Archive for January 8th, 2018

Snowflakes in Color by Don Komarechka

These aren't your everyday snowflake photos! Don Komarechka photographs snowflakes, which sometimes reflect beautiful colors inside. How does that happen? It has to do with the lighting, the angle, and the shape of the s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Snowflakes-in-Color-by-Don-Komarechka/

America’s 19th-Century Opiate Addiction

Doctors in the 19th century had few tools to actually cure diseases and repair injuries, but they had one miracle drug that seemed to make everything better- opium. It was widely used in the American Civil War to treat t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Americas-19th-Century-Opiate-Addiction/

A Couple in Ten Different Cartoon Styles

Sketch artist Kells O'Hickey crafted a personal gift for his girlfriend Lindsay. He drew the two of them in the styles of their favorite cartoon characters! Above you see them as Simpsons characters. And here's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/A-Couple-in-Ten-Different-Cartoon-Styles/

99% of These Sea Turtles Are Turning Female

Scientists took a survey of Pacific green turtles off Ingram Island in northern Australia. It's not a simple task to determine the sex of a sea turtle, but blood tests for testosterone levels helped. While they expected...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/99-of-These-Sea-Turtles-Are-Turning-Female/

Oops!

When we're kids we think all kinds of maladies can happen to us and others simply due to a misstep, because as the old schoolyard rhyme goes "step on a crack, break your mother's back".There are even times when kids beli...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Oops-5/

Does This Sweater Make My Butt Look Big?

An hourglass shape is only guaranteed by the supporting attire, as every bride is told by her fashion consultant. If you thought corgis were fat little dogs, this should set your mind to rest. They're not necessarily fat...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Does-This-Sweater-Make-My-Butt-Look-Big/

Bat Country (Harley) - Fear The Bat, Savor The Loathing

Bat Country (Harley) by Harebrained DesignWhen you use and abuse the happy gas and keep sniffing joke-caine up your nose the world starts to fall apart all around you, which is why that maniac the Joker likes to huff...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Bat-Country-Harley-Fear-The-Bat-Savor-The-Loathing/

Interview With The Urban Explorers Who Sneaked Into Michael Jackson's Abandoned Neverland Ranch

Before Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch became a controversial place it was a place of wonder, with its own zoo, amusement park rides, and two trains, not to mention Michael's magical 13,000 sq. ft. mansion.The 3,000 ac...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Interview-With-The-Urban-Explorers-Who-Sneaked-Into-Michael-Jacksons-Abandoned-Neverland-Ranch/

Star Wars: A Brief History of Fan Anger and Frustration

In 1977, I went to see a movie called Star Wars and liked it very much. Forty years later, I went to see The Last Jedi and liked it very much. Checking the internet for film discussions, I was disappoin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Star-Wars-A-Brief-History-of-Fan-Anger-and-Frustration/

The Kitten Covers - Iconic Album Covers Re-Imagined With Cats

Music superstars like Madonna, Billy Joel and Bob Marley used to be the top of the pop culture heap, but now thanks to the internet the human stars have fallen so the kitty stars can rise.And it's on that note that graph...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/The-Kitten-Covers-Iconic-Album-Covers-Re-Imagined-With-Cats/

Earliest Known Practical Joke Discovered in Croatia

An artifact from the 4th century was discovered in Vinkovci, Croatia, in 2012. At first thought to be just another dish used by the occupying Romans, its inner workings have been determined to be a joke cup. Archaeologis...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Earliest-Known-Practical-Joke-Discovered-in-Croatia/

Pop Culture Sunny Side Up

Food art is usually too pretty and too detailed to eat, and the more intricately detailed pieces are often made out of a combination of ingredients that don't taste as good as they look together.But the fun fried egg art...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Pop-Culture-Sunny-Side-Up/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Driving Miss Daisy

It's hard to believe the 1989 movie Driving Miss Daisy came out 28 years ago. The charming film about a Southern woman (Daisy, played by Jessica Tandy) and her chauffeur (Hoke, played by Morgan Freeman) tackled...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-Driving-Miss-Daisy/

Amazon Workout

One of the many satisfying scenes in the movie Wonder Woman was watching an army of women warriors defending their homeland from intruders. The Amazons on Themyscira were played by a variety of athletes from all...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Amazon-Workout/

Is It Too Cold to Walk Your Dog?

Parts of the US are dealing with temperatures way beyond their comfort zone this winter. If your four-footed friend is used to going outside at regular intervals, you might be worried about his safety. Here's a handy cha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Is-It-Too-Cold-to-Walk-Your-Dog/

The Ocean Froze

[https://youtu.be/Hl0GSLcwHVs] (YouTube link)This is not Antarctica, Greenland, or anywhere near the poles. The ocean developed a layer of ice on top in Massachusetts! This video was taken at Old Silver Beach in North Fa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/The-Ocean-Froze/

It's a Dog Tag's Life

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again.(Image credit: Linda Makiej)The history of military identification tags. Only 58 percent of the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/08/Its-a-Dog-Tags-Life/

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