Archive for May 14th, 2019

Before Rube Goldberg There Was Heath Robinson and His Outlandish Contraptions

W. Heath Robinson was an English cartoonist, illustrator, and artist, known for his elaborate yet unnecessary designs in his illustrations. Because of that, his name is now synonymous to “machines that are complica...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Heath-Robinson-s-Outlandish-Contraptions/

Rawhide (1959-1965)

<p>Back in the days when Westerns ruled prime-time television, few were as well-regarded as <em>Rawhide</em>. It was good enough to last for eight seasons, and it featured a young Clint Eastwood...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Rawhide-1959-1965/

The Deal With Tasers

<p>Tasers were made so that police officers don't need to use force in delicate situations which could become dangerous. As much as possible, in any encounter that the police have with people who have a ten...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/The-Deal-With-Tasers/

Witches and Cowboys Are the Same

Tumblr user otherwindow presents the theory that witches and cowboys are basically the same except for the time of day, with the evidence to back it up. Yeah, sure, this is the same kind of evidence that can prove almost...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Witches-and-Cowboys-Are-the-Same/

Uh Oh! An AI Has Just Developed Human-Like "Number Sense" On Its Own

We know that computers are faster than us when it comes to calculating numbers. However, there is still something different with us humans that machines would have a difficult time mimicking, and that would be our &ldquo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Computers-Can-Learn-Too/

The Secret Identity of the Avengers Headquarters

<p>Superheroes have alter-egos such as Peter Parker being “Spider-Man”. Since superheroes have alter-egos, <a href="https://www.abacusnews.com/digital-life/avengers-hq-belongs-chinese-ex...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/The-Secret-Identity-of-the-Avengers-Headquarters/

An Honest Trailer for Speed

The movie Speed was the summer blockbuster of 1994. The premise was ridiculous, but it set up a story for a thriller set against a constant chase scene with violence and crashes. Speed proved that a fil...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Speed/

Will Bananas Work as Engine Oil?

A few years ago, Jalopnik published an old story about two guys who were trying to drive a Citroën 2CV around the world in 1948. They ran out of engine oil in the Atacama desert in Chile and used bananas as an emerg...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Will-Bananas-Work-as-Engine-Oil/

Plastic Bags in the Depths of the Sea

<p>Victor Vescovo went down to his submersible, ready to explore the deepest place in the ocean — the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. As he went down, the ship then proceeded to detach the submer...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Plastic-Bags-in-the-Depths-of-the-Sea/

Dog Included in Yearbook

<p>ARKANSAS — A 3-year old K-9 Belgian Malinois named Mya Tarvin was included in Bryant High School’s yearbook. Mya was the K9 School Resource Officer. Her photograph garnered a lot of support f...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Dog-Included-in-Yearbook/

Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon

NASA's Apollo missions in the 1960s had one goal, to get to the moon before the decade was out, as President Kennedy had stated. Each Apollo flight made concrete steps toward that goal. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Why-Apollo-10-Stopped-Just-47000-Feet-From-the-Moon/

Overkill Lightning Strikes The Same Spot 11 Times

On the night of May 9, 2019, Southeast Texas experienced severe storms and heavy rains. As we know, stormy weather brings about lightning and thunder, alongside gusty winds and torrential rains.However, that night's stor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Lightning-Strikes-Overkills-One-Spot/

10 Facts About George Lucas On His 75th Birthday

George Lucas, born on May 14th, 1944, is a retired film director, writer, and producer known for such movies as American Graffiti, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Labyrinth, and a film series collectively known as ...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/10-Facts-About-George-Lucas-On-His-75th-Birthday/

Federico Babina's "Planimals"

Have you ran out of ideas in redesigning your floor plan? If so, perhaps Federico Babina can be a great help. This Italian architect and graphic designer launched a new series of architectural illustrations called Planim...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Federico-Babina-s-Planimals/

Dutch F-16 Hit by its Own Bullets

The F-16 jet fighter is one damned capable aircraft. It's highly maneuverable in flight and can go supersonic up to Mach 2. But one surprising thing about the plane is that it can accelerate so quickly that it can catch...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Dutch-F-16-Hit-by-its-Own-Bullets/

After LHC, Steps Toward The Next Big Collider

<p>Tackling a big project like the Large Hadron Collider requires not just resources but also public support. With the success that the LHC has achieved, there have been talks within the particle physics ci...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/After-LHC-Steps-Toward-The-Next-Big-Collider/

Imperialism in a Nutshell

<p>Over the course of history, peoples have been trying to conquer other peoples to acquire power and exert influence over those they conquer. Though the term 'imperialism' is a relatively new concept, the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Imperialism-in-a-Nutshell/

KFC Indonesia's Fried Chicken Skin

<p>There are times when we need to eat healthy while there are moments when we should just let go and indulge on our cravings with some food that's so bad (for your health), yet so good. And now, KFC Indone...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/KFC-Indonesia-s-Fried-Chicken-Skin/

Stories That Blur Lines: A Look Into The Antihero Genre and The Americans

<p>Shows that depict reality and make us question our long-held notions and beliefs embody a lot of the things that draw us to the stories that they tell.</p><p>There's something about stories t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Stories-That-Blur-Lines-A-Look-Into-The-Antihero-Genre-and-The-Americans/

England’s Earliest Known Christian Burial

A grave discovered in 2003 near Prittlewell in Essex County, UK, has finally been completely excavated. Dated to somewhere between 580 and 605 CE, it may well be the oldest Christian burial found in Britain yet. The larg...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/14/Englands-Earliest-Known-Christian-Burial/




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