Archive for January 23rd, 2019

The Killer Shrews (1959)

The 1950's came to an end in 1959, but not the B-Movies, which continued to flourish throughout the following decade. Another example of Bad Cinema is 1959's _The Killer Shrews_, a film noteworthy on several leve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/The-Killer-Shrews-1959/

Physical Activity Helps Prevent Depression

For a lot of people struggling with depression, just getting out of bed could be a cumbersome task. On their low days, nothing just seems to make any sense in the world and they would rather stay cooped up inside...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/Physical-Activity-Helps-Prevent-Depression/

The First Dive to Challenger Deep

Human beings have always set out to expand the limits of our knowledge and experience of the world. We want to challenge ourselves and see how far we can go, and we want to discover things that are beyond the nor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/The-First-Dive-to-Challenger-Deep/

Gemologist Finds Insect Trapped in Opal

We've seen plenty of insects and small animals trapped in amber, which is tree sap that becomes hard as rock over time. Gemologist Brian Berger has something much more rare: an insect trapped in opal! Opal is a mineraloi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/Gemologist-Finds-Insect-Trapped-in-Opal/

The Case of An Only Child

If it is generally thought that children who have no siblings would be spoiled and selfish, then I would be the first to say that not all single children are like that, and I can attest to that. I grew up as an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/The-Case-of-An-Only-Child/

The Symmetry of Churches

Photographer Peter Li has produced a stunning [set of panoramic photographs of the interiors of various churches](https://flashbak.com/panoramic-photographs-by-peter-li-celebrate-the-symmetry-of-churches-410412/)...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/The-Symmetry-of-Churches/

Baby Does Grown-Up Stuff

Ryan is only six months old, but he's already got experience shaving, fishing, playing poker, lifting weights, mowing the lawn, working on the car, chopping wood, and other activities you'd associate with a more mature p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/Baby-Does-Grown-Up-Stuff/

Cubed

A man with a Rubik's cube for a head tries to fit in with other men with the same head, but they really aren't the same unless they are exactly the same. It's a super weird analogy for individuality and inclusiv...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/Cubed/

Vacationing at the Edge of a Giant Hole in the Earth

That's a mighty big hole in the ground, judging by the buildings around it! This is the city of Mirny, in Siberia. It's a company town of 37,000 people, centered around the diamond mine that created the pit.  T...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/Vacationing-at-the-Edge-of-a-Giant-Hole-in-the-Earth/

Beginning of the End (1957)

The 1950's was the decade of the Creature Feature and Hollywood turned out 'monster' films featuring just about every conceivable type of creature, including insects. This 1957 offering, _Beginning of the End_, w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/Beginning-of-the-End-1957/

Two Storms on Jupiter

In another stunning photo captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it passed by Jupiter's surface, we get to see [two storms next to each other](https://www.space.com/43052-massive-jupiter-storms-nasa-juno-photo.htm...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/Two-Storms-on-Jupiter/

Tiny Robots for Drugs

Taking medication isn't really too taxing of a task, right? You just pop one in your mouth and wash it down with some water, and you're done. Although, they don't always take effect right away so you would still...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/Tiny-Robots-for-Drugs/

Animals Keep Creating Mysteries by Sounding Weird

These two lynx are having some sort of spat. It could be territorial, or maybe a lover's quarrel, but if you heard that coming from your back yard in the night, you'd get no sleep. It's just one example of the ways anima...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/Animals-Keep-Creating-Mysteries-by-Sounding-Weird/

Herd Immunity in Action

A new study shows that the vaccine against HPV has caused incidences of human papilloma virus to decline, even among women who don't get the vaccine. The vaccine protects against several strains of the virus, which are l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/Herd-Immunity-in-Action/

MIB: Men In Blues

Men in Black is a treasure of science fiction comedy. The Blues Brothers is the ultimate in comedy plus cool. So what if Men in Black were recast with Jake and Elwood in the buddy cop roles? Ma...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/23/MIB-Men-In-Blue/

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