Archive for October 6th, 2017

Historical Reenactor Demonstrates How People Walked In Medieval Times

People don't give much thought to the way they walk these days, and unless you're a runway model or you're trying to master a silly walk most people just walk the way they walk and talk the way they talk.But back in the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/Historical-Reenactor-Demonstrates-How-People-Walked-In-Medieval-Times/

The Great Catnip Caper

G. Herman Gottlieb got a bright idea in 1909. He went to the woods in Manhattan (there were apparently still woods in Manhattan then) and picked two large baskets of catnip. He then went door-to-door on Fifth Avenue to s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/The-Great-Catnip-Caper/

The World's Shortest Commercial Flight

The shortest regularly-scheduled commercial flight in the world is operated by Scottish airline Loganair. It runs between the islands of Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands. The entire flight takes 80 seconds...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/The-Worlds-Shortest-Commercial-Flight/

An Underwater Ghost Town

The area around Lake Minnewanka in Alberta has been settled continuously for at least 13,000 years. One of those settlements was Minnewanka Landing, which thrived in the summer with tourists and campers. There were hotel...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/An-Underwater-Ghost-Town/

Simon's Cat in Spider Cat

The new animation from Simon Tofield is this year's Halloween cartoon. The cat is up in the attic, and he doesn't want to leave. I've dealt with that situation. You don't want your cat to climb the ladder to the attic- y...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/Simons-Cat-in-Spider-Cat/

All Puffed Up - You Want S'More You Big Lug?!

All Puffed Up by DeepFriedArtThe problem with using a candy-based character to destroy New York City is it's way too susceptible to heat, and everybody knows buildings in the NYC love to go up in flames at the drop of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/All-Puffed-Up-You-Want-SMore-You-Big-Lug/

Before And After Photos Reveal How Far Cosplayers Have Come Over The Years

(Images via Kinpatsu Cosplay)Cosplayers who get serious about their craft never stop improving and refining their costuming skills, and after a few years of making costumes they look back at their first cosplay creations...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/Before-And-After-Photos-Reveal-How-Far-Cosplayers-Have-Come-Over-The-Years/

The Scandalous Witch Hunt That Poisoned 17th-Century France

King Louis XIV was upset that so many members of the French nobility were dying off in a hurry. It started in the late 1660s. Autopsies showed the victims' insides were blackened, as it they were rotting. Were they poiso...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/The-Scandalous-Witch-Hunt-That-Poisoned-17th-Century-France/

The Classic Animated Short That Inspired The Game Cuphead

The most anticipated video game of 2016 and 2017 wasn't causing buzz because of its cutting edge 3D graphics or VR rig compatibility- because the buzz was all about the hand drawn animated graphics.(YouTube Link)Cuph...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/The-Classic-Animated-Short-That-Inspired-The-Game-Cuphead/

Batman Ninja Coming in 2018

A few seconds of a new movie called Batman Ninja were unveiled at New York Comic Con on Thursday. The Warner Bros. movie is an anime adventure in which Batman and his regular cast of characters are set in mediev...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/Batman-Ninja-Coming-in-2018/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about 500 Days of Summer

The award-winning 2009 independent film 500 Days of Summer is a romance that paired Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. What could be cuter than that? Despite the star power, the narrative is experimental,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-500-Days-of-Summer/

How To Turn A Used Tire Into Upcycled Furniture

Have you ever sold your car and forgotten to include the full-sized spare tire you had sitting in your garage?Or maybe you've acquired a rimmed tire in some other totally legit way but don't know what the hell to do with...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/How-To-Turn-A-Used-Tire-Into-Upcycled-Furniture/

Becoming Complete

When you are a child, life is like a race to the finish line, meaning adulthood. My children are adults, but they still act as if their lives are a race to the next goal: a degree, a job in their chosen field, marriage,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/Becoming-Complete/

Kittens Come Out of Box

Two kittens try to squeeze through a small hole in a cardboard box at the same time. They're babies, so they don't know it would be more efficient to take turns. But soon you'll see that taking turns doesn't amount to mu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/Kittens-Come-Out-of-Box/

10 Clever Halloween Pun Costumes

A great costume that looks exactly like some pop culture character might win you first prize at your local costume contest, but will only take you so far on the internet. To be both viral and memorable, it takes a clever...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/10-Clever-Halloween-Pun-Costumes/

Pregnancy Growth Chart

Jeff Wysaski, in his alter ego as Obvious Plant, left this pregnancy growth chart prominently displayed at Babies R Us. We don't know how long it lasted there, or how many people read it, but he got a picture, and that's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/06/Pregnancy-Growth-Chart/

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