Archive for October 28th, 2018

The Psychology of Faking Your Own Death

Faking one's own death, or "pseudocide," is most often a scheme to escape the consequences of legal, financial, or marital problems. But not always. Without those powerful incentives, it's more likely that a pseudocide p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/The-Psychology-of-Faking-Your-Own-Death/

When Americans Picnicked In Cemeteries - America's First Public Parks

In the 19th century, before many urban areas lacked recreation areas, many people chose to have picnics, and other celebrations, in local cemeteries. Unfortunately historians say one of the reason picnicking in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/When-Americans-Picnicked-In-Cemeteries-America-s-First-Public-Parks/

Why 2000 People Died Fighting Over a Bucket

Wars have been fought for a lot of dumb reasons, but when political, religious, or ethnic tensions are inflamed, it only takes a spark to light a conflagration. In medieval Italy, all those tensions were sprung i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/Why-2000-People-Died-Fighting-Over-a-Bucket/

Mad Max Wave Pool

Check out this circular wave generator at the Surf Lakes Wave Pool in Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia. It's straight out of Mad Max! From [Surfline](https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/wizard-oz-surf-lakes-interna...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/Mad-Max-Wave-Pool/

The One True Aquaman

Redditor DraftDraw posted this picture, possibly taken during New York Comic Con, featuring two versions of the same comic book superhero. There's a lot going on here. First, there's the contrast between the Golden Age A...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/The-One-True-Aquaman/

The Hidden History of African-American Burial Sites in the Antebellum South

The Avoca Museum in Altavista, Virginia, sits on what was once the property of Colonel Charles Lynch. In 2005, a graveyard was discovered in the grounds. Now known as the Enslaved Persons Cemetery, it holds at least 32 g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/The-Hidden-History-of-African-American-Burial-Sites-in-the-Antebellum-South/

Cat on the Catwalk

A cat strutted her stuff on the catwalk during a fashion show in Istanbul. Watch her graceful strides as she shows off a classic fur coat. Granted, she gets distracted by the models passing by, and has to stop for sudden...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/Cat-on-the-Catwalk/

Gas Heated Umbrella by Colin Furze

Cold and rainy weather? Mad inventor [Colin Furze](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp68_FLety0O-n9QU6phsgw) doesn't let a little bit of chilly rain stop him. Instead, he invented a gas heated umbrella: a stain...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/Gas-Heated-Umbrella-by-Colin-Furze/

Joker by Craig Alan

View this post on Instagram Loving the details that went into this new Joker piece. #whysoserious #cas #craigalan #joker #heathledger #craigalanstudio #art #craigalanart #craigalanmcmillan #daretomethod #populusA...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/Joker-by-Craig-Alan/

Horse Cosplays as AT-AT

This horse will have the best costume on Halloween for sure!Michael Corrie of [Mike's Tiny Shop](https://www.facebook.com/Makesthings/) created this amazing AT-AT Walker costume for a Clydesdale named Moana.Corrie said t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/Horse-Cosplays-as-AT-AT/

How Chicken Wire is Made

Ever wonder how chicken wire is made?Well, wonder no more: this short clip shows you how a clever contraption called a Gabion machine makes the hexagonal net. Watch closely as the wire-feeding cylinders split in half....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/How-Chicken-Wire-is-Made/

Spooky Halloween Facts

Why do we get a thrill out of horror films? And what's the deal with poisoned trick-or-treat candy? Those are a couple of the subjects in the Halloween edition of the Mental Floss show Scatterbrained. You'll also hear ab...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/Spooky-Halloween-Facts/

A 5-Year-Old's Questions for Google Home

A father who is totally embracing modern technology discovers that Google Home had saved a year's worth of data, including his 5-year-old son's questions. He is charmed by his son's curiosity about the world, and appreci...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/A-5-Year-Olds-Questions-for-Google-Home/

The Legend of the Glowing Green Man, Charlie No-Face

Anyone growing up in the Pittsburgh area heard about the monster of Beaver County, Charlie No-Face, eventually. Charlie was actually a man named Ray, who had been seriously injured by electricity as a child. An...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/The-Legend-of-the-Glowing-Green-Man-Charlie-No-Face/

A Brief Halloween History of Pets in Costumes

When you think of the phenomenal popularity of pets dressed in Halloween costumes, you can thank internet memes, iPhones, Instagram, Amazon, and Etsy. They make it easy to find the most clever costumes and share them wit...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/28/A-Brief-Halloween-History-of-Pets-in-Costumes/




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