Archive for September 24th, 2018

The First English Novel Was About Talking Cats

Literary scholars often trace the novel form back to 18th-century, although it depends on how you define "novel." A book called Beware the Cat, written by William Baldwin in 1553, appears to fill the bill.Beware...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/24/The-First-English-Novel-Was-About-Talking-Cats/

Blue Marble 2

Back in February, Kaplamino gave us a wonderful chain reaction called The Blue Marble. He's back with Blue Marble 2, in which physics and timing combine to make this chain reaction act like a pinball machine! What's real...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/24/Blue-Marble-2/

Is This the Most Magical Meal on Earth?

Disneyland in California was originally built with a private luxury apartment inside for Walt Disney himself. After his death, it was made into an art gallery, then an exclusive lodging experience called the Disneyland D...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/24/Is-This-the-Most-Magical-Meal-on-Earth/

Lives of The Downtrodden in Early America

We learn a lot about the Founding Fathers and the movers and shakers of colonial America, but what about the regular folk, and especially the poor people who left no records for us? Jon Townsend (previously at Neatorama)...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/24/Lives-of-The-Downtrodden-in-Early-America/

Fake Town for Alzheimer's Patients

[Reminiscence Therapy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reminiscence_therapy) is often used in nursing homes and adult-care facilities to help patients with Alzheimer's and dementia. In this type of therapy, the pa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/24/Fake-Town-for-Alzheimer-s-Patients/

Japan Has Landed Two Rovers on Asteroid Ryugu

It's like a scene straight out of a sci-fi movie: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 asteroid mission has successfully [landed two rovers on an asteroid called Ryugu](https://www.space.com/41912-japan...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/24/Japan-Has-Landed-Two-Rovers-on-Asteroid-Ryugu/

"Africa" '50s Style

It's an '80s song set to a '50s beat, and Generation Z doesn't understand at all. But the rest of us can enjoy Postmodern Jukebox with guest musicians Casey Abrams and Snuffy Walden performing Toto's "Africa." -via Laugh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/24/Africa-50s-Style/

This Raccoon Scaled a Building and ... JUMPED from the Ninth Story!

DAREDEVIL RACCOON: Incredible video shows a raccoon climbing roughly nine stories up a building off the Ocean City Boardwalk. It then appears to turn around and jump from the building, spiraling toward the ground. Then...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/24/This-Raccoon-Scaled-a-Building-and-JUMPED-from-the-Ninth-Story/




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