Neatorama Posts Tagged "biography"
The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne...

Augusta Chiwy was born in 1921 to a Belgian father and a Congolese mother. In December of 1944, Army surgeon Jack Prior asked her to help at an American field hospital near Bastogne, Belgium, as there was only one doctor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/23/The-Forgotten-Angel-of-Bastogne/
A Mudlarking Find Brings a World War I Soldier to Life...

A mudlark is someone who looks through river mud to find interesting or valuable items. Through history, most mudlarks were poor and unskilled and searched through city sewage to make a living. The modern mudlark is more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/05/A-Mudlarking-Find-Brings-a-World-War-I-Soldier-to-Life/
10 People Who Hated Their Own Biopics...

You would have to be excited to have Hollywood make a movie of your life. But then sometimes the finished product doesn't live up to the expectations of the subject. Some for good reason -they were made to be "the bad gu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/20/10-People-Who-Hated-Their-Own-Biopics/
Every Day is a Holiday...

(YouTube link) Paul Loong was born in Malaysia, and served with the British Royal Air Force during World War II. He spent three years in Japanese prison camps. Then Loong worked for years to become a U.S. citizen, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/27/every-day-is-a-holiday/
The Mysterious Mr. Zedzed...

You've probably never heard the name Basil Zaharoff, so how did he earn a biographical post subtitled "The Wickedest Man in the World"? Few men have acquired so scandalous a reputation as did Basil Zaharoff, alias Count...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/20/the-mysterious-mr-zedzed/
Mr. Happy Man...

(vimeo link) Johnny Barnes is one of the most popular citizens of Bermuda. The 88-year-old spends six hours a day greeting everyone. Watch this short film about him if you'd like a dose of happiness for yourself. From...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/14/mr-happy-man/
The History of Thomas Edison...

(YouTube link) If Thomas Edison were alive today, he would be celebrating his 165th birthday. Jeremiah Warren made this quick overview of his life and work, so you'll know more than just "Edison invented the light bul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/11/the-history-of-thomas-edison/
Did Butch Cassidy Live Long Enough To Tell His Own Tale?...

As a mythic figure of the Old West, they don't come much bigger than Butch Cassidy. The outlaw became a legend in his own time, and was thought to have died in Bolivia in 1908. But new evidence, in the form of a manuscri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/16/did-butch-cassidy-live-long-enough-to-tell-his-own-tale/
Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla!...

Nikola Tesla was born in what is now Croatia on July 10, 1856, which is 155 years ago today. It's a good day to take a little time and find out more about this extraordinary man. Few inventors contributed more to advanc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/10/happy-birthday-nikola-tesla/
The Shocking True Tale Of The Mad Genius Who Invented Sea-Monkeys...

Did you ever order Sea Monkeys from an ad in the back of a comic book? The man behind the "Bowlfull of Happiness" was Harold von Braunhut, who's life was so much more than sea monkeys. The accounts Von Braunhut gave of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/04/the-shocking-true-tale-of-the-mad-genius-who-invented-sea-monkeys/




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