Archive for January 16th, 2019

Evolutionary Leftovers in the Human Body

Check out your ear. Do you see this little bump? That’s called Darwin’s tubercle. It used to help you move your ears around. Now that we have super-flexible necks, we don’t need these anymore. (3/8) p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/Evolutionary-Leftovers-in-the-Human-Body/

The 85 Percent Rule

In college, I never really had a strong drive to ace all my tests but I also didn't want to fail. I just wanted to be in the "right" zone, not too high but not too low. You could say I wanted to be perf...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/The-85-Percent-Rule/

Their Secret Love

Redditor Elphaba16 has several pets, including a male cat named Kevin Jones and a female dog named Joule. She set up a camera to see what goes in the home when the humans are at work, and found out that Kevin and Joule h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/Their-Secret-Love/

How Long Have Dogs Been Helping Us Hunt?

It is believed that dogs started to become domesticated around 14,000 years ago. People found dogs to be useful in all sorts of ways, and soon put them to work. Evidence unearthed in Jordan shows that dogs (that were sti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/How-Long-Have-Dogs-Been-Helping-Us-Hunt/

How in the World Did Someone Steal This "Extremely Heavy" Bronze Hippo Statue?

A 2-meter tall hippo sculpture was stolen from Chilstone ornament makers in the UK. It took five people to lift the luxurious hippo sculpture in the past. The sheer size of the piece makes it difficult to hypothesize how...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/How-in-the-World-Did-Someone-Steal-This-Extremely-Heavy-Bronze-Hippo-Statue/

Woman Knitted Sweater Out of Her Own Hair

See those strands of hair that fall out as you comb your hair? You probably just toss 'em away, but not Xiang Renxian of Chongqing, China!Xiang, a 60-year-old retired teacher, collect strands of her own hair for 11 years...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/Woman-Knitted-Sweater-Out-of-Her-Own-Hair/

Forget Santa! Spain Prefers the Three Kings to Santa Claus

When asked about their favorite Christmas gift giver, most children would choose jolly Saint Nick. But not in Spain: >In a 2015 survey, Spanish children overwhelmingly chose the Three Kings as their favourite...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/Forget-Santa-Spain-Prefers-the-Three-Kings-to-Santa-Claus/

No Computers in the Classroom? No Problem: Teacher in Ghana Draws Out a Microsoft Word on the Blackboard

Can you teach students how to use a computer without having any computer in the classroom? Richard Appiah Akoto (aka "Owura Kwadwo Hottish" on Facebook), a teacher in Ghana, didn't let the lack of comp...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/No-Computers-in-the-Classroom-No-Problem-Teacher-in-Ghana-Draws-Out-a-Microsoft-Word-on-the-Blackboard/

Could Pets Be a Key to the Obesity Crisis?

More and more people are being classified as obese, now about 1.9 billion around the world. Our pets are also becoming more obese. Much of that is easy to understand, as people often overfeed pets and don't give them eno...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/Could-Pets-Be-a-Key-to-the-Obesity-Crisis/

An Honest Trailer for Halloween (2018)

Last fall, there was another Halloween sequel. Or was it a remake? It had the same characters, the same name, and virtually the same plot as the 1978 movie, but set 40 years afterward. Halloween is the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Halloween-2018/

B-Movie Heaven!

One of my favorite websites is [badmovies.org](http://www.badmovies.org), a site dedicated to the discussion and mockery of b-movies. Reviews of these films, complete with clips, stills, sounds, and hilarious com...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/B-Movie-Heaven/

A 4-Year-Old Trapped in a Teenager’s Body

We brought you the story of the Linder family, who is trying to stop a genetic disease from passing to another generation. Patrick Burleigh also suffered from a genetic disease, one which meant he began puberty as a baby...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/A-4-Year-Old-Trapped-in-a-Teenagers-Body/

Big Bird Box

Don't look! Don't look! Okay, now look. Nerdist brings us a parody of the Netflix movie Bird Box with the monster revealed! This monster is from Sesame Street, though, so it's not all that terrifying. B...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/Big-Bird-Box/

The Ohlone: Pre-Internet Advanced Society of Silicon Valley

Though we might be enjoying the fruits of technology and development of new devices and methods, several societies lived just as comfortably as we do now, given their social, cultural, and economic contexts. They...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/The-Ohlone-Pre-Internet-Advanced-Society-of-Silicon-Valley/

It's Raining Spiders, Hallelujah!

Spiders like to lurk in dark corners and shadowy places but if you're out in the open during broad daylight, surely you're safe from the creepy crawlies. Right? Wrong, said Mother Nature, who proceeded to rain s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/It-s-Raining-Spiders-Hallelujah/

Maria Clara Eimmart: The Astronomer-Artist of 17th Century

Before [Charles Bittinger](https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/12/Charles-Bittinger-s-Amazingly-Accurate-Paintings-of-Outer-Space/), there was [Maria Clara Eimmart](https://www.brainpickings.org/2019/01/06/maria-cl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/16/Maria-Clara-Eimmart-The-Astronomer-Artist-of-17th-Century/




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