Archive for October 14th, 2018

18th Century Chicken Wearing Pants

When archivists at the Museum of English Rural Life opened a box full of old books from the 18th century, they ran across a gem: a mathematics book that belonged to a 13-year-old teenager named "Richard Beal...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/18th-Century-Chicken-Wearing-Pants/

The Surprising Story of Eartha Kitt in Istanbul

Today, Eartha Kitt is most known for her songs "C'est si bon" and "Santa Baby" and her turn as Catwoman on the Batman TV series. But her first recording, and her first hit, was "Uska Dara," which she learned and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/The-Surprising-Story-of-Eartha-Kitt-in-Istanbul/

All Cats Are Different

Ignoramusky is back, with a new compilation of the smartest, clumsiest, and funniest Russian cats around! Bonus: Many of the clips are enhanced with appropriate musical soundtracks....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/All-Cats-Are-Different/

Where's Bob's House?

Tired of delivery drivers not finding his house, a resident of Rancho Santa Margarita in California named "Bob" decided to take matters into his own hands: he put up a traffic sign, telling them where to find "Bob's Hous...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/Where-s-Bob-s-House/

Soldiers Challenged Ethiopia Prime Minister with Guns, He Challenged Them Back to do Push Ups

When soldiers marched to the office of Abiy Ahmed with Kalashnikovs and sniper rifles, angrily demanding pay raises, the Ethiopian Prime Minister didn't get scared. Instead, he demanded the soldiers do push ups...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/Soldiers-Challenged-Ethiopia-Prime-Minister-with-Guns-He-Challenged-Them-Back-to-do-Push-Ups/

The $92 Quadrillion Dollar Man

In 2013, Chris Reynolds briefly became the world's richest man when a Paypal glitch caused his account to swell to a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800 Unfortunately, Paypal giveth and Paypal taketh away. When Rey...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/The-92-Quadrillion-Dollar-Man/

The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte Augusta

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales was the granddaughter of King George III, and the only confirmed child of the Prince of Wales who eventually became King George IV. Charlotte was second in line for the monarchy her en...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/The-Tragic-Death-of-Princess-Charlotte-Augusta/

City Officials Go Nuts Over Enhanced Statue

Someone in Savannah, Georgia, put googly eyes on the city's statue of Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene. The city responded by venting its outrage on Facebook. Who did this?! Someone placed googly eyes on our hi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/City-Officials-Go-Nuts-Over-Enhanced-Statue/

Pallas’s Cat: The Original Grumpy Cat

You know the Pallas's cat as the fluffy, [twitchy,](https://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/27/pallas-cat-cubs-at-12-weeks/) rare wildcat of Central Asia. This video takes a deep dive into what makes the Pallas's cat different...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/Pallas-s-Cat-The-Original-Grumpy-Cat/

This Fish Has Human Teeth

Meet the [Pacu fish](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacu), a South American freshwater fish related to the piranha. But unlike the piranha, which has pointed razor-sharp teeth, the Pacu fish has straight teeth tha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/This-Fish-Has-Human-Teeth/

Water Flows Up in The Devil's Chimney Waterfall

The "[Sruth in Aghaidh an Aird](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sruth_in_Aghaidh_an_Aird)" waterfall (translated as "stream against the height", AKA the Devil's Chimney waterfall) in Ireland is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/Water-Flows-Up-in-The-Devil-s-Chimney-Waterfall/

These Gay Penguins Are Hatching an Egg Together

Sphen and Magic are a gay penguin couple at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in Australia. During breeding season, aquarium staff gave the couple a dummy egg to practice incubating ... and the gay penguins turned out t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/These-Gay-Penguins-Are-Hatching-an-Egg-Together/

The Order of the Dolphin and the Secret Origin of SETI

In 1961, ten scientists - including Frank Drake, Melvin Calvin and Carl Sagan - met in a secret meeting at a rural observatory in West Virginia to discuss how they would find, and talk to, aliens. This meeting la...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/The-Order-of-the-Dolphin-and-the-Secret-Origin-of-SETI/

Airplane Slammed into a Wall During Takeoff and ... Continued Flying!

Air India Express Boeing 737-800 slammed into a wall at the end of the runway during takeoff and ripped a large part of the undercarriage ... but the pilots didn't notice and continued flying![NDTV explains](https://www....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/14/Airplane-Slammed-into-Wall-During-Takeoff-and-Continued-Flying/

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