Archive for November 17th, 2018

"Human Spider" Climbed Another Skyscraper

Alain Robert pulled the stunt of climbing the 662 ft Heron Tower in London without any safety gear and was arrested once he reached the top. Due to alerting emergency services, he was sentenced and charged for hi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/Human-Spider-Climbed-Another-Skyscraper/

How Many Fake Accounts Are There on Facebook? Here's a Clue: 1.5 Billion Fake Accounts Were Removed in Just the Past 6 Months

There's been a lot of news reports over fake news and Russian interference of the elections on social media. And surely you've heard that there's a lot of fake accounts on Facebook. But exactly how many is a lot?Engadget...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/How-Many-Fake-Accounts-Are-There-on-Facebook-Here-s-a-Clue-1-5-Billion-Fake-Accounts-Were-Removed-in-Just-the-Past-6-Months/

We Are NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is just as awesome as it has ever been, but doesn't get the attention or kudos it deserves because of budget cutbacks in the last couple of decades. But NASA employees ar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/We-Are-NASA/

The Victory Garden Guide

World War II presented a problem for much of America - more people than ever lived in cities and did not cultivate gardens, while the demand for foodstuffs for the armed forces could not be met without impacting...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/The-Victory-Garden-Guide/

The King of Pop Was A Wannabe Spider-Man!

Michael Jackson, the king of Pop, took the meaning of Marvel fandom to a whole new level in the late 90s. This comic book fan wanted to play Spider-Man so badly that the only way he could think of making this hap...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/The-King-of-Pop-Was-A-Wannabe-Spider-Man/

Creating Fireflies With LEDs in the Sumida River

For the inaugural [Tokyo Hotaru Festival](http://tokyo-hotaru.jp/faq/), 100,000 LED lights were placed in the Sumida River to resemble the fireflies that once inhabited it. Powered by 100% solar power, the beauti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/Creating-Fireflies-With-LEDs-in-the-Sumida-River/

An 1861 Japanese Book of American History

Here is Washington and his wife "Carol" meeting an extremely youthful Benjamin Franklin, who has an impressive squat.The Japanese book Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi (童絵解万国噺) was published in 186...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/An-1861-Japanese-book-of-American-History/

John Lewis Christmas Ad 2018

British department store John Lewis puts out an ad campaign to tug at your heartstrings every Christmas. This year, they enlisted Sir Elton John to travel back in time through his life until he reaches that life-changing...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/John-Lewis-Christmas-Ad-2018/

Satanic Temple Sues Netflix for Depicting Its Baphomet Statue as a "Symbol of Evil"

The Satanic Temple was offended by The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina presenting their Baphomet statue as “the devil.” Now Netflix and Warner Brothers have a lawsuit on their hands:>Satan “is a liter...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/Satanic-Temple-Sues-Netflix-for-Depicting-Its-Baphomet-Statue-as-a-Symbol-of-Evil/

Frog Ladders Help Frogs Escape Roadside Drain Death Traps

In the U.K., over half a million amphibians get trapped in drains every year. A small group of British conservationists are saving the day!>“The amphibians are coming to breed and then hitting the road, getting...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/Frog-Ladders-Help-Frogs-Escape-Roadside-Drain-Death-Traps/

Crossing the Sahara in the Fourteenth Century

The most popular method of crossing a desert in the 21st century is to fly over it. You can also take a bus or a car, aided by maps, GPS, paved roads, cell phones, and coolers full of ice and water. It was not always so....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/Crossing-the-Sahara-in-the-Fourteenth-Century/

Alpaca Takes a Taxi

[Andre Mendivil's](https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpzo62Rlz9Y/) dad recorded a video of an alpaca non-nonchalantly getting into a taxi while walking around the streets of Cusco, Peru. The alpaca seem to be a pro at...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/Alpaca-Takes-a-Taxi/

What Does a Baby Elephant Suck for Comfort?

Babies suck their thumbs, but what's a baby elephant to do? Why, it certainly has something that it can do for comfort ... Image via [u/Orangth](https://www.reddit.com/r/likeus/comments/88cdgf/baby_elephant_suck...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/What-Does-a-Baby-Elephant-Suck-for-Comfort/

The Toy Monkey that Escaped Nazi Germany, Then Led to the Discovery of a Long-Lost Family

This small, worn out toy monkey looks like an ordinary albeit well-loved toy, but it's nothing short of extraordinary. It escaped Nazi Germany, and 80 years later, helped a war-torn family come together. The toy...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/The-Toy-Monkey-that-Escaped-Nazi-Germany-Then-Led-to-the-Discovery-of-a-Long-Lost-Family/

Distracted Boyfriend in LEGO

LEGO artist Ochre Jelly (Iain Heath) has once again taken a ubiquitous internet meme and rendered it in LEGO. This time, it's the stock image that came to be known as Distracted Boyfriend. Of course you've seen it; it wa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/Distracted-Boyfriend-in-LEGO/

The End of the Story, 16 Years Later

IKEA unveiled this award-winning ad in 2002. It grabbed the viewer by the feels because we are familiar with Lampy from The Brave Little Toaster and Luxo, Jr. Then came the twist ending that yanked us back to re...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/The-End-of-the-Story-16-Years-Later/

Why Don’t We Forget How to Ride a Bike?

Last year, before taking possession of a car with a manual transmission, I took a test drive to see if I remembered the feel of a clutch. It was "just like riding a bicycle," as we say. Or roller skating, for that matter...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/17/Why-Dont-We-Forget-How-to-Ride-a-Bike/

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