Archive for January 10th, 2019

The Muppet Show Season 1 Crew Video

At the end of the first season of The Muppet Show filming in 1976, the production crew took the places of the performers and made a goof video. No doubt this was shown at the wrap party. They are a jolly bunch,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/10/The-Muppet-Show-Season-1-Crew-Video/

The Quest to Find -and Save- the World's Most Famous Shipwreck

In 1625, King Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden commissioned a huge warship for his navy. It was to be called the Vasa, after the royal house of Vasa. This was no ordinary ship: besides being bigger than anything h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/10/The-Quest-to-Find-and-Save-the-Worlds-Most-Famous-Shipwreck/

The Insane Plan to Build a Sea in the Sahara With Nukes

The Sahara Desert was once green and inviting, but that obviously changed. For at least a hundred years, people have dreamed of turning the desert from an ominous travel barrier back into livable space for people, wildli...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/10/The-Insane-Plan-to-Build-a-Sea-in-the-Sahara-With-Nukes/

McGingerbread Hell Winners

Kate Wagner at McMansion Hell hosted a gingerbread house competition with a twist. She invited bakers to send in their best gingerbread McMansion! Fans who follow her blog pulled out all the stops to recreate the real es...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/10/McGingerbread-Hell-Winners/

Is the Muscovy Duck Kosher?

Unless you were schooled in an Orthodox community, Jewish dietary rules can be very confusing. They are also confusing within the Jewish community. The rules for various foods laid down in the Torah suffer from time, tra...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/10/Is-the-Muscovy-Duck-Kosher/

The Baobabs Are Dying

If you have read Antoine de Saint-Exupery's most popular work in high school, The Little Prince, you might still remember the big, voracious trees that threatened to consume whole planets if left unattended. They...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/10/The-Baobabs-Are-Dying/

The Existence of Kugelblitz Black Holes: The Fuel of Future Spacecraft

If you have ever seen science fiction movies, you have probably wondered what kind of fuel do they use to power those large spacecrafts making them capable of going in speeds greater than the speed of light? Well...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/10/The-Existence-of-Kugelblitz-Black-Holes-The-Fuel-of-Future-Spacecraft/

Shoes or No Shoes Inside the Home?

Most Asian countries, especially east Asian cultures, would often ask their guests to remove their shoes when entering the home. It is not just because they don't want to get their floors dirty but it is a custom...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/10/Shoes-or-No-Shoes-Inside-the-Home/

"Five More Minutes": Is Getting Extra Sleep Important?

When it comes to sleep, I am one to advocate for just a little bit more. Our bodies regenerate and replenish the energy that we have spent throughout the previous day so getting some extra hours in should not hur...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/10/Five-More-Minutes-Is-Getting-Extra-Sleep-Important/

The Troxler Effect and the Disappearing Image

If you stare at this image for 20-30 seconds, it should fade away until it completely disappears. I found that it is not quite that simple, but I eventually got it to work.This is called the Troxler effect, after the man...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/10/The-Troxler-Effect-and-the-Disappearing-Image/




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