Archive for January 17th, 2019

The Myth of Pandora’s Box

The Greeks had a story for everything. You've heard "Pandora's box" all your life as a term for opening up something you shouldn't because you don't know what's in there. The original story is a cautionary tale about cur...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/The-Myth-of-Pandoras-Box/

How Your Last Meal Affects Your Next

When planning your next meal, there are a few things you consider but scientists have recently been looking into [how our memory affects what we will eat next](https://theconversation.com/memories-of-eating-influ...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/How-Your-Last-Meal-Affects-Your-Next/

Where is the Edge of Space?

From our perspective on Earth, space seems like a vastly unlimited horizon that stretches from one to the other end of the universe. We don't know if there are even any bounds or limits that holds the universe or...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/Where-is-the-Edge-of-Space/

"The Mona Lisa Effect" Does Not Apply to the Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa effect is the phenomenon in certain works of art where the eyes of the portrait would follow viewers as they move around the artwork. But [researchers say that this phenomenon doesn't apply to the M...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/The-Mona-Lisa-Effect-Does-Not-Apply-to-the-Mona-Lisa/

Mapping London's Air Pollution: The Most Toxic Breathing Spots

Just as the Industrial Revolution set the gears of progress in motion, so did the rapid destruction of the environment. And where it all began, Europe, has been heavily affected, not least in London. In 1952, the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/Mapping-London-s-Air-Pollution-The-Most-Toxic-Breathing-Spots/

Before The X-Files, there was - The Invaders

Another of the great TV series of the 1960's was Quinn Martin's _The Invaders_, an hour long drama, that, as usual as per my favorite programs of 50+ years ago, lasted but two seasons. But what a two seasons they...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/Before-The-X-Files-there-was-The-Invaders/

Florida Man Peeped Into the Wrong Window

Tony Beckham was leaving for work Monday morning when he spotted a man looking into a window of his house in Wellington, Florida. That window led to his 14-year-old daughter's room, in which she was dressing for school."...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/Florida-Man-Peeped-Into-the-Wrong-Window/

1000 People of Dance

In 2014, Matt Bray posted a video he called 100 Days of Dance in which he learned the Napoleon Dynamite dance in 100 days. The next year, we posted his followup, 100 Places of Dance, in which he danced in 100 different l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/1000-People-of-Dance/

Genius Scar And Birthmark Tattoos

Some people get tattoos to cover up scars from burns, cuts, birthmarks, amputations, and other injuries. Others use tattoos to incorporate those scars into art! It's a way of celebrating the skin's history, and often the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/Genius-Scar-And-Birthmark-Tattoos/

Please Don't Touch

via GfycatWhen a sign says "Please Don't Touch," some people will be bound and determined to do just that. Once you stop laughing at the instant karma in this .gif, you might wonder what a kūkupa is. Like the sign says...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/Do-Not-Touch/

Fiend Without a Face - 1958

Speaking of B-Movies, one of the better ones of the Fabulous Fifties was 1958's _Fiend Without A Face_. It had everything: nuclear radiation as the villain (again), beautiful women, toxically masculine men, a r...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/Fiend-Without-a-Face-1958/

A CIA-Issued Rectal Tool Kit for Spies

The life of a professional spy is nothing like the movies. Sure, it's fun to put on disguises but when your life is always hanging on the balance, sometimes you have to go to dire measures in tight situations.>For som...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/17/A-CIA-Issued-Rectal-Tool-Kit-for-Spies/




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