Archive for May 30th, 2018

The Singing Bulldog

(YouTube link)Walter Geoffrey is a French Bulldog who does not like to be ignored. Instead of barking to get attention, he'll sing an aria like he's on stage at the Metropolitan Opera House. See more Walter Geoffrey at h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/30/The-Singing-Bulldog/

How 1960s Film Pirates Sold Movies Before the FBI Came Knocking

Before home video, movies would roll out slowly, arriving in small towns months after their release date. Since theaters usually had one screen, it would only play for a few days. If a film was a hit, it'd be re-released...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/30/How-1960s-Film-Pirates-Sold-Movies-Before-the-FBI-Came-Knocking/

The Symbolism of Hand Amputations in Star Wars

[https://youtu.be/QoCcLPzHG7E] (YouTube link)If you've been following the Star Wars saga, you've no doubt noticed how many times someone's hand gets lopped off. And occasionally a leg or two. It's easy to do and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/30/The-Symbolism-of-Hand-Amputations-in-Star-Wars/

Pompeii: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Somehow, I was under the impression that the entire city of Pompeii had been excavated from under the ash, rock, and lava of the 79 AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Not so. A new project to extend the excavation has uncovere...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/30/Pompeii-Between-a-Rock-and-a-Hard-Place/

2018 Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling Carnage

[https://youtu.be/fWpkDDDj1QM] (YouTube link)The annual Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling in Gloucestershire, England, was this past weekend. People who have lost their minds chase a rolling wheel of cheese down a hill. The h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/30/2018-Coopers-Hill-Cheese-Rolling-Carnage/




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