Archive for June 6th, 2019

The History of the Fanny Pack

A couple of years ago, my daughters complained they had no pockets that would hold their iPhones while jogging. I mentioned fanny packs, but they didn't know the term. Since they also had no idea of the disdain for fanny...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/The-History-of-the-Fanny-Pack/

This Guy Used Cotton Candy for His Sculpture

For his latest project entitled “Inimical Nostalgia”, Jordanian architect and artist Wasim Zaid used an unthinkable material for his masterpiece: cotton candy. With this type of material, Wasim can easily car...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/This-Guy-Used-Cotton-Candy-for-His-Sculpture/

These Dogs Are Doing a Noble Job in Saving the Turtles

We humans always want to make our lives easier and more comfortable. Every day, new studies are conducted, and new things are invented. Technology and our thirst for knowledge have brought us up to this day, albeit at an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/These-Dogs-Are-Doing-a-Noble-Job-in-Saving-the-Turtles/

When Galileo Drew the Stars

<p>Often, we see photos of objects and regions through artists' depictions based on information and data which scientists have gathered or theories from the available data. With more advanced equipment and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/When-Galileo-Drew-the-Stars/

We Eat 50,000 Plastic Particles Every Year and Breathe In Just As Many

Fifty thousand. Fifty. Thousand.That’s the amount of microplastic particles the average person is estimated to ingests annually, while children on average eat 40,000 microplastic particles. Plus, we are li...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/We-Eat-Thousands-of-Plastic-Particles-Yearly/

Someone Called Louisiana Police to Report That Taco Bell Ran Out of Taco Shells

<p>Tacos have become so essential that Taco Bell running out of taco shells would be considered a state of emergency, at least for this guy.&nbsp;</p><p>Slidell Police Department posted <...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/Someone-Called-Louisiana-Police-to-Report-That-Taco-Bell-Ran-Out-of-Taco-Shells/

Cartoon Cutouts Popping Up All Round Portland

<p>These life-sized plywood cutouts of famous pop culture icons and characters from various animated shows were the works of Mike Bennett whose inspiration came from a thought about Calvin and Hobbes making...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/Cartoon-Cutouts-Popping-Up-All-Round-Portland/

How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned

<p>Popular Mechanics magazine has been around a lot longer than most people realize, and they sometimes cover topics that one wouldn't expect to find in a magazine by that name. One such topic covers in det...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/How-the-D-Day-Invasion-Was-Planned/

Normandy: Surviving D-Day

<p>The greatest military invasion in history began 75 years ago today, and few of those who participated in it are still alive. There have been many films concerning D-Day, such as <em>The Longest Day...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/Normandy-Surviving-D-Day/

Iceland Has A River Geyser

<p>Geysers are usually surrounded by land and they spout hot water from underneath which happens as a result of the surface water touching hot rocks very deep underground. However, there are cases when geys...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/Iceland-Has-A-River-Geyser/

The First Buck Rogers Movie

The first Buck Rogers film was made with apparently no budget at all and was released in 1934, but was not shown in theaters. Not in the usual way, anyway. It was shown in one special theater.The first Buck Rogers film w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/The-First-Buck-Rogers-Movie/

The Oral History of Santana and Rob Thomas’ "Smooth"

Embed from Getty ImagesThe song "Smooth" from Santana and Rob Thomas was a massive hit in 1999. The song spent 12 weeks at #1, won three Grammys, and became Carlos Santana's biggest hit ever. "Smooth" had a lot of fact...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/The-Oral-History-of-Santana-and-Rob-Thomas-Smooth/

Artists Suggest How Godzilla Could Stand in the Middle of the Ocean

<p>How does Godzilla stand up so he can shoot his atomic fire straight up? <a href="https://www.boredpanda.com/godzilla-movie-poster-illustration-standing-ocean-dontlikethatbro/" target="_...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/Artists-Suggest-How-Godzilla-Could-Stand-in-the-Middle-of-the-Ocean/

Europe's Impotence Trials

While divorce has been difficult to achieve throughout most of history, there was a peculiar period from the 14th through the 17th centuries where a woman could get a divorce on the grounds of failure to have sex, most l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/Europes-Impotence-Trials/

How Dr. Seuss Changed Education in America

Embed from Getty ImagesTheodor Seuss Geisel, the author of the Dr. Seuss books, spent years illustrating advertising copy and constructing political cartoons. He turned to children's books as a more pleasant project...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/06/How-Dr-Seuss-Changed-Education-in-America/

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