Archive for October 26th, 2019

What was It Like to Be a Medieval Court Jester?

The duties of a medieval court jester were to entertain the king, his court, and any visitors the king wanted to amuse. He (or she) was also used to cheer the monarch up when he was down, to act as a confidant, and somet...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/What-was-It-Like-to-Be-a-Medieval-Court-Jester/

This Turtle Just Likes to Play Dead

I decided to help him out because I thought he was stuck, turns out he just likes to be upside down lmao pic.twitter.com/jJma03I9E5— camila🐉 (@camilalissethh) October 25, 2019 <p>Or at least I hop...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/This-Turtle-Just-Likes-to-Play-Dead/

Woman Turns Bushes into Giant Cookie Monster Display

<p>Will trick-or-treaters be delighted or too terrified to walk into Cookie Monster's gaping maw to knock on Lisa Boll's front door?</p><p>She transformed the bushes in front of her home in York...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/Woman-Turns-Bushes-into-Giant-Cookie-Monster-Display/

Debra Broz's Deformed Figurines

The ceramic animal figurines happily decorated homes for years before they were eventually discarded. One garage sale led to another and, finally, chipped and partially broken, to the thrift store.That's where mad scient...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/Debra-Broz-s-Deformed-Figurines/

The Death Cheeses of Grimentz, Switzerland

<p>In the 1990s, a unique and dying custom in the village of <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/3961+Grimentz,+Switzerland/@46.0240878,7.177181,9.21z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x478f246fee8f1355:0x2b2...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/The-Death-Cheeses-of-Grimentz-Switzerland/

The Haunted Car Wash

<p>It's a clever idea that is gradually spreading this Halloween season. You're trapped inside your car while horrifying monsters lay just beyond the glass. They invite you to come out to play.</p><...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/The-Haunted-Car-Wash/

Uranus Opens and Closes Each Day to Let out Hot Wind

Because Neatorama is a serious, hard news endeavor that seeks to educate the public about scientific developments, let us pause from our usual levity to talk to you about your Uranus.In 2017, researchers Carol Paty and X...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/Uranus-Opens-and-Closes-Each-Day-to-Let-out-Hot-Wind/

Cinder-Block's First Workout

Cinder-Block is an arthritic 22-pound cat who was relinquished to Northshore Veterinary Hospital. She was previously named Cinder for her color, but the hospital staff thought Cinder-Block was more descriptive. They have...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/Cinder-Blocks-First-Workout/

An Oral History of Those Creepy-Ass Chuck E. Cheese Robots

A couple of years ago, the company that owns Chuck E. Cheese announced that the pizza parlor's famous animatronics would be phased out and replaced with human entertainers. That process has yet to be completed, but as th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/An-Oral-History-of-Those-Creepy-Ass-Chuck-E-Cheese-Robots/

6 “Buried Alive” Newspaper Stories to Send Shivers Down Your Spine

Neatorama has posted about the wacky inventions developed to protect one from being buried alive. There's no evidence that any of them worked, or ever needed to, but there was a time when the fear of premature burial was...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/6-Buried-Alive-Newspaper-Stories-to-Send-Shivers-Down-Your-Spine/

Location, Location, Location

The three-bedroom apartment pictured above is for sale for approximately $940. Sounds like a bargain, and the only catch is that it's in Vorkuta, Russia, which has the distinction of being "the fourth largest city north...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/Location-Location-Location/

Migrating Russian Eagles Run Up Huge Data Roaming Charges

<p>If you insist on stopping every few miles to Instagram yourself into a scenic background, this is bound to happen. That's the price of being an influencer. But in this case, blame the scientists who didn...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/26/Migrating-Russian-Eagles-Run-Up-Huge-Data-Roaming-Charges/

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