Archive for December 13th, 2018

Our Ambivalent Concept of Luck

Some folks consider "luck" to be the result of supernatural forces that work for us or against us, while others look at luck as random occurrences that have nothing to do with who we are. The former can either guide our...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Our-Ambivalent-Concept-of-Luck/

Babies Learn about Their Bodies By Kicking and Punching in the Womb

Sometimes, when you touch a pregnant lady's belly, you might feel a small thud, a sign that the baby is kicking inside the womb. Researchers reveal that this happens as a way for babies to understand their bodies...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Babies-Learn-about-Their-Bodies-By-Kicking-and-Punching-in-the-Womb/

Why the AAA Banned Women from Motorsport: Joan Newton Cuneo's Wild Racing Streak

One of the first successful female racers, Joan Newton Cuneo had fallen in love with racing when her husband Andrew bought her a steam car which she traded in for a more powerful car and took to the race track....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Why-the-AAA-Banned-Women-from-Motorsport-Joan-Newton-Cuneo-s-Wild-Racing-Streak/

Ridiculous Holiday Traditions Your Weird Family Celebrates

You know how family traditions start: you do something fun one year, and the kids want to do it again next year. Before you know it, they think it's important to do it every year. Some of these traditions evolve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Ridiculous-Holiday-Traditions-Your-Weird-Family-Celebrates/

Miss Universe National Costumes 2018

The Miss Universe parade of national costumes, sometimes called "the cosplay of the nations," happened in Bangkok on Sunday. Many of the costumes would make a Vegas showgirl tired, but there were quite a few that were cl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Miss-Universe-National-Costumes-2018/

The 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

National Geographic has announced the winners in their 2018 photo contest. The Grand Prize went to Jassen Todorov for an aerial image of thousands of recalled Volkswagens and Audis retired to the Mojave desert after the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/The-2018-National-Geographic-Photo-Contest-Winners/

Benjamin Franklin's Electrical Experiments that Led to the Discovery of Turkey Tenderization

With the discovery of electricity, [Benjamin Franklin experimented on it](https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/dawn-of-electronics/ben-franklins-iotheri-great-electrical-discovery-turkey-tenderization) to under...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Benjamin-Franklin-s-Electrical-Experiments-that-Led-to-the-Discovery-of-Turkey-Tenderization/

Love, Espionage and Alien Vibrations: Tales of a Soviet Music Machine

The theremin was the first all-electronic musical instrument, played by moving one's hand through the electromagnetic field generated by two oscillators. It was invented by Leon Theremin (Lev Sergeyevich Termen) in 1920....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Love-Espionage-and-Alien-Vibrations-Tales-of-a-Soviet-Music-Machine/

The Home Alone Flipbook

For his Christmas greeting, The Flippist (previously at Neatorama) made a flip book of all the booby traps that Kevin sprung on the home invaders in the movie Home Alone. It will remind you of how ridiculously v...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/The-Home-Alone-Flipbook/

The Real Lesson of Y2K, 20 Years Later

What caused the global panic at the turn of the new millennia turned out to be a false alarm. No, computers didn't malfunction as a result of changing the year from 1999 to 2000. But [there is an important lesson...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/The-Real-Lesson-of-Y2K-20-Years-Later/

Water Found on Asteroid by NASA Space Probe

Finding life on other planets or celestial bodies may be a little bit far off but recently, a NASA probe has detected [evidence that water was on a distant asteroid](https://futurism.com/voyager-2-just-entered-in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Water-Found-on-Asteroid-by-NASA-Space-Probe/

Putting Women Back in Science History, Erasing the 'Matthew Matilda' Effect

Women have always been left out of history, not because they didn't have anything to say, do, or contribute but mostly because they are being pushed into the traditional role of being a domestic shut-in. But no...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/Putting-Women-Back-in-Science-History-Erasing-the-Matthew-Matilda-Effect/

I Got a Toy Truck

Kids can be cold and calculating. Most children who are disappointed in not getting a pony just stop believing in Santa. One kid not only got revenge, but he's on to extortion now. Jim Benton drew this comic some time ag...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/13/I-Got-a-Toy-Truck/




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