Archive for September 20th, 2017

The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants

New Zealand farmers hate the invasive weed known as ragwort, as it is poison to horses and cattle. The old method of using sheep and goats to clear it no longer worked during an infestation in the 1930s. Luckily, modern...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/The-Bizarre-Case-of-New-Zealands-Exploding-Pants/

German Shepherd Mom Tires Out Her Pups By Herding Them

If you think being a parent to a human child is hard imagine raising a litter of hyperactive puppies who don't ever seem to want to cooperate, let alone give their poor doggy parent time to relax.This is probably one of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/German-Shepherd-Mom-Tires-Out-Her-Pups-By-Herding-Them/

Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin?

Pumpkin is an iconic American food, as much as turkey, corn, and cranberries. Since the early European settlers first saw the squash, we've been trying to grow larger and larger pumpkins. The first world record pumpkin w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/Why-Is-America-Losing-Ground-in-the-Contest-to-Grow-the-Worlds-Biggest-Pumpkin/

26 Facts about Libraries

[https://youtu.be/Lv3Uy2rjgCE] (YouTube link)We love libraries! Borrowing a book is one of life's great pleasures, and a great way to get kids to develop a love for reading. John Green writes books, and he once worked fo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/26-Facts-about-Libraries/

Advice from College Professors

Once you've made it through high school and gotten yourself accepted to the college of your choice, maybe even with financial aid, then what? You've received plenty of advice about getting to that point, but there are se...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/Advice-from-College-Professors/

Tap O' The Mornin'

Some Nervous Nellies and Anxious Andrews let their fingers tap-tap-tap away whenever they're feeling the least bit anxious or nervous- and that tap-tap-tapping drives me up the wall.I will admit that I've tapped out a RU...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/Tap-O-The-Mornin/

Abby the Spoon Lady

How long has it been since you've been impressed by someone playing the spoons? This is Abby the Spoon Lady, accompanying Chris Rodrigues on the song "Angels in Heaven." They recorded this on Play Music on Your Porch Day...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/Abby-the-Spoon-Lady/

I'm A Mid-Afternoon Narwhal - Set Your Own Schedule

I'm a Mid Afternoon Narwhal by WinterWolfMediaMost people are either early birds or night owls, but what about those of us who stay up too late to be up at 6 a.m. yet don't sleep all day? Well, according to this adora...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/Im-A-Mid-Afternoon-Narwhal-Set-Your-Own-Schedule/

This Beautiful Infographic Illustrates The Tree Of Languages

Tracing languages back to their roots can be an interesting way to see how the world's languages have developed and evolved over time, but the tracing of language lineage does not make for an exciting read.So to spice th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/This-Beautiful-Infographic-Illustrates-The-Tree-Of-Languages/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie Over the Top

The 1987 movie Over the Top had Sylvester Stallone playing the sports underdog, as he did in Rocky, but this time the sport was arm wrestling. The movie was nominated for three Razzies and won two. Thir...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-the-Movie-Over-the-Top/

The Gross Back To The Future Parody That Spawned Rick And Morty

Rick and Morty is at once brilliant and moronic, totally brand new yet somehow really familiar, and even though the show has moved far away from creator Justin Roiland's original concept that has proven to be a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/The-Gross-Back-To-The-Future-Parody-That-Spawned-Rick-And-Morty/

The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time

Even the most innocuous internet communities can get pretty dramatic. Sure, there are arguments, but every once in a while, an intriguing story just pops up where you least expect it. The New York Times posted Katharine...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/The-Story-Behind-the-Greatest-Internet-Recipe-Comment-of-All-Time/

The Joy Of Watching Gold Slime Go Through An Industrial Shredder

Shredding stuff and watching stuff get shredded can be very satisfying in many ways, and if I owned an industrial shredder I'd be way too tempted to throw my stuff in there just to watch it all get ground to bits.So it's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/The-Joy-Of-Watching-Gold-Slime-Go-Through-An-Industrial-Shredder/

Take It Outside

Ah, there's nothing like a step outside in the fresh air and sunshine to improve one's attitude. Too bad this scenario is more likely to take place after dark. This is the latest from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.Chris H...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/Take-It-Outside/

The Stories Behind the Greatest Movie Props of All Time

There are some movie props you will never forget. In fact, some of them are the cornerstone of the film they appeared in -like Wilson from Survivor, Rosebud from Citizen Kane or the Maltese falcon from,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/The-Stories-Behind-the-Greatest-Movie-Props-of-All-Time/

The Forgotten Storm

1925 Tri-State Tornado Damage, NOAA ArchivesNeatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from history buff and Neatoramanaut WTM, who wishes to remain otherwise anonymous. In the early afternoon of Marc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/The-Forgotten-Storm/

We have More than Five Senses

We learn in school that we have five senses: eyesight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. What we call the "sixth sense" is quite misnumbered, as there are plenty of other senses that are just too hard to explain to kids...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/We-have-More-than-Five-Senses/

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