Archive for May 25th, 2019

Virus-Infested Laptop Selling for $1.2 Million

<p>This is not a scam, it's legit. The reason behind this whole thing is, according to the artist (yes, it's an art project), "to create a catalogue of historical threats". In collaboration with D...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/Virus-Infested-Laptop-Selling-for-1-2-Million/

Giant Volcanoes of the World

<p>Volcanoes are as majestic as they are destructive and as much as hikers enjoy climbing a mountain, they would have the same experience with a volcano, and then some. The thrill of climbing a volcano, esp...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/Giant-Volcanoes-of-the-World/

A Conversation Between a Crow and a Cat

The crow is taunting the cat, and the cat does not appreciate it one bit. I would transcribe the dialogue, but I don't know Russian. -via reddit...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/A-Conversation-Between-a-Crow-and-a-Cat/

A Collection of Amazingly Crafted Fish Decoys

<p>Creativity can be used both for the sake of art and practicality, and fish decoys exemplify that feature. <a href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/best-fish-decoys" target="_blank...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/A-Collection-of-Amazingly-Crafted-Fish-Decoys/

The Lost Romance of the Transylvanian Spa Town

The Cerna River in Romania, and the valley it runs through, is a natural beauty. The area also has a surfeit of hot mineral springs. This led the Romans to use it as a spot for rest and relaxation, and even the legendary...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/The-Lost-Romance-of-the-Transylvanian-Spa-Town/

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Mailboat Jumper?

<p>Lake Geneva, a town on Geneva Lake in Wisconsin, is the home of many houseboat residents. They roam about the lake, but have their mail delivered to individual mailboxes on docks.</p><p>The m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/Do-You-Have-What-It-Takes-to-Be-a-Mailboat-Jumper/

The Brementown Musicians (1935)

<p>If you love the old Mickey Mouse silent cartoons such as Plane Crazy, you really love Ub Iwerks and not Walt Disney. While Disney owned and operated his studio, and sometimes directed the cartoons he pro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/The-Brementown-Musicians-1935/

Revealing The Mystery of Libyan Desert Glass

<p>Scientists have been searching for the origins of Libyan desert glass and how it formed and survived through all these years. Many studies have been conducted without any definitive proof of how it came...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/Revealing-The-Mystery-of-Libyan-Desert-Glass/

An Alien Tribute in LEGO

Ochre Jelly is at it again! The movie Alien opened in theaters on May 25, 1979. In Seattle, that was at the annual SIFF Film Festival, which is going on now. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the film, the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/An-Alien-Tribute-in-LEGO/

All's Fair at the Fair (1938)

<p>The 1939 World's Fair in New York was, as a certain politician would say, a big effing deal. World War Two was about to begin, the Great Depression was winding down, technologies were advancing, and peop...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/All-s-Fair-at-the-Fair-1938/

Why Were Medieval Europeans So Obsessed With Long, Pointy Shoes?

The fashion trend of long, pointy shoes arose around the year 1340 in Krakow, Poland. It spread slowly but surely across Europe, and as with many fashion trends, eventually grew to ridiculous lengths. These shoes, mostly...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/Why-Were-Medieval-Europeans-So-Obsessed-With-Long-Pointy-Shoes/

Gulliver's Travels (1939)

<p>We've recently seen the Fleischer Studio in action with their 1938 cartoon about the 1939 World's Fair, and so now we look at their first feature-length animated film, commissioned by Paramount in respon...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/Gulliver-s-Travels-1939/

Beloved Postal Carrier Retires in Style

Floyd Martin delivered mail to the same neighborhood route in Marietta, Georgia, for nearly 35 years. He retired this week at the age of 61, mainly because of the summer heat. Wednesday was Martin's last of mail delivery...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/Beloved-Postal-Carrier-Retires-in-Style/

The New York Public Library's collections - Vintage photos

This site displays a living database with materials, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video etc. of 840,878 digitized items at the New York Public Library*...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/25/The-New-York-Public-Library-s-collections-Vintage-photos/

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