Archive for July 29th, 2018

Things the Soviets Made

The Soviet Union operated pretty much in isolation from the rest of the world from 1922 to 1991. They had their own nuclear weapons buildup and their own space program, plus manufacturing and technological advances like...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/29/Things-the-Soviets-Made/

NASA 60th: How It All Began

[https://youtu.be/VV6QeZFaVSQ] (YouTube link)President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958. That act transferred the duties of the  National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/29/NASA-60th-How-It-All-Began/

What Made Darth Vader Visually Iconic

[https://youtu.be/y5NhHBjyJe4] (YouTube link)Darth Vader is at the top of many "greatest villain" lists, and near the top in the rest. Nerdwriter looks at the reasons why. You might think, duh, but there's a lot more to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/29/What-Made-Darth-Vader-Visually-Iconic/

The Triangle of Spite

The little triangle you see above is the result of the collision of New York City's street grid with New York City's attitude. And it happened over a hundred years ago. But the story begins a lot earlier, when Manhattan...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/29/The-Triangle-of-Spite/

The Shark Arm Murder Mystery

Crowds of people were celebrating Anzac Day in Australia on April 25, 1935, including quite a few who visited Coogee Aquarium south of Sydney. Their festive mood was ruined by a shark with an upset tummy.  There was...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/29/The-Shark-Arm-Murder-Mystery/




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