Archive for December 21st, 2018

Naughty or Nice

In this Glove and Boots skit, Mario and Fafa try to be nice, but what they are really doing is competing with each other. It's only to impress Santa Claus, who is no stranger to virtue-signaling. Their competition soon t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/21/Naughty-or-Nice/

That Time Marines Dumped Millions of Dollars of Helicopters Into the Ocean to Save One Family

When the outcome of the Vietnam War became obvious, the US began evacuating South Vietnamese people who were in danger of retaliation from the advancing Communists. In the last few months of the war, 50,000 people loaded...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/21/That-Time-Marines-Dumped-Millions-of-Dollars-of-Helicopters-Into-the-Ocean-to-Save-One-Family/

The Bittersweet Story of the World’s First Motel

When you declare that one place is the world's first motel, you have to think of all the hotels that preceded it. What makes a "motel" different from a hotel? Motels cater to people traveling by car, bu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/21/The-Bittersweet-Story-of-the-Worlds-First-Motel/

The Carl Stalling Project

You have probably seen the man's name - Carl Stalling - a thousand times without realizing it, or if you did, without appreciating it. Carl Stalling is, without exaggeration, one of animated film's most importa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/21/The-Carl-Stalling-Project-2/

How to Build a Dyson Sphere, the Ultimate Megastructure

The sun has all the energy we could ever conceivably need, but we haven't been all that efficient in harvesting that energy ...yet. One way to capture the sun's energy is to build a Dyson sphere, or a megastructure surro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/21/How-to-Build-a-Dyson-Sphere-the-Ultimate-Megastructure/

Die Hard: The Greatest Christmas Story

The debate comes around every year. Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Those who agree it is then argue about whether it's the best Christmas movie ever. Now 20th Century Fox has recut the movie into a trailer that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/21/Die-Hard-The-Greatest-Christmas-Story/

Awaiting New Horizons Probe's Flyby of Ultima Thule

New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe meant to understand the formation of the Plutonian system, the Kuiper belt, and the transformation of the early Solar System. >The American space agency's New Hor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/21/Awaiting-New-Horizons-Probe-s-Flyby-of-Ultima-Thule/




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