Archive for June 15th, 2019

The ABCs of Writing

<p>Cartoonist Grant Snider of <a href="http://www.incidentalcomics.com/" target="_blank">Incidental Comics</a> drew this fantastic panel explaining a <a href="http://...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/The-ABCs-of-Writing/

12-Ton Sphinx Floats Out a Window

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Penn Museum in Philadelphia had the epic task of relocating the 12.5 ton sphinx to its newly redesigned entrance hall. </span></p><blockq...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/12-Ton-Sphinx-Floats-Out-a-Window/

The Winston Smith Illusion: When 2+2 = 5

Winston Smith Illusion: The 70th anniversary of the publication of Orwell's 1984 is perhaps a good time to remember that according to Gestalt psychology, 2+2 doesn't always equal 4. (blog post with demo: https...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/The-Winston-Smith-Illusion-When-2-2-5/

Get Drunk with Cereal

<p>We often associate cereal with these words: “children” and “breakfast". So, is it possible to get wasted with Cereal?&nbsp;</p><blockquote>On Thursday, three beers...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Get-Drunk-with-Cereal/

The Closer You Look, The Creepier It Gets

<p>If you love Jeff Lee Johnson's <a href="https://www.deviantart.com/jeffleejohnson/art/Blue-Plate-Special-661961724" target="_blank">Blue Plate Special</a> (<a href=&quo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/The-Closer-You-Look-The-Creepier-It-Gets/

For the Fathers Who Stepped Up

<p>Yes, this is an ad for Budweiser - but set that aside for the moment. </p><p>Instead, focus on the message within on this Father's Day:</p><blockquote>Stepfathers embark on a diff...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/For-the-Fathers-Who-Stepped-Up/

Man Offered "Free Dad Hugs" at a Pride Parade and People Fell Crying Into His Arms

<p>Scott Dittman, 44, went to the Pittsburgh Pride Parade and wore a tank top with the words "Free Dad Hugs" emblazon on it. Little did he know that it had a huge impact on people attending the ev...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Man-Offered-Free-Dad-Hugs-at-a-Pride-Parade-and-People-Fell-Crying-Into-His-Arms/

Yazi Yolcuzu's Forkligraphy is Calligraphy on a Whole ‘Nother Level

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">That's right, </span><em style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">forkligraphy&l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Yazi-Yolcuzu-s-Forkligraphy-is-Calligraphy-on-a-Whole-Nother-Level/

The Toxic Organisms Behind China's Sparkling Blue Seas

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The blue glow behind China's sparkling seas is also a contributor to red tides, as George Dvorsky reported: &nbsp;<...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/The-Toxic-Organisms-Behind-China-s-Sparkling-Blue-Seas/

Photo of a Thanos Cosplayer Attending a Wedding Goes Viral

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">It seems like the next appointment Thanos had after dusting half the universe away was a wedding on Earth.</span>&l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Photo-of-a-Thanos-Cosplayer-Attending-a-Wedding-Goes-Viral/

Apollo 11 in Real Time

With the 50th anniversary of the first moon mission approaching, NASA wants you to experience the event as it happened in 1969. They've set up an interactive website that incorporates mission control film footage, footag...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Apollo-11-in-Real-Time/

The Solo Dining Capsule of Japan comes with Free Wifi and Power Outlets

<p><br></p> <p>This restaurant is for the solo diners - those who want a quiet place to study or to simply be in their own company. Gusto, a family restaurant chain in Japan, remo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/The-Solo-Dining-Capsule-of-Japan-comes-with-Free-Wifi-and-Power-Outlets/

What Are Little Cats Made Of?

Cat AnatomyMost people have undoubtedly heard the nursery rhyme What Are Little Boys Are Made Of, but most have no idea who is responsible for its creation. This funny little poem about snips, snails, puppy...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/What-Are-Little-Cats-Made-Of/

The 100 Greatest Movie Quotes of the 21st Century

When you think of the most memorable movie quotes, you probably think of something from Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Princess Bride, Star Wars, or Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Big memorable mov...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/The-100-Greatest-Movie-Quotes-of-the-21st-Century/

Lost Dog Returns Home with New Friends: Another Dog and a Goat

<p>Last January, Kyle Krier's dog, Bo, vanished from his home in rural Kansas. Krier got in his truck and drove around in search for Bo, a black Labrador Retriever. Six miles away, Krier located Bo, who had...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Lost-Dog-Returns-Home-with-New-Friends-Another-Dog-and-a-Goat/

Burning Cat

It's a year away, but you may want to make plans now to attend Burning Cat. It's not another Burning Man, but a game convention for people who want to have fun. It's the brainchild of Matthew Inman, the comic artist behi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Burning-Cat/

Cooking Like Laurie Colwin: Going Through The Late Foodie's Guide to Food

<p>Gary Schiro feels a deep connection with Laurie Colwin, who was a novelist and food writer who published two volumes of essays on food and recipes. The late foodie had unexpected passed away almost 27 ye...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Cooking-Like-Laurie-Colwin-Going-Through-The-Late-Foodie-s-Guide-to-Food/

Incinerator Turned Recording Studio: The Story Behind Thebarton's Second Chance at Life

<p>Many abandoned spaces and buildings are being given a second chance at being relevant by being repurposed into commercial spaces, recreational areas, museums, and heritage sites. Not only does this allow...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Incinerator-Turned-Recording-Studio-The-Story-Behind-Thebarton-s-Second-Chance-at-Life/

What Happens When A Photographer Babysits Your Cat

Miranda McDonald is a photographer who went on tour with a musical act for two months. While she was gone, she enlisted her friend Josell Mariano to take care of her cat, Jade. Mariano got along great with Jade, and when...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/What-Happens-When-A-Photographer-Babysits-Your-Cat/

Gloson, the Swedish Ghost Pig

You've heard wild pigs referred to as razorbacks, which implies that their spinal ridges are sharp enough to cut. That idea is taken to the limit in the Swedish legendary creature called Gloson. This supernatural sow is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Gloson-the-Swedish-Ghost-Pig/

A Golden Gate Bridge-Lightning Timelapse Photo Five Years in the Making

<p>Michael Shainblum's long-awaited day finally came through for him when he got one of the best shots ever of the Golden Gate Bridge as a lightning storm rages in the background. He had wanted to take a ph...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/A-Golden-Gate-Bridge-Lightning-Timelapse-Photo-Five-Years-in-the-Making/

Try Cliff-Camping, and More, with Airbnb Adventures

View this post on Instagram Right around the time I realized I’m afraid of heights. | Rappelling down to our campsite in the sky in Estes Park | @gopro 📷 by @tayshamurtaugh A post shared by Jo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Try-Cliff-Camping-and-More-with-Airbnb-Adventures/

In the Shadow of Strong Leaders: To Blaze One's Own Trail or To Live Up to their Predecessors?

<p>The world is in a political mess right now. With some of the world's major powers struggling to have a hold of their governments, nostalgia for strong leaders is surfacing among politicians.</p><...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/In-the-Shadow-of-Strong-Leaders-To-Blaze-One-s-Own-Trail-or-To-Live-Up-to-their-Predecessors/

Why We Love Cephalopods

Cephalopod Week will be celebrated June 21-28. To get us excited for it, Science Friday asked various scientists why they love squids, octopuses, and nautiluses. The easy answer is because they are so interesting, but it...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Why-We-Love-Cephalopods/

Type Designer Collected Stones from the Beach to Create a Stone Alphabet

<p>There are many odd trinkets and treasures you can find at the beach, from washed-up letter bottles to pretty shells and pebbles. If you look for them hard enough, you might be able to find something quit...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Type-Designer-Collected-Stones-from-the-Beach-to-Create-a-Stone-Alphabet/

Starfleet Insignia Discovered on Mars

It appears that someone from Starfleet has traveled through a wormhole, gone back in time, and left evidence of a stay on Mars. Several marks such as the one pictured above, were photographed at Hellas Planitia, a place...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/15/Starfleet-Insignia-Discovered-on-Mars/




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