Archive for July 22nd, 2018

Two New Peacock Spider Species

[https://youtu.be/NzUy8ggoRfM] (YouTube link)Jurgen Otto (Peacockspiderman) is known on the internet as for his spectacular photos and videos of peacock spiders. You might not have known that Otto, along with his colleag...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/22/Two-New-Peacock-Spider-Species/

How the Mesmerizing ‘Sibiu Eyes’ Became a Protest Symbol in Romania

The picture here has been all over the internet for years as an example of pareidolia, or things that look like other things. These small windows are set into roofs in Romania to allow ventilation into attics where food...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/22/How-the-Mesmerizing-Sibiu-Eyes-Became-a-Protest-Symbol-in-Romania/

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

The center subject of this photograph, circa 1900, is Ismat al-Muluk, granddaughter of the King of Persia Nasir al-Din Shah, along with some family members. You can enlarge those goofy faces here. It is apparent that Ism...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/22/Womens-Worlds-in-Qajar-Iran/

The Evolution of Science Fiction

[https://youtu.be/T4j5tGNms14] (YouTube link)Science fiction speculates on the march of science and technology. The best science fiction raises questions about how those things affect humans and the way we live. PBS Digi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/22/The-Evolution-of-Science-Fiction/

Sweden's Legendary Lake Monster

Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, Lake Champlain in New York/Vermont/Quebec has Champ, and Sweden has its own monster called Storsjöodjuret, which supposedly lives in Lake Storsjön. Accounts of sightings go b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/07/22/Swedens-Legendary-Lake-Monster/




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