Archive for December 17th, 2018

The Fascinating History Behind Why Jewish Families Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

It's a modern tradition for Jewish people to eat at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas (and then go to the movies). You might have assumed that it's because Chinese restaurants are open on Christmas Day, and are less crow...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/The-Fascinating-History-Behind-Why-Jewish-Families-Eat-Chinese-Food-on-Christmas/

Artificial Intelligence Cookies

Janelle Shane (previously at Neatorama) tried to train a neural network to understand cookie recipes, with varying success. In this picture you see some of the new cookies it came up with.  One neural network I use,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Artificial-Intelligence-Cookies/

Josiah Gregg's Last Journey: An Expedition to Uncharted Californian Wilderness in the Gold Rush Era

Often, we see geniuses and other intellectually gifted people in media portrayed as weirdos, who have certain eccentricities that make them stand out in the minds of other people. They may be awkward but they do...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Josiah-Gregg-s-Last-Journey-An-Expedition-to-Uncharted-Californian-Wilderness-in-the-Gold-Rush-Era/

Can AI Help Solve Traffic Jams?

We have all been stuck in traffic and it is pretty annoying. But there doesn't seem to be a system that could ease our agony and suffering from heavy traffic and traffic jams. If only we could have flying cars...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Can-AI-Help-Solve-Traffic-Jams/

Dive Over Jupiter's Cloud Tops with NASA's Juno Craft

Looking at outer space and our universe really feels like a dream. It seems like a distant place, too far from our reach. But with the expeditions being sent out into different parts of space, we are able to see...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Dive-Over-Jupiter-s-Cloud-Tops-with-NASA-s-Juno-Craft/

A Terrifying 3D Model of Every Mickey Mouse Found Online

Artist Matthew Plummer Fernandez created this monstrosity entitled 'Every Mickey' by combining every model of Mickey he could find online into one 3D printed sculpture. via [Boing Boing](https://boingboing.net/2...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/A-Terrifying-3D-Model-of-Every-Mickey-Mouse-Found-Online/

Branded Fruit Is The Hottest New Tech Company Trend

On Wednesday [Fast Company](https://www.fastcompany.com/90278206/the-hot-new-conference-swag-favored-by-lyft-wordpress-and-twitter) published an article revealing that vegetables and fruits embossed with logos ar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Branded-Fruit-Is-The-Hottest-New-Tech-Company-Trend/

A Quick Look at Every Apollo Mission in History

It has almost been 50 years since man touched the surface of the moon and many other interstellar missions have been conducted since then. We have reached Mars, the Sun, and even Jupiter. Going to the outskirts...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/A-Quick-Look-at-Every-Apollo-Mission-in-History/

Einstein's Miracle Year: How He Produced Four Groundbreaking Papers in a Year

Einstein's name is synonymous to genius. His fame is known the world over for his revolutionary ideas in physics. But nobody told us he had [a very interesting backstory](https://qz.com/work/1494627/einstein-on-t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Einstein-s-Miracle-Year-How-He-Produced-Four-Groundbreaking-Papers-in-a-Year/

Hilarious Video Of A Wild Turkey Chasing A Small Child

This video of a wild turkey chasing a small child is hilarious. We're bad people for thinking it, we're OK with that, & we're not wrong - it is hilarious. It turns out the turkey is a well known terror in th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Hilarious-Video-Of-A-Wild-Turkey-Chasing-A-Small-Child/

KFC Made Scented Firelogs & They Sold Out Almost Immediately

If you ever wanted your home to smell like delicious fried chicken for the Holidays, and lots of people apparently do, KFC has made your dreams come true with the KFC Firelog. Unfortunately, it's already sold out...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/KFC-Made-Scented-Firelogs-They-Sold-Out-Almost-Immediately/

Patient Owl Waits At Window To Deliver A Letter

This is a short amazing video of Yolka, the helpful eagle owl, waiting at caretaker Nika Zubra's window to deliver a letter. Based on the amazing penmanship, I can only assume it's for official Hogwarts business....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Patient-Owl-Waits-At-Window-To-Deliver-A-Letter/

Traveling Back Into the Past: Is It Just Fiction or Can It Be Reality?

We all have regrets, what ifs, and other things that we wish we could change in the past. If only we could go back and do things differently. A lot of people have asked the question of whether time travel into...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Traveling-Back-Into-the-Past-Is-It-Just-Fiction-or-Can-It-Be-Reality/

Life Inside Boeing's Everett Factory, the Biggest Building in the World

With a volume of 13 million cubic meters, Boeing's Everett Factory is by far the biggest building in the world. That would be enough to fit 13 Wembley Stadiums. The Everett Factory is where Boeing produces its j...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Life-Inside-Boeing-s-Everett-Factory-the-Biggest-Building-in-the-World/

Chinchilla Enjoys Massage More Than Anything Has Enjoyed Anything Ever

Science has proven that no living thing will ever be happier than this chinchilla enjoying his massage. Via [Jukin](https://www.aol.co.uk/video/view/chinchilla-rabbit-enjoys-a-massage/5c135d5f8fcaa975fb03c69d/?g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Chinchilla-Enjoys-Massage-More-Than-Anything-Has-Enjoyed-Anything-Ever/

Former CIA Chief Explains How Spies Use Disguises

It might sound exciting to put on a completely different face and identity but it takes a whole lot of effort to actually get into character. The business of disguise for spies is actually very dangerous work....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Former-CIA-Chief-Explains-How-Spies-Use-Disguises/

Ancient 'Chewing Gum' Contains Traces of Human DNA Which Could Show What Life Was Like in the Stone Age

We have dug up quite a lot of artifacts dating from the Stone Age but this might be the first time that we have seen a chewed up tar that could very well be from that era containing human DNA. >Ancient DNA fr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Ancient-Chewing-Gum-Contains-Traces-of-Human-DNA-Which-Could-Show-What-Life-Was-Like-in-the-Stone-Age/

To Sleep or Not to Sleep?

For some of us, after a hard day's work whether in the office, at school, or at home, we deserve some much needed rest. Having good sleeping habits can do wonders for our physical, emotional, and mental well-bein...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/To-Sleep-or-Not-to-Sleep/

Dog Refuses To Come Inside & Slowly Turns Into A Giant Snowball

This Samoyed Enzo is perfectly comfortable in the snow, & repeatedly refuses requests from his owner to come inside, even while he slowly turns into a giant snowball. Via [Digg](http://digg.com/video/dog-re...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Dog-Refuses-To-Come-Inside-Slowly-Turns-Into-A-Giant-Snowball/

Curious Gigantic Bull Moose Gets *Very* Close To Car

Visitors in Jackson Hole, Wyoming recently got to experience nature in an up close & personal way when a huge bull moose got a little too close for comfort while checking them out. Via [Viral Hog](https://w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/17/Curious-Gigantic-Bull-Moose-Gets-Very-Close-To-Car/

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