Archive for August 5th, 2017

Terminal Communication

A confusing traffic detour leads to the entrance of Rosslare Harbour ferry port, in County Wexford, Ireland. Or at least it did when this sequence was recorded. There should have been warning signs posted further back, b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/Terminal-Communication/

British Caterpillars Are Being Killed By A 'Zombie' Virus That Makes Them Explode

Most "zombie" viruses that affect insects are pretty horrific, and they almost always result in the death of the host insect, but it seems the oak eggar caterpillars afflicted with the baculovirus have it worst of all.Th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/British-Caterpillars-Are-Being-Killed-By-A-Zombie-Virus-That-Makes-Them-Explode/

An Airplane Drew an Airplane in the Sky

This past Wednesday and Thursday, Boeing made an 18-hour endurance test flight of their 787-8 over 22 states. The route they selected was designed to draw the outline of a Boeing jet in the skies! The live flight trackin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/An-Airplane-Drew-an-Airplane-in-the-Sky/

Dorodorobo Is Officially The Crappiest Robot Ever Made

We all knew advancements in robotics would lead to people using this cutting edge technology to make really crappy 'bots, but I didn't expect the bar to be set so high (low?) so early.And it's doubtful anyone will ever b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/Dorodorobo-Is-Officially-The-Crappiest-Robot-Ever-Made/

10 Things You Learn When You Go Backpacking In A Wheelchair

Amy Oulton uses a wheelchair due to a connective tissue disorder. After a year-and-a-half of planning, she and her friend Steph backpacked through Asia, visiting Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Japan. Although her...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/10-Things-You-Learn-When-You-Go-Backpacking-In-A-Wheelchair/

Following Random Cosplayers While Playing Their Theme Song On The Melodica

99.9% of cosplayers are missing one key component to their character portrayal- theme music. Jack Spade learned how important it is to have your own theme music in I'm Gonna GIt You Sucka, but most cosplayers ha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/Following-Random-Cosplayers-While-Playing-Their-Theme-Song-On-The-Melodica/

Mimiking 64 - Those Classic Characters Look Different Than I Remember...

Mimiking 64 by Alan BaoI've seen all kinds of different versions of Mario, Yoshi and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom gang online, but I've never come across versions as stupidly disturbing as these. What's with their...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/Mimiking-64-Those-Classic-Characters-Look-Different-Than-I-Remember/

NASA is Still Tracking Voyager I and Voyager II

NASA launched Voyager I and Voyager II in 1977, on a 12-year mission to study and send back data from Jupiter and Saturn. That was the stated mission, as that was all that the U.S. government was willing to fund. However...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/NASA-is-Still-Tracking-Voyager-I-and-Voyager-II/

The "Europabruecke" - World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

I used to be afraid of heights so suspension bridges are a bit too high off the ground and shaky for me, which means I'll probably never take a walk across the "Charles Kuonen" Europabruecke (Europa Bridge) in Randa, Swi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/The-Europabruecke-Worlds-Longest-Pedestrian-Suspension-Bridge/

This Much Will Kill You

You know what they say, everything in moderation. If a small amount of something is good, that doesn't mean more is better. Many of the things we consume, use, or do in our everyday lives can kill in larger amounts. Asap...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/This-Much-Will-Kill-You-2/

Locals From 14 Countries Reveal The Most Annoying Things Tourists Do

If you've ever lived somewhere where a lot of tourists visit, then you know how annoying they can be when they don't respect your local customs and habits. Travel and Leisure talked to people from 14 different countries...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/Locals-From-14-Countries-Reveal-The-Most-Annoying-Things-Tourists-Do/

The Darker Side of The Total Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse that will cross the U.S. on August 21 will be confined to a 70-mile wide path. Cities and towns inside that path are gearing up for a huge number of visitors, and the chaos that can come with them. City...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/The-Darker-Side-of-The-Total-Solar-Eclipse/

Job Opening: Planetary Protection Officer

NASA has a job opening for a "planetary protection officer." The job pays well, and applications will be taken through August 14. The competition will be stiff. Nine-year-old Jack Davis was one of the first to go for the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/08/05/Job-Opening-Planetary-Protection-Officer/




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