Archive for February 24th, 2019

Nintendo Puts Bowser In Charge Of The Whole Company! Seriously!

Nintendos President and COO of 13 years is stepping down from his position this April and is being [replaced by Doug Bowser.](https://nerdist.com/article/nintendo-new-president-doug-bowser/) Bowser is the name of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Nintendo-Puts-Bowser-In-Charge-Of-The-Whole-Company-Seriously/

Four-Year-Old Mic'd up at Hockey

Coach Jeremy wondered what went through his four-year-old's mind as he was learning to skate and play hockey. Not all kids that age are vocal, but Mason is one of those children whose thoughts come right out in words, li...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Four-Year-Old-Micd-up-at-Hockey/

The Perpetual Calendar

Check the calendar on your computer or your phone. Until what year does it allow you to reach? It might not go on for 100 years, it might not even reach 2100. And that's given since we probably won't live for tha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/The-Perpetual-Calendar/

Puppy Gets Emotional Over Mufasa's Death in 'The Lion King'

An adorable video of a puppy feeling all the feels during Mufasa's death scene in the classic movie 'The Lion King' makes its way across the internet and is another reason to give your dog a big hug! >This v...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Puppy-Gets-Emotional-Over-Mufasa-s-Death-in-The-Lion-King/

Stalag 17 (1953)

One of the great films about WWII POWs (the only one better is _The Great Escape_), _Stalag 17_ is a true classic in every sense of the word. Starring William Holden as the good guy and Peter Graves (James Arness...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Stalag-17-1953/

Star Wars Fans Unite: Competitive Lightsaber Fighting is Officially a Real Sport!

Now it's not an Olympic sport... Yet. However, the French Fencing Federation ruled this week that [lightsaber duelling is officially a competitive sport.](https://nerdist.com/article/competitive-lightsaber-fighti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Star-Wars-Fans-Unite-Competitive-Lightsaber-Fighting-is-Officially-a-Real-Sport/

Artist Strips Makeup from Dolls, Transforming Them into Realistic Figurines!

Artist Olga Kemenetskaya strips mass-produced dolls of their makeup and transforms them into lifelike doll art and puts videos of the entire process on the internet! >One of the most impactful ways that Kamen...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Artist-Strips-Makeup-from-Dolls-Transforming-Them-into-Realistic-Figurines/

The Land Unknown (1957)

Although, as we have seen, the 1950's was the decade of the B-Movie, some were good (_Rodan_, _Godzilla_) and some were not (_Attack of the Crab Monsters_, _The Giant Claw_). In between there are films such as 19...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/The-Land-Unknown-1957/

What movies really look like before special effects are added

Until the advent of CGI, filmmakers had to rely on practical effects and animation. Practical effects, such as those by Stan Winston in 1982's _The Thing_, were exemplary and actually better than CGI. The animati...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/What-movies-really-look-like-before-special-effects-are-added/

The European Tree of the Year Award 2019

Fifteen trees have made the cut as finalists for the European Tree of the Year contest. It's not for the oldest, biggest, or most valuable tree, but the tree with the most interesting story behind it. The tree shown here...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/The-European-Tree-of-the-Year-Award-2019/

There's a Bat in the Library!

The Museum of English Rural Life is a humble institution attached to the University of Reading. A couple of months ago, something really exciting happened. A small bat was found inside their rare book store. This apparen...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Theres-a-Bat-in-the-Library/

Kenneth Wayne Thompson Says He Committed Murder Because of Scientology Beliefs

Nothing can be more confusing than a man claiming that he killed his sister-in-law and her fiancee because of his religious beliefs. In particular, the principles laid out by the Church of Scientology. But right...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Kenneth-Wayne-Thompson-Says-He-Committed-Murder-Because-of-Scientology-Beliefs/

The Near Perfect Geometric Creation

It's not necessarily perfect, but when you look at this three-dimensional shape pieced together with paper and tape, it feels oddly amusing. The way the shapes fit together in a seemingly seamless fashion makes t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/The-Near-Perfect-Geometric-Creation/

Inside the Mind of a Worm: How Do Memories Form?

When we learn to associate certain cues and stimuli to a particular result or event, and an additional stimulus is introduced in conjunction with it, there is a phenomenon wherein our minds will not associate the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Inside-the-Mind-of-a-Worm-How-Do-Memories-Form/

Taking Photos of the Moon from Space in the 1960s

Before Apollo 11 launched and landed on the moon, the scientists at NASA needed to map out the surface of the moon so that they would know where would be the best spot to land the spacecraft. In order to do that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Taking-Photos-of-the-Moon-from-Space-in-the-1960s/

The Force

The Force is the Force, of course, of course, but how many times is the Force mentioned in the Star Wars films? Star Wars Kids have plenty of time on their hands, so they counted. And edited them all together, i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/The-Force/

What the #$@!% are These?

If the stories were on TV, they'd be bleeped out. In print, the self-censoring of profanities had to have some kind of placeholder. Those seemingly random keyboard symbols are called grawlixes. Vox explains their history...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/What-the-are-These/

Drive-In Theater Memories: Vintage Ads & Marquees

Ah, the drive-in theater. Most Neatoramanauts think they're like bigfoot; they've heard of them but have never seen one. Well, now's your chance. I grew up in drive-ins, most especially the old Belknap Drive-in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Drive-In-Theater-Memories-Vintage-Ads-Marquees/

The Black Pastor Whose “Turban Trick” Exposed American Racism

Rev. Jesse Wayman Routté led a Lutheran church in New York City. His brother lived in Mobile, Alabama. In 1943, he went to Alabama to preside over his brother's wedding and got a taste of the Jim Crow treatment in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/The-Black-Pastor-Whose-Turban-Trick-Exposed-American-Racism/

Top 15 Global Brand Ranking 2000-2018

At the turn of the century, the most valuable brands in America were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and IBM. When you think about it, Coca-Cola might have been at the top in the previous turn of the century. But things change fas...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Top-15-Global-Brand-Ranking-2000-2018/

Crows or Ravens?

On any internet forum with a substantial readership, you better double check before you misidentify any animal. Someone will correct you, then someone else will disagree, and soon the entire point of what you posted beco...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/24/Crows-or-Ravens/

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