Archive for November 22nd, 2017

Exhaling

Well, actually… you're going to think about this comic the next time that friend of yours has to get all pedantic and dissect the fine points of your everyday language. "Fire-breathing dragon" is what we've called...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Exhaling/

A Brief History of “Alice’s Restaurant”

Arlo Guthrie got arrested in 1965, and he wrote a little song about it. One of the reasons that the song has lasted so long is that it happened on Thanksgiving, so that "Alice's Restaurant" has become classic for a holid...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/A-Brief-History-of-Alices-Restaurant/

Expiration Dates Don't Mean What You Think

Food items you buy at the grocery store have dates on them, but that does not mean that the food expires on that date. What the date really does mean can vary depending on the food, the state, and exactly how it...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Expiration-Dates-Dont-Mean-What-You-Think/

Non-Americans Label the US States

For Thanksgiving, Buzzfeed traditionally asks the staff at its UK office to try labeling a map of the United States with the state names, with often funny results. But apparently they are is getting too good at it, so th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Non-Americans-Label-the-US-States/

How Did Saloons In The Old West Lock Their Doors At Night?

Westerns always feature a saloon where characters do all kinds of typical Old West type stuff like gamblin', drinkin' and carousin', and they all feature those swinging café doors that look right but don't do much...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/How-Did-Saloons-In-The-Old-West-Lock-Their-Doors-At-Night/

I Have A Quarter - Dirk The Daring Demands Your Allowance!

I Have A Quarter by CrockteesIn the 80s there was one game that munched more quarters than all the rest- Dragon's Lair, the animated adventures of Dirk the daring that gave you one chance to make the right move or it wa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/I-Have-A-Quarter-Dirk-The-Daring-Demands-Your-Allowance/

Why My Parents Eat Paprika On Cottage Cheese

The Awl is doing a series of posts on spices called The Anthology of Underrated Herbs. Yes, I'm sure they know spices and herbs are different things. Fran Hoepfner's contribution is paprika, specifically the custom of pu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Why-My-Parents-Eat-Paprika-On-Cottage-Cheese/

Watch An Archer Fire Arrows That Change Direction In Mid-Air

Archers of myth and legend were able to do some incredible tricks with their arrows, such as splitting another arrow in half or shooting an arrow so it changes direction in mid-air, tricks that few real life archers are...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Watch-An-Archer-Fire-Arrows-That-Change-Direction-In-Mid-Air/

Punch Lines for Book Titles

Selecting a title for your book is fraught with danger. It should be short and intriguing, but often ends up telling you little about the actual subject matter. For that, you need a subtitle. Snide Octopus is an Instagra...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Punch-Lines-for-Book-Titles/

Japanese TV Show Follows Dog Around For A Day To See Where He Goes

Have you ever wondered where your dog would go, and what they would do, if they were let off the leash for a day and allowed to roam freely around the city?If you adopted a stray dog then your pooch probably knows the ne...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Japanese-TV-Show-Follows-Dog-Around-For-A-Day-To-See-Where-He-Goes/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Anastasia

The award-winning 1997 animated film Anastasia (not the be confused with the 1956 version) was based very loosely on the fall of Russia's last royal family and the subsequent claim by Anna Anderson that she was...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-Anastasia/

Metalhead Makeup Artist Takes On The 30 Day Corpse Paint Challenge And Kills It

There are so many 30 day challenges out there it's hard to keep track of them all, but if you've got a black metal heart and a fetish for facepainting the only one you should care about is the 30 Day Corpse Paint Challen...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Metalhead-Makeup-Artist-Takes-On-The-30-Day-Corpse-Paint-Challenge-And-Kills-It/

Original Prongles

Once You Pop… THAT'S GREAT! Don't you just love this counterfeit chip can design? The knockoff Pringles seem excited to tell you they are salt and potato flavored! How would a company get away with this blatant ri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Original-Prongles/

What Would Movie Monsters Actually Sound Like?

Movie monsters typically resemble real-life animals in some way, or in the case of movies like Kong: Skull Island they look just like giant-sized versions of real critters, making them terrifying in a more reali...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/What-Would-Movie-Monsters-Actually-Sound-Like/

Does Eating Turkey Really Make You Sleepy at Thanksgiving?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook."Turkey makes you sleepy" is a commonly accepted, although false belief that us...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Does-Eating-Turkey-Really-Make-You-Sleepy-at-Thanksgiving/

Rock 'n' Roll Crayon Colors

Wait, wait a minute. Has no one ever written a song about orange? Otherwise, it looks like your favorite classic rock artists have the spectrum covered pretty well. Looks like a pretty good playlist, too. This box of cra...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/22/Rock-n-Roll-Crayon-Colors/




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