out of the stone and become a mythic hero like King Arthur, but it ain't every day that you come across a magic sword in a sto...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/Adam-Savage-Builds-A-Really-Sharp-Looking-Replica-Of-Excalibur/

God Bless Frank

Berkeley Breathed's revival of his Bloom County comic strip is on Facebook. A recent story contains a couple of beautiful paintings like the one above. The story pertains to a young child who is in the hospital for cance...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/God-Bless-Frank/

Doctor Takes A Break From Giving Birth To Deliver Another Patient's Baby

It can be hard for women to find an OB-GYN they feel comfortable with and even harder to find a doctor who makes you feel like they're just as concerned about the safety of your baby as you are.But the truth is there are...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/Doctor-Takes-A-Break-From-Giving-Birth-To-Deliver-Another-Patients-Baby/

Van Driver Dressed as Car Seat

NBC 4's news crew in Washington, DC, saw a driverless van on the streets. But it wasn't your everyday driverless vehicle. The van was being driven by a guy dressed as a car seat! We've seen this at Halloween, but this dr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/Van-Driver-Dressed-as-Car-Seat/

Some of the Coolest Themed Bars in the World

Ever wish you could have a drink while sitting on the lap of a Xenomorph? Or enjoy a white Russian with The Dude? Theme bars are the closest any of us could get to doing things like this in real life. Over on Supercall,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/Some-of-the-Coolest-Themed-Bars-in-the-World/

Effects of Faces on Faces of Eaters and Non-Eaters

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!(Image credit: Bertrand Devouard and Florence Devouard)compiled by Alice Sh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/Effects-of-Faces-on-Faces-of-Eaters-and-Non-Eaters/

National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

Sunday morning I found ten zucchinis on the railing of my back deck. It had to be one of my two next-door neighbors, because anyone else would have left them on the front porch. I went to Google and found out they were t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/08/National-Sneak-Some-Zucchini-Onto-Your-Neighbors-Porch-Day/

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