Archive for December 16th, 2018

Service Dog Training Failure

Double H Canine Training Academy would like you to know that not all dogs are cut out to be service dogs. Witness Ryker, who washed out of the program. He's still a good dog, just not a good service dog. -via Me...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Service-Dog-Training-Failure/

The First Human Cannonball

Her name was Rossa Matilda Richter, but she was known as Zazel, the human cannonball. Zazel was a trapeze performer and walked a tightrope, but became famous for performing a new stunt on April 2, 1877, at the Royal Aqua...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/The-First-Human-Cannonball/

Lonesome George, The Key to Cancer and Anti-Aging?

Many efforts are being made to find a cure for a lot of currently incurable illnesses, one being cancer. In the quest to find a remedy or treatment that would effectively put cancer out, [scientists look toward t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Lonesome-George-The-Key-to-Cancer-and-Anti-Aging/

Spring Flowing In the Alps Seems Frozen

Italian photographer Dario Bonzi captured this remarkable footage in the central Alps valley of Val Camonica of water flowing out of a pipe that appears to be completely frozen. This amazing illusion is caused...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Spring-Flowing-In-the-Alps-Seems-Frozen/

Japanese Company Invents & Tests Chicken Nugget Vending Machine

On Tuesday the Japanese convenience chain Lawson Inc. starts testing their [Karaage-kun Robot](https://www.lawson.co.jp/lab/karaagekun/art/1351158_5304.html) that will serve fresh hot fried chicken nuggets on demand. And...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Japanese-Company-Invents-Tests-Chicken-Nugget-Vending-Machine/

Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen, Norway, is the northernmost city in the world. It is said that it is illegal to die in Longyearbyen, despite the polar bears, dangerous cold, and occasional diseases. Yes, people can die there, but...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Nobody-Dies-in-Longyearbyen/

What Happened to Confederate Leaders After the Civil War?

What we learn about the aftermath of the American Civil War in history class is usually the Reconstruction era. What happened to the individuals who drove the war? Lincoln was assassinated, his successor Andrew Johnson w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/What-Happened-to-Confederate-Leaders-After-the-Civil-War/

The Adult Swim Interactive Choir

Animator David Li created a web toy for Adult Swim that's a virtual choir you control, sort of. Your job is to pull the lips open, which is all it takes to make the virtual mouth sing. The other lips will follow suit. Th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/The-Adult-Swim-Interactive-Choir/

A Parrot Attempted to Order Strawberries, Lightbulbs Through Alexa While Owner is Out

Animals can do some pretty amazing things. Given the time and effort, they can be trained to respond to various cues that refer to specific tasks which they would associate with a reward. Some can even be taught...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/A-Parrot-Attempted-to-Order-Strawberries-Lightbulbs-Through-Alexa-While-Owner-is-Out/

Avengers: Endgame Starring Deadpool

You have to admit the first trailer for Avengers: Endgame is sad and serious. But what if Deadpool joined in to lighten the mood? In this recut trailer by Mightyraccoon! all the superheroes are replaced...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/iAvengers-Endgamei-Starring-Deadpool/

How Apollo 8 ‘Saved 1968’

Fifty years ago this week, NASA launched the Apollo 8 mission. It was mankind's first adventure outside low Earth orbit, the first trip around the moon, and the first time anyone got to see Earth as a distant object, a b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/How-Apollo-8-Saved-1968/

Best Pets Of The Year 2018

The best animal videos are either adorable, funny, or strange. Many of the best are all three! The Pet Collective has compiled the best pet videos from 2018 into one rather enjoyable collection, yet they labeled it "part...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Best-Pets-Of-The-Year-2018/

Dogs vs. 1000 Rats

...or so the title says anyway. I've been in an infested area like this, only without dogs, and was amazed at how many rats could be found. During WWI, this was a practical reason that soldiers began keeping do...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Dogs-vs-1000-Rats/

Vinyl Albums with Locked Grooves

Vinyl record albums are grooved in a coil that ends in a circle at the end of a side. That circle is still a groove, and can be recorded on. In 1982, I worked at a radio station that played album cuts, and played the ver...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Vinyl-Albums-with-Locked-Grooves/

Watch Comet 46P/Wirtanen As It Passes Through the Night Sky

In order to observe the stars and other celestial bodies clearly, you would usually need a telescope to magnify it. But Comet 46P/Wirtanen which will [pass by the Earth mid-December may be visible even to the nak...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Watch-Comet-46P-Wirtanen-As-It-Passes-Through-the-Night-Sky/

The King of Cartoons

The undisputed King of Cartoons is Frederick Bean Avery, aka Tex Avery. Although he and his work have been featured before in numerous Neatorama posts, none have ever told his whole story. Following are the high...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/The-King-of-Cartoons-2/

Fishing Wolves

You've never thought of wolves as fish eaters, but there is now evidence that they catch and eat freshwater fish. The Voyageurs Wolf Project has established that wolves in Minnesota eat fish as a substantial part of thei...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/16/Fishing-Wolves/

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