Archive for December 25th, 2017

The Deadliest Shipwreck in History

The ship MV Wilhelm Gustloff was built as a cruise liner in 1937, then repurposed as a hospital ship for the German navy in 1939. In 1945 it was pressed into service for Operation Hannibal, transporting both Ger...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/The-Deadliest-Shipwreck-in-History/

Louis Vuitton Bags Upcycled Into Star Wars Sculptures

There are far fewer Louis Vuitton collectors on the planet than there are Star Wars fans, so when it comes to putting old Louie Vee to work artist and craftsman Gabriel Dishaw decided the bags had to die so that geeky ar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/Louis-Vuitton-Bags-Upcycled-Into-Star-Wars-Sculptures/

How Fans Reacted To The Empire Strikes Back In 1980

The second movie in the third Star Wars trilogy is in theaters now, and the reactions from fans is split between those who love The Last Jedi and those who hate it. The middle movie of a trilogy is a un...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/How-Fans-Reacted-To-The-Empire-Strikes-Back-In-1980/

Sesame Street Puppeteers Explain How They Control Their Puppets

There are as many ways to operate a puppet as there are types of puppets, actually even more considering some puppet-makers build each puppet with its own unique method of operation.But most standard rod, sock and human...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/Sesame-Street-Puppeteers-Explain-How-They-Control-Their-Puppets/

Rotating Your Cat

Alma T. C. Boykin has a blog called Cat Rotator's Quarterly. The blog is not about rotating cats, or even about cats in general. The name makes sense when you know the secret. Rotating one’s cat is a writer euphem...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/Rotating-Your-Cat/

You Must Be A Wizard Of Puzzles To Discover The Secrets Hidden In This Harry Potter-Themed Table

Puzzle boxes are a cool way to securely stash stuff, and they're fun to try and figure out since no two are alike, but a box has only a few functions while a table has many.Which is why this Harry Potter-themed puzzle co...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/You-Must-Be-A-Wizard-Of-Puzzles-To-Discover-The-Secrets-Hidden-In-This-Harry-Potter-Themed-Table/

Death Visits Grandma on Christmas Day

You might think this is a little morbid, but stick with it. It gets even sadder. Grandma and her sweet charm foil death again in the end. What's sad is that Jake isn't there with her as he should be. If there's someone i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/Death-Visits-Grandma-on-Christmas-Day/

Sweet Photos That Capture Christmas At St. Joseph Orphanage In The 1960s

Many Christmas-themed stories remind us to think of the orphans and the poor during the holidays, and even though this message is less present in modern Christmas stories the orphans are still out there hoping for a Merr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/Sweet-Photos-That-Capture-Christmas-At-St-Joseph-Orphanage-In-The-1960s/

Have A Marvel-Ous Christmas - Heroic Ugly Sweater Humor

Marvelous Christmas by ursulalopezHeroes don't take the holidays off, which is why we thank them on Christmas to their service to our planet and for being on duty while we enjoy the festivities with our friends and fa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/Have-A-Marvel-Ous-Christmas-Heroic-Ugly-Sweater-Humor/

The Mysterious Tradition of the Christmas Pickle

In the American Midwest, some families follow the old tradition of hanging a Christmas pickle (Weihnachtsgurke) from the tree, hidden deep in the branches. It's often an heirloom glass ornament. On Christmas mor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/The-Mysterious-Tradition-of-the-Christmas-Pickle/

'Carol Of The Bells' Played On An Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly Christmas sweaters usually don't offend more than the eyes, that is, unless the sweater hasn't been washed in a while then it will offend both the eyes and the nose.But adding musical elements like bells to an ugly...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/Carol-Of-The-Bells-Played-On-An-Ugly-Christmas-Sweater/

Captain Santa’s Last Sail: The Mysterious Fate of the Christmas Tree Ship

Captain Herman Schuenemann had a three-masted schooner named the Rouse Simmons, but people called him Captain Santa and they called his ship the Christmas Tree Ship. Every year, he would bring in a boatload of C...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/Captain-Santas-Last-Sail-The-Mysterious-Fate-of-the-Christmas-Tree-Ship/

A Manly Version Of The Leg Lamp From A Christmas Story

Ralphie's dad seemed to really enjoy the Leg Lamp he received in A Christmas Story, in part because it was the sexiest appliance in town. But do you know what's even sexier than a mannequin leg wearing a fishnet...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/A-Manly-Version-Of-The-Leg-Lamp-From-A-Christmas-Story/

Neatorama's Top Ten Posts of 2017

(Image credit: Adam Kofird at the NeatoShop)Every year, Neatorama posts almost 6,000 items for your edification and entertainment. Those include feature articles, Neatorama exclusives, videos, links, neat pictures, and w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/25/Neatoramas-Top-Ten-Posts-of-2017/

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