Archive for June 6th, 2018

The Curious Case of Alexis St. Martin

We once posted a short version of the story of Alexis St. Martin, who suffered a gunshot wound in his stomach that never healed, and thus became the subject of experiments in which his doctor observed the process of huma...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/06/06/The-Curious-Case-of-Alexis-St-Martin/

Getting There, Bass-ackwards

[https://youtu.be/z2R-OZS60wA] (YouTube link)We're not surprised by a car backing up a highway ramp, which is dangerous and illegal, yet not all that uncommon. But this one keeps backing up, through intersections and all...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/06/06/Getting-There-Bass-ackwards/

Surprising Ways Creators' Lives Shaped Fictional Universes

The most implausible fictional worlds have real-world inspirations, often many of them. Writers draw from what they know, and mundane events from everyday life can grow and change into something completely different. in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/06/06/Surprising-Ways-Creators-Lives-Shaped-Fictional-Universes/

Why So Many Sitcoms Look the Same

[https://youtu.be/sQvjD2-p98U] (YouTube link)When the question in the title is posed, they aren't talking about the laugh track, the jokes, the plot, or even the sets. This is about the three-camera technique, which was...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/06/06/Why-So-Many-Sitcoms-Look-the-Same/

Why Is a ‘Pepper’ Different From ‘Pepper’?

When cooking with other people, you sometimes have to stop and explain what you mean when you say "pepper." There's black pepper, ground from peppercorns, and then there's the various vegetables that originated in Americ...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/06/06/Why-Is-a-Pepper-Different-From-Pepper/




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