Archive for 2018

Best Pets Of The Year 2018

The best animal videos are either adorable, funny, or strange. Many of the best are all three! The Pet Collective has compiled the best pet videos from 2018 into one rather enjoyable collection, yet they labeled it "part...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Best-Pets-Of-The-Year-2018/

Dogs vs. 1000 Rats

...or so the title says anyway. I've been in an infested area like this, only without dogs, and was amazed at how many rats could be found. During WWI, this was a practical reason that soldiers began keeping do...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Dogs-vs-1000-Rats/

Vinyl Albums with Locked Grooves

Vinyl record albums are grooved in a coil that ends in a circle at the end of a side. That circle is still a groove, and can be recorded on. In 1982, I worked at a radio station that played album cuts, and played the ver...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Vinyl-Albums-with-Locked-Grooves/

Watch Comet 46P/Wirtanen As It Passes Through the Night Sky

In order to observe the stars and other celestial bodies clearly, you would usually need a telescope to magnify it. But Comet 46P/Wirtanen which will [pass by the Earth mid-December may be visible even to the nak...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Watch-Comet-46P-Wirtanen-As-It-Passes-Through-the-Night-Sky/

The King of Cartoons

The undisputed King of Cartoons is Frederick Bean Avery, aka Tex Avery. Although he and his work have been featured before in numerous Neatorama posts, none have ever told his whole story. Following are the high...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/The-King-of-Cartoons-2/

Fishing Wolves

You've never thought of wolves as fish eaters, but there is now evidence that they catch and eat freshwater fish. The Voyageurs Wolf Project has established that wolves in Minnesota eat fish as a substantial part of thei...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Fishing-Wolves/

Virtual Reconstruction of Pumapunku Temple Gives Insight Into Its History and Purpose

Many building and structures of the ancient world have already become ruins which tells us that there was something there but not really what it was about. Archaeological artifacts may give us clues but it would...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/15/Virtual-Reconstruction-of-Pumapunku-Temple-Gives-Insight-Into-Its-History-and-Purpose/

What the Sun Looks Like Up Close, Parker's First Look at the Corona

Parker Solar Probe made its journey to the sun about [four months ago](https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/How-NASAs-Parker-Solar-Probe-Will-Touch-the-Sun/) and it has now reached its destination: >One of th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/15/What-the-Sun-Looks-Like-Up-Close-Parker-s-First-Look-at-the-Corona/

How Fast Does Glass Crack?

Psst! Wanna watch glass shatter at 28,500 frames a second? The Slow Mo Guys have you covered! The idea here is to see how fast a crack will move through glass, and you need a rather powerful camera to measure that. They...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/15/How-Fast-Does-Glass-Crack/

Zhang Heng - Inventor of the First Known Earthquake Detector

How do you replicate an ancient item that has been no surviving remnants or illustrations to work from? Historical descriptions and texts have given clues to replicate an ancient seismoscope invented by Zhang He...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/15/Zhang-Heng-Inventor-of-the-First-Known-Earthquake-Detector/

Dagwood Splits the Atom

In 1949, King Features Syndicate produced a giveaway book, sort of a quasi-comic, to explain how nuclear fission works. It starred Dagwood and his wife Blonde, with appearances by other King Features comic characters: Po...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/Dagwood-Splits-the-Atom/

The Immortal Remains of Susan Potter

Denver resident Susan Potter made specific plans for the fate of her remains after death, 15 years before she died in 2015 at age 87. She had already decided to donate her body to science, specifically to medical educati...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/The-Immortal-Remains-of-Susan-Potter/

Should We Be Worried About Our Smartphone Apps?

As developers continue to upgrade apps such that it would be more convenient, streamlines, and useful for consumers, the flip side to that is the fact that they gather our data and other information in order to m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/Should-We-Be-Worried-About-Our-Smartphone-Apps/

And the Fastest Jaws on the Planet Belong to... the Dracula Ant

They may be small but ants can pack a big punch. Getting bitten by one of them can feel like a needle pricking through your skin or like a burning, painful sensation. Now, there is a genus of ants called Mystriu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/And-the-Fastest-Jaws-on-the-Planet-Belong-to-the-Dracula-Ant/

David Zinn's Chalk Street Art

Street artist David Zinn (previously at Neatorama) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, often decorates public spaces with temporary chalk and charcoal art, incorporating the landscape itself.Cracks in the sidewalk, plants, and archi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/David-Zinns-Chalk-Street-Art/

Aquaman Haka

The new DC superhero movie Aquaman premiered Wednesday night in Los Angeles. No red carpet, but a blue one this time. Aquaman star Jason Momoa did more than interviews; he performed the traditional Maor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/Aquaman-Haka/

Singles Who Get Cancer Are Less Likely To Get Chemotherapy or Other Aggressive Treatments, Here's Why

Nobody wants to hear from their doctors that they have detected some form of growth in their bodies especially because they would most likely be a prelude to cancer. If ever somebody does get cancer, in order t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/Singles-Who-Get-Cancer-Are-Less-Likely-To-Get-Chemotherapy-or-Other-Aggressive-Treatments-Here-s-Why/

The Risk of Weaponizing Facial Recognition

In a photo of a crowd, trying to find a particular person is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Nowadays, facial recognition has become a very useful tool at finding people without having to look through th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/The-Risk-of-Weaponizing-Facial-Recognition/

Elderly Woman Cuts Neighbors' Christmas Lights

Dan Hubbert of Cottingham, UK, strung lots of flashing Christmas light in his yard. Apparently one neighbor did not appreciate the display. She came in the middle of the night and cut the lights with a knife! Hubbert pos...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/Elderly-Woman-Cuts-Neighbors-Christmas-Lights/

An Afghan Woman's Story of Why She Set Herself on Fire

There are still various parts of the world where women's rights aren't being recognized or if they were, they are only secondary to tribal customs and laws that govern the society, and most of the time those laws...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/14/An-Afghan-Woman-s-Story-of-Why-She-Set-Herself-on-Fire/

Our Ambivalent Concept of Luck

Some folks consider "luck" to be the result of supernatural forces that work for us or against us, while others look at luck as random occurrences that have nothing to do with who we are. The former can either guide our...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Our-Ambivalent-Concept-of-Luck/

Babies Learn about Their Bodies By Kicking and Punching in the Womb

Sometimes, when you touch a pregnant lady's belly, you might feel a small thud, a sign that the baby is kicking inside the womb. Researchers reveal that this happens as a way for babies to understand their bodies...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Babies-Learn-about-Their-Bodies-By-Kicking-and-Punching-in-the-Womb/

Why the AAA Banned Women from Motorsport: Joan Newton Cuneo's Wild Racing Streak

One of the first successful female racers, Joan Newton Cuneo had fallen in love with racing when her husband Andrew bought her a steam car which she traded in for a more powerful car and took to the race track....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Why-the-AAA-Banned-Women-from-Motorsport-Joan-Newton-Cuneo-s-Wild-Racing-Streak/

Ridiculous Holiday Traditions Your Weird Family Celebrates

You know how family traditions start: you do something fun one year, and the kids want to do it again next year. Before you know it, they think it's important to do it every year. Some of these traditions evolve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Ridiculous-Holiday-Traditions-Your-Weird-Family-Celebrates/

Miss Universe National Costumes 2018

The Miss Universe parade of national costumes, sometimes called "the cosplay of the nations," happened in Bangkok on Sunday. Many of the costumes would make a Vegas showgirl tired, but there were quite a few that were cl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Miss-Universe-National-Costumes-2018/

The 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

National Geographic has announced the winners in their 2018 photo contest. The Grand Prize went to Jassen Todorov for an aerial image of thousands of recalled Volkswagens and Audis retired to the Mojave desert after the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/The-2018-National-Geographic-Photo-Contest-Winners/

Benjamin Franklin's Electrical Experiments that Led to the Discovery of Turkey Tenderization

With the discovery of electricity, [Benjamin Franklin experimented on it](https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/dawn-of-electronics/ben-franklins-iotheri-great-electrical-discovery-turkey-tenderization) to under...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Benjamin-Franklin-s-Electrical-Experiments-that-Led-to-the-Discovery-of-Turkey-Tenderization/

Love, Espionage and Alien Vibrations: Tales of a Soviet Music Machine

The theremin was the first all-electronic musical instrument, played by moving one's hand through the electromagnetic field generated by two oscillators. It was invented by Leon Theremin (Lev Sergeyevich Termen) in 1920....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Love-Espionage-and-Alien-Vibrations-Tales-of-a-Soviet-Music-Machine/

The Home Alone Flipbook

For his Christmas greeting, The Flippist (previously at Neatorama) made a flip book of all the booby traps that Kevin sprung on the home invaders in the movie Home Alone. It will remind you of how ridiculously v...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/The-Home-Alone-Flipbook/

The Real Lesson of Y2K, 20 Years Later

What caused the global panic at the turn of the new millennia turned out to be a false alarm. No, computers didn't malfunction as a result of changing the year from 1999 to 2000. But [there is an important lesson...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/The-Real-Lesson-of-Y2K-20-Years-Later/




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