Archive for 2018

Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells)

One day I wondered how old the song "Carol of the Bells" is, so I looked it up. The song was written in 1914 by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych. It was based on the Ukrainian folk chant called "Shchedryk," which goe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/11/Shchedryk-Carol-of-the-Bells/

Pillow Cats

pic.twitter.com/V04nNIin38— M. T (@aveirjapan) December 8, 2018 You can get a personal photograph put on all kinds of household items now. Be warned, you're going to have to watch this video twice to catch...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/Pillow-Cats/

Genetic Algorithms May Propel Evolutionary Processes

The laws of nature govern much of how the world works from the vast reaches of space to the tiniest particles that make up all living and non-living things. There are certain determined forces and factors that in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/Genetic-Algorithms-May-Propel-Evolutionary-Processes/

MAGPIE: Understanding Solar Wind By Recreating It

What are solar winds and more importantly, how does it affect Earth and other planets in our solar system? We have a rough idea of solar winds in that, they are a stream of particles being emitted outward from th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/MAGPIE-Understanding-Solar-Wind-By-Recreating-It/

What's the Most Dangerous Food of All Time?

People run all kinds of risks to eat food that can be dangerous. Last week, we heard about how cherries and milk together can kill you. Luckily, that was a myth. At one time, Europeans thought that tomatoes were poison....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/Whats-the-Most-Dangerous-Food-of-All-Time/

Burning the Wall Of Death

Back in 2007, crazy man Colin Furze (previously at Neatorama) built a motordrome, or a "Wall of Death" out of around 850 pallets. It started him on a career making YouTube videos about the strange things he builds. You c...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/Burning-the-Wall-Of-Death/

The "Official" Dance Steps For 'Tainted Love'

We're in love with this video from comedy genius Joe Kwaczala [(@joekjoek​)](https://youtu.be/ExxWmGG9fgU) showing the "official" dance steps to 'Tainted Love.' via [Digg.com](http://digg.com/2018/jo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/The-Official-Dance-Steps-For-Tainted-Love/

Did Curiosity Discover Gold on Mars or Just a Meteorite?

A week or so ago, the Curiosity rover found a smooth shiny rock at the Vera Rubin Ridge. It has not yet been analyzed to see its chemical composition but scientists say that it could be another meteorite which is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/Did-Curiosity-Discover-Gold-on-Mars-or-Just-a-Meteorite/

Cosmic Dust Detected Above the North Pole

There are so much particles in space that we don't really know everything that is out there. Recently, a signal has been detected in the space above the North Pole and scientists are trying to figure it out what...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/Cosmic-Dust-Detected-Above-the-North-Pole/

"I Turned Out Just Fine", But It May Not Apply to You

Whenever we discuss parenting practices, we often draw from personal experiences on how we were raised and how we turned out, then based on those recollections, since it was effective for us, then the same can be...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/I-Turned-Out-Just-Fine-But-It-May-Not-Apply-to-You/

So....why is it named Area 51?

The USAF facility (better known as Area 51) is a remote area of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range. It is publicly unknown what the base's current primary purpose is, however, based on hist...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/So-why-is-it-named-Area-51/

Just Have A Bite: Why We Become Squeamish About Eating Bugs

Whenever we encounter some new type of food, we would probably hesitate a bit before trying it. If you're more adventurous, you might just go ahead and dig in. For a lot of people, eating insects is an exotic pr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/Just-Have-A-Bite-Why-We-Become-Squeamish-About-Eating-Bugs/

What Does It Look Like When A Star Dies?

A star's death results in its explosion, that's the gist of it. But how does it actually look like in detail, from its onset to its very final moments? A research team from the Australian National University has...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/What-Does-It-Look-Like-When-A-Star-Dies/

Pre-Code Comic Book Horrors And Dr Wertham’s 1954 Seduction of the Innocent

Although comic books today are a dying breed of literature (Marvel has, after 50+ years, canceled The Fantastic Four, once billed as "The World's Greatest Comic"), they were in their heyday during the 1...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/Pre-Code-Comic-Book-Horrors-And-Dr-Wertham-s-1954-Seduction-of-the-Innocent/

This is What Going Viral Looks Like

Turns out jigsaw puzzle makers just use the same die to cut apart different puzzles, so you can mix and match. https://t.co/UGSj2vOCDP pic.twitter.com/Kk6v0o6AwW— John Overholt (@john_overholt) November 11, 201...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/This-is-What-Going-Viral-Looks-Like/

The Cloth Womb from 18th-Century France

The French midwife Angélique Marguerite Le Boursier du Coudray was a master of her craft. She was also an educator, training thousands of midwives, doctors, and surgeons in the intricacies of childbirth beginning...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/The-Cloth-Womb-from-18th-Century-France/

What If You Are Stressed Everyday?

Everyone experiences stress; it's just part of life. But sustained, daily stress can affect our bodies and brains- and not for the better. That's just what you needed to hear on top of all that stress, right? AsapSCIENCE...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/What-If-You-Are-Stressed-Everyday/

Bite-size Backyard Banana

Redditor squatch1217 shows off his backyard banana harvest. He says that in central California, frost usually destroys bananas before the fruit reaches maturity, but this year he got lucky. Amidst the phallic references...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/10/Bite-size-Backyard-Banana/

A Slightly Exaggerated Report of Death

What's the fastest way to get out of traveling to another town for a football match? A team death! The Irish Leinster Senior League is dealing with the fallout from the Ballybrack team reporting the death of their player...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/09/A-Slightly-Exaggerated-Report-of-Death/

The Lonesome Stranger

Hard as it may be to believe today, after Hollywood's numerous big budget box-office disaster reboots of the subject, the Lone Ranger once ruled American pop culture, this during the 1940's and 1950's. Clayton Mo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/09/The-Lonesome-Stranger/

Project Troy: Focusing Cold War Propaganda and Psychological Warfare Efforts through Science

Having a rough idea of the Cold War and its beginnings, we know that it was basically a battle of ideologies, trying to prove to the other that their system was better. But the means of doing this were both blata...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/09/Project-Troy-Focusing-Cold-War-Propaganda-and-Psychological-Warfare-Efforts-through-Science/

The Genius of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

To mark the 50th anniversary of The White Album from the Beatles, YouTuber 12tone breaks down the George Harrison song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." He deconstructs every nut and bolt of the song. If you under...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/09/The-Genius-of-While-My-Guitar-Gently-Weeps/

Stone Artefacts from Tibetan Plateau Prove Humans' Adaptability and Resiliency

Adaptation is the name of the game in order for creatures to survive in any environment or situation that they encounter. Animals evolve and develop certain features and characteristics that enable them to weathe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/09/Stone-Artefacts-from-Tibetan-Plateau-Prove-Humans-Adaptability-and-Resiliency/

An Inside Look into the World's Oldest Cathedral through Digital Reconstruction

Some of the greatest feats of engineering began a millennia or two ago with structures such as the Great Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Roman Colosseum among others. Rome is one of the ancien...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/09/An-Inside-Look-into-the-World-s-Oldest-Cathedral-through-Digital-Reconstruction/

How Much Starlight Has Been Emitted for over 13 Billion Years?

With all the stars in our universe, many of which are several lightyears away, it is an enormous task to measure how much light they have produced and emitted throughout history. But now, [astronomers have been a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/09/How-Much-Starlight-Has-Been-Emitted-for-over-13-Billion-Years/

The 19th Century Occult Detectives: Awful Stories of Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Investigators

We all like a good mystery story and Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes may be one of the most famous fictional detectives in history. But as we are enamored with the brilliance of Mr. Holmes, there were [oth...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/09/The-19th-Century-Occult-Detectives-Awful-Stories-of-Ghost-Hunters-and-Paranormal-Investigators/

The First Printed Illustration of a Sloth

When European explorers first traveled to the Americas, they found strange and wonderful creatures unknown back home. However, these explorers weren't artists, and relied on others to illustrate what they described. Andr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/09/The-First-Printed-Illustration-of-a-Sloth/

Moose Plays Ding Dong Ditch

Kyle Stultz and Allie Johnstone of Anchorage, Alaska, were awakened by the doorbell at 1:30 in the morning on Wednesday. But there was no one at the door. Who would play a prank in the middle of the long Alaskan night? A...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/08/Moose-Plays-Ding-Dong-Ditch/

Finnish Photographer Finds Fantastic Fairy Forests

Imagine the life of Ossi Saarinen. He is a dedicated nature photographer, out to prove that Finland's forests are as magical as you've heard (after all, Santa Claus lives there). His gorgeous photographs lead you to beli...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/08/Finnish-Photographer-Finds-Fantastic-Fairy-Forests/

Medieval Guide Dogs

How long have blind people used dogs as their guides? We don't really know, but there is evidence that it's been going on since antiquity. These dogs are seen in medieval manuscripts, the kind that bored monks illuminate...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/08/Medieval-Guide-Dogs/




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