Archive for March 1st, 2019

How Pinball Gave Video Games Their Bad Reputation

That stands for trouble, with a capital T that rhymes with P, and that stands for... pinball? Early pinball machines required no skill, and they were a form of gambling, sort of like Plinko. But while the pinball machine...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/How-Pinball-Gave-Video-Games-Their-Bad-Reputation/

In Praise of Bate-Bola, Rio’s Seductive, Scary Alternative Carnival

Carnival season is in full swing through this coming Tuesday, which is Mardi Gras. While the world is watching the gaudy, sexy samba dancers in Brazil strut their stuff under towering costumes in Rio de Janiero, there ar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/In-Praise-of-Bate-Bola-Rios-Seductive-Scary-Alternative-Carnival/

GPS Tells The Life Story Of Your Poultry

Poultry farmers are now [putting tracking devices on their chickens](https://www.npr.org/2019/02/24/697185878/the-chicken-is-local-but-was-it-happy-gps-now-tells-the-life-story-of-your-poult) to prove whether the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/GPS-Tells-The-Life-Story-Of-Your-Poultry/

This Is What Will Happen If You Start To Eat 3 Eggs A Day

Probably nothing bad, if I'm being very honest. Eggs have developed a bad reputation over the years for no good reason whatsoever. People are wary of the fat or cholesterol in the yolks, encourages others to stay...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/This-Is-What-Will-Happen-If-You-Start-To-Eat-3-Eggs-A-Day/

How To Cram For Your Exam

College students know that they should learn and study each morsel of information from class as they get it, but that's pretty hard when you have five classes and projects with deadlines and a part-time job besides. Then...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/How-To-Cram-For-Your-Exam/

Brawl Over Crab Legs At Buffet

Are crab legs overrated? These people definitely don't think so! Two people were arrested at a diners buffet in Alabama who started a fight over crab legs, using tongs as swords! >Huntsville police officer Ge...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/Brawl-Over-Crab-Legs-At-Buffet/

The Cold Case of Four Dead Mentally Disabled Men and The Missing Fifth

It seems like an episode taken out of your late night crime thriller shows but this mystery that has surrounded Yuba County for more than 40 years still confounds those who were involved. Nobody has solved the ca...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/The-Cold-Case-of-Four-Dead-Mentally-Disabled-Men-and-The-Missing-Fifth/

Color Through The Eyes of the Blind

Blind people may not necessarily see things non-visually impaired people do but in a sense both share a common experience of trying to understand abstract objects that have no physical correspondence. When we see...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/Color-Through-The-Eyes-of-the-Blind/

The Spinner of Facts, Truth, and Lies

When it comes to handling PR crisis situations, he's the guy they call to fix them all. He is called the Master of Spin as he knows how to twist sentences and words such that he is not outright telling a lie neit...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/The-Spinner-of-Facts-Truth-and-Lies/

The Promise of Flying to the Moon on Pan Am

Long before commercial space flights were being talked about, the idea had already been floated during the 1960s when an Austrian journalist told a Vienna travel agency that he wanted to fly a Pan Am to the moon....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/The-Promise-of-Flying-to-the-Moon-on-Pan-Am/

Lying to Have Something in Common

Have you ever known someone who would just say whatever came into their mind to make conversation? Yeah, you have, because there's one in every crowd. For some folks, it's the only way they know to interact without awkwa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/Lying-to-Have-Something-in-Common/

What's the Worst Way to Hold Your Drink?

What's the worst way to hold your drink pic.twitter.com/0twhqu2aCm— Daniel Inman (@D1nman) January 24, 2019 Daniel Inman posed the question, "What's the worst way to hold your drink?" and gave a few examples....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/Whats-the-Worst-Way-to-Hold-Your-Drink/

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957-1963)

One of the greatest of the 1950's TV Westerns, _Have Gun - Will Travel_, premiered in 1957 and was so good it lasted until 1963, a full six seasons. This in itself is not all that impressive - look how long _Guns...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/Have-Gun-Will-Travel-1957-1963/

Someone Decapitated a 'Crusader' Mummy in Ireland and Ran Off with Its Head

The head of an 800-year-old mummy known as "The Crusader" has been lopped off and stolen from its crypt below St. Michan's Church in Dublin. >The vandals "have destroyed these historic mummies...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/01/Someone-Decapitated-a-Crusader-Mummy-in-Ireland-and-Ran-Off-with-Its-Head/

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