Archive for November 2nd, 2018

High-Rise Rope Dancing

If you work in a hi-rise building, you might expect to see window washers outside, but no one else. Last week, Dallas workers on the 17th floor were treated to an unusual sight- a woman dancing on a rope outside their wi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/02/High-Rise-Rope-Dancing/

Starbucks 2018 Holiday Cups Aim for Inoffensiveness

Every year, Starbucks debuts new holiday designs for their paper coffee cups, and every year, someone take offense. The designs were too plain, too festive, too religious, not religious enough, too multicultural... you g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/02/Starbucks-2018-Holiday-Cups-Aim-for-Inoffensiveness/

Simulation of Material Orbiting Close to a Black Hole

There is a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, now named Sagittarius A\* (pronounced “a-star”). We can't actually see it, but we are getting enough data to know what's happening over there. Fro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/02/Simulation-of-Material-Orbiting-Close-to-a-Black-Hole/

The Recording Session for the Chili's Baby Back Ribs Song

Do you remember the first time you heard the Chili's Baby Back Ribs jingle? It was probably in 1986, when the song, composed by adman Guy Bommarito, first hit TV. Bommarito was embarrassed about the assignment, because j...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/02/The-Recording-Session-for-the-Chilis-Baby-Back-Ribs-Song/

Artist Painted Ornate Geometric Patterns on a Basketball Court

Rennes, France-based urban artist Arthur-Louis Ignoré specialize in painting marvelous intricate geometric patterns. In this case, his canvas is a local basketball court. More pics below: <!--more-->...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/02/Artist-Painted-Ornate-Geometric-Patterns-on-a-Basketball-Court/

In Disney's Golden Age, a Modernist Pioneer Designed the Perfect Animator's Desk

After the success of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, Walt Disney opened a new animation studio with all the modern work amenities that 1938 had to offer. The architect was Kem Weber, who designed everything from the buildin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/02/In-Disneys-Golden-Age-a-Modernist-Pioneer-Designed-the-Perfect-Animators-Desk/

How to Move a Bookstore: A Human Book Chain

When October Books, a small bookstore in Southampton, England, moved a few hundred feet down the street, they decided not to hire movers - instead, they called for volunteers to form a human conveyor belt! [NPR...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/02/How-to-Move-a-Bookstore-A-Human-Book-Chain/

Counting Whales From Space

Whale watching is fine from a boat, but if you want to go whale _counting_, the best way is from space! >"Satellites have improved so much with their spatial resolution," explained Hannah Cubaynes,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/02/Counting-Whales-From-Space/




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