Archive for August 21st, 2019

Sculptures Not Made By Human Hands

<p>How do we define art? What is qualified as art? For retired fisherman turned writer and photographer Whit Deschner, anything can be a piece of art, especially if it’s a salt block.</p><p&g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Sculptures-Not-Made-By-Human-Hands/

Crabs Ruled The Runway At Their Annual Fashion Show In China

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Mitten crabs strutted their very best form in Eastern China’s Hongze Lake Harvest Festival. The crab fashion show, where at least 150 participants...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Crabs-Ruled-The-Runway-At-Their-Annual-Fashion-Show-In-China/

The Short Existence of Smeerenburg That Became Legend

<p>There was once a Dutch settlement on an island in Svalbard called Smeerenburg which derived most of its trade on bowhead whales, known for having a lot of blubber. <a href="https://publicdomainre...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/The-Short-Existence-of-Smeerenburg-That-Became-Legend/

Letting Fiction Take Away The Feeling of Longing: Elka Ray on How Crime Fiction Helped Cure Her Homesickness

<p>Any fiction, any story, any narrative has the power to transport us from our current situation into a different world into which we can escape and while away the hours without realizing how much time has...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Letting-Fiction-Take-Away-The-Feeling-of-Longing-Elka-Ray-on-How-Crime-Fiction-Helped-Cure-Her-Homesickness/

"Kitten" (1968)

This is Russian computer animation from 1968. While the cat itself is drawn, its movements were generated by computer data. It sure looks like a classic cartoon cat, but its leg motion is impressively uncanny. Boing Boin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Kitten-1968/

Obama's Recommended Summer Reading List for 2019

<p>If you're craving to read a book right now but don't know with which to start, looking for suggestions from other people or reading along with someone is a good way to find something new or different fro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Obama-s-Recommended-Summer-Reading-List-for-2019/

What's The Craziest Thing A Guy Ever Did To Be With His Girlfriend?

Talk about grist for the mill!!!O.K., i think we can all agree on one thing - when a man and woman fall in love, they will often do some pretty crazy things to be together. Something about being star-crossed lovers adds...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/What-s-The-Craziest-Thing-A-Guy-Ever-Did-To-Be-With-His-Girlfriend/

Titanic Decaying Quickly Due to Metal-Eating Bacteria

<p>It has been 14 years since divers went to the Titanic's wreckage at the bottom of the Atlantic and this time, a team of explorers went back and found that <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Titanic-Decaying-Quickly-Due-to-Metal-Eating-Bacteria/

"Dad Guy": Fatherhood Parody of Billie Eilish's Hit Song "Bad Guy"

<p>Billie Eilish's hit song "Bad Guy" has <a href="https://www.npr.org/2019/08/21/752911330/billie-eilishs-bad-guy-is-the-new-no-1-song-on-the-billboard-hot-100" target="_blank&q...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Dad-Guy-Fatherhood-Parody-of-Billie-Eilish-s-Hit-Song-Bad-Guy/

Hawaiians Protest Against Plans for Thirty Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea

<p>The protest against the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) at Mauna Kea is going on its sixth week and more protesters are joining in <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Hawaiians-Protest-Against-Plans-for-Thirty-Meter-Telescope-at-Mauna-Kea/

The Quest to Find a Lost Arctic Explorer’s Buried Soup

In 1900, Baron Eduard von Toll led an expedition to explore the Arctic off the coast of Siberia, and to search fo rate legendary island of Sannikov. Their ship, the Zarya, faced continuous danger of being iced in. Toll a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/The-Quest-to-Find-a-Lost-Arctic-Explorers-Buried-Soup/

Revelations Illustrated: Facundus on the Apocalypse

<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing books of the Christian Bible is its last, Revelations, a collection of visions and prophecies about the end of the world. It talks of multi-headed beasts, nations falli...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Revelations-Illustrated-Facundus-on-the-Apocalypse/

THX's New Deep Note Trailer

THX has a brand-new "Deep Note" trailer to be shown in theaters that are THX-certified. You won't get the full effect watching it on a small device, or even a home TV set, but the animation and sound are still impressive...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/THXs-New-Deep-Note-Trailer/

Waiting for Jury Verdicts with Bated Breath: The Most Suspenseful Ones in Literature and Film

<p>The climax of a courtroom drama lies in the verdict. With all eyes fixed on the twelve members who hold the power to change lives in their hands, we eagerly wait to see the decision which could only go o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Waiting-for-Jury-Verdicts-with-Bated-Breath-The-Most-Suspenseful-Ones-in-Literature-and-Film/

Netherlands: Beneath Its Tropes, Cliches, and Impressions

<p>The way the Netherlands is depicted in images and paintings usually include idyllic scenery filled with windmills, cows, and tulips. But Dutch photographer Reinjan Mulder thought that this wasn't what th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Netherlands-Beneath-Its-Tropes-Cliches-and-Impressions/

Enraged Florida Man Throws Cup of Urine at Another Florida Man When a Drug Test Comes Back Negative

<p>Florida Man is not like, say, Thor--that is, a title that is passed from one hero to the next. There are many Florida Men--possibly as many as there are men in Florida. And if we're counting the heroic s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Enraged-Florida-Man-Throws-Cup-of-Urine-at-Another-Florida-Man-When-a-Drug-Test-Comes-Back-Negative/

Why Americans Love Their Apple Pie

You've heard the phrase "as American as apple pie." What makes apple pie so American? For one thing, we eat a lot of it, along with other fruit pies. But the history of pie in America shows that the pioneers changed the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Why-Americans-Love-Their-Apple-Pie/

The Story Behind the Funniest Baseball Card Ever Made

Who cares about the T-206 Wagner or the 1952 Topps Mantle? For my money, Keith Comstock has the greatest baseball card ever. Thirty years after his card’s release, Comstock told me the story. This was the funni...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/The-Story-Behind-the-Funniest-Baseball-Card-Ever-Made/

Pawfectly Spend Your TIme Watching This Dog Be A “Food Tester”

What could be a pawsitively better way to spend your time on the Internet procrastinating than spending it on dog videos? Watch as this dog takes on different kinds of food, rating it with his reactions.  The video...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Pawfectly-Spend-Your-TIme-Watching-This-Dog-Be-A-Food-Tester/

A Fourth Matrix Film Is In The Works

A fourth film in the Matrix series was announced by Warner Bros. The film’s original stars, Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann-Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively. Lana Wachowski will be writing...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/A-Fourth-Matrix-Film-Is-In-The-Works/

Think Tank x Meow Wolf's Nothing Cheezy

<p>For a lot of people, food is life but within the range of choices, pizza is the best. Nothing beats a slice of pizza when you're just chilling at home, taking a break from the world, or just simply stres...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Think-Tank-x-Meow-Wolf-s-Nothing-Cheezy/

Tom Cruise 2020: Run, Tom, Run!

Tom Cruise might not make the best president, but he's going to be a great candidate for the office, because he can run! There's even a campaign website. This video was directed by Stephen Vitale, starring Miles...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Tom-Cruise-2020-Run-Tom-Run/

Flying Cholitas: Bolivia’s Powerful Cholita Luchadoras Wrestlers, Photographed

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">In a new series, photographer </span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/toddantonyphoto/" target="_blank" style="color...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Flying-Cholitas-Bolivia-s-Powerful-Cholita-Luchadoras-Wrestlers-Photographed/

We'll Need Full Throttle

<p>It's a speed control gauge from a Swedish steam locomotive. Why? What did you think the <a href="https://translate.google.com/#view=home&amp;op=translate&amp;sl=sv&amp;tl=en&amp;t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/We-ll-Need-Full-Throttle/

This Father Tried To Master Fortnite To Relate To His Kids

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Romesh Ranganathan’s kids are </span><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">really </em><span style="color: rgb(0, 0...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/This-Father-Tried-To-Master-Fortnite-To-Relate-To-His-Kids/

A Woman Walks Her Dog Across Italy For Violence Against Women Awareness

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Her name is Martina Pastorino. Together with her Jack Russel Terrier named Kira, they traveled over 400 miles on foot from Alessandria to Rome - a proje...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/A-Woman-Walks-Her-Dog-Across-Italy-For-Violence-Against-Women-Awareness/

When Soap Companies Used God To Sell Their Products

<p>“Cleanliness is next to godliness” is a phrase that goes back as far as a 1778 sermon by John Wesley. This phrase, however, according to history scholars Richard J. Callahan, Jr., Kathryn Lof...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/When-Soap-Companies-Used-God-To-Sell-Their-Products/

Joy Has Different Faces, and This is What it Looks Like Around the World

<p>Every culture has its own idea of what happiness or joy is, and stepping into a foreign land opens up a new door to a different kind of joy.</p><blockquote>In her new book The Atlas of Happin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Joy-Has-Different-Faces-and-This-is-What-it-Looks-Like-Around-the-World/

Proposed Flags of the Solar System

These flags for each of the planets in our solar system were designed by redditor Weslii. He said it was just something to do during a boring afternoon. The minimalist designs incorporate only circles, lines, and arcs, b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/Proposed-Flags-of-the-Solar-System/

What Happened To the World’s Largest Butterfly?

<p>Butterflies have been a big help for crop pollination. They are also indicators of a healthy environment and a healthy environment. Today, however, they are under great pressure from habitat destruction...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/21/What-Happened-To-the-World-s-Largest-Butterfly/








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