Archive for September 25th, 2017

All Night Long at The Airport

A few years ago, we posted a video that Richard Dunn made when he was stranded overnight at an empty airport. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport wasn't totally empty when Mahshid Mazooji was stranded th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/All-Night-Long-at-The-Airport/

Why Is 'Colonel' Spelled That Way?

It's a military rank that is pronounce "kernel" like  a unit of corn, but is spelled "colonel," which doesn't have any other pronunciation in English. How did we get one from the other? Which came first, the spellin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/Why-Is-Colonel-Spelled-That-Way/

The Hero We Need

Well, I guess that's one way to fight crime and change hearts and minds. Or at least take over hearts and minds. If you know someone who led a life of crime and had a sudden transformation into a mild-mannered, upstandin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/The-Hero-We-Need/

Jack Russell Bullies Three Cats

A tiny terrier pays no attention to the fact that these lion cubs are several times his size. What matters is intimidating them from the start, so they know who's boss. Jack Russells are born with a Napoleon complex, and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/Jack-Russell-Bullies-Three-Cats/

A Failed 1930s American Town, Lost in Time in the Amazon Rainforest

Henry Ford did not care for dealing with the European countries that controlled the rubber trade, but the Ford Motor Company needed rubber for tires. So he decided to grow his own rubber trees in South America. Ford secu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/A-Failed-1930s-American-Town-Lost-in-Time-in-the-Amazon-Rainforest/

Former Stray Dog Adopts 8 Tiny Pigs

Stories about adult animals adopting baby animals from another species are well liked by all, so a story about a dog adopting 8 little piglets should go over like gangbusters!This is Treasure the dog, and she doesn't jud...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/Former-Stray-Dog-Adopts-8-Tiny-Pigs/

How to Watch Star Trek

Digg is going all out for the new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery, which premiered last night with one episode on CBS-TV and another on the streaming service CBS All Access. Here's a roundup of re...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/How-to-Watch-Star-Trek/

Time-Lapse Video Shows What 30 Days Aboard A Cargo Ship Look Like

Unless you were in the Navy, worked as a merchant marine or stowed away on a cargo ship for a trip across the ocean you probably don't know what a 30 day trip aboard a cargo ship looks like.Maybe you've seen some of the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/Time-Lapse-Video-Shows-What-30-Days-Aboard-A-Cargo-Ship-Look-Like/

True Love's Kiss

As we said in the last SMBC comic posted here, looking too deeply into your favorite childhood fairy tales can ruin the charm. Sure, culture has evolved since the Disney movie Sleeping Beauty was released in 195...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/True-Loves-Kiss/

Maritime Merc - Do I Look Like Popeye In This Pic?

Maritime Merc by OneBluebird ArtThe X team had dumped DP on a merchant marine's ship as a joke, but after spending a few months at sea DP realized he was born to be a sailor! He loved the smell of that salt air, the m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/Maritime-Merc-Do-I-Look-Like-Popeye-In-This-Pic/

Horrible Things You Learn Working At A Convenience Store

It takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to keep a convenience store up, running and "convenient" for customers, but do those customers respect all your hard work? NO.For some reason they all think of convenience sto...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/Horrible-Things-You-Learn-Working-At-A-Convenience-Store/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

With the movie Tomb Raider set to hit theaters next year, people are thinking about the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. The new film is not a remake, but a reboot based on the 2013 video game. But co...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-Lara-Croft-Tomb-Raider/

This Little Piggy Wants To Be A Pet, Not A Rack Of Ribs, In Pig Me

What is a little pig to do when they live in a world full of sausage and pork chop lovin' people who want to see little piggies killed, butchered, cooked and served on a plate?He must run for his life to escape his horri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/This-Little-Piggy-Wants-To-Be-A-Pet-Not-A-Rack-Of-Ribs-In-Pig-Me/

Disney Princess Wedding Dresses

Disney has teamed up with the Japanese company Kuraudia Co. to create a line of wedding dresses fashioned after Disney Princesses. These aren't just vaguely reminiscent of the princesses' fashions; they would be recogniz...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/Disney-Princess-Wedding-Dresses/

What Non-Americans Find the Most Baffling About America

(Cows of Ameica by Stephen Brian Philips)What's normal to you about your culture may be seriously weird to someone from somewhere else. Over at Reddit, someone asked non-Americans "What is the weirdest thing about Americ...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/What-Non-Americans-Find-the-Most-Baffling-About-America/

Who Really Invented Calculus

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again.Calculus involves the study of limits. By the time they were done arguing about who had invented it,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/Who-Really-Invented-Calculus/

Lost in Translation

(Image source: Omar Kooheji‏)In this age of global travel and communication, there are a lot more people traveling than learning new languages. But even if you speak quite a bit of a second or third language, that do...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/25/Lost-in-Translation-3/




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