Archive for September 30th, 2018

Firefighter Leaves in the Middle of His Own Wedding to Fight Fire

When Jeremy and Krista lost their wedding venue before the big day, they decided to have the wedding ceremony over at Jeremy's place of work: a fire station in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. "We talked about it,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/Firefighter-Leaves-in-the-Middle-of-His-Own-Wedding-to-Fight-Fire/

The One Day He Didn't Wear a Plaid Shirt

You might see this picture around the internet claiming that these are the same people as the original stock image, just a few years later. That's not it at all. This spot-on recreation came about almost by accident. Cha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/The-One-Day-He-Didnt-Wear-a-Plaid-Shirt/

The Towns That Were Moved by Horses

House-moving wasn't uncommon in the early era of photography. When you've spent years building a nice, roomy home for your family, you'll do whatever it takes to save it. For some, that meant moving the entire house with...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/The-Towns-That-Were-Moved-by-Horses/

Japanese Scientists Created the World's Strongest Magnet Which Promptly Destroyed Itself

The strength of the Earth's magnetic field is about 30 microtesla. The magnets in an MRI machine clock in at about 3 tesla, and the approximate magnetic field of a white dwarf star is about 100 tesla. So just th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/Japanese-Scientists-Created-the-World-s-Strongest-Magnet-Which-Promptly-Destroyed-Itself/

The Breakfast Bandit

Hotels are touting free hot breakfast to drum up business, but they may have lured in more than just travelers. A few hotels in Dalton, Georgia, have been targeted by a daring thief that came in to eat at the b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/The-Breakfast-Bandit/

Students Sent School Janitor on His First Vacation in a Decade

When students at the University of Bristol learned that their beloved janitor Herman Gordon hadn't seen his family in Jamaica for more than a decade, they decided to do something about it. Spearheaded by medical...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/Students-Sent-School-Janitor-on-His-First-Vacation-in-a-Decade/

Was Robin Williams' Art Collection a Window on His Troubled Mind?

An October 4th auction at Sotheby's will feature 309 items from the collection of the late Robin Williams and his second wife Marsha. It will include several prized works of art, including three paintings by Swiss artist...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/Was-Robin-Williams-Art-Collection-a-Window-on-His-Troubled-Mind/

How Does A Gas Nozzle Know When To Shut Off?

A gas pump will shut off when the tank is full; we've always taken that for granted. It's a fine feature that keeps gas from spilling all over us. But how does it know? The mechanism is a low-tech yet surprisingly compli...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/How-Does-A-Gas-Nozzle-Know-When-To-Shut-Off/

These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism

The Detroit Meat Strike began in Hamtramck, Michigan, on July 27, 1935. The 500 women who swarmed the shopping district with signs and banners were not only protesting high prices, they blockaded the stores and attacked...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/These-1930s-Housewives-Were-the-Godmothers-of-Radical-Consumer-Activism/

World Championship Snail Racing

The World Snail Racing Championships were held in July in Congham, England. Yes, the report was slow getting here, but "slow" is what the sport is all about. Snails are placed in a circle and head toward an outer circle...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/World-Championship-Snail-Racing/

The Evolution of Hokusai's Great Waves

Evolution of Hokusai's "Great Wave". 1. When he was 33 (1792).2. When he was 44 (1803).3. When he was 46 (1805).4. When he was 72 (1831). pic.twitter.com/hUXkjNjGxh— tkasasagi (@tkasasagi) September 26, 2018 You...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/The-Evolution-of-Hokusais-Great-Waves/

99% Editing Skills

Bass player Davie504 ([previously](https://www.neatorama.com/tag/davie504/) at Neatorama) shows us how you don't have to know how to play an instrument to make a great music video. All you need is the time to edit. Yeah,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/99-Editing-Skills/

The Jeopardy Proposal

She even responded in the form of a question. They truly are a match made in heaven!pic.twitter.com/se12NVG4m8— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) September 27, 2018 Jeopardy contestant Michael Pascuzzi bet it all on nationa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/30/The-Jeopardy-Proposal/

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