Archive for March 30th, 2019

16 Thrown-Together Solutions That'd Make MacGyver Proud

Humans are pretty resourceful when they need to be. When you don't have what you need, use what you have. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And sometimes it's a genius discovery that will be passed down to your d...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/16-Thrown-Together-Solutions-Thatd-Make-MacGyver-Proud/

Tudder: Tinder for Cows

A "dating site" inspired by Tinder has been created for cattle. The site was created for farmers to sift through a huge database of cows that would help them [find fitting mates to breed with their catt...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/Tudder-Tinder-for-Cows/

Funny DIY Books on Amazon

You can learn many things from reading books. They can also be just as entertaining. And there are times when you see books that don't make any sense. [This list of how-to books on Amazon have very particular t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/Funny-DIY-Books-on-Amazon/

Slaughterhouse-Five Book Covers From Different Translations

As it turns 50 this weekend, Slaughterhouse-Five continues to be a hallmark of the great American novel and its influence stretches throughout the globe. It has been translated into different languages and with...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/Slaughterhouse-Five-Book-Covers-From-Different-Translations/

EnglishRussia - Only in Russia

Another of my favorite sites is [EnglishRussia.com](http://englishrussia.com), which has enormous archives of photographs on numerous subjects, all taken in Russia. From the site: _English Russia is a personal b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/EnglishRussia-Only-in-Russia/

The Magic Sword (1962)

When I was a boy, there was no such thing as multiplex theaters and one often had to wait in line for a long time to buy tickets at the exclusive venues. In 1963, my father took us to see _The Sword in the Stone_ and we...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/The-Magic-Sword-1962/

A Dog and His Seeing-Eye Puppy

Meet Charlie and Maverick. Charlie is 11 years old. He went blind from glaucoma and his eyes were removed. Maverick is his 4-month-old best friend and constant companion. The family didn't adopt Maverick to be Charlie's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/A-Dog-and-His-Seeing-Eye-Puppy/

Cane Toads - An Unnatural History (1988)

The problem of Invasive Species is well known in many places around the world. In the USA, we have fire ants, pythons, nutria, and any number of agricultural pests and diseases, some of which occurred accidentall...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/Cane-Toads-An-Unnatural-History-1988/

Invisible Dresses

Regency romance author Sarah Waldock was perusing old advertisements for women's clothing when she came across the term "invisible dresses." That, of course, deserved more in-depth research. At the beginning of the 19th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/Invisible-Dresses/

Keyboard Crasher's Lunch

A guy is writing his mother about his videos, but then stops to make a sandwich. This stop-motion animation might remind you of PES, but it's from omozoc, who may be worth keeping an eye on. -via reddit ...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/Keyboard-Crashers-Lunch/

It's Good to be a Vial Like Me

A company called Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry Solutions released an ad for their Thermo Scientific Virtuoso Vial Identification System. This is a fairly esoteric product aimed at a very specific market. But tha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/Its-Good-to-be-a-Vial-Like-Me/

Lincoln's Grace Under Pressure in the Face of Criticism

We all face criticism in our lives for the things that we say or do. We cannot please everybody. And these instances will be more frequent and more intense for public figures, especially if you are the president...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/Lincoln-s-Grace-Under-Pressure-in-the-Face-of-Criticism/

The Rise and Fall of Hanna-Barbera

I always thought it was the deaths of Hanna and Barbera that led to the downfall of their company, but not so. I'm a student of animation (and don't pretend to be surprised at that) and I never knew a lot of this...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/30/The-Rise-and-Fall-of-Hanna-Barbera/




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