Archive for February 21st, 2019

The American Folk Legend Who Won A Grammy at 93

For most of the first half of her life, Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten lived in obscurity, outside the life of fame. But during her childhood years, she had been a lover of music and instruments. This she car...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/The-American-Folk-Legend-Who-Won-A-Grammy-at-93/

Breed Your Own Mutants with Ganbreeder

Ganbreeder is a web toy that will remix photos until they are terrifying. Select a creature (or an inanimate object; they don't care) and crossbreed it with other creatures. You can take a sea slug and "mix in genes" fro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/Breed-Your-Own-Mutants-with-Ganbreeder/

Vintage Horror Comic & Magazine Advertisements from the 1960's-1970's

I'm ashamed to say that I remember just about every one of [these things.](https://flashbak.com/monster-stuff-for-kids-vintage-horror-comic-magazine-adverts-367584/) Vampira was after my time....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/Vintage-Horror-Comic-Magazine-Advertisements-from-the-1960-s-1970-s/

Black Snow Falls on Siberia

Is it ash or soot? What's the black snow that has blanketed Siberia? Well, it's actually [coal dust mixed with the air and the snow](https://www.sciencealert.com/siberia-is-being-covered-in-a-thick-blanket-of-bla...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/Black-Snow-Falls-on-Siberia/

18 Cats That Like to Violate Personal Space

Cats don't seem to understand [the concepts of personal space or privacy.](https://welovecatsandkittens.com/cat-pictures/cats-that-dont-care-about-your-personal-space/) When they want attention, they want it NOW....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/18-Cats-That-Like-to-Violate-Personal-Space/

The Hong Kong Handover

Britain's 99-year lease on Hong Kong was up in 1997, but it's not easy to integrate a British colony into the larger China. You might recall the fireworks at the handover, but there was a lot more involved in the celebra...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/The-Hong-Kong-Handover/

Karl Lagerfeld's Cat to Inherit Part of His Fortune

 Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of the fashion empire Chanel, passed away Tuesday at age 85. He left behind his beloved companion Choupette, an 8-year-old red point Birman cat. Choupette has a modeling career...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/Karl-Lagerfelds-Cat-to-Inherit-Part-of-His-Fortune/

True Facts: The Lemur

Ze Frank has another edition of the delicious and ridiculous True Facts series, this one about various species of lemur. These relatively small primates are both amusing and endangered. Warning: contains potty humor and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/True-Facts-The-Lemur/

Explosives Expert Rates Movie Explosions

You know all those movie scenes where the main characters walk away from a huge explosion? How accurate could that possibly be? And how about that time Indiana Jones hid in a refrigerator to survive a nuclear blast? Colu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/Explosives-Expert-Rates-Movie-Explosions/

Why Flying On The Hindenburg Zeppelin Was So Expensive

The only thing most of us know about the German airship called the Hindenburg is that it caught fire in 1937, a disaster that was recorded on film with the announcer proclaiming "Oh, the humanity!" The Hinde...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/Why-Flying-On-The-Hindenburg-Zeppelin-Was-So-Expensive/

Hot, Small, or Couch, Why Potatoes Make Great Idioms

You've probably never thought of it, but potatoes are a big part of our language. If you're a meat-and-potatoes type of guy who likes to veg out, you might be a couch potato. If you post a poor quality picture on the int...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/Hot-Small-or-Couch-Why-Potatoes-Make-Great-Idioms/

A Discourse on How We Diagnose Mental Disorders

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as well as the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM are some ways on how to diagnose a patient's mental health and if they suffer from mental disorders. It's not really...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/A-Discourse-on-How-We-Diagnose-Mental-Disorders/

The Discourse on Chinese Socialism

Over the past several decades, China has grown exponentially to become the economic powerhouse that it is today and has given its leader such immense power on the global stage. [Of course, China had once been on...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/The-Discourse-on-Chinese-Socialism/

Old Enough To Be Around Fifty Years Ago?....A Look Back At 1969 in Photos

Anyone that can remember 1969 will be taken back in history with these photos of the first Moon landing, Woodstock, the Vietnam war and much more...[Source](https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2019/02/1969-photos-looking-b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/Old-Enough-To-Be-Around-Fifty-Years-Ago-A-Look-Back-At-1969-in-Photos/

McHale's Navy (1962-1966)

Ernest Borgnine, A-list actor and winner of the 1955 Academy Award for Best Actor, shocked the celebrity world when it was announced in 1962 that he had signed a contract to be the lead in a new TV comedy sitcom,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/McHale-s-Navy-1962-1966/

If America Were Socialist

Trying to paint a picture of a socialist America is like looking at a Jackson Pollock. You have to be able to pick apart the pieces and individual elements that make up the whole movement to get to a more defined...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/21/If-America-Were-Socialist/




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