Archive for October 25th, 2018

October 28th is National Chocolate Day

This Sunday, October 28th, is National Chocolate Day. [Buzzfeed](https://www.buzzfeed.com/) has compiled [41 fun facts](https://www.buzzfeed.com/jamesgrebey/delicious-facts-about-chocolate) about chocolate. Read...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/October-28th-is-National-Chocolate-Day/

The Most Haunted Places in All of Florida

You've heard Florida described as "America's retirement home," so you've also probably heard that Florida is "the place Americans go to die." But the state is not all old people. Surely you are familiar with Florida Man,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/The-Most-Haunted-Places-in-All-of-Florida/

Sword Swallowers and Shrunken Heads: An Ode to Johnny Fox and His Freakatorium

The closest thing you'd ever find to a modern day version of P.T. Barnum's museum was the Freakatorium in Manhattan. The Freakatorium was founded by sword swallower, fire-eater, and illusionist Johnny Fox. Sadly, the Fre...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Sword-Swallowers-and-Shrunken-Heads-An-Ode-to-Johnny-Fox-and-His-Freakatorium/

Hispanic Halloween

Comedian David Lopez imagined the movie Halloween as if it happened in his house. Michael Meyers is no match for... well, just watch it. Bonus comedy if you are bilingual. This year, he produced the sequel. Ther...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Hispanic-Halloween/

Restaurant Math

It seems to me that the pattern is 3.40 per 3 wings, with a 0.55 wing at each 25. The first two are 1.15, the third is 1.10. This pattern holds up to 75, where they add 5c for some reason, then subtract that 5c at 80....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Restaurant-Math/

Amazing Mazes by Damien Soskin

If you love solving a maze puzzle, then you should check out Damien Soskin's Amazing Mazes webpage. This one above, titled Perspective Maze, is definitely one of my favorites! Links here: Soskin's [Digital Mazes...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Amazing-Mazes-by-Damien-Soskin/

There's an AT-AT in the Front Yard!

Halloween decorations come in all flavors, and aren't necessarily related to the classic monsters of horror films and folklore. Star Wars fan William Plessinger built a 17-foot-tall AT-AT for Halloween last year...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Theres-an-AT-AT-in-the-Front-Yard/

Sale!

Chris Cultrera saw this wind dancer crying out for the proper soundtrack. Not only does the rhythm work well, but the lyrics are perfect, too! -via [Digg](http://digg.com/video/inflatablenation)...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Sale/

The Scottish Granny Reads The Wonky Donkey

We got the [Wonky Donkey post upvoted to front page](https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/24/The-Wonky-Donkey-Song/) on Neatorama, but I feel that this needs its own post. We dare you to watch [The Scottish Granny]...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/The-Scottish-Granny-Reads-The-Wonky-Donkey/

These Winning Photos From Astronomy Photographer of the Year Are Out of this World!

[Brad Goldpaint](https://goldpaintphotography.com/) won the [Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018](https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/astronomy-photographer-year/exhibition) with this amazing photo above. Titled &...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/These-Winning-Photos-From-Astronomy-Photographer-of-the-Year-Are-Out-of-this-World/

Rubber Band Ball Sculptures by Joshua Hudson

Check out these fantastic rubber band ball/sphere sculptures by [Joshua Hudson](https://www.instagram.com/hudson.design/). This one above is titled "[Radial Eminence](https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk3l7h5FsIP/?taken-by=hud...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Rubber-Band-Ball-Sculpture-by-Joshua-Hudson/

Magnificent Owl Sculpture Made From Pumpkins

Owl be darned! This incredible sculpture of an owl is [made out of pumpkins](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/9qwihc/incredible_owl_sculpture_made_of_pumpkins/)!...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Magnificent-Owl-Sculpture-Made-From-Pumpkins/

The Parasite That Forces Bees to Dig Their Own Graves

The life cycle of the conopid fly reads like a horror movie script. The fly attacks a bumblebee, the bee is knocked to the ground, but then assumes the fight is over and flies off. Only now the bee is carrying a fly egg...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/The-Parasite-That-Forces-Bees-to-Dig-Their-Own-Graves/

Personal Trainer Got Man Banned From Local Restaurants to Help Him Lose Weight

At 560 lb, Darren "Dibsy" McClintock so severely overweight that doctor told the 27-year-old man that he was "eating himself to death." When Dibsy started working with trainer [Mike Hind](htt...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Personal-Trainer-Got-Man-Banned-From-Local-Restaurants-to-Help-Him-Lose-Weight/

The "Breathing" Forest

Check out this video of a forest in Sacre-Coeur, Quebec, Canada, that shows how heavy winds make the forest floor looks like it's breathing.[The Weather Network interviewed](https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/article...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Breathing-Forest/

Disney Princesses Drawn as Modern-Day Millennials by Daria Artemieva

What do Disney princesses look like if they were modern day millennials?Kiev-based illustrator [Daria Artemieva](https://www.instagram.com/dariart.art/) shows us over at her Instagram page.<!--more--> View thi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Disney-Princesses-Drawn-as-Modern-Day-Millennials-by-Daria-Artemieva/

Raising Pet Chickens is the New Silicon Valley Status Symbol

Things are just _different_ in Silicon Valley.In rural America, keeping chickens is a good way to get free fresh eggs, but in Silicon Valley, having them is a status symbol!Peter Holley has the scoop overa at The Washing...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Raising-Pet-Chickens-is-the-New-Silicon-Valley-Status-Symbol/

Book Collection Turned into "Literary Art" by Elizabeth Sagan

Books are great for reading ... and for making awesome art. Elizabeth Sagan shows us how she turns her book collection into intricate scenes straight out of our favorite fictions. Now that's what we call "...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/Book-Collection-Turned-into-Literary-Art-by-Elizabeth-Sagan/




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