Archive for January 2nd, 2019

Is There A Trick To Memorize Huge Numbers Like The New Largest-Known Prime?

We don't all have super memories or eidetic memories that would enable our brains to easily catalog and retrieve everything that we have seen, read, heard, felt, or experienced throughout our lives. Only a handfu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/Is-There-A-Trick-To-Memorize-Huge-Numbers-Like-The-New-Largest-Known-Prime/

The Side Effects of Transplants: Developing a Peanut Allergy

Is it possible for someone who has never had a peanut allergy to develop it all of a sudden? It apparently is. A woman had developed the allergy after receiving a lung transplant. >The 68-year-old woman, who...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/The-Side-Effects-of-Transplants-Developing-a-Peanut-Allergy/

A Chronicle of Christian Bale's Weight Fluctuations

You could watch an entire Christian Bale movie and not know who is playing the part. For example, he portrays Dick Cheney in the new movie Vice, despite no natural resemblance at all. That's because the actor ha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/A-Chronicle-of-Christian-Bales-Weight-Fluctuations/

Officers Mourn Loss of Doughnuts

On New Year's Eve, a truck carrying a load of Krispy Kreme doughnuts caught on fire in Lexington, Kentucky. No one was injured in the fire, but all the doughnuts were destroyed. The Lexington Police Department took pictu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/Officers-Mourn-Loss-of-Doughnuts/

We Get Double Rewards When We Eat

We know how satisfying it is to eat food especially when it's a very delicious treat or if it's our favorite food. But there may be a reason [why we experience such a good feeling when we eat food](https://www.fo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/We-Get-Double-Rewards-When-We-Eat/

Should Animals Be Given 'Human Rights' Too? The Story of Happy the Elephant

People have been given inalienable rights by law as set in the Constitution which, for one, gives them the right to be free, make their own decisions without being impeded by anyone or anything. This is fundament...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/Should-Animals-Be-Given-Human-Rights-Too-The-Story-of-Happy-the-Elephant/

Inosine May Be the Missing Ingredient in the Origins of Life

As scientists continue to try and figure out how the world started and how life formed in the beginning, some theories have emerged to explain the phenomenon. One of those theories is the RNA world hypothesis whi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/Inosine-May-Be-the-Missing-Ingredient-in-the-Origins-of-Life/

The Most Candid Moment Between Paul McCartney and John Lennon

In a 60 Minutes Overtime episode, Paul McCartney bares himself and talks about his insecurities being a musician and songwriter. And in a moment of reminiscing, he shares an anecdote that he had with John Lennon...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/The-Most-Candid-Moment-Between-Paul-McCartney-and-John-Lennon/

The Best of a Recreating Classical Paintings Meme

(Image credit: Katherine Cusack)There's a meme on Russian social media that translates to "Take a photo of the Rembrandt type," in which participants recreate a classical painting in real life and present the photo with...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/The-Best-of-a-Recreating-Classical-Paintings-Meme/

The Braver Mountain Varsity Team

1. PepéWe have many dogs who can lead the team, but our true Lead Dog — the pup who makes each run happen, who gets us through every storm — is Pepe. Pepe is smarter than all of us. She will run fore...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/The-Braver-Mountain-Varsity-Team/

An e-bandage that uses electricity to heal wounds fast!

Image credit: American Chemical SocietyThe human body has an amazing ability to heal in case of an injury but there are instances when certain factors interfere with the healing process and the inevitable results are pai...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/An-e-bandage-that-uses-electricity-to-heal-wounds-fast/

"Africa" Played on Vegetables

Pupsi carved musical instruments out of sweet potatoes and butternut squash, and then played Toto's "Africa" on them. The making of the instruments is the fascinating part, but the music is pretty good, too. I wondered h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/Africa-Played-on-Vegetables/

Scientists Just Melted a Hole Through 3,500 Feet of Ice to Reach a Mysterious Antarctic Lake

Scientists have detected hidden lakes trapped underneath the vast ice of Antarctica -400 of them so far! Back in 2013, we reported on the first one that had been reached by drilling. The samples brought up contained prev...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/Scientists-Just-Melted-a-Hole-Through-3500-Feet-of-Ice-to-Reach-a-Mysterious-Antarctic-Lake/

An Honest Trailer for Venom

Venom was a movie about a Spider-Man villain, but Spider-Man was nowhere to be found. Venom didn't make anyone's best-of list for the year, but it made a ton of money. And now Screen Junkies had given u...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Venom/

The Underground Kitchen That Funded the Civil Rights Movement

Georgia Gilmore worked two jobs to support her six children in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. After Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to accommodate a white man, Gilmore went to hear a preacher...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/The-Underground-Kitchen-That-Funded-the-Civil-Rights-Movement/

An oyster meal that led to a rare and precious find!

One New Yorker got more from his meal than what he paid for! Rick Antosh was having lunch at a Manhattan restaurant with a friend and couldn’t believe his luck when he ended up finding a valuable pearl in his oyst...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/An-oyster-meal-that-led-to-a-rare-and-precious-find/

Underground Ice House Discovered in London

I wouldn't be surprised to find a whole city existing beneath London, if ever there will be. So many things have happened throughout its history that places just get buried underneath rubble and almost forgotten...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/Underground-Ice-House-Discovered-in-London/

Ultracold Atoms Can Create Beautiful Ripples and Quantum Fireworks

If you aren't the type to watch a fireworks display in the sky, perhaps you might find [an enjoyable alternative in Bose-Einstein condensates](https://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.243001)....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/Ultracold-Atoms-Can-Create-Beautiful-Ripples-and-Quantum-Fireworks/

This Guy Was Obsessed To Find Out Why Children Get Leukemia. He Now Has An Answer

It's puzzling to think about why children would have to suffer some of the most agonizing illnesses in life. At such a young age, they haven't done much in their lives neither have they experienced the various as...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/02/This-Guy-Was-Obsessed-To-Find-Out-Why-Children-Get-Leukemia-He-Now-Has-An-Answer/

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