Archive for May 17th, 2019

Japanese Artist Creates Ceramics From “Banana Peels”

Japanese sculptor Koji Kasatani is famous for creating art that appears to have been made from everyday objects. Most notably, banana peels. Bringing to mind Warhol’s iconic paintings, he uses ceramics “banan...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/Japanese-artist-creates-ceramics-from-banana-peels/

Ρουκετοπόλεμος Χίος

The village of Vrontados is on the Greek island of Chios. Every Easter, the town lights up with a war between two churches called Rouketopolemos (rocket war). The congregations of Agios Markos (St. Marks) and Panagia Eri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/Rouketopolemos/

This Artist is About to Go “Viral”

David Goodsell, a structural biologist at Scripps Research in San Diego, California, is also a watercolor painter. His theme of choice is viruses!Goodsell depicts viruses in his paintings with scientific precision, thus...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/This-artist-is-about-to-go-viral/

Japan’s Only Mascot School Teaches the Art of Cuddly Cuteness

Japan is full of costumed mascots, representing anything from villages to corporations to the local prison. New mascots, called yurukyara, are invented for every TV show and advertising campaign. But it's not ea...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/Japans-Only-Mascot-School-Teaches-the-Art-of-Cuddly-Cuteness/

To Play is Human

<p>From the dawn of time, humans have found games as the fundamental means for entertainment. It involves strategic thinking, teamwork, foresight, and a whole lot of fun among other skills that it takes for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/To-Play-is-Human/

An Analysis of Narrative Elements in Survival Horror Games

<p>In any story, whether it is in a video game platform or other forms of media, there are certain narrative devices that writers and designers include to make the experience more engaging. These also serve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/An-Analysis-of-Narrative-Elements-in-Survival-Horror-Games/

Protest Culture and the Manifs of France

<p>We all have the right to protest which is enshrined in the constitutions of liberal nations. But perhaps, no other nation takes this right as seriously as the French. They even have a <a href="ht...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/Protest-Culture-and-the-Manifs-of-France/

The Top 50 Sexiest Accents in the USA

<p>The #1 is, of course, Texas. Our meandering drawls dance across your eardrums, rhythmically enticing your interest, then libidinous arousal, then feverish passion. Verily, the sound of a Lone Star voice...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/The-Top-50-Sexiest-Accents-in-the-USA/

Man Loses Legs in Family Selfie

The man in the hat is redditor BeardoGREG. Yes, he has a beard, and his name is probably Greg. He managed to get his entire family into one selfie. But look, he has no legs! What happened? There is no Photoshop involved,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/Man-Loses-Legs-in-Family-Selfie/

Childhood Memories We Take To Adulthood

<p>I don't remember all the things I experienced as a child even if I tried but there are certain memories that stick with us even into our adulthood. These may be significant events that happened, things t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/Childhood-Memories-We-Take-To-Adulthood/

Notre Dame’s Spiral is Gone. What Now?

Ever since the devastating fire that destroyed much of Notre Dame, there was a discussion as to whether it should be rebuilt the way it was or be built with a more modern design. The French government has created a compe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/Notre-Dame-s-spiral-is-gone-What-now/

A Tribute to Video Game Architecture

Video game architecture is an art form within itself. Video game designers aren't faced with the same limitations of real-world architects, allowing them to create jaw-dropping buildings. From medieval towns to post...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/A-Tribute-to-Video-Game-Architecture/

Do You Travel A Lot? Here Are The 10 Best Travel Apps

You may already have a few essential travel apps on your phone. There are many apps that can provide seamless and stress-free travel. But how do you pick? Here are 10 of the best apps...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/Do-You-Travel-A-Lot-Here-Are-The-10-Best-Travel-Apps/

RIP Grumpy Cat

Some days are grumpier than others... pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019 Seven years ago, we were introduced to a funny picture of a cat frowning. Grumpy Cat became a viral star...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/RIP-Grumpy-Cat/

Did You See The Northern Lights This Week?

<p>It is a very rare occurrence for the aurora borealis to appear in places below the Arctic Circle but scientists said that <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/583070/northern-lights-could-be-v...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/Did-You-See-The-Northern-Lights-This-Week/

The Human Antivenom Project

Tim Friede always had a fascination for dangerous animals: spiders, scorpions, and especially venomous snakes, which he collected. Nineteen years ago, Friede embarked on a self-immunization project to build up his body's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/The-Human-Antivenom-Project/

Taco Bell Plans to Open a Themed Resort

<p>When most people are looking for fun and relaxation, they think, "Hey, let's go to the Taco Bell." The problem is that after the restaurant closes, the police get called when you refuse to leav...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/17/Taco-Bell-Plans-to-Open-a-Themed-Resort/




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