Archive for April 18th, 2018

Assassin Bug Lives Up to Its Name, Has Not One But TWO Distinct Venoms

Image: Jiayi Jin With a name like the "assassin bug," this little insect better has something really awesome to live up to the badass moniker. And it does: in a research pa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/18/Assassin-Bug-Lives-Up-to-Its-Name-Has-Not-One-But-TWO-Distinct-Venoms/

Which Way is the Windmill Rotating?

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekc7lWx0468] According to Michael Pickard and Gurpreet Singh, the creators of "The Windmills of Your Mind" illusion, the dots of the windmill are always at constan...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/18/Which-Way-is-the-Windmill-Rotating/

This Urinal Shows You Ads While You Pee

No place is safe from advertisement anymore - not even the restroom. Mr.Friendly, a Dutch toilet company, has created a high-tech urinal with neat features like waterless/flushless function and anti-bacterial su...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/18/This-Urinal-Shows-You-Ads-While-You-Pee/

This Algae Species is Like a Living Opal

Image: Martin Lopez-Garcia, et al./Science Advances All that glitters is not gold ... sometimes, they're opal. Researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom have discovered...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/18/This-Brown-Algae-Species-is-Like-a-Living-Opal/

Girl Brought Cardboard Cutout of Michael B. Jordan to the Prom

No date for the prom? No problem! When a teenager named Dee found herself without a date to the prom, she decided to bring the man of her dreams - Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan - albeit in cardbo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/18/Girl-Brought-Cardboard-Cutout-of-Michael-B-Jordan-to-the-Prom/

A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment

Harvard psychologist Muzafer Sherif was fascinated by group dynamics, and wanted to experiment with social psychology. In 1953, a year before William Golding's Lord of the Flies was published, he set up a summer...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/18/A-Real-life-Lord-of-the-Flies-the-Troubling-Legacy-of-the-Robbers-Cave-Experiment/

How Dog Poop Led to Me Cleaning Out a Meth House

pic.twitter.com/Obv7tGUq6p— Erin Burr, sir (@erinscafe) April 18, 2018 Erin Burr tells a story about how she went home and found her dog had pooped in the floor because she was late taking him out. But there was...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/18/meth-house/

The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM

At the end of World War II, thousands of women lost their jobs to make room for returning soldiers. Jay C. Hormel of Hormel Foods, like many manufacturers, had promised those men they could return to their jobs when the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/18/The-Rise-and-Fall-of-the-Hormel-Girls-Who-Sold-America-on-SPAM/

Homemade Drivable TIE Fighter

[https://youtu.be/GJ9RR416P_U] (YouTube link)If you are in Hubbards, Nova Scotia, and see Darth Vader coming toward you, you aren't necessarily hallucinating. Allan Carver built his own TIE fighter that he can drive arou...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/18/Homemade-Drivable-TIE-Fighter/

19 Secrets of Public Librarians

Being a librarian is a great job for someone who loves books, but a career in the library requires more than that. Librarians must be dedicated to curating and protecting the library's collection, and at the same time, b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/18/19-Secrets-of-Public-Librarians/




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