Archive for 2019

Seven Friends Dress as Ben Stiller for Halloween

Seven friends from Nebraska planned their Halloween costumes around the various roles played by Ben Stiller. From left to right, you'll recognize Stiller's role in Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Stor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Seven-Friends-Dress-as-Ben-Stiller-for-Halloween/

Star Trek Mr. Spock Live Long And Prosper Pill Box

Star Trek Mr. Spock Live Long And Prosper Pill BoxYour bag, pocket, or car: the final frontier. These are the voyages of your on the go medication. They will travel with you in a handy container as you seek out new life...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Star-Trek-Mr-Spock-Live-Long-And-Prosper-Pill-Box/

Andy Gregg's Bicycle and Motorcycle Furniture

Since 1990, Andy Gregg has made unique and luxury pieces of furniture out of old motorcycle and bicycle parts. He takes wheels, tires, pipes, and handlebars and turns them into tables, chairs, and couches.Gregg feels a m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Andy-Gregg-s-Bicycle-and-Motorcycle-Furniture/

Bangarang Halloween

Why Tom BetGeorge (previously at Neatorama) selected an eight-year-old dubstep song for his 2019 Halloween light display is anyone's guess, but the resulting show is quite mesmerizing. The light show is a fundraiser for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Bangarang-Halloween/

The World Isn’t Prepared for Omniviolence

<p>Picture this for a moment. A lone actor in Nigeria deceives women and teenage girls into downloading malware which enables the man to monitor and record their activity. He can use this as blackmail in th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/The-World-Isn-t-Prepared-for-Omniviolence/

Wireless Earbuds Compared

Smaller. Lighter. Better than the original. That’s how Pixel Buds 2 can be described, a new version of the two-year-old Pixel Buds headphones, which Google has announced last Tuesday. Now that the new version...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Wireless-Earbuds-Compared/

This Olympic Skier Has an Absurdly Complex, Rube Goldberg-Like Training Course

<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/andriragettli/" target="_blank">Andri Ragettli</a> is a champion Swiss skier. He has lately been developing training routines inspired b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/This-Olympic-Skier-Has-an-Absurdly-Complex-Rube-Goldberg-Like-Training-Course/

Bag of Snakes Leads to the Creation of a New Rule at a Public Library

<p>This is Peggy. She works at a library. She smiles.</p><p>We librarians smile a lot. We're taught to. We're supposed to be friendly and welcoming, no matter what you crazy patrons do. Although...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Bag-of-Snakes-Leads-to-the-Creation-of-a-New-Rule-at-a-Public-Library/

What Does This Dial Do?

<p>Matt Alt has thoroughly explored Japan, as he owns <a href="https://www.altjapan.com/" target="_blank">a business</a> that translates and exports Japanese media to the US...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/What-Does-This-Dial-Do/

2019 Nikon Small World Microphotography Winners

Yes, this is a turtle, but it's a fluorescent turtle embryo just over an inch long. Teresa Zgoda and Teresa Kugler won first place in the 2019 Nikon Small World Microphotography competition with the image. It was a chall...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/2019-Nikon-Small-World-Microphotography-Winners/

Indigenous Wisdom May Be What We Need To Survive The Apocalypse

Early August 2019. A government over 500 years old assembled to talk about its constitution. The meeting may perhaps be one of the most solemn meetings that ever happened.The gathering was not held in a glittering, white...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Indigenous-Wisdom-Maybe-What-We-Need-To-Survive-The-Apocalypse/

As Long as You're Bloody

The Slashstreet Boys presents their serial killer version of "As Long as You Love Me" by the Backstreet Boys, complete with '80s neon windbreakers and soft focus cinematography. This is from the Merkins. If you like it,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/As-Long-as-Youre-Bloody/

Combating Opioid Addiction Through The Use Of Online Forums

<p>When he was three months old, Ryan Le Blanc had his first dose of opioids, after surgery for a unilateral cleft palate. Now in his late 20s, the English-as-a-second language teacher has been subject to a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Combating-Opioid-Addiction-Through-The-Use-Of-Online-Forums/

Cats vs. Invisible Wall

The humans erected an invisible wall, and the cats are completely bumfuzzled. If anyone tells you that cats don't have expressive faces, you just show them this video. They eventually find their way through, but they app...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Cats-vs-Invisible-Wall/

Facebook and Political Ads

<p>There’s a newly spotted code on a Facebook website, and it suggests that the platform might be preparing to take a leap forward in transparency around how political ads are targeted to its users. F...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Facebook-and-Political-Ads/

The Last Oceanographer at the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue Division

Art Allen joined the Coast Guard in 1984 as a junior researcher. He spent the next 35 years trying to improve the Coast Guard's ability to save people lost at sea, in large part by studying drifting objects, which had ba...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/The-Last-Oceanographer-at-the-Coast-Guards-Search-and-Rescue-Division/

Why Actors Get Lost In A Role

<p>At his English boarding school in the 1990s, Christian Jarrett along with his friends would spend hours in roleplaying games. His favorite was Vampire: The Masquerade, and he still remembers how he had a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Why-Actors-Get-Lost-In-A-Role/

Bizarre, Brainless “Blob” Unveiled At Paris Zoo

<p>Home to some 180 species is the Paris Zoological Park. Many of these species would fall in the “standard zoo fare” category, like zebras, giraffes, penguins, toucans, turtles, and other commo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Bizarre-Brainless-Blob-Unveiled-At-Paris-Zoo/

A Company Made Their Employee Apologize For Liking Team Rocket

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(18, 18, 18);">An employee of China’s Guangzhou Central Sports Co. ,Ltd. made a post on the WeChat app. The post contain...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/A-Company-Made-Their-Employee-Apologize-For-Liking-Team-Rocket/

Do We Need To Tip Uber Drivers?

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(18, 18, 18);">There’s this confusion on whether or not people should tip Uber drivers. While most actually don’t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/Do-We-Need-To-Tip-Uber-Drivers/

This Is The Origin Of “Whistleblower”

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">We’ve witnessed a lot of trials and issues, especially in today’s political climate. One of the terms...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/This-Is-The-Origin-Of-Whistleblower/

How to Name a Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda

The citizens of Rwanda are dedicated to saving the endangered mountain gorilla. Although parks have now been set aside for the gorillas, the encroachment of humans did plenty of damage in the 20th century, both from poac...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/How-to-Name-a-Mountain-Gorilla-in-Rwanda/

The Yamaha Sunburn

About a week ago, redditor wrud4d shared this picture of his grandfather. He said Grandpa wears the same old shirt every time he mows the yard, and this is the result. The post went to reddit's front page, and someone fr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/The-Yamaha-Sunburn/

What You Need to Know About Poke Sallet

The poke plant (Phytolacca americana) is toxic. One of the first things Appalachian children are taught is to not eat poke berries, despite their juicy purple color. But the leaves are the main ingredie...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/22/What-You-Need-to-Know-About-Poke-Sallet/

Explaining Blue and Green Eyes

Melanin is the natural brown pigment that determines the color of our skin, hair, and eyes. Lipochrome is another natural pigment that confers a yellow color. However, there are no natural blue or green pigments in the h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/Explaining-Blue-and-Green-Eyes/

The Camak Stone Marks the Boundaries between Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia

<p>In 1818, mathematicians George Camak and James Gaines were tasked with marking the border between Georgia and Tennessee. This was very difficult in an age long before GPS was invented. <a href="h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/The-Camak-Stone-Marks-the-Boundaries-between-Tennessee-Alabama-and-Georgia/

This Bride Receives A Chicken Nugget Bouquet At Her Wedding

Blair Hardy was surprised on her wedding day when she was presented with a bouquet of chicken nuggets. The nuggets were provided by the groom, Adam Tyson, to celebrate Blair becoming a “Tyson.” Funnily enough...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/This-Bride-Receives-A-Chicken-Nugget-Bouquet-On-Her-Wedding/

Two Californian Men Arrested After Stealing Cheese

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(18, 18, 18);">Two men were arrested after more than two years of being a part of a long-running cheese theft ring (yes, appar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/Two-Californian-Men-Arrested-After-Stealing-Cheese/

Tutushka's Mind-Bendingly Realistic Lip Makeup

Tutushka, a makeup artist from Nikolaev, Ukraine, specializes in lip makeup. She can turn your mouth into a living canvas that speaks of tropical beaches, vibrant fruits, and scenic vistas. Her designs pop out of the scr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/Tutushka-s-Mind-Bendingly-Realistic-Lip-Makeup/

George Washington's Privy

I try to get to the bottom of one of Mount Vernon’s greatest mysteries. https://t.co/R6387AOqRi— Howard Dorre (@plodwithme) October 15, 2019 If you were to visit Mount Vernon, and if you were at all curi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/George-Washingtons-Privy/








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