Archive for April 28th, 2018

Shanghaiing: How Trickery And Deception Turned Thousands of Unwilling Men Into Sailors

In the era of sailing ships, the 16th through the 19th centuries, ships couldn't recruit enough men to stay at sea for months earning low wages and eating hardtack, so they shanghaied them. That was the term for kidnappi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/28/Shanghaiing-How-Trickery-And-Deception-Turned-Thousands-of-Unwilling-Men-Into-Sailors/

Hydraulic Press vs. Non-Newtonian Fluid

[https://youtu.be/xe5tXZs-iWw] (YouTube link)Dissolved corn starch makes a non-Newtonian fluid that turns solid under sudden force. We've seen how you can run across a pool of it, but a slow walk means you'll be swimming...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/28/Hydraulic-Press-vs-Non-Newtonian-Fluid/

University Installed "Cry Closet" for Stressed Out Students

Image: @aJackieLarsen Psst, college students - are you stressed out? The University of Utah has the solution that is just in time for final exams. Behold, the "Cry Closet," a safe space where you...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/28/University-Installed-Cry-Closet-for-Stressed-Out-Students/

Shaq the Mathematician

[https://youtu.be/-WyC5w9cH70] (YouTube link)Shaquille O'Neal has a doctorate in education, but everyone has a brain fart occasionally. His came on the TV show Inside the NBA, which can be classified as either a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/28/Shaq-the-Mathematician/

100 Years and Three Generations Forward

Redditor bluebull62 fits perfectly in his great-grandfather's uniform from World War I. He (the great-grandfather) served in France as a mechanic and test pilot, meaning he repaired and flew airplanes made of sticks and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/28/100-Years-and-Three-Generations-Forward/

The Little-Known Lives of the Women in Classic Hollywood

[https://youtu.be/QZ5ygljbRBY] (YouTube link)Golden Age Hollywood gave us actresses whose names will live for as long as the movies do, like Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Elizab...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/28/The-Little-Known-Lives-of-the-Women-in-Classic-Hollywood/

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