Archive for December 22nd, 2018

Soviet Parades Were The CIA's Inspiration for New Military Tech

It seems like a pretty blatant approach but having the CIA attend Soviet parades to gather information and other military intelligence makes you think that it is actually a very practical method. You wouldn't th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/Soviet-Parades-Were-The-CIA-s-Inspiration-for-New-Military-Tech/

Why Scientists Are Puzzled By Ultima Thule

New Horizons is on its course toward Pluto and its moons, and with the images that it has captured so far, scientists are wondering why Ultima Thule, a trans-Neptunian object located at the Kuiper Belt lacks a li...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/Why-Scientists-Are-Puzzled-By-Ultima-Thule/

The Munker-White Illusion

When you look at the two skulls in the image, you would seem to see a purple and orange skull but actually, [they are both red](https://www.popsci.com/red-skulls-look-purple-and-orange). Only the striped backgrou...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/The-Munker-White-Illusion/

The 1918 Pandemic Flu Game

A hundred years ago, the world was fighting the flu. The 1918 influenza pandemic killed more than 50 million people, including 675,000 Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is commemorating the pandem...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/The-1918-Pandemic-Flu-Game/

The Ubiquity of Google: How We Are Being Spied On

One of the biggest tech giants in the world, Google, has some of the most priceless commodities that anyone can offer today: information. Data is what keeps Google alive and we're freely providing it to them. I...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/The-Ubiquity-of-Google-How-We-Are-Being-Spied-On/

Lucas The Spider: Don't Eat Me

Lucas the spider has found a potential new friend! Joshua Slice brings us a Christmas episode of the adventures of the tiny adorable spider in which he encounters a fly. The fly, understandably, is wary of spiders. But i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/Lucas-The-Spider-Dont-Eat-Me/

John Cessna's 2018 Christmas Card

Ten years ago, John Cessna's mother told him to sober up and start sending Christmas cards like a grown up. He took her seriously, and made a Christmas card with a photograph of himself falling down drunk, seen above. Ev...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/John-Cessnas-2018-Christmas-Card/

How to Write a Hallmark Christmas Movie

More people than you might think have spent the past month indulging in Hallmark Christmas movies. They are comforting, nostalgic, non-threatening, and always have a happy ending. A typical plot involves a woman who retu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/How-to-Write-a-Hallmark-Christmas-Movie/

Here's A List of Works Whose Copyright Expires Next Year

Intellectual property and copyright law are some of the trickiest things to navigate especially in the age of the internet, wherein anyone can upload any piece of work without any restriction as long as they have...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/Here-s-A-List-of-Works-Whose-Copyright-Expires-Next-Year/

This Is Why The Holidays Can Suck

While you're trying to have a wonderful Christmas season, AsapSCIENCE is here to ruin it for you, with a report on all the ways winter holidays can be bad for you. Science has something depressing to say about spending,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/This-Is-Why-The-Holidays-Can-Suck/

The Parental Woes of Having More than One Child

I watched a stand-up set by Romesh Ranganathan where he shared how he felt about his children. The first child was like an angel who behaved very well and did as was told. While the second child was the complete...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/The-Parental-Woes-of-Having-More-than-One-Child/

A Civil War Cartoonist Created the Modern Image of Santa Claus As Union Propaganda

While there were already artistic images of St. Nicholas/Father Christmas/Santa Claus, the first time we saw the jolly old elf as a fat man with a pointed stocking cap was in 1863, in a political cartoon showing Santa ce...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/22/A-Civil-War-Cartoonist-Created-the-Modern-Image-of-Santa-Claus-As-Union-Propaganda/

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