Archive for September 5th, 2018

Meet the Worst Thing IKEA Has Ever Created

Meet the a.i.r. sofa, an inflatable sofa that IKEA's global design head Marcus Engman described as "one of the biggest mistakes in IKEA's history. An amazing fiasco." It's such an amazing failure that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/05/Meet-the-Worst-Thing-IKEA-Has-Ever-Created/

Weird Things Nobody Knows About Events Everybody Knows About

That title is an awful long way of saying "historical trivia," but that doesn't mean these tidbits from the dustbin of history aren't worth a look. It's true that Joan of Arc was not condemned for a charge of witchcraft,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/05/Weird-Things-Nobody-Knows-About-Events-Everybody-Knows-About/

Oh HAY There! Check out this Japanese Hay Straw Art Festival

Every year, students from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo and the city of Niigata have collaborated to create fantastic large sculptures made from rice straw. Check out the fantastic photos over at the [Wara Art Fa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/05/Oh-HAY-There-Check-out-this-Japanese-Hay-Straw-Art-Festival/

Software Engineer Hacked a Knitting Machine to Create a Giant Tapestry of Stellar Map

Australian software engineer [Sarah Spencer](https://twitter.com/HeartOfPluto_) hacked an old knitting machine to knit a [giant star map out of wool](https://www.space.com/41683-hacked-knitting-machine-builds-stellar-map...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/05/Software-Engineer-Hacked-a-Knitting-Machine-to-Create-a-Giant-Tapestry-of-Stellar-Map/

The Evolutionary Advantage of Being Lazy

The next time your mom or dad complains that you're being lazy, just tell 'em that it's a good evolutionary strategy.Turns out, creatures with high basal metabolic rate have [higher likelihood of death](https://www.npr.o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/05/The-Evolutionary-Upside-of-Being-Lazy/

98.6 Degrees Is a Normal Body Temperature, Right? Not Quite

When we aren't feeling well, one of the first things we do is grab a thermometer to see if we have a fever. But does that really tell us? We've been told all our lives that normal body temperature is 98.6, but that was d...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/05/986-Degrees-Is-a-Normal-Body-Temperature-Right-Not-Quite/

Pro Wrestling is an Art Form

How do you explain professional wrestling to people who don't watch it? Mac Schneider and Dean Peterson do a pretty good job at explaining how it's a combination of athletics and drama, with the simple aim of en...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/05/Pro-Wrestling-is-an-Art-Form/

How Scotland's 35-Year Kilt Ban Backfired in Spectacular Fashion

In the 17th century, the Scottish kilt wasn't the tailored garment we know today. Rather, it was a long piece of tartan that could be worn in a number of ways depending on the weather and activity, yet it was uniquely Sc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/05/How-Scotlands-35-Year-Kilt-Ban-Backfired-in-Spectacular-Fashion/




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