Archive for 2019

A Dying Miner’s Letter To His Wife in 1902

WARNING: This story is a genuine tear-jerker.On May 19th, 1902, 216 miners working at the Fraterville Coal Mine in Tennessee were trapped underground by a methane explosion, a real occupational hazard for coal miners eve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/A-Dying-Miner-s-Letter-To-His-Wife-in-1902/

You’ve Heard of Comic Con, But Have You Heard of Corgi Con?

<p>Are you a corgi? Are you a corgi owner? Are you just someone who adores doggos? This might just be paradise for you.</p><p>Last June 15, the 2019 <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Cor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/You-ve-Heard-of-Comic-Con-But-Have-You-Heard-of-Corgi-Con/

This Device Might Reduce Road-Rage

<p>Driving can be a stressful activity. Uncontrollable situations on the road can even stress you more and make you explode with anger and frustration. <a href="https://www.yankodesign.com/2019/06/1...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/This-Device-Might-Reduce-Road-Rage/

America’s National Bird Found Swimming

🦅 Whoa! A bald eagle was spotted swimming to shore in Wolfeboro. Amazing! https://t.co/udTkenOeNS 📹: Tyler Blake / u local (upload here: https://t.co/bqKBGSxerF) pic.twitter.com/7jP9YnlRjP— WMUR TV (@WMUR9...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/America-s-National-Bird-Found-Swimming/

Cassini’s Grand Finale Revealed A Lot About Saturn’s Rings

<p>Are Saturn’s rings much younger than Saturn itself? How were these rings formed? These are just some of the questions that may have been answered or shed light upon as the spacecraft <a href=&qu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/Cassini-s-Grand-Finale-Revealed-A-Lot-About-Saturn-s-Rings/

The 90s TOYpography

<p>We’ve seen some <a href="https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Don-t-Skip-Rocks-Collect-Stone-Alphabets/" target="_blank">stone alphabets collected by a Belgium designer<...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/The-90s-TOYpography/

The Reason Chicago is Called "The Windy City" Has Nothing to Do With Wind

It's windy in Chicago, but not all that more windy than other cities. Yet Chicago is called the Windy City. Strangely, the reason behind that has more to do with the press than the weather. Yeah, it was an insult. Simon...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/The-Reason-Chicago-is-Called-The-Windy-City-Has-Nothing-to-Do-With-Wind/

When the Māori First Settled New Zealand, They Hunted Flightless, 500-Pound Birds

Before the arrival of humans, there were no carnivorous mammals in New Zealand. There were plenty of birds, however, many which lived nowhere else on earth. That included nine species of moa, wingless birds that are now...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/When-the-Mori-First-Settled-New-Zealand-They-Hunted-Flightless-500-Pound-Birds/

An Honest Trailer for the Entire Marvel Cinematic Universe

Screen Junkies has reached a milestone- this is their 300th Honest Trailer, so they wanted to make it special. Instead of selecting a movie, they take an expansive overview of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They treat th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/An-Honest-Trailer-for-the-Entire-Marvel-Cinematic-Universe/

Five Massive Screw-ups That Wouldn't Have Happened If We All Just Used the Metric System

The entire world uses the metric system of measurement, with the exception of three nations, including the USA. So we Americans have contributed to the list of big mistakes that were made because of differing measurement...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/Five-Massive-Screw-ups-That-Wouldnt-Have-Happened-If-We-All-Just-Used-the-Metric-System/

An Automatic Hair Washing Machine

<p>Washing my hair every day is a chore that I'd rather do without. It would be better to automate the process. Thankfully, the Chinese inventor who goes by the name "Useless Edison" is here to ma...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/An-Automatic-Hair-Washing-Machine/

Rescued Just in Time

<p>Two German tourists in Spluegen, Grisons, Switzerland were sleeping in their van when flash floodwaters suddenly swamped them. By coincidence, a crane was nearby. Rescue workers used it to pull the two m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/Rescued-Just-in-Time/

A Canadian Store's Creative Tactic to Make You Bring Your Own Tote Bag

<p>If you don't bring your own reusable bags to the East West Market in Vancouver, you might find yourself being on the receiving end of an embarrassing situation. In order to inspire customers to bring the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/A-Canadian-Store-s-Creative-Tactic-to-Make-You-Bring-Your-Own-Tote-Bag/

The Brilliant but Unnecessary Inventions of Matt Benedetto

It's a simple horn mounted on a belt that you can press during those horrible moments when you're stuck behind a slow walker.My default walking speed is, apparently, much faster than most people So this is an invention I...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/The-Brilliant-but-Unnecessary-Inventions-of-Right-Coast-Guy/

Inflatable Beach Balls Inspire Proposal for Future Space Telescopes

<p>Chris Walker, a professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, sent a proposal to NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, which essentially says this: a giant inflatable beach ball may be turned into a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/Inflatable-Beach-Balls-Inspire-Proposal-for-Future-Space-Telescopes/

AIs Will Put 'Care' Back in Healthcare

<p>With the increasing capacity of artificial intelligence to do numerous tasks, we will see more of them in various fields in the future. In particular medical AI are becoming quite a hyped prospect. This...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/AIs-Will-Put-Care-Back-in-Healthcare/

The Storyline Game: A Test of Your Trends Knowledge

<p>Many trends have appeared throughout history. And from the data we gather, we can make statistical analyses to figure out the reason behind these trends as well as where these trends will go in the futur...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/The-Storyline-Game-A-Test-of-Your-Trends-Knowledge/

Want to Look Dominant? Tilt Your Head Down, Study Says

<p>Want to look dominant in photos, date nights, or job interviews? While most people try to experiment on different facial expressions, a simple tilting of head might do the work for you! This is what the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/Want-to-Look-Dominant-Tilt-Your-Head-Down-Study-Says/

For 600 Years, A Community Builds This Bridge out of Grass Every Year

The Q'eswachaka bridge, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2013, has a beautiful story behind its makings every year.For at least 600 years, this bridge has been in its place, together with the tradition that wa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/For-600-Years-A-Community-Builds-This-Bridge-out-of-Grass-Every-Year/

A Look At Some Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

<p>These graphic workplace accident prevention posters reflect a point in the history of Russia that was bloody, sorrowful, and full of violence and loss.</p><blockquote>Oleg Atbashian, a former...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/A-Look-At-Some-Soviet-Accident-Prevention-Posters/

Does The Ball Fall Straight Down or Does it Zigzag?

  Zigzag Curveball Look directly at the ball and it falls straight down.Look to the side and the ball zigzags down the screen. Demo and comment: https://t.co/GWLoxO5lUl#Illusions #Illusion #PeripheralVisionIsCool...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/18/Does-The-Ball-Fall-Straight-Down-or-Does-it-Zigzag/

This Cosmetic Store Looks Like A Mystery Case Room

As the competition increases both for beauty and cosmetic products, brands need to step up in providing the best and unique shopping experience. Harmay, a store in Hong Kong, has taken this challenge very seriously.Locat...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/17/This-Cosmetic-Store-Looks-Like-A-Mystery-Case-Room/

College Students Are Facing a Crisis in Food Security

<p>It's no surprise that there is an increasing number of students going to universities who don't have the capacity to support their education let alone afford their next meal. But many people refuse to ac...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/17/College-Students-Are-Facing-a-Crisis-in-Food-Security/

The Poisons Released by Melting Arctic Ice

Arctic ice and glaciers are melting at an unprecedented rate. The most obvious consequence is rising sea levels. We also know it will destroy polar bears' habitat. But there are other things to worry about as well. The l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/17/The-Poisons-Released-by-Melting-Arctic-Ice/

A Number That is Too Large to Write Even Across the Universe

<p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/too-big-write-not-too-big-graham" target="_blank">Graham's Number</a> is arguably the largest number defined in mathematics. It is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/17/A-Number-That-is-Too-Large-to-Write-Even-Across-the-Universe/

Mr Olds’ Remarkable Elevator

Peter Olds is an engineer with Olds Engineering (a family business) in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. He invented an innovative type of materials elevator that relies on a simple screw, a completely new type of tech...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/17/Mr-Olds-Remarkable-Elevator/

FCC Still Relies On Old Faulty Broadband Maps for Rural Areas

<p>No matter where you are today in the world, whether it be in the center of the most advanced cities or the top of the highest mountain, internet is life. We can no longer live without the convenience tha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/17/FCC-Still-Relies-On-Old-Faulty-Broadband-Maps-for-Rural-Areas/

Incredible Expressionist Dance Costumes from the 1920s

When you think of German Expressionism and decadence in the 1920s, you think of Berlin. But Hamburg had its own art scene, in which you would find the dance performances of Lavinia Schulz and Walter Holdt, known for thei...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/17/Incredible-Expressionist-Dance-Costumes-from-the-1920s/

Everything You Need to Know About the VW Beetle

In the 1950s and '60s, the Volkswagen Beetle sold like hotcakes. It was so cheap, simple to repair, and fuel efficient that people didn't care that it was developed by Nazis. Not that the company ever promoted that fact....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/17/Everything-You-Need-to-Know-About-the-VW-Beetle/








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