Archive for August 24th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

Texas is bracing for the largest hurricane to strike the U.S. in more than ten years. Residents along the Texas coast are stocking up on supplies or else heading inland before hurricane Harvey hits. The hurricane is expe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Hurricane-Harvey/

A Voodoo Doll Of Yourself

You never hear about a voodoo doll being made for a good reason, and I don't think I've ever heard of someone making a voodoo doll in their own likeness, but maybe we've been looking at them all wrong.Perhaps, as this co...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/A-Voodoo-Doll-Of-Yourself/

What Led Benjamin Franklin to Live Estranged From His Wife for Nearly Two Decades?

You might be surprised to learn that Benjamin Franklin even had a wife. Deborah Read and Ben weren't legally married because she couldn't prove her long-gone first husband was dead, but they entered into a common-law mar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/What-Led-Benjamin-Franklin-to-Live-Estranged-From-His-Wife-for-Nearly-Two-Decades/

Pickle Rick: The Action Figure!

The recent episode of Rick & Morty entitled "Pickle Rick" changed some fans' wubbalubbin' lives, as Rick turned himself into a pickle then used his astounding intellect to survive a day as a limbless pickle.Fans were...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Pickle-Rick-The-Action-Figure/

The Cult of Guinefort

St. Guinefort does not appear in the official canon of the Catholic Church. Or at least, not the Guinefort we're talking about here (St. Cucuphas is sometimes referred to as Guinefort). That's because Guinefort was a 13t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/The-Cult-of-Guinefort/

The Scientifically Proven Way To Cut In Line

We're taught at an early age that it's wrong to cut in line because we have to wait your turn just like everyone else, and then we flout this rule by cutting whenever we see someone we know in line.But what if there was...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/The-Scientifically-Proven-Way-To-Cut-In-Line/

Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe

Black holes are more powerful than we ever imagined. Kurzgesagt drives that point home with frightening words in a calm voice. Then they go on to explain the information paradox.[https://youtu.be/yWO-cvGETRQ] (YouTube li...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Why-Black-Holes-Could-Delete-The-Universe/

Firefighters Rescue Piglets From Fire Then Later Gobble Them Up

People love to hear stories about police officers, paramedics or firefighters saving the lives of animals trapped in deadly situations because they show us how much emergency responders actually care about life.But this...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Firefighters-Rescue-Piglets-From-Fire-Then-Later-Gobble-Them-Up/

The Last Adventure of Richard Halliburton, the Forgotten Hero of 1930s America

Richard Halliburton lived the kind of life many only dream of. He was from a wealthy family, and as soon as he graduated from Princeton in 1921, he hit the road to travel the world. No adventure was too far, too dangerou...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/The-Last-Adventure-of-Richard-Halliburton-the-Forgotten-Hero-of-1930s-America/

Monster Of Texas - He's More Of An Ambusher Than A Raider

Monster of Texas by Buby87Football players are scary in their own right, and they train to become bigger, buffer and even scarier so they're more effective on the field, but imagine how terrified the other team would...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Monster-Of-Texas-Hes-More-Of-An-Ambusher-Than-A-Raider/

Dog Politely Rings Doorbell When She Wants To Come Inside

Most dogs are inherently boorish and uncivilized so they don't know how to ask politely when they want to come back in the house and end up annoying their humans by scratching on the door and whining.That's why dogs who...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Dog-Politely-Rings-Doorbell-When-She-Wants-To-Come-Inside/

Seemingly Harmless Things That Can Get You Banned from Disney World

There's a long list of prohibited objects and actions at Walt Disney World. Some of them seem so strange that you know there's a precedent behind each restriction, a story of someone ruining the fun for everyone. Before...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Seemingly-Harmless-Things-That-Can-Get-You-Banned-from-Disney-World/

You'll Be The Coolest Cat In Town When You Wear One Of These NeatoShop T-Shirts

Aliens Gave my Cat a Beard by Steven RhodesCats are the coolest animals on the planet in terms of personality and attitude, and because they're so cool we humans look up to them, secretly wishing we could muster as much...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Youll-Be-The-Coolest-Cat-In-Town-When-You-Wear-One-Of-These-NeatoShop-T-Shirts/

Tech Support on the Enterprise

The life of an IT professional is never easy, having to deal with all those other employees who don't understand computers. What makes you think it would be any easier in the future? People will always be just people. Cl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Tech-Support-on-the-Enterprise/

Still Have Those Eclipse Glasses? Consider Putting Them to Good Use

I know a lot of people have probably already tossed their eclipse glasses and many people who haven't already decided to keep theirs as a lifelong souvenir, but if you're still deciding what to do with yours, now there's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Still-Have-Those-Eclipse-Glasses-Consider-Putting-Them-to-Good-Use/

George Psalmanazar: The Lying Linguist

How one man formalized his gibberish and fooled Europe’s scholars. Nobody knew what to make of George Psalmanazar. From the day he arrived in London in 1703, his pale features, shabby dress, and raw meat d...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/George-Psalmanazar-The-Lying-Linguist/

Amazing Optical Illusion

If you stare at this circle for ten seconds, your brain will begin to perceive it as a red dot. Go ahead, try it! Crinchy posted this at reddit, and SEILogistics gave a simple explanation. It's caused by a prefrontal imb...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/24/Amazing-Optical-Illusion/




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