Archive for 2019

Blood, Thunder, & WTM

Erstwhile Neatorama author WTM went on a road trip, a pilgrimage you might call it, to the home of fantasy author Robert E. Howard. If you don't recognize the name, you will recognize his creations.In a nutshell, Robert...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/Blood-Thunder-WTM/

Why Simple Problems Are More Difficult To Solve

Have you ever been in a meeting in which most of the time was consumed by very simple problems that weren’t worth talking about, while the more serious problems were discussed less? I’ve had my own share of t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/Why-Simple-Problems-Are-More-Difficult-To-Solve/

This Chinese Company Has A New Trick For Teaching AI The Meaning Of Language

Chinese tech giant Baidu, which is China’s closest equivalent to Google, just dethroned both Microsoft and Google in an ongoing competition in AI earlier this month. The competition was the General Language Underst...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/This-Chinese-Company-Has-A-New-Trick-For-Teaching-AI-The-Meaning-Of-Language/

10 Places That Are Always on Fire

Wildfires are out of control in Australia, the Amazon forest is still burning, and California wildfires return every year. We send professionals to battle these blazes, but there are fires that no one fights, because it'...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/10-Places-That-Are-Always-on-Fire/

Why Cult Classic Galaxy Quest Wasn't a Bigger Hit

The 1999 film Galaxy Quest had a lot going for it: comedy, action, science fiction, and a stellar cast. We know from the recent Honest Trailer that it's not just you who thinks it's an excellent movie. So why wa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/Why-Cult-Classic-iGalaxy-Questi-Wasnt-a-Bigger-Hit/

Why It's Already 2020

This time of year, we become a bit obsessed with daylight, days, and calendars. The new year is just a manmade concept, an arbitrary place to start a new calendar, while the revolution of the earth around the sun is a co...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/Why-Its-Already-2020/

What Is the Hottest Place on Earth?

The way that temperature records have been constantly breaking over the last few years, the question of the hottest place on earth may all depend on what day it is. However, many of those records are averages for areas o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/What-Is-the-Hottest-Place-on-Earth/

Hoàng Tiến Quyết's Vivid Origami

Hoàng Tiến Quyết, an artist from Vietnam, makes origami figures that seem to pop out of the limits of mere sheets of paper. He uses a technique called "wet folding", which involves moistening the paper just th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/Ho-ng-Ti-n-Quy-t-s-Vivid-Origami/

Clearing Alzheimer’s Plaque From Mice Using Light And Sound

<p>Using only light and sound, clumps of harmful proteins which interfere with brain functions were partially cleared in mice brain.</p><blockquote>Research led by MIT earlier this year found st...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/Clearing-Alzheimer-s-Plaque-From-Mice-Using-Light-And-Sound/

How Ants Still Find Home Even When Walking Backwards

<p>Each day, a Spanish desert ant travels multiple times from its nest to someplace else to search for food. When it does find a small snack like a seed or crumb, it brings the food home with its&nbsp;j...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/How-Ants-Still-Find-Home-Even-When-Walking-Backwards/

Check Out These Kitchen Knives

Cleave through space and time whilst cutting onions and tomatoes with this colorful Cosmos Kitchen Knives by Chef’s Vision. The set includes different types of knives (with each having a different design) for all y...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/Check-Out-These-Kitchen-Knives/

Organ Covers of Inspector Gadget and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

<p>Riccardo Bonci has an impressive organ and he knows how to play it. He's fond of using his organ to cover the theme music to favorite old cartoons, including <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/Organ-Covers-of-i-Inspector-Gadget-i-and-i-He-Man-and-the-Masters-of-the-Universe-i/

Bird Helps to Stir Morning Coffee

A cockatiel named Peanut just wants to help out. Watch him bob his head as his human stirs his morning coffee. When he stops, Peanut stops, too. Just trying to be helpful. -via Laughing Squid...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/Bird-Helps-to-Stir-Morning-Coffee/

Garbage Trends From 2019 That Need To Die

What's the most annoying trend from 2019 that you recall? Think carefully, eating Tide Pods was completely over sometime in 2018. Still, there are plenty of things that were all over the internet in 2019 that we can do w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/30/Garbage-Trends-From-2019-That-Need-To-Die/

This Is How We'd All Die Instantly If The Sun Suddenly Went Supernova

First off, what follows is something we don't have to worry about. Our sun will someday go supernova, but it will have to grow an awful lot first, and that will take billions of years. There are many other ways to wipe o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/This-Is-How-Wed-All-Die-Instantly-If-The-Sun-Suddenly-Went-Supernova/

Baby Yoda Deviled Eggs

<p>For a <a href="https://www.ibtimes.com/what-nochebuena-all-about-hispanic-christmas-eve-tradition-1763858" target="_blank">Nochebuena</a> (Christmas Eve) party, artist <...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/Baby-Yoda-Deviled-Eggs/

Earth and Sun

Earth and Sun is a neat interactive tutorial on what makes a day for people on Earth. In specific, it explains the Earth's rotation, revolution, speed, axial tilt, solstices and equinoxes, and more that you haven't thoug...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/Earth-and-Sun/

Is Intermittent Fasting Effective?

<p>Intermittent fasting is a type of diet in which a person limits either his eating times to 6-8 hours per day, or the number of moderate-sized meals that he will eat in a week. The big question is, is it...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/Is-Intermittent-Fasting-Effective/

Photos And Videos Of The “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse

#SolarEclipse2019 — in pictures https://t.co/rv9FO0hDDk pic.twitter.com/Bv6F91967V— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) December 26, 2019 <p>The eclipse, which is known as an annular solar eclipse, was...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/Photos-And-Videos-Of-The-Ring-Of-Fire-Solar-Eclipse/

Spotify Has Sent USB Drives To Journalists, Which Is A Big-No No

<p>Spotify has sent a number of USB drives to reporters last week. The USBs had a note with them which said, “play me.” While it is not uncommon for reporters to receive USB drives in the post (...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/Spotify-Has-Sent-USB-Drives-To-Journalists-Which-Is-A-Big-No-No/

Tough Shark Skin vs. Acidified Oceans

<p>Shark skin may be tough, but it is not tough enough to handle the acidified oceans of the future.</p><p>For nine weeks, researchers have exposed three puffadder skysharks to seawater modified...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/Tough-Shark-Skin-vs-Acidified-Oceans/

The Courtroom That Literally Relitigated History

The Court of Historical Review and Appeals was an unofficial court in San Francisco that tried cold cases, often very cold cases that were thought to have been settled decades ago. It was a publicity stunt conco...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/The-Courtroom-That-Literally-Relitigated-History/

Superhero Headquarters

Accessories sized for 11-inch fashion dolls will also work for 12-inch action figures. Redditor adultish- scored a used beachfront mansion made for Barbie dolls for $20 and converted it into a superhero headquarters for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/Superhero-Headquarters/

The Amazing Thing About Michelangelo’s David

<p>An American doctor has spotted something amazing on David, the statue created by Renaissance artist Michelangelo. That something is an anatomical insight made by the artist, which have <a href="h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/The-Amazing-Thing-About-Michelangelo-s-David/

Tactical Ice Scraper

<p>Take your time to properly clear the ice and snow from your tactical vehicle before initiating your morning reconnaissance, or even just taking the kids to school and picking up groceries. That's how you...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/29/Tactical-Ice-Scraper/

The Untold Story of New Year’s Novelty Glasses

You've seen, and probably worn, those New Year's Eve party eyeglass frames that have the number of the coming year on them. They were everywhere in 2000, as we celebrated the new millennium. But you might not know that t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/28/The-Untold-Story-of-New-Years-Novelty-Glasses/

Two Bison Attacks, One Harrowing Date

Kyler Bourgeous has hiked, biked, and run through every trail in Antelope Island State Park in Utah over his life, but 2019 was the most eventful year in his outdoor activities. In June, he ran the Frary Peak Trail and e...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/28/Two-Bison-Attacks-One-Harrowing-Date/

Skywatch: Ambitious Sci-Fi Short

Two young guys hack into a drone delivery service by changing recipients' orders. What could possibly go wrong? Um, everything. However, like Alive in Joberg or Kenobi, this sequence leaves us wanting m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/28/Skywatch-Ambitious-Sci-Fi-Short/

Elite Fashion: A Card of Earrings Worn as an Earring

<p>No, you're doing it wrong. Don't take the earrings off the card. <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7827821/Shoppers-baffled-bizarre-Maison-Margiela-earring-designed-look-like-ta...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/28/Elite-Fashion-A-Card-of-Earrings-Worn-as-an-Earring/

The Insane Life of the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

Thomas H. "Boston" Corbett went down in the history books as the man who avenged President Abraham Lincoln by shooting and killing his assassin, John Wilkes Booth. However, Corbett led quite an eventful life, mainly beca...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/12/28/The-Insane-Life-of-the-Man-Who-Killed-John-Wilkes-Booth/








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