Why Cell Towers Are Being Disguised As Trees – Cheddar Explains

From Cheddar. Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And with concealment costs at an average of over $100,000 per tower it begs the question…WHY?! Further reading: 1. Atlas Obscura https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/take-a-look-at-americas-least-convincing-cell-phone-tower-trees 2. Notre Dame https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1463592 99 Percent Invisible…

The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner – Cheddar Explains

From Cheddar. TV dinners have a surprising origin and at one point dominated American markets. But are we falling out of love with them as a country? Further reading: 1. OnePoll https://nypost.com/2019/07/23/the-majority-of-us-are-considered-zombie-eaters/ 2. Quartz https://qz.com/187433/americas-60-year-love-affair-with-frozen-tv-dinners-is-over/ 3. WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/frozen-dinners-make-a-comeback-1536418800 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/tray-bon-96872641/ Subscribe to Cheddar on YouTube: http://chdr.tv/subscribe Connect with Cheddar! On Facebook: http://chdr.tv/facebook On Twitter: http://chdr.tv/twitter On…

The Anatomy of the Presidential Motorcade – Cheddar Explains

From Cheddar. When the President comes to town he is usually riding in a motorcade of 40-50 vehicles. What cars make up this fleet of vehicles and how exactly do they band together to protect the U.S. President? Cheddar Explains… Further reading: 1. NYTimes https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0822.html 2. Tech Crunch https://www.google.com/url?q=https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/25/trump-beast-presidential-limo-cadillac/&sa=D&ust=1573669316478000&usg=AFQjCNHRtP5PX_VIiSsLdz5xEJCySDBZ4A 3. The Drive https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4518/the-fascinating-anatomy-of-the-presidential-motorcade 4. Endurance…

Why American Yards Are Shrinking – Cheddar Explains

From Cheddar. Have you noticed that the yards of American homes have been getting a lot smaller in the last few years? It’s not your imagination. Cheddar explains why lawns are shrinking across the US – and why we even have them the first place Further Reading: 1. Trulia https://www.trulia.com/research/lot-usage/ 2. The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/lawns-census-bigger-homes-smaller-lots/489590/ 3.…

The Font That Makes Everyone Read Faster – Cheddar Explains

From Cheddar. Since its inception, the art of typography was very much that: an art form. New fonts were designed to suit a mood, match a message, or to better catch your eye. But today, it’s becoming a science. Recently, an educational therapist and typographer released the first font scientifically proven to increase reading speeds.…