Archive for August 25th, 2019

A Gathering of Muffler Men

In the 1960s, huge fiberglass advertising statues were erected across America, meant to draw attention and traffic to one business or another. These were called Muffler Men, since many of the 18- to 25-foot figures held...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/A-Gathering-of-Muffler-Men/

Here’s Why People Are Still Watching Friends and The Office On Loop Amidst Other Choices

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">In the age comfort viewing for shows and films, where some are available with just a simple click on a streaming platform, there are a lot of original a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/Here-s-Why-People-Are-Still-Watching-Friends-and-The-Office-On-Loop-Amidst-Other-Choices/

NASA Investigating Possibly the First Crime in Space

There have been no violent crimes about the ISS, as far as we know. But NASA is looking into whether astronaut Anne McClain may have crossed a legal line in communications from the International Space Station. McClain is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/NASA-Investigating-Possibly-the-First-Crime-in-Space/

Cafe Customers Massively Overreact to Non-Existent Best Customer Contest

<p>It all began as a joke. Fraser Harvey, a regular customer at the Sensory Lab coffee shop in Melbourne, Australia taped a flier to the wall of his favorite cafe. It proclaimed him Customer of the Week.<...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/Cafe-Customers-Massively-Overreact-to-Non-Existent-Best-Customer-Contest/

Nancy Tuttle's Outlandish Driftwood Sculptures

Nancy Tuttle, an artist in Oregon, makes extraordinarily vivid sculptures from driftwood. She finds monsters, fairies, beasts, and mages deep within the grains of wood. Tuttle carves eye-popping faces that direct their s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/Nancy-Tuttle-s-Outlandish-Driftwood-Sculptures/

Instagram vs. Memers: The Great Memers Purge Of 2019

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">More than 140 meme-focused accounts on Instagram </span><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/08/instagram-hiring-m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/Instagram-vs-Memers-The-Great-Memers-Purge-Of-2019/

This Is The Unexpected Chaos Beyond The Frame Of A Passport Photo

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">London-based visual artist Max Siedontopf’s latest series </span><a href="https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/08/passport-photos-max...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/This-Is-The-Unexpected-Chaos-Beyond-The-Frame-Of-A-Passport-Photo/

What Was It Like to Be an Executioner in the Middle Ages?

In 16th century Bavaria, a professional executioner named Frantz Schmidt kept a diary through most of his life. This left us an extraordinary opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a professional we mostly know...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/What-Was-It-Like-to-Be-an-Executioner-in-the-Middle-Ages/

The Cost of Dating a Chinese Man as an Indonesian Woman

<p>“I cannot believe I am in a relationship with a Chinese guy. Chinese dudes were never my type,” says Jason Hung’s 28-year-old Muslim Indonesian girlfriend almost every other day.</p&...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/The-Cost-of-Dating-a-Chinese-Man-as-an-Indonesian-Woman/

Muggers Attack Female Boxing Champion, Get Repeatedly Punched in the Groin

<blockquote><strong>"I just kept throwing my right hand to his balls."</strong></blockquote><p>Two muggers in Chicago experienced a major failure in the victim selection pr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/Muggers-Attack-Female-Boxing-Champion-Get-Repeatedly-Punched-in-the-Groin/

Man Gives His Sister a Label Maker for Her Wedding - and She Goes Wild

<p>Give a clever woman who has a propensity for puns <a href="https://www.boredpanda.com/sister-label-maker-wedding-gift/" target="_blank">a present that allows her to express her...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/Man-Gives-His-Sister-a-Label-Maker-for-Her-Wedding-and-She-Goes-Wild/

500 Million Bees in Brazil have Died within 3 Months, Raising Concerns about the World's Food Supply

<p>Bees contribute enormously to agriculture, as they are necessary for pollinating 75% of the world's crops, according to <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style=...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/500-Million-Bees-in-Brazil-have-Died-within-3-Months-Raising-Concerns-about-the-World-s-Food-Supply/

Your Cthulhu Fridge Friend

Cthulhu Finger Puppet and MagnetCall him the little Great Old One. Call him Cthulhu. Whatever you call him, don't call him late for dinner! Meet the Cthulhu Finger Puppet and Magnet available at the NeatoShop. With...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/Your-Cthulhu-Fridge-Friend/

The 1945 New Guinea Rescue

A US military plane crashed in New Guinea, in a remote area called Hidden Valley populated by unknown natives. There were no roads in or out, no place to land a plane, and the elevation was too high for a helicopter. Bes...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/The-1945-New-Guinea-Rescue/

The “Black Dirt” Onions of Pine Island, New York

<p>Cheryl Rogowski’s parcel of land in Pine Island, New York is down a steep slope that opens up into a wide view of the valley. The crops of this season are lettuce, epazote, cabbage, squash, cucumbe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/The-Black-Dirt-Onions-of-Pine-Island-New-York/

Easy To Harvest, Hard to Grow

<p>Miriam Pawel was not expecting to return to their tiny farm in Del Rey, California — at least, not every summer. Yet she found herself there once again, amidst the triple-degree heat in July for th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/Easy-To-Harvest-Hard-to-Grow/

Some Developers in L.A Say They Can Build Homes for Homeless People Faster and Cheaper

<p>Building houses for the homeless takes a lot of time and money. It is a slow and expensive process, and it gets slower and more expensive as the years pass by. Six developers, however, through their resp...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/Some-Developers-in-L-A-Say-They-Can-Build-Homes-for-Homeless-People-Faster-and-Cheaper/

Kid Influencers on Social Media Platforms: What About Them?

<p>Child film and TV stars are no longer new to us. Like their predecessors, child stars on social media platforms also attract and fascinate audiences far and wide. Instagram and YouTube are expected to gr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/25/Kid-Influencers-on-Social-Media-Platforms-What-About-Them/




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