Archive for August 29th, 2017

Eternal Friendship - Did You Know Epona Backwards Spells "A Nope"?

Eternal Friendship by DomadraghiThe only people who discount how strong a bond can be between an adventurer and his horse are those who have never had their lives saved by their trusty steed, Link knows better than to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Eternal-Friendship-Did-You-Know-Epona-Backwards-Spells-A-Nope/

Rafts of Fire Ants in Texas

One of the effects of the flooding caused by hurricane Harvey is that fire ants are now on the move. When their territory is flooded, fire ants will leave their underground nests, link their limbs with each other, and ha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Rafts-of-Fire-Ants-in-Texas/

Why America Still Uses Fahrenheit

Why does America still use the Fahrenheit system to measure temperature, when the rest of the world uses Celsius? I figured it was because we are lazy and don't want to learn a whole new system. Vox looks more deeply int...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Why-America-Still-Uses-Fahrenheit/

Artist Transforms Skate Park Into Multi-Sensory Experience

Skate parks are usually kept kinda drab on purpose, because chances are the skaters are going to jack the place up with their boards, and if anything the owners will let people paint all over their pools and walls.I thin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Artist-Transforms-Skate-Park-Into-Multi-Sensory-Experience/

In the Cold War, Makeup Was a Weapon

The Cold War was a game of one-upmanship in the areas of nuclear armament and in technology, such as the space race. But it also unfolded in other areas, including bragging rights on which country treated its women bette...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/In-the-Cold-War-Makeup-Was-a-Weapon/

An Honest Trailer for Face/Off

Although it doesn't seem like that long ago, it's been twenty years since the John Travolta-Nicolas Cage movie Face/Off came out. To "honor" the film for its anniversary, Screen Junkies has given it an Honest Tr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/An-Honest-Trailer-for-FaceOff/

How to Detect a Bad Restaurant

People are sharing the clues that tell you a restaurant is not the place you want to eat with the hashtag #SignsOfABadRestaurant. While some of them are serious, most are jokes. But the pictures had to come from somewher...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/How-to-Detect-a-Bad-Restaurant/

Marseducial

"Go to Australia and see all the amazing sights" they said, "it'll be a life changing experience".Little did I know there was all kinds of freaky stuff going on in Australia, stuff that will change your life forever but...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Marseducial/

Did German U-Boats Smuggle Alcohol Into the U.S. During Prohibition?

I saw the headline of this article and thought, "Of course they did. Didn't everyone smuggle alcohol in?" Yes, but it was mostly by boat or some other vehicle. A submarine would be an extraordinary tactic, especially sin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Did-German-U-Boats-Smuggle-Alcohol-Into-the-US-During-Prohibition/

Motorcyclist's GoPro Camera Records His Plunge Off A 250-Foot Cliff

Don't you hate it when you fly off a cliff on your motorcycle?The only good answer to this question is "I have no idea" because if you say "no, I don't hate it" then you have a death wish and if you say "yes" then you've...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Motorcyclists-GoPro-Camera-Records-His-Plunge-Off-A-250-Foot-Cliff/

Frank Zappa On Fads

Frank Zappa had strong opinions about all kinds of stuff, and despite a common misconception that he was a "total druggie" Zappa was actually anti-drugs and a cantankerous buzzkill in real life. And when Zappa was interv...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Frank-Zappa-On-Fads/

Lucky Love And Peace - Kuroneko Don't Care

Lucky Love and Peace by etcherSketch Not all lucky cats are cut from the same cloth, and some don't provide luck or good fortune as advertised. Instead, they use their lucky cat disguise to lure unsuspecting mark...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Lucky-Love-And-Peace-Kuroneko-Dont-Care/

11 Cool, Funny or Just Plain Strange Patents for Back to School

What new gadget would make going back to school easier? A hypodermic needle shaped like a bunny, to interest young children in their vaccinations? Maybe a case for the banana in your packed lunch? A backpack that carries...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/11-Cool-Funny-or-Just-Plain-Strange-Patents-for-Back-to-School/

How Orange Peels Revived A Costa Rican Forest

Have you ever wondered what orange juice companies do with all the peels from the fruit they juice?The  tons of leftover pulp and peels are typically burned or tossed in a landfill, but in 1997 ecologists Daniel Jan...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/How-Orange-Peels-Revived-A-Costa-Rican-Forest/

What Would Aliens Look Like?

The vast majority of our movies about encounters with aliens involve extraterrestrials that come in somewhat of a humanoid shape and fairly the same size as humans. That makes it much easier to cast those roles. And scie...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/What-Would-Aliens-Look-Like/

People Share Stories of What Made Them Walk Out on Job Interviews

(Job Hunt tee available in the NeatoShop)We've all had bad job interviews before, but most people have to be put through a lot of BS before they walk out on the interviewer. Over on Reddit, people shared the stories of t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/People-Share-Stories-of-What-Made-Them-Walk-Out-on-Job-Interviews/

Handwashing Research Review

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!Highlights from the handwashing literaturecompiled by Alice Shirre...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Handwashing-Research-Review/

Cheating On Your Barber

You can develop a very special relationship with the professional who cuts your hair. Take care of that relationship, because it's a fragile and beautiful thing. This guy learned his lesson the hard way, when he cheated...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/29/Cheating-On-Your-Barber/




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