Archive for January 10th, 2018

Treasure

Some people are too literal. This guy with the beard, well, he's too literal but got lucky anyway. The guy with the bandana was not so lucky. That's just the kind of nonsense you'd expect from Zach at Extra Fabulous Comi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/Treasure/

Battle of the Boxes

Boxwars is when a bunch of people fight each other using homemade weapons and armor constructed from cardboard. It looks like great fun! Great Big Story went to Melbourne, Australia, to meet some Boxwars participants and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/Battle-of-the-Boxes/

The Cars People Keep For 15 Years

Among new car buyers, which models are kept the longest? It's an odd question, as I thought anyone who could buy a new car would buy another in a few years. But there are people who buy a brand-new vehicle and like it en...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/The-Cars-People-Keep-For-15-Years/

The World's Smallest Cat Species

Meet the rusty spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus), a wildcat that lives in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal. Adults of the species weigh between two and 3.5 pounds, and could fit in your palm if they weren't wild...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/The-Worlds-Smallest-Cat-Species/

Comments Section

Have you noticed how many websites have dropped comment sections completely in the past couple of years? Toxic comments, flame wars, and spam are to blame. Meanwhile, this comic is a true story. Jeff Lovfers at Don't Hit...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/Comments-Section/

The Boy In The Bubble

There are situations in life that make us wish we had a bubble around us, to shield us from physical and emotional pain.And if we all had magical abilities we'd probably cast a spell of protection on ourselves from time...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/The-Boy-In-The-Bubble/

The British Once Built a 1,100-Mile Hedge Through the Middle of India

Taxing salt in India was a lucrative activity for the British East India Company, and the British Crown afterward, but it was onerous for Indians. To prevent smuggling of untaxed salt, the British created the Inland Cust...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/The-British-Once-Built-a-1100-Mile-Hedge-Through-the-Middle-of-India/

This Russian Fisherman Keeps Catching In The Strangest Fish

A Russian fisherman named Roman Fyodorov has been making a splash online simply by sharing pics of his catches because they look like a prop from a sci-fi movie, and many of the fish he has caught are so rare few have ev...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/This-Russian-Fisherman-Keeps-Catching-In-The-Strangest-Fish/

Past. Present. Future. - Women Rule, Guys Drool

Past. Present. Future. by machmigoIt's about time for a woman to take the helm of the TARDIS and pilot it into a new age of acceptance and equality, plus she's bound to do a better job than all the rest of those yahoo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/Past-Present-Future-Women-Rule-Guys-Drool/

You Weren’t Supposed To See that Photo

Have you ever accidentally shown someone a picture that you shouldn't have? Something embarrassing or maybe even a little racy? As traumatic as that can be for you, it's also traumatic for the person who saw it -or even...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/You-Werent-Supposed-To-See-that-Photo/

People You See At Every Video Game Tournament

Video game tournaments and the ESL are big business these days, with huge corporate sponsors and millions of dollars in prize money on the line, and yet they still don't attract a very diverse crowd.No matter how many vi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/People-You-See-At-Every-Video-Game-Tournament/

Obliterated Swastikas Make Berlin Better

(Image credit: legacystorebln)Berlin street artist Ibo Omari is transforming symbols of hate into pleasant images all over Berlin. He paints over swastikas (hakenkreuz) to make the graffiti into animals, toys, d...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/Obliterated-Swastikas-Make-Berlin-Better/

Can Vac-Man Survive A Vacuum Chamber?

Vac-Man may sound like the name of a door-to-door vacuum salesman but it's actually the name given to Stretch Armstrong's nemesis, who is pretty boring as villains go and therefore didn't sell very well.But on paper Vac-...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/Can-Vac-Man-Survive-A-Vacuum-Chamber/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie Cocktail

Everyone loves to see a movie that depicts what they do for a living, and for bartenders, that movie is Cocktail. The 1988 film stars Tom Cruise as a skilled flair bartender who competes with a rival not so much...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-the-Movie-Cocktail/

Lighting Up Amsterdam with Art

Dutch artist Victor Engbers (previously at Neatorama) has created a light installation called Homeward Bound for the Amsterdam Light Festival. The lights are installed in the masts of the East Indiaman replica ship A...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/Lighting-Up-Amsterdam-with-Art/

Marbles, Magnets, and Music

Remember the Line Rider video that was synced to "Hall of the Mountain King"? That took a lot of work, but now imagine how much work went into synchronizing a real-world marble run to classical music! The same artist, Yo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/Marbles-Magnets-and-Music/

Black Friday 1889: The Johnstown Flood

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from history buff and Neatoramanaut WTM, who wishes to remain otherwise anonymous. At the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, there was found on the Mi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/10/Black-Friday-1889-the-Johnstown-Flood/




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