Archive for August 16th, 2017

The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use

On October 30, 1961, the Soviet Union tested the largest nuclear bomb ever made, the Tsar Bomba. It was deployed 13,000 feet above the Barents Sea north of the USSR. The energy it released was estimated to be equivalent...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/The-Atomic-Bomb-That-Was-Too-Big-To-Use/

How Netflix's Daredevil Intro Was Filmed

The intro to the Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil is so bloody cool looking it's the perfect intro for such a great show, but the origin of the intro remains hidden due to licensing restrictions.What the fine fol...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/How-Netflixs-Daredevil-Intro-Was-Filmed/

Five Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21

Whether you are able to even see the total solar eclipse next week will be a matter of preparedness. Where are you going to go? How will you get there? Do you have your eclipse goggles yet? If you want to take p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/Five-Tips-from-NASA-for-Photographing-the-Total-Solar-Eclipse-on-Aug-21/

Carrot Steals Diamond Ring

Okay, to be technical, the carrot found a lost diamond engagement ring in the garden, and decided to wear it. Mary Grams of Camrose, Alberta, lost it while working in her garden in 2004."We looked high and low o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/Carrot-Steals-Diamond-Ring/

Suspicious Minds: The Bizarre, 40-Year History of Elvis Presley Sightings

It was 40 years ago today that Elvis Presley passed away at the age of 42. At the time, people found the news hard to believe. Even after the funeral and all the tributes, some people still found it hard to believe that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/Suspicious-Minds-The-Bizarre-40-Year-History-of-Elvis-Presley-Sightings/

The Origin Of Those Delicious, Gravity-Defying Piescrapers

Piescrapers are the perfect combination of food art and flavor fusion, and the recent wave of piescraper mania has been attributed to one woman- Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, founder of Pies Are Awesome.Jessica came up with...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/The-Origin-Of-Those-Delicious-Gravity-Defying-Piescrapers/

How to Peel a Banana

We got a lesson in how to peel a banana in the recent video on Victorian Banana Candy. But there are other methods you can try, as published in the Newton Record of Newton, Mississippi, on February 8, 1940. They...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/How-to-Peel-a-Banana/

Animated Simulation Shows What The Eclipse Will Look Like In Your Zip Code

The total solar eclipse on August 21st is required viewing because there won't be another like it until 2024, but unless you live in a narrow strip of the United States it's only going to be visible as a partial eclipse....

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/Animated-Simulation-Shows-What-The-Eclipse-Will-Look-Like-In-Your-Zip-Code/

26 Wild West Facts

[https://youtu.be/TKMiIcqM7ck] (YouTube link)We love watching movies about the pioneers, gunslingers, and cowboys of the Wild West. The historical facts about the settlement of the American West was different from what t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/26-Wild-West-Facts/

The Menace - The Face Of Humanity's Dark Future

The menace by ddjvigoIn the past they were known as the destroyers, the devourers and the killers of hope, but now the Titans are simply known as "the menace" and like every other menace their reign of terror will soo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/The-Menace-The-Face-Of-Humanitys-Dark-Future/

Illustrator Captures The Happiness Of Living Alone

I've lived with a roommate or significant other my entire adult life so I don't know what it's like to live alone, but according to these illustrations by L.A. based artist Yaoyao Ma Van As the single life can pretty swe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/Illustrator-Captures-The-Happiness-Of-Living-Alone/

5 Really Weird Ways That Actors Got Into Character

Top actors have a way of becoming their characters that allows us to forget they are movie stars for a little while. How they inhabit someone else's skin can be a real wonder, at least to those of us who will never have...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/5-Really-Weird-Ways-That-Actors-Got-Into-Character/

Kayaking Through An Abandoned Cargo Ship

Adventurous travelers often end up in really strange and interesting places, and travellers who roam the world with an explorer's mindset discover a different side of their destination typical tourists don't get to see.I...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/Kayaking-Through-An-Abandoned-Cargo-Ship/

Found: One Lost Drummer

The Scottish band Belle and Sebastian had a concert scheduled in St. Paul, Minnesota, last night. It almost didn't happen. They had performed in Missoula, Montana, on Sunday, and were traveling by bus. They stopped at a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/Found-One-Lost-Drummer/

The Best Movies Where Nazis Get Beat Up

Ever since the US entered World War II, many average Americans have longed to beat up Nazis and that dream is stronger right now than it has been for years. If you love the idea of punching a Nazi in the face, but don't...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/The-Best-Movies-Where-Nazis-Get-Beat-Up/

Alan Hale Jr. "the Skipper"

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.Alan Hale MacKahan was born on March 8, 1921 in Los Angeles, California...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/Alan-Hale-Jr-the-Skipper/

Couch Monster

Check out this couch monster! Someone's playing with their dog under a blanket. But wait -that's not a dog! What kind of critter is this? [https://youtu.be/ewb56eAO1Ew] (YouTube link) It's Loki, the red fox! He loves pla...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/16/Couch-Monster/




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