Archive for January 31st, 2019

The Means and Methods of Warfare

After the past century filled with wars and strife like the world has not seen in history, we might be at another unprecedented moment when modern technology has evolved so much that our means and methods of warf...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/The-Means-and-Methods-of-Warfare/

Nike Set To Launch The Latest Self-Lacing Shoes This Year!

Nike’s latest self-lacing shoes are set to be its cheapest yet, priced at $350. The concept almost seems like something out of a movie, if you ask us! The shoes have a set of buttons, one to tighten the lac...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Nike-Set-To-Launch-The-Latest-Self-Lacing-Shoes-This-Year/

Tom Justice: The Olympic Hopeful Turned Bank Robber

It's ironic to say the least that this guy would turn out to be the antithesis of his own name. Tom Justice had become enamored with cycling at the age of 13 when his crush invited him to watch a race. Ever since...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Tom-Justice-The-Olympic-Hopeful-Turned-Bank-Robber/

Schrodinger's Laser Cats

Schrodinger's Cat is a concept stating that a particle can have two contradictory traits at the same time. Erwin Schrodinger used the illustration of a steel box with a cat, an atom, and a glass vial of poison ga...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Schrodinger-s-Laser-Cats/

Alley Oop - (1933 - Present)

I'm an unapologetic reader of comics - _newspaper_ comics - even though I haven't subscribed to a newspaper for about 20 years now. True, I used to read comic books, but I seemed to outgrow those by the time I re...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Alley-Oop-1933-Present/

Color TV Transformed the Way Americans Saw the World, and the World Saw America

Embed from Getty ImagesColor television is taken for granted these days, but when it was new, it was sensational. Vice President Richard Nixon even compared the development of color TV to the Soviets' space program i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Color-TV-Transformed-the-Way-Americans-Saw-the-World-and-the-World-Saw-America/

Scientists Used a 1906 Photo to Find the Center of San Francisco's Earthquake

How do you study an earthquake that happened more than 110 years ago? With modern cutting-edge technology, applied to records made in 1906. That's when the San Francisco Earthquake killed 3,000 people and destroyed much...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Scientists-Used-a-1906-Photo-to-Find-the-Center-of-San-Franciscos-Earthquake/

Mister Ed (1958-1966)

Imagine, today, a TV series featuring the misadventures of a wisecracking talking horse and its owner. If such a thing were attempted, it would likely be pulled after one or two episodes. Well, beginning in 1958,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Mister-Ed-1958-1966/

The Super Bowl Isn't About Football

The Super Bowl is this Sunday! That's, like, a national holiday in the US, in which we play the ultimate game of American football to find out which is the best NFL team of the season. However, other holiday traditions h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/The-Super-Bowl-Isnt-About-Football/

Murder in the Red Barn

Ann Marten of Polstead, England, had a recurring dream about her stepdaughter, Maria. Maria had gone to Ipswich with her lover William Corder several months earlier. Thomas and Ann Marten hadn't heard from her since, alt...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Murder-in-the-Red-Barn/

8 of Diamonds Optical Illusion

Twitter user PlinketyPlink posed the question, "What age were you when you first saw the 8 in the middle of the 8 of diamonds?".I have to admit, I never noticed until now. Granted, not all decks of cards have t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/8-of-Diamonds-Optical-Illusion/

The Egret Inception Continues

Remember the egret painting posted to reddit a couple of weeks ago that everyone then painted in recursion style? Artists were churning out new versions so fast that you couldn't keep up with them, and multiple artworks...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/The-Egret-Inception-Continues/

The Madness of Merlin

The popular concept of Merlin is that of an elderly magical wizard in the vein of The Sword in the Stone. The modern telling of the King Arthur legends evolved from published works by T.H. White, Sir Thomas Malo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/The-Madness-of-Merlin/

The Cue Cards of Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live airs live from New York, of course, with ninety minutes of material that was written just that week. Sketches are changed all the way up until show time. No wonder that cue cards are a big pa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/The-Cue-Cards-of-Saturday-Night-Live/

Cat Gets Existential

This is Tingeling, a cat in Oslo who looks an awful lot like a young Toothless from the movie How to Train Your Dragon. Or perhaps an owl.There are more videos featuring Tingeling in the Instagram gallery she sh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Cat-Gets-Existential/

Necco’s SweetHearts Candy Hearts Harder to Find This Valentine’s Day

The familiar Valentine’s candy will not be available for sale this Valentine's day, and it’s safe to say that people are a little more than disappointed! Necco’s iconic hearts have flooded store...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Necco-s-SweetHearts-Candy-Hearts-Harder-to-Find-This-Valentine-s-Day/

The Poor Man’s Caviar: Ketchup?

There are many things associated with Valentine’s day, things like chocolate, flowers, candy. Ketchup traditionally isn’t one of them. Heinz is introducing [caviar ketchup](https://www.coventrytelegra...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/The-Poor-Man-s-Caviar-Ketchup/

That Was Then, This Is Now

One of the great things about YouTube is that it provides a venue for videos that would otherwise never be seen by anyone else who would appreciate them. Sure, YouTube has videos of films, TV episodes, cartoons,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/That-Was-Then-This-Is-Now/

Bug Bombs Don't Work

To be precise, bug bombs are ineffective at doing what they're supposed to do. [Researchers conducted a study](https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/ncsu-ba012519.php) that measures the efficacy and ris...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Bug-Bombs-Don-t-Work/

Cat Beats Its Owner’s Score On Fruit Ninja

It’s a well-known fact that cats have excellent reflexes. Mao Mao the cat put her reflexes to good use on her owners’ tablet, ultimately [beating her owners score on the popular game Fruit Ninja!](htt...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/31/Cat-Beats-Its-Owner-s-Score-On-Fruit-Ninja/




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