Archive for 2018

The Traffic Zone

Jay Ward, the genius behind Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose, went on to other things after moose-and-squirrel had run their course. Among other cartoon series, he produced The Dudley Do-Right Sh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/19/The-Traffic-Zone/

Farout: The Farthest Object Seen In Our Solar System

How far can we see into space and what will we see in its vast reaches? Well, a team of astronomers has been able to observe a solar system object, which is 120 astronomical units from the Earth, [the farthest on...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/Farout-The-Farthest-Object-Seen-In-Our-Solar-System/

Special Needs Cat Gets The Most Magical Cat Tree

Wolfie is a special needs cat. His esophagus is kinked, so he survives on a liquid diet. Jacqueline Santiago adopted Wolfie after he was rescued from the streets of Los Angeles. He nows lives with four other cats, and Sa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/Special-Needs-Cat-Gets-The-Most-Magical-Cat-Tree/

The Surprising Culprit of Intraplate Earthquakes: Rivers

There's no doubt that rivers can be powerful forces of nature. So [the possibility of rivers causing earthquakes](https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/can-rivers-cause-earthquakes/) which has been co...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/The-Surprising-Culprit-of-Intraplate-Earthquakes-Rivers/

Young Man Dives Through Christmas Tree Packaging Machine w/Tree

This young man apparently wanted to know what it was like to be wrapped like a Christmas tree, and so he dives right through with his while it's wrapped. He's fine, but his buddy does have to cut him out... Vi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/Young-Man-Dives-Through-Christmas-Tree-Packaging-Machine-w-Tree/

Why Unicorns Were All The Rage: Our Fascination With This Mythical Beast

Mythical creatures have always been a part of the legends and stories shrouded in mystery and intrigue, tales of unbelievable feats, and fantasies which were a means to connect us with the supernatural and to exp...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/Why-Unicorns-Were-All-The-Rage-Our-Fascination-With-This-Mythical-Beast/

An Ancient Pyramid-like Temple Hidden Underground Was Found in Java

When you tour around Asia, some of the most remarkable feats of architecture you will find are temples. All around Asia, you would find them from the Borobudur in Indonesia to the Angkor Wat in Cambodia. These in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/An-Ancient-Pyramid-like-Temple-Hidden-Underground-Was-Found-in-Java/

11 Borderline Genius Tips For Making A Gingerbread House

The smell of gingerbread and the activity of decorating with sweets are both Christmas staples, but many people think making a gingerbread house from scratch is just too much bother for something that might turn out to b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/11-Borderline-Genius-Tips-For-Making-A-Gingerbread-House/

When Your Nest is Hacked

A "Nest" is a smart doorbell security system with cameras. A "white hat" hacker is one with no nefarious intent who only looks for security flaws. Andy Gregg, a realtor in Arizona, was in his backyard one day when his Ne...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/When-Your-Nest-is-Hacked/

Epic NPC Man: When You're Stuck in Dialogue

Epic NPC Man is back to make fun of video game situations. Here's one I didn't know could happen. Are there really adventure games in which the action continues while you negotiate the next fork in the road? That could h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/Epic-NPC-Man-When-Youre-Stuck-in-Dialogue/

Tango the Stupid Horse

Twitter user @mckellogs shows us her horse Tango. Tango is not a smart horse. He will stand out in the field during a winter storm because he does not understand that it's warmer in the barn.  and he literally lays...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/Tango-the-Stupid-Horse/

Christmas Horror in LEGO

LEGO artist Ochre Jelly noticed other LEGO artists doing Christmas scenes,  and decided to join in, with his own sideways style, inspired by both Heironymous Bosch and Cyriak Harris.You've probably heard myths about...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/Christmas-Horror-in-LEGO/

In 1988, Experts Predicted What the Jobs of the Future Would Be, and Some Already Exist Today

Whenever I think about the future or a futuristic society, what always comes to mind are flying cars, sleek architecture, and robots walking alongside humans. Probably this is partly due to the influence of movie...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/18/In-1988-Experts-Predicted-What-the-Jobs-of-the-Future-Would-Be-and-Some-Already-Exist-Today/

The Fascinating History Behind Why Jewish Families Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

It's a modern tradition for Jewish people to eat at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas (and then go to the movies). You might have assumed that it's because Chinese restaurants are open on Christmas Day, and are less crow...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/The-Fascinating-History-Behind-Why-Jewish-Families-Eat-Chinese-Food-on-Christmas/

Artificial Intelligence Cookies

Janelle Shane (previously at Neatorama) tried to train a neural network to understand cookie recipes, with varying success. In this picture you see some of the new cookies it came up with.  One neural network I use,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Artificial-Intelligence-Cookies/

Josiah Gregg's Last Journey: An Expedition to Uncharted Californian Wilderness in the Gold Rush Era

Often, we see geniuses and other intellectually gifted people in media portrayed as weirdos, who have certain eccentricities that make them stand out in the minds of other people. They may be awkward but they do...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Josiah-Gregg-s-Last-Journey-An-Expedition-to-Uncharted-Californian-Wilderness-in-the-Gold-Rush-Era/

Can AI Help Solve Traffic Jams?

We have all been stuck in traffic and it is pretty annoying. But there doesn't seem to be a system that could ease our agony and suffering from heavy traffic and traffic jams. If only we could have flying cars...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Can-AI-Help-Solve-Traffic-Jams/

Dive Over Jupiter's Cloud Tops with NASA's Juno Craft

Looking at outer space and our universe really feels like a dream. It seems like a distant place, too far from our reach. But with the expeditions being sent out into different parts of space, we are able to see...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Dive-Over-Jupiter-s-Cloud-Tops-with-NASA-s-Juno-Craft/

A Terrifying 3D Model of Every Mickey Mouse Found Online

Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez created this monstrosity entitled 'Every Mickey' by combining every model of Mickey he could find online into one 3D printed sculpture. via [Boing Boing](https://boingboing.net/2...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/A-Terrifying-3D-Model-of-Every-Mickey-Mouse-Found-Online/

Branded Fruit Is The Hottest New Tech Company Trend

On Wednesday [Fast Company](https://www.fastcompany.com/90278206/the-hot-new-conference-swag-favored-by-lyft-wordpress-and-twitter) published an article revealing that vegetables and fruits embossed with logos ar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Branded-Fruit-Is-The-Hottest-New-Tech-Company-Trend/

A Quick Look at Every Apollo Mission in History

It has almost been 50 years since man touched the surface of the moon and many other interstellar missions have been conducted since then. We have reached Mars, the Sun, and even Jupiter. Going to the outskirts...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/A-Quick-Look-at-Every-Apollo-Mission-in-History/

Einstein's Miracle Year: How He Produced Four Groundbreaking Papers in a Year

Einstein's name is synonymous to genius. His fame is known the world over for his revolutionary ideas in physics. But nobody told us he had [a very interesting backstory](https://qz.com/work/1494627/einstein-on-t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Einstein-s-Miracle-Year-How-He-Produced-Four-Groundbreaking-Papers-in-a-Year/

Hilarious Video Of A Wild Turkey Chasing A Small Child

This video of a wild turkey chasing a small child is hilarious. We're bad people for thinking it, we're OK with that, & we're not wrong - it is hilarious. It turns out the turkey is a well known terror in th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Hilarious-Video-Of-A-Wild-Turkey-Chasing-A-Small-Child/

KFC Made Scented Firelogs & They Sold Out Almost Immediately

If you ever wanted your home to smell like delicious fried chicken for the Holidays, and lots of people apparently do, KFC has made your dreams come true with the KFC Firelog. Unfortunately, it's already sold out...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/KFC-Made-Scented-Firelogs-They-Sold-Out-Almost-Immediately/

Patient Owl Waits At Window To Deliver A Letter

This is a short amazing video of Yolka, the helpful eagle owl, waiting at caretaker Nika Zubra's window to deliver a letter. Based on the amazing penmanship, I can only assume it's for official Hogwarts business....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Patient-Owl-Waits-At-Window-To-Deliver-A-Letter/

Traveling Back Into the Past: Is It Just Fiction or Can It Be Reality?

We all have regrets, what ifs, and other things that we wish we could change in the past. If only we could go back and do things differently. A lot of people have asked the question of whether time travel into...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Traveling-Back-Into-the-Past-Is-It-Just-Fiction-or-Can-It-Be-Reality/

Life Inside Boeing's Everett Factory, the Biggest Building in the World

With a volume of 13 million cubic meters, Boeing's Everett Factory is by far the biggest building in the world. That would be enough to fit 13 Wembley Stadiums. The Everett Factory is where Boeing produces its j...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Life-Inside-Boeing-s-Everett-Factory-the-Biggest-Building-in-the-World/

Chinchilla Enjoys Massage More Than Anything Has Enjoyed Anything Ever

Science has proven that no living thing will ever be happier than this chinchilla enjoying his massage. Via [Jukin](https://www.aol.co.uk/video/view/chinchilla-rabbit-enjoys-a-massage/5c135d5f8fcaa975fb03c69d/?g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Chinchilla-Enjoys-Massage-More-Than-Anything-Has-Enjoyed-Anything-Ever/

Former CIA Chief Explains How Spies Use Disguises

It might sound exciting to put on a completely different face and identity but it takes a whole lot of effort to actually get into character. The business of disguise for spies is actually very dangerous work....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Former-CIA-Chief-Explains-How-Spies-Use-Disguises/

Ancient 'Chewing Gum' Contains Traces of Human DNA Which Could Show What Life Was Like in the Stone Age

We have dug up quite a lot of artifacts dating from the Stone Age but this might be the first time that we have seen a chewed up tar that could very well be from that era containing human DNA. >Ancient DNA fr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Ancient-Chewing-Gum-Contains-Traces-of-Human-DNA-Which-Could-Show-What-Life-Was-Like-in-the-Stone-Age/




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