Archive for August 13th, 2017

Two-Sentence Horror Stories That Will Succinctly Make Your Skin Crawl

You don't have to write an entire novel or short story to scare someone's pants off, and true masters of horror can make our skin crawl with a few words, much less an entire sentence.But the freaky folks who contribute t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/Two-Sentence-Horror-Stories-That-Will-Succinctly-Make-Your-Skin-Crawl/

Crit Me - The Roll Of A Lifetime

Crit Me by AustenMarieThere's a feeling tabletop gamers get when they roll that almighty 20 on a 20-sided die that cannot be explained, a feeling that makes the player want to cry out "Crit Me Daddy!", which they tota...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/Crit-Me-The-Roll-Of-A-Lifetime/

How to Put a Kid to Bed

Children do not want to go to sleep at 8 PM, or whenever you've decided bedtime is. They're not sleepy, and they want to play. But their parents have been waiting all day for a chance to catch their breath, and they'd lo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/How-to-Put-a-Kid-to-Bed/

Looking Back at Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High was released 35 years ago today. It was a high school comedy  full of unknown actors who went on to stardom, such as Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/Looking-Back-at-Fast-Times-at-Ridgemont-High/

A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions

Sweet treats, often including a very specific type of cake, are a near-universal part of a wedding celebration. We are used to the traditional tall wedding cake in America, and we've posted many modern interpretations. W...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/A-Brief-Tour-of-European-Wedding-Cake-Traditions/

The Teenager Who Stole Queen Victoria’s Panties

Edward Jones was a lifelong criminal. He got started early, and made a real reputation for himself by sneaking into the royal palace during Queen Victoria's reign. At age 14, he was caught stuffing the queen's underwear...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/The-Teenager-Who-Stole-Queen-Victorias-Panties/

Scenes From The Pop Culture Apocalypse

Pop culture iconography is something that will live on long after people have forgotten what the corresponding storylines were all about, becoming symbols of the past prized for their visual appeal.And, as digital artist...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/Scenes-From-The-Pop-Culture-Apocalypse/

Cat Runs Away in Style

GirthyBurritos spotted this vehicle filling up at an interstate exit. This cat is clearly headed for a new life in a new place. Since he had to strap his cat tree on top, you can assume that the interior is full of catni...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/Cat-Runs-Away-in-Style/

Justifiably Forgotten Milton Bradley Board Games

As an avid board gamer I'm constantly amazed by how many great games are out there, and whether they're simple enough for kids to play or so complex adults have a hard time playing the great games keep on coming.But back...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/Justifiably-Forgotten-Milton-Bradley-Board-Games/

Squirrel Ruins 82,000 Liters of Milk

Burnaby, British Columbia was the locale for one of those chain reaction stories in which a small action becomes a big mess. A squirrel chewed through a wire on an (electric company) BC Hydro utility pole. The pole caugh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/Squirrel-Ruins-82000-Liters-of-Milk/

This Brazilian Tattoo Artist Specializes In Ugly Tattoos

A bad tattoo is a bad decision made visible, which the victim gets to wear for the rest of their life, and it's typically not something the customer can foresee happening, since tattoo parlors don't hang fail pics on the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/This-Brazilian-Tattoo-Artist-Specializes-In-Ugly-Tattoos/

19 'I Met A Celebrity' Stories

Cracked readers were asked to submit their best "brush with greatness" stories, and the top 19 were published. Some were delightful, some were just plain weird, and some were sadly lame. The best ones were funny. I liked...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/19-I-Met-A-Celebrity-Stories/

Historical Mashup #6 - On A Battlefield Far, Far Away

Historical Mashup #6 by Bob HenleyThe battlefields of World War II were chaotic and bizarre, with new weapons of destruction being rolled out on a seemingly daily basis, but I don't remember seeing any AT-ATs in the h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/Historical-Mashup-6-On-A-Battlefield-Far-Far-Away/

The Courtship Dance of the Hooded Grebe

The hooded grebe is a critically endangered species of bird that lives in South America. They are known for their spectacular mating dance, which is even more stylized than the human tango.[https://youtu.be/1hoL93tEkrM]...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/13/The-Courtship-Dance-of-the-Hooded-Grebe/

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