Archive for November 13th, 2018

All the Ways You Can Board a Plane, Ranked by Stupidity

As more people fly, planes get bigger, and then they start charging extra for checked luggage, so everyone has a carry-on suitcase. The process of boarding a plane has become slower and more complicated, which prompted a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/All-the-Ways-You-Can-Board-a-Plane-Ranked-by-Stupidity/

Love Letters from the Battlefields of World War II

Some of the most touching love stories are those that blossom through deep struggles and extreme situations like war. Harley Rustad of The Walrus learned of one such love stories when his mother handed him a wor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/Love-Letters-from-the-Battlefields-of-World-War-II/

The Plan to Sell Texas to Great Britain

In 1843, Texas was a country unto itself, although it was pressured on both sides: the United States wanted to annex it, and Mexico wanted to conquer it. But a lawyer from New England considered a third option- selling T...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/The-Plan-to-Sell-Texas-to-Great-Britain/

Another Fine Day in Flight Simulator X

Witness the insanity of a multiplayer flight simulator. The air traffic controller resigns himself to the fact that no one knows what they are doing. He trolls a young kid by sending him back to the terminal to load cook...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/Another-Fine-Day-in-Flight-Simulator-X/

How Edgar Allan Poe Got Kicked Out of the U.S. Army

Edgar Allan Poe dropped out of college and joined the army in 1827, when the US military was small and composed mostly of poor immigrants. Enlisted men were not highly regarded, and that might be the reason Poe changed h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/How-Edgar-Allan-Poe-Got-Kicked-Out-of-the-US-Army/

World's first TED talk written by an AI and presented by a cyborg

An AI (Artificial Intelligence) watched all the TED talks and created this talk from what it learned. It is presented by Alex Reben who is an MIT-trained roboticist and artist who explores humanity through the le...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/World-s-first-TED-talk-written-by-an-AI-and-presented-by-a-cyborg/

19 Powerful Groups (And People) That Secretly Rule The World

"Rule the World" in the title can be taken with a grain of salt. A few people end up becoming very powerful in a tiny niche of modern life because someone's gotta do it. The Unicode Consortium is a private non-profit com...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/19-Powerful-Groups-And-People-That-Secretly-Rule-The-World/

Airlines Make Bold Choices with In-flight Safety Videos

These two examples show that air in-flight safety videos for airlines are getting kind of strange... The airline EVA, based in Taiwan, chose to feature over 5 minutes of interpretive dance in their video. And...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/Airlines-Make-Bold-Choices-with-In-flight-Safety-Videos/

'Average People' on Treadmill Try To Run At Speed Of Marathon World Winner

This video of 'average people' trying to run at the average pace of Eliud Kipchoge's world record 2:01:39 marathon finish at the Berlin Marathon in September is both hilarious and wonderful. Some of the runners...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/Average-People-on-Treadmill-Try-To-Run-At-Speed-Of-Marathon-World-Winner/

November 14th is National Pickle Day…It’s Kinda a Big Dill

_Image Credit: Eddarix via_[ imgur]( https://imgur.com/gallery/tCZaO) National Pickle Day’s roots can be traced back to 1949, as part of National Pickle Week, thanks to the National Pickle Packers Associat...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/November-14th-is-National-Pickle-Day-It-s-Kinda-a-Big-Dill/

Squirrels Learn Obstacle Course

Backyard gardeners and birdwatchers have gone to great lengths to keep squirrels from raiding the crop or the bird feeder, but squirrels will not be deterred when they know there's something to eat at the end. This clip...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/Squirrels-Learn-Obstacle-Course/

Amazing Drone Made Of 4 Box Fans

The team of engineers at FliteTest made this awesome drone out of four box fans, and it turned out amazingly well. The experiment was based on a photograph of a rudimentary fan drone they thought must have been...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/13/Amazing-Drone-Made-Of-4-Box-Fans/




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