Archive for December 26th, 2018

Fun with Vertical Stair Dominos

Domino artist Flippycat (previously at Neatorama) demonstrates the use of vertical domino falls with different-colored dominos. I can't begin to understand how he causes them to fall in such precise order, but it makes f...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/26/Fun-with-Vertical-Stair-Dominos/

Meet the Sicilian Banker Who Ran for Mayor to Fight the Mafia

If I were living a comfortable life with a high-paying job, I would probably only think of ways that I can help people with the resources that I have. But I would never think about risking my life to put a stop t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/26/Meet-the-Sicilian-Banker-Who-Ran-for-Mayor-to-Fight-the-Mafia/

Scientists Believe New Super-Earth May Be Rich in Rubies and Sapphires

Who knows how much resources our planet still contains especially with the excessive mining and harvesting of precious stones and minerals from the earth. But, it seems we may have a possible alternative source a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/26/Scientists-Believe-New-Super-Earth-May-Be-Rich-in-Rubies-and-Sapphires/

The Curious Case of Drug-Resistant Malaria

According to data and statistics, drug-resistant strains of malaria tend to emerge in ares with low transmission but that seems to be the opposite of how we would think about it logically. And researchers might h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/26/The-Curious-Case-of-Drug-Resistant-Malaria/

Inside the Coldest City in the World, Where It Snows 270 Days a Year

You may have heard that Yakutsk is the coldest city in the world, and while Yakutsk can get down to -78°F, another Siberian city has a year-round average temperature of only 14°F! That would be Norilsk, where mor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/26/Inside-the-Coldest-City-in-the-World-Where-It-Snows-270-Days-a-Year/

Confessions of an Idiom

What happens when the elephant in the room meets the skeleton in the closet? Amanda Koh and Mollie Helms of the Ringling College of Art and Design packed as many common idioms into just a couple of minutes as they possib...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/26/Confessions-of-an-Idiom-2/

Earthrise: Revisiting the Iconic Photo That Changed Our Perspective On Earth

Being able to see something magnificent or majestic for yourself is one thing. You can tell people about it but not all will be convinced about what you've seen and whether you actually saw it, or if you're just...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/26/Earthrise-Revisiting-the-Iconic-Photo-That-Changed-Our-Perspective-On-Earth/

Long Before There Was Calvin and Hobbes, There Was....

Little Orvy is another of those long-extinct comic strips (it ended in 1962) that are largely forgotten today by all but comics connoisseurs and historians. Like me! Here we have a small blonde-headed boy with a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/12/26/Long-Before-There-Was-Calvin-and-Hobbes-There-Was/

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