Archive for March 16th, 2019

What Is the Shortest-Lived Country in History?

Nations come and go. Biafra was in the news for less than three years, or its entire history. Countries that collapsed in less time are often forgotten because they drew fewer headlines, some of them born and gone in the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/What-Is-the-Shortest-Lived-Country-in-History/

Alice Guy-Blache, the Mother of Cinema

In the early days of filmmaking, there were a few pioneers who made cinema what it is today. One of those is Alice Guy-Blache, considered as the first female film director.Before people thought about incorporating acting...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/Alice-Guy-Blache-the-Mother-of-Cinema/

The Woman Who Gave Birth to a Demon Cat

The case of Agnes Bowker illustrates the bizarre lengths that one might go to in order to explain an out-of-wedlock birth in the days when there was no greater shame. In Leicestershire, England, in 1569, Bowker was said...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/The-Woman-Who-Gave-Birth-to-a-Demon-Cat/

iPhone Takes An Arrow for Owner

Gadgets can be lifesavers in more ways than one. In this crazy incident, a man had been [saved by his own iPhone](https://www.ubergizmo.com/2019/03/iphone-saves-life-of-owner-arrow/) when he was shot at with an a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/iPhone-Takes-An-Arrow-for-Owner/

Strange Luck (1995)

When Fox was a newcomer to broadcast TV, their management threw anything and everything at the programming wall to see what would stick. Sometimes they were successful (_The X-Files_), sometimes they weren't (_VR_), and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/Strange-Luck-1995/

The Fighting Irish of the ‘Saint Patrick’s Battalion'

This St. Patrick's Day, Mexico will honor the Irish as war heroes, specifically a unit that fought in the Mexican-American War. Following the Battle of Churubusco in 1847, the US Army captured thousands of enemy combatan...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/The-Fighting-Irish-of-the-Saint-Patricks-Battalion/

10 Coca-Cola Drinks That Embarrassed The Company

I remember some of these but never ran across Coca-Cola Garlic. I'll bet that would have made sublime Philly Cheesesteaks (it's true; look it up). And I'm old enough to remember (and have used) Fizzies (look that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/10-Coca-Cola-Drinks-That-Embarrassed-The-Company/

Now That I Found You

Carly Rae Jepsen's new video makes it clear that the love song is about a cat. Any crazy cat lady can relate. Starring Shrampton the cat, who you can't help but love. -via Metafilter...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/Now-That-I-Found-You/

Evil Roy Slade (1972)

1972 was a good year for entertaining films, and this entry, _Evil Roy Slade_, is just that, being one of the funniest films ever. A Western spoof starring the inimitable John Astin, late of _The Addams Family_,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/16/Evil-Roy-Slade-1972/




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