Archive for October 18th, 2018

Microsculpture: Zoomable Insect Photographs by Levon Biss

Enhance! I betcha you'll yell that too as you zoom into all of the insects in British photographer [Levon Biss](https://www.levonbiss.com/)' site [Microsculpture](http://microsculpture.net/). Biss collaborated...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Microsculpture-Zoomable-Insect-Photographs-by-Levon-Biss/

Pyramid of Palindromic Prime Numbers

Ancient Egyptians built their pyramids using large stone blocks, but mathematicians only need numbers - specifically, palindromic prime numbers - to build these interesting mathematical pyramids. G.L. Honaker, J...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Pyramid-of-Palindromic-Prime-Numbers/

Vampire Burial to Prevent Ancient Roman Child From Rising From the Dead

Archaeologists working at an ancient Roman site in Italy discovered the remains of a young child with a rock intentionally inserted into its mouth. They surmised that it's placed there as a ["vampire burial&...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Vampire-Burial-to-Prevent-Ancient-Roman-Child-From-Rising-From-the-Dead/

How Knights in Shining Armor Really Fought

Norwegian history re-enactor Ola Onsrud demonstrates how 14th-century knights battled while wearing full armor, or harness, as he calls it. It's nothing like the movies. A slashing motion will get you nowhere, so...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/How-Knights-in-Shining-Armor-Really-Fought/

Human Blinders Block Out Distractions

It worked on horses so why not humans?Panasonic has created Wear Space, a high-tech version of horse blinders (or blinkers) that block out your peripheral vision and minimize distraction from your co-workers. It's a pai...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Human-Blinders-Block-Out-Distractions/

There's a Wolf in This Picture - Can You Find It?

Imagine yourself as a deer in the woods ... with a predator wolf nearby. Can you spot it before you're its lunch? See the [larger image](https://i.redd.it/m3kajmvonls11.jpg) over at [reddit](https://www.reddit.c...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/There-s-a-Wolf-in-This-Picture-Can-You-Find-It/

Divers Swam in Raw Sewage to Unclog Giant Clogs of Flushable Wipes

When the Charleston Water System noticed that their pumps at the Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Center in South Carolina had clogged, they couldn't just call in any plumber ... They had to call in a crack team...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Divers-Swam-in-Raw-Sewage-to-Unclog-Giant-Clogs-of-Flushable-Wipes/

Legal Weed Goes on Sale in Canada

On Wednesday, Canadians were able to legally buy marijuana for recreational use. Each province has the authority to set limits on when and where cannabis is sold. There were long lines in many locations, and the biggest...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Legal-Weed-Goes-on-Sale-in-Canada/

This Isn't Rocket Surgery

Sometimes the best puns arise by accident or error. English contains a multitude of idioms, and it's hard to keep up with them all, so we end up with mixed metaphors, malaprops, malaphors, and malaproverbs. You might eve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/This-Isnt-Rocket-Surgery/

Bugpocalypse! Insect Population is Crashing and That May Spell Doom for Us All

You may not notice, but there's something very disturbing going on quietly in the wild: insects are disappearing at an alarming rate. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Bugpocalypse-Insect-Population-is-Crashing-and-That-May-Spell-Doom-for-Us-All/

Bus Pushes the Limits

We know in our heads that suspension bridges are flexible, but we don't normally see them put under so much stress that they have a visible bend. The weight limit on the one-lane Beaver Bridge in Beaver, Arkansas, is ten...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Bus-Pushes-the-Limits/

Meet Stuckie, a Mummified Dog Stuck Inside a Tree for Nearly 60 Years

When loggers were loading a log of a chestnut oak tree onto a truck, they noticed something odd wedged inside: [a mummified remain of a dog](https://www.newsweek.com/photos-strange-phenomenon-left-dog-stuck-tree-...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Meet-Stuckie-a-Mummified-Dog-Stuck-Inside-a-Tree-for-Nearly-60-Years/

Combinatorial PB&J

Why stick to one flavor combination when you can have nine? This clever peanut butter and jelly sandwich hack involves three rows of jam, honey, and fluff or marshmallow creme and three columns of crunchy peanu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Combinatorial-PB-J/

Geometric Pies of Lauren Ko of Lokokitchen

There are people who bake pies. Then there are professional bakers that bake pies. Then there is Lauren Ko of [Lokokitchen](https://www.lokokitchen.com/). Check out Ko's beautiful geometric pie designs over at h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Geometric-Pies-of-Lauren-Ko-of-Lokokitchen/

Watch this Baby Elephant Kick a Man's Butt

David Zach of the band Remedy Drive was trying to get a selfie with baby elephant in Thailand, but the baby elephant [had a different idea](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt616mqEJMk) ......

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Watch-this-Baby-Elephant-Kick-a-Man-s-Butt/

Robotic Musical Living Room Made of Scavenged Materials

House Party is a musical living room that explores prized possessions in their native habitat. All the materials used to create this artwork, from the furniture to the computers, were scavenged from the discarded...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/18/Robotic-Musical-Living-Room-Made-of-Scavenged-Materials/

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