Archive for January 12th, 2019

Lost & Found

A crocheted dinosaur rushes to save his friend the fox in this animated tale about friendship. It starts out as goofy and overdramatic, but ends up being profoundly touching. This short film is an Oscar contender, and yo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Lost-Found/

Before There was 1979's Alien, there was.....

...1958's _It, the Terror From Beyond Space_. The 1979 film _Alien_ has been hailed as a masterpiece of sci-fi horror, and rightfully so. It launched the career of Sigourney Weaver and also made science fiction...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Before-There-was-1979-s-Alien-there-was/

Cool McCool - Who Knew?

The 1960's were known for a lot of things - the Beatles, the first Super Bowl, the Kennedy Camelot, The Civil Rights Act, the War on Poverty, the Vietnam War - and Sean Connery as James Bond. So pervasive was Jam...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Cool-McCool-Who-Knew/

The "Seal Crisis" in a Canadian Town

Image credit: Brendon FitzPatrick The Icy Roads of a Canadian Town called Roddickton-Bide Am have received some [unexpected visitors i.e., harp seals]( https://www.livescience.com/64479-seals-stranded-icy-street...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/The-Seal-Crisis-in-a-Canadian-Town/

The Legend of the Sun King’s Perfume Bath at Versailles

Louis XIV of France could spend the modern-day equivalent of millions of dollars with a snap of his fingers. In 1674 he commissioned an “apartment of the baths” at the palace in Versailles containing a tub ma...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/The-Legend-of-the-Sun-Kings-Perfume-Bath-at-Versailles/

Who is Little Debbie?

Little Debbie snack cakes are quite familiar to us, but the company is actually McKee Foods, which goes back a couple of decades before the name Little Debbie was coined. Like many long-lived family companies, they've go...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Who-is-Little-Debbie/

To Catch a Killer Gene: Sisters Race to Stop Mystery Disease

Some genetic diseases flourish in the human population because they don't affect everyone who carries the gene, meaning they can be passed along without knowing. By the time the gene is identified, they could be all over...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/To-Catch-a-Killer-Gene-Sisters-Race-to-Stop-Mystery-Disease/

The Baby and the Pitbull - the Perfect Partnership

Image Source: Facebook Adalynn Leary, an Alaska based cute toddler, has found the perfect solution for her sleep troubles: Fury Leary, a 100+pound blue nose pitbull. Adalynn Leary has been feeling anxious latel...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/The-Baby-and-the-Pitbull-the-Perfect-Partnership/

How Kids Learn Languages Through Emojis

I have been interested in learning languages ever since high school and until now, I have been finding various ways to acquire different languages. Kids of the new generation, who have awakened to the benefits an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/How-Kids-Learn-Languages-Through-Emojis/

Where Did Fortune Cookies Come From?

Although we always find them in Chinese restaurants in America, the fortune cookie doesn't actually have any relation to Chinese traditions. So if it's not Chinese, where did it come from and who started the idea...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Where-Did-Fortune-Cookies-Come-From/

Airai Bai, the Anciet Tribal Meeting House for Men and Mythical Gods

Image source: Pinterest Airai Bai is a mysterious and beautiful ancient meeting house located in the Airai village which is the epicenter of civic and religious life. The village is located in the Republic of P...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Airai-Bai-the-Anciet-Tribal-Meeting-House-for-Men-and-Mythical-Gods/

Charles Bittinger's Amazingly Accurate Paintings of Outer Space

Even before humans ventured out into the unknown realms of outer space, Charles Bittinger wanted to depict what it looks like, based on how he imagined them from descriptions and current scientific knowledge of p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Charles-Bittinger-s-Amazingly-Accurate-Paintings-of-Outer-Space/

Intestinal Plasma Cells Could Reduce Brain Inflammation Caused By Multiple Sclerosis

Is there an uncanny connection between the gut and our brain? That's probably a figment of my imagination but it seems that medical research has been making great strides in understanding how different cells in o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Intestinal-Plasma-Cells-Could-Reduce-Brain-Inflammation-Caused-By-Multiple-Sclerosis/

What Do These Glyphs Mean? No One Knows Yet

Ancient texts have been studied and interpreted but there are still some that we don't understand. One such example would be [the texts of the Indus civilization](http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2019/01/04...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/What-Do-These-Glyphs-Mean-No-One-Knows-Yet/

Lingering Effects of Nazi Parenting on German Children Today

Children need warmth, love, and attention from parents to grow healthy and emotionally stable. But for the purposes of the Nazi regime, they wanted to create cold, detached soldiers for war, so they raised them w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Lingering-Effects-of-Nazi-Parenting-on-German-Children-Today/

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Thing (1982)

John Carpenter's landmark 1982 film _The Thing_ was a remake of Howard Hawks' 1951 film _The Thing From Another World_, which starred James Arness as, well, more or less a giant bloodthirsty carrot. The main diff...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/10-Things-You-Didn-t-Know-About-The-Thing-1982/

The Living Fossil Fish

We know the coelacanth as a fish that hasn't changed in millions of years, that was thought to be extinct. The creature itself is fascinating, but the story of how it was discovered in 1938 is also an interesting tale, t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/The-Living-Fossil-Fish/

Dog Responds to Harry Potter Spells

Anna Brisbin trained her mini dachshund Remus to do all kinds of things in response to the magic language of Harry Potter! I guess that makes him "Harry Pupper." That's a good dog. -via Geeks Are Sexy...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Dog-Responds-to-Harry-Potter-Spells/




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