Neatorama Posts Tagged "geography history"
This 3-Cent Bill Is Legal Tender in the United States...

(Photo: US Post Office)In a fascinating article at io9, Esther Ingils-Arkell tells us about United States fractional currency. During the American Civil War, the Trent Affair almost drew the UK into declaring war on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/14/This-3-Cent-Bill-Is-Legal-Tender-in-the-United-States/
13 Presidential Palaces around the World...

(Photo: Brian Barbutti)The United States has the White House and Argentina has the Pink House. That's what the presidential palace in Buenos Aires is called--the Casa Rosada. The color comes from a traditional blending o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/28/13-Presidential-Palaces-around-the-World/
The United States Is Only 4 Presidents Old...

(Image via Visual News)When President Barack Obama was born in 1961, President Herbert Hoover was still alive. When President Hoover was born in 1874, President Andrew Johnson was still alive. When President Johnson was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/22/The-United-States-Is-Only-4-Presidents-Old/
The Toblerone Line, A Fortification in Switzerland...

(Photos: Kecko, Pascal Binczak)Nazi Germany coveted the prosperous nation of Switzerland and made plans to invade it. But Operation Tannenbaum remained forever a hypothetical exercise and the Swiss were largely spared fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/The-Toblerone-Line-A-Fortification-in-Switzerland/
18th Century Sidewalks Are Single-File to Prevent Couples from Walking Side-by-Side...

(Photo: Stefan)Lady Jane Stanely of Knutsford, Cheshire, UK, never married and was rather bitter about it. She sometimes saw couples walking next to each other down the sidewalks of her town and took it upon herself to e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/18th-Century-Sidewalks-Are-Single-File-to-Prevent-Couples-from-Walking-Side-by-Side/
12 Cool-Shaped Islands around the World...

(Photo: Jason Thein)The islands are smiling at you!The left eye is named Mamutik. The right eye is named Sulug. The big grin is named Manukan. Together, these three islands in Malaysia are sometimes called the Smiley Isl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/05/12-Cool-Shaped-Islands-around-the-World/
1947: Bill in US Congress Would Offer Statehood to Iceland...

(Image: Uwe Dedering)Bertrand “Bud” Gearhart (R-CA) was a member of the US House of Representatives from 1935-1949. In the early years of the Cold War, he was concerned about Soviet international ambitions, e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/02/1947-Bill-in-US-Congress-Would-Offer-Statehood-to-Iceland/
15 Last Survivors of Famous Events...

(Photo via Library of Congress)From 1778 to 1782, Daniel Frederick Bakeman was a soldier in the Continental Army. On the final day of his life--April 5, 1869--he was the last surviving American veteran of the Revolutiona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/16/15-Last-Survivors-of-Famous-Events/
15 Great Hideouts for Your Supervillain Lair...

(Photo: Fanny Schertzer)So you want to be a supervillain. Good for you! It's important to have ambition. But you'll need more, such as a great name, a character hook, a costume, and some henchmen. Once you have those tak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/13/15-Great-Hideouts-for-Your-Supervillain-Lair/
The US Navy's Toilet Bomb...

(Photo: Midway Sailor)This Douglas A-1 Skyraider operated by the US Navy is carrying a special bomb under its right wing. Do you see it?That's a toilet.In 1965, the aircraft carrier USS Midway was bombing Vietnam. VA-25,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/28/The-US-Navys-Toilet-Bomb/




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