Archive for May 19th, 2018

The Real Reason Peppers are Spicy

[https://youtu.be/ZE_OlyBhr1A] (YouTube link)Why did peppers develop their heat? Scientists once assumed that pepper plants produce capsaicin to deter animals from eating them. But that explanation doesn't quite hold up...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/19/The-Real-Reason-Peppers-are-Spicy/

Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe set the US on fire with her bestselling 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, as it described the horrors of slavery. For many people in the north, the book was their first encounter w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/19/Josiah-Henson-the-Real-Inspiration-for-Uncle-Toms-Cabin/

Henri Le Chat Noir Says Oh, Revoir

[https://youtu.be/wx5Of3X-VJw] (YouTube link)After ten years of sharing his ennui and nihilism, Henri is retiring from making videos. He says he's retiring, but his farewell video makes it clear that he has given up on s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/19/Henri-Le-Chat-Noir-Says-Oh-Revoir/

Why Do Cats Blep?

Even if you don't know what a "blep" is, you've probably seen it. That's when a cat, particularly one that normally carries himself like royalty, lets his mouth go slack and his tongue hang out. The cat, not paying a bit...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/19/Why-Do-Cats-Blep/

Magnet Collisions

[https://youtu.be/TCRcB0SlnEs] (YouTube link) This is a very "attractive" video. Let's see what happens when a large magnet meets a group of smaller magnets -in slow motion. It's fascinating to see the different rea...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/19/Magnet-Collisions/




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