Archive for March 4th, 2019

The Farce Awokens

Adult Swim UK brings us their four-minute stop-motion Robot Chicken version of The Force Awakens, wherein most characters break the fourth wall. Contains spoilers for a three-year-old Star Wars movie, a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/04/The-Farce-Awokens/

The Masks of Damselfrau

London-based Norwegian artist Magnhild Kennedy goes by the professional name damselfrau. She's become well-known for her intricate and unique masks. While they appear exotic and traditional, each is made by hand from fou...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/04/The-Masks-of-Damselfrau/

High School From A Different Perspective Looks Absurd

Education is important and having a system of formal education supposedly makes it more efficient, but whether it is actually effective depends on who is asking. If we really think about it, high school has a ver...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/04/High-School-From-A-Different-Perspective-Looks-Absurd/

Just Another Night at the Warp Core Cafe

Quick, how many science fiction characters can you name? You probably know more of them than you realize. Science fiction illustrator Jeff Carlisle put all those characters -or close to all of them- in one epic scene, as...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/04/Just-Another-Night-at-the-Warp-Core-Cafe/

Inside the World’s Largest Outhouse Race

Many communities have outhouse races, in both winter and summer, but the biggest is the Outhouse Races in Anchorage, Alaska, which took place in February. You can get a taste of the action in the three videos above. This...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/04/Inside-the-Worlds-Largest-Outhouse-Race/

Our Brain's "Readiness Potential" Before Doing Something Extreme

So many decisions come into play when you are thinking of doing something that would be unthinkable for you like say, bungee jumping off a high cliff or tower. Now, there is a moment just before you make the deci...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/04/Our-Brain-s-Readiness-Potential-Before-Doing-Something-Extreme/

The Story Behind the Nutmeg Island-Manhattan Exchange

At some point during the Exploration era, the Dutch had reached a bargain trade with the British by giving Manhattan for one of the Banda islands in Indonesia, because of its nutmeg. The Dutch wanted to take a fi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/04/The-Story-Behind-the-Nutmeg-Island-Manhattan-Exchange/

The Rules of Nomenclature in Space

Have you ever wondered how scientists come up with names for newly discovered things, whether in nature or in extraterrestrial objects and places? Well, there are interesting rules set up by the International Ast...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/04/The-Rules-of-Nomenclature-in-Space/

The Participants of the 2019 Iditarod

Some of our favorite photos from the ceremonial Iditarod start in Anchorage today https://t.co/YJIrL0A68W— ADN Iditarod (@ADNIditarod) March 3, 2019 The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome began...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/04/The-Participants-of-the-2019-Iditarod/

Man Accused of Forging Pardon Letter from Governor

A warrant has been issued for James Justice II of Nitro, West Virginia, accusing him of forging the governor's signature on a fake letter pardoning him of all felonies. The letter is notable for its numerous grammar and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/04/Man-Accused-of-Forging-Pardon-Letter-from-Governor/

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