Archive for July 4th, 2019

The Walking Dead Comic Has Ended the Story

The comic book series The Walking Dead debuted in 2003. Robert Kirkman's vision of a zombie apocalypse was adapted into novels, video games, and two TV series- with additional series and movies to come. However, the stor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/The-Walking-Dead-Comic-Has-Ended-the-Story/

Catastrophe

When a pet bird falls over dead in its cage, who's going to be blamed? The cat, of course, no matter what really happened. The cat knows it, too. This short animation by Jamille van Wijngaarden goes from chaos to insanit...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Catastrophe/

The Design of Aluminum Beverage Can

Have you ever wonder how an ordinary object, which we come in touch everyday, as is the aluminum beverage can, was designed and how its made?In this video of engineerguy he explain all the history that brought to the mod...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/The-Design-of-Aluminum-Beverage-Can/

The Worst Website Ever Made (on Purpose)

My insurance provider sent an email telling me to read something, and then detailed a five-step process for getting to the thing they wanted me to read. Since it was news and not personal information, they could have jus...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/The-Worst-Website-Ever-Made-on-Purpose/

This Spanish Fort “Eats Cannonballs”

<p>1702. The Spanish still ruled on Florida. A fleet from the English colonial forces of Carolina Governor James Moore approached the Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish stronghold on the Atlantic shore.<...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/This-Spanish-Fort-Eats-Cannonballs/

Florida Man Contracts Flesh Eating Bacteria Without Touching the Water

<p>Last week, Tyler King was at work in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, when he saw that his left bicep was starting to swell. King then tried taking Benadryl (he might have assumed that it was just an allergy)....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Florida-Man-Contracts-Flesh-Eating-Bacteria-Without-Touching-the-Water/

The “National Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk Day”

<p>July 4 is Independence Day. Fireworks flash on the night sky, and across the nation’s sidewalks are eggs… for some reason.</p><p>Aside from being Independence Day, today is also...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/The-National-Fry-an-Egg-on-the-Sidewalk-Day/

The Neighbor Asked Who Stole Her Garbage Can

Lucky, mrorangepants caught the culprit on his security video. This truck has mastered the art of comedic timing. When the sanitation company disputes who's at fault for the missing can, the neighbor has what she needs....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/The-Neighbor-Asked-Who-Stole-Her-Garbage-Can/

The Story Behind America's Best-Known Protest Song

You know the song "This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie. You probably sang it in elementary school. But the most that was ever used in schools was four of the six verses -usually fewer than that. When Guthrie wrote t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/The-Story-Behind-Americas-Best-Known-Protest-Song/

CRISPR Cures HIV-Infected Mice

<p>CRISPR has been making a lot of noise recently, from gene-edited babies and now with the elimination of HIV. But wait, this is just the first time that <a href="https://interestingengineering.com...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/CRISPR-Cures-HIV-Infected-Mice/

This AI Made Its Own Pokémon

made me some #StyleGAN Pokemon sprites pic.twitter.com/4jUL5VlLST— Michael Friesen (@MichaelFriese10) May 12, 2019 <p>With the upcoming release of Pokémon Sword and Shield on November, a new &...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/This-AI-Made-Its-Own-Pok-mon/

Oregon Man Played Music for a Herd of Cows

<p>“I’ve heard that music contain savage beasts,” stated Rick Hermann as he looked at the camera with saxophone at hand. “Actually, it’s my first audition for a live audience,&...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Oregon-Man-Played-Music-for-a-Herd-of-Cows/

My Three Sons (1960-1972)

<p>One of the greatest TV sitcoms ever, and one that my whole family watched religiously during the 1960's, was <em>My Three Sons</em>, which debuted in 1960. Starring the great Fred McMurray, a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/My-Three-Sons-1960-1972/

The Importance of Failure in An Artist's Creative Process

<p>In a creative process, ideas get thrown about and refined until it takes on a more definite shape and finally, settles into its final form. But throughout that process, there will be instances when thing...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/The-Importance-of-Failure-in-An-Artist-s-Creative-Process/

Hubble Shows Spectacular Display of Eta Carinae's Eruptions

<p>Eta Carinae, the double star system in the constellation Carina, experienced what is known as the Great Eruption more than a century and a half ago. It became the second brightest star when it happened b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Hubble-Shows-Spectacular-Display-of-Eta-Carinae-s-Eruptions/

Finding A Life Partner Based On DNA is Now Possible

<p>Forget speed dating, the future of matchmaking may rely on DNA to pair up compatible individuals for the long-run.</p><blockquote>Welcome to the world of DNA matchmaking. Forget hobbies, prof...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Finding-A-Life-Partner-Based-On-DNA-is-Now-Possible/

How a Literary Prank Convinced Germany That Hansel and Gretel Was Real

We all know the story of Hansel and Gretel: two children abandoned in the woods are lured into a witch's home with sweets, and must fight for their lives. The traditional tale was published by the Brothers Grimm...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/How-a-Literary-Prank-Convinced-Germany-That-Hansel-and-Gretel-Was-Real/

Turn Your Frown Upside Down With Stranger Things Inspired Upside Down Whopper

<p>Stranger Things is in vogue and Burger King has realized this.</p><blockquote>Pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things can not be contained to the screen.</blockquote><blockquote> E...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Turn-Your-Frown-Upside-Down-With-Stranger-Things-Inspired-Upside-Down-Whopper/

How the Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Actually Began

<p>Make a story up about something that took place a long time ago and tell it to as many people as possible over and over, and they'll start to believe it. It becomes history. But one that's far from the t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/How-the-Annual-Nathan-s-Hot-Dog-Eating-Contest-Actually-Began/

Some Facts About Fourth of July and the Declaration of Independence

<p>One of the holidays celebrated throughout the United States of America is the fourth of July or Independence Day. This was the day in which the Declaration of Independence was signed by representatives f...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Some-Facts-About-Fourth-of-July-and-the-Declaration-of-Independence/

Get Ready To See The World Through The Eyes Of Cells

<p>Scientists can now map out the movements within a cell more accurately than before.</p><blockquote>“It’s a completely new way of visualizing biology,” Dr. Weinstein said. Be...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Get-Ready-To-See-The-World-Through-The-Eyes-Of-Cells/

Debit and Credit: the Office Kittens

The finance and IT departments of an unnamed transport company in Ohio adopted two kittens -a brother and sister- to boost employee morale. From all accounts, it's working like a charm. The kittens were named Credit and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Debit-and-Credit-the-Office-Kittens/

Queen For A Day (1956-1964)

<p>The 1950's was the Decade of Television. After WWII, happy days were here again and practically every family could afford a TV set, albeit small and B&amp;W. And with the television sets came program...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Queen-For-A-Day-1956-1964/

Always Use Your Parking Brake

Use your parking brake, and always keep your dash cam on, because you never know what you'll see on the road. In this case, it only takes a second and if you blink, you might miss it. There's some NSFW language, too. And...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/Always-Use-Your-Parking-Brake/

45,000 Barrels of Bourbon Destroyed by Fire

Fire destroys Jim Beam warehouse, sending bourbon flowing into river https://t.co/vpzPJHZ1cI— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) July 3, 2019 Two Jim Beam warehouses in Woodford County, Kentucky, burned to the g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/04/45000-Barrels-of-Bourbon-Destroyed-by-Fire/




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