Archive for December 12th, 2017

Robot Carries Olympic Torch

The Olympic Torch Relay is underway in South Korea, even though the Winter Games in Pyeongchang are still two months away. One of the torch bearers in Daejon on Monday was a Hubo robot from the Korean Advanced Institute...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/Robot-Carries-Olympic-Torch/

The Many Moods of Merlin -Or Just One

Why is this cat so grumpy? Was someone a little late with the kibble? Or is he passing judgement on the photographer? The truth is that Merlin looks like this all the time, whether he's chilling in the sink, playing with...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/The-Many-Moods-of-Merlin-Or-Just-One/

Why Did Soap Operas Look Different From Other TV Shows?

You don't have to be a cinematographer to notice that soap operas always looked a bit different than the other shows on TV, and while most people chalk this up to cheap production values there's more to it than that.Soap...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/Why-Did-Soap-Operas-Look-Different-From-Other-TV-Shows/

Man Flu Article Gets Unexpected Reaction in Press

Every Christmas, the British Medical Journal turns away from dry-but-new scientific research and has some fun with tongue-in-cheek articles. This year, one of them looks at the existence of "man flu," that horri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/Man-Flu-Article-Gets-Unexpected-Reaction-in-Press/

Embrace Your Dark Side With These Black Metal Comics

Black metal fans aren't known for their sense of humor, and they seem like they'd be too busy applying corpse paint to their faces and adding spikes to every article of clothing they own to read comics.But it turns out b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/Embrace-Your-Dark-Side-With-These-Black-Metal-Comics/

An Honest Trailer for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Just before we all go see The Last Jedi, Screen Junkies found it necessary to take a look back at the third Star Wars film from 1983. After we waited for what seemed like forever between movies (at the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Star-Wars-Episode-VI-Return-of-the-Jedi/

Cosmic Punch Clash! - Morty Meets The Mightiest Fist In The Universe

Cosmic Punch Clash! by Diego Pedauyé Morty wasn't a fan of anime before his life became stranger than a cartoon show thanks to grandpa Rick, but now he can't get enough of the stuff and often daydreams abo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/Cosmic-Punch-Clash-Morty-Meets-The-Mightiest-Fist-In-The-Universe/

Three-Player Chess

If you believe that a game of chess is just too simple, imagine the fun of keeping up with the strategy of two opponents at once! This 3 Man Chess board is circular, so you're all starting at the same disadvantage. From...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/Three-Player-Chess/

What An Untouched 100-Year-Old Box Of Holiday Novelty Chocolates Looks Like Now

I've been a choco-gobbler since I was a kid, and I gobbled up novelty-shaped chocolate just like the rest, but some kids get a box of novelty chocolates and refuse to eat it because it looks cool.Back in 1910 a little gi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/What-An-Untouched-100-Year-Old-Box-Of-Holiday-Novelty-Chocolates-Looks-Like-Now/

Wild Christmas

Let's take a look at the magical woodland creatures and how they prepare for Christmas! You've got the turkeys, and the candy cane-antlered deer, and the, uh, elusive Christmas pudding emerging from his den.[https://yout...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/Wild-Christmas/

The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut

In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. had a PhD in physical chemistry and was an Air Force test pilot. That made him eminently qualified to be selected as an astronaut. And he was, making Lawrence the first black astronaut ever....

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/The-Groundbreaking-Life-of-the-First-Black-Astronaut/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Big Daddy

The 1999 film Big Daddy stars Adam Sandler as a man learning how to be a father figure to a 5-year-old boy. It was his first truly adult movie role and as of today it is Sandler's most successful live-action fil...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-Big-Daddy/

The Surprising History of the Kimono

Before it was called a kimono, which simply means "wearing thing," the Japanese garment was called kosode. As in other places around the world, it began as a very simple body covering that could be worn by everyone. How...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/The-Surprising-History-of-the-Kimono/

How Star Wars was Saved in the Edit

George Lucas made a little movie back in 1976. You may have heard of it. Star Wars was unwatchable to the few filmmakers who got to see it. But it was an important project for Lucas, one he'd already poured his...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/How-Star-Wars-was-Saved-in-the-Edit/

Medical Effects of Vegemite and Marmite

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!(Image credit: AZAdam/Adam)compiled by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable R...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/12/Medical-Effects-of-Vegemite-and-Marmite/




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