Archive for August 21st, 2017

If Student Loan Providers Were Honest

A student just out of high school has plenty of decisions to make, like what to do with their lives, whether to go to college, which college to attend, and what to major in. Many of those decisions will be changed over t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/If-Student-Loan-Providers-Were-Honest/

Video Game Characters - They're Made Of More Than Mere Pixels

Video Game Characters by Tobe FonsecaVideo games are full of all sorts of strange characters we can become for a while as we play, and the stranger the character the more interesting their storyline. For instance, if...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Video-Game-Characters-Theyre-Made-Of-More-Than-Mere-Pixels/

Shot of a Lifetime

Shot of a lifetime. #solareclipse #2017 #Nikon #makeshift #solar #filterA post shared by Kirsten Jorgensen (@cursetenj) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:12am PDT Kirsten Jorgensen almost didn't get this shot. She was getting r...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Shot-of-a-Lifetime/

An Architecturally Baffling Indiana Mansion

An 11-bedroom mansion in Indianapolis is on the market with an asking price of $1.75 million. It's more than just a posh house, as the A.V. Club describes.Selling for $1.75 million, the house was apparently owned by an &...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/An-Architecturally-Baffling-Indiana-Mansion/

Explaining the Solar Eclipse

Did you see the eclipse today? It was 97% where I was. Watching the sun turn into a crescent, and then seeing that crescent flip around, was really weird. Some places actually went dark for a couple of minutes. Zach King...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Explaining-the-Solar-Eclipse/

A Human-Like Robot

Humans are so worried about being replaced by robots they often overlook the good parts of artificial intelligence, the human-like parts that don't involve stealing jobs or killing all humans.Because, as this Safely Enda...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/A-Human-Like-Robot/

Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem

NPR illustrated an article about the plague with a medieval image. A historian pointed out that the picture was actually depicting victims of leprosy. So they replaced the image. Well, the second image was about the bibl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Iconic-Plague-Images-Are-Often-Not-What-They-Seem/

Hip Smirnoff Vodka Ads From The 1960s

Back before there were fancy vodka brands on the market making people pay hundreds of dollars a bottle just to impress others there was Smirnoff- the vodka that leaves you breathless.Smirnoff has been the world's best-se...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Hip-Smirnoff-Vodka-Ads-From-The-1960s/

Hogging the Glory

Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal looks at the eclipse (with glasses, of course) in a way most of us haven't. While everyone is talking about looking at the sun, we will actually be looking at the moon while it just pushes th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Hogging-the-Glory/

Interesting Facts About Alligator Snapping Turtles

People are surprised to learn snapping turtles can be really dangerous when encountered in the wild, thinking they have the same temperament as a tortoise or sea turtle, but mess with an alligator snapping turtle and you...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Interesting-Facts-About-Alligator-Snapping-Turtles/

The Day Notre Dame Students Pummeled the Ku Klux Klan

One fine May morning in 1924, the Ku Klux Klan gathered for a rally in South Bend, Indiana. They had high hopes of engaging a crowd with their fiery speeches. After all, they were in friendly territory.Fresh off a contro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/The-Day-Notre-Dame-Students-Pummeled-the-Ku-Klux-Klan/

Over 5,000 Stickers Were Used In The Making Of The Shins' "Half A Million" Music Video

Creating hand-drawn 2D animation is a laborious process that involves drawing and filming hundreds, if not thousands, of frames to bring the characters to life, but why draw every frame when you can use photos?Directors...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Over-5000-Stickers-Were-Used-In-The-Making-Of-The-Shins-Half-A-Million-Music-Video/

Roger's Place - Open 'Til The Morning News Comes On

Roger's place by TheducAlcoholic cartoon characters have been gathering at Roger's Place since way back when, and thanks to his alien DNA Roger has been able to watch batch after batch of cartoon characters come and g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Rogers-Place-Open-Til-The-Morning-News-Comes-On/

Five Incredibly Powerful Opening Scenes in TV Shows

The way a TV series begins is incredibly important in the age of hundreds of channels running 24 hours a day. So many stories are available to the viewer that the very first episode must grab an audience at the same time...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Five-Incredibly-Powerful-Opening-Scenes-in-TV-Shows/

Hot Pocket Stuffed Burgers

We've seen a lot of pizza/burger combinations, including a burger baked inside of a pizza and a pizza inside of a burger inside of a pizza, but for most people, making these outrageous pizza creations is just too crazy....

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Hot-Pocket-Stuffed-Burgers/

Products That Will Leave You Wondering "Who Would Buy Such A Thing?"

(Image Link)Manufacturers around the world are busy making millions of crappy products every day, and whether they're crappy because of the quality or because they serve no purpose they're all bound for the landfill.But...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Products-That-Will-Leave-You-Wondering-Who-Would-Buy-Such-A-Thing/

Nixon’s List

The following is an article from Uncle John's 24-Karat Gold Bathroom Reader.As 1972 approached, President Richard Nixon started to get more and more concerned about his coming reelection campaign. He became...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/Nixons-List/

The Best

Remember when you were a kid, and you didn't really know what to do with an aunt or uncle, and then you found out they were the coolest person in the family? That only works until Mom and Dad find out. It's pretty fun on...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/21/The-Best/

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