Neatorama Posts Tagged "myth"
The Centaur Skeleton...

The John C. Hodges Library at the University of Te...  ...torians and biologists and LARPers to rethink the mythical status of the creature.We don't know how many for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/01/The-Centaur-Skeleton/
5 Mythic Eclipse Monsters Who Mess With the Sun and Moon

Ancient people (and not-so-ancient people) thought...  ...ent people looked for meaning in the events. Many myths grew out of their experiences, which are quite di...  ...he world.When something dreadful happens in Norse mythology , you can safely assume Loki had something to do w...  ...t and all-consuming dark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/09/5-Mythic-Eclipse-Monsters-Who-Mess-With-the-Sun-and-Moon/
Mythconceptions About Animals

The following article is from the book Uncle John&...  ...ls.You may not have known it, but there’s a myth out there about arachnid urine. We looked into th...  ...We looked into that— and some other animals myths , too. Myth : Wolves howl at the moon. How it spread...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/17/Mythconceptions-About-Animals/
16 Myths about Blindness

[https://youtu.be/8weMFaRFN5g] (YouTube link)Some...  ...e. It's possible you've never thought about those myths enough to bother checking them out, but now you c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/07/16-Myths-about-Blindness/
St. Patrick: Mysteries, Monsters, and Miracles from Ancient Ireland...

The real St. Patrick had nothing to do with green beer or leprechauns. He was a Christian evangelist who made it his mission to convert all of Ireland. Patrick’s life is a great story even without embellishments, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/17/St-Patrick-Mysteries-Monsters-and-Miracles-from-Ancient-Ireland/
Everything You've Heard About Chastity Belts Is a Lie...

You’ve heard of medieval nobles going off to...  ...y so. Albrecht Classen wrote a book to dispel the myths about chastity belts."As a medievalist, one day I...  ...bout it," he says, "and in one swoop destroy this myth ."Here is the truth: Chastity belts, made of metal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/Everything-Youve-Heard-About-Chastity-Belts-Is-a-Lie/
7 Old Wives' Tales About Cooking Steak That Need To Go Away...

The Food Lab at Serious Eats looks at things you'v...  ...f what you've heard is correct, but some are just myths , like "Only flip your steak once!"The reality is...  ...king = more even cooking.That's just one of seven myths about steak debunked, with the science behind eac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/14/7-Old-Wives-Tales-About-Cooking-Steak-That-Need-To-Go-Away/
The Lost Continent of Atlantis...

The following is an article from Uncle John's...  ...f the longest lasting -and most easily disproved- myths in world history. Yet people just keep looking fo...  ...era. It may also have been inspired by much older mythological tales such as the Trojan War. Or it may have been...  ...the sunken continent. Donne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/30/the-lost-continent-of-atlantis/
The Myth of Honeyguiding

The bird known as the greater honeyguide got i...  ...is behavior. The problem is... its not true! The myth of the badger-guiding honeyguide began in 1785 wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/19/the-myth-of-honeyguiding/
Mosquito-Warding Myths and Tips

It's skeeter season (at least here in Oklahoma)...  ...a list of legitimate tips and debunks some common myths about mosquito control. Example: A popular email...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/01/mosquito-warding-myths-and-tips/




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