Archive for February 1st, 2019

How Popcorn Saved the Movies

When theaters began showing movies more than 100 years ago, popcorn (and all food) was forbidden. Over time, it became a case of "If you can't beat them, join them." Cheddar explains the big turnaround in movie theater p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/How-Popcorn-Saved-the-Movies/

Portraits of Pop Stars Posing With Their Younger Selves

From [Flashbak](https://flashbak.com/fantastic-portraits-of-pop-stars-posing-with-their-younger-selves-410741/): _These portraits of pop stars posing with their younger selves are brilliant. No sign of Roger Dal...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Portraits-of-Pop-Stars-Posing-With-Their-Younger-Selves/

Psychiatrist Henry Cotton's Obsession of "Curing" Mental Disorders by Removing Teeth

It's a crazy theory but Henry Cotton was intrigued with his mentor, Adolf Meyer's theory that mental illnesses could be caused by bacterial infection. So in Cotton's mind, [the best way then to "cure" t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Psychiatrist-Henry-Cotton-s-Obsession-of-Curing-Mental-Disorders-by-Removing-Teeth/

Living in the World's Coldest Town

We are familiar with the Siberian towns of Yakutsk, Oymayakon, and Norilsk, only because they are very cold and inhospitable. But the town with the coldest recorded temperature on earth is also in Siberia. Verkoyansk has...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Living-in-the-Worlds-Coldest-Town/

Porg, the Glass Kitten

A suburban Chicago resident found a box of abandoned kittens left on the porch. One was injured, so it was taken to an animal hospital. One of the veterinarians there, Elise Hall, took the kitten in after treatment. He h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Porg-the-Glass-Kitten/

How to Determine The World's Largest Dinosaur

School books, publications and even the movie Jurassic Park held to the notion that the Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex) was the largest dinosaur to walk the Earth in its days.Standing tall and mighty above all others, but how...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/How-to-Determine-The-World-s-Largest-Dinosaur/

53rd SUPER BOWL 2019 Tribute Matchstick Chain Reaction Build and Burn

53rd Super Bowl 2019 takes place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia on February 3, 2019. Two best teams of the NFL are fighting for this title - New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. Halftime show al...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/53rd-SUPER-BOWL-2019-Tribute-Matchstick-Chain-Reaction-Build-and-Burn-2/

Animals Get 'Angry' Too

Out of all the emotions we experience, anger gets the worst rep because of the destructive capabilities it has that could push someone to do big damage. But it seems that [all animals exhibit the same brain patte...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Animals-Get-Angry-Too/

Never Before Seen Mold Eating Away at 800 Year Old Portuguese Cathedral

Molds, also called mildew, cause great damage not only to physical structures but if left unattended, they can release toxic spores that could extremely compromise the respiratory and sometimes, nervous system wi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Never-Before-Seen-Mold-Eating-Away-at-800-Year-Old-Portuguese-Cathedral/

Unplugging From Facebook, Positive For Mental Health

I don't think it needs to be said but social media, though it allows us to connect with other people, can cause distress and even depression. So it would be logical to think that once you go offline and stop us...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Unplugging-From-Facebook-Positive-For-Mental-Health/

Day of the Dolphin: How Vintage Florida Kitsch Masked a Grim Reality

Vacation souvenirs are the ultimate in kitsch, and nothing says "Florida vacation" more than knick-knacks featuring dolphins. Collectors who amass vintage Florida dolphin souvenirs know they can evoke fond memories of go...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Day-of-the-Dolphin-How-Vintage-Florida-Kitsch-Masked-a-Grim-Reality/

Looking for ET, Ready To Get Serious

It seems that astronomers think that we should become more focused on [searching for extraterrestrial intelligence.](https://www.sciencenews.org/article/astronomers-say-time-start-taking-search-aliens-seriously?t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Looking-for-ET-Ready-To-Get-Serious/

Microbes That Cheat Death

Bacteria has proven itself to be near indestructible much like cockroaches. But how indestructible are they? Well, [Charles Lipman conducted experiments](https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/inside-...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Microbes-That-Cheat-Death/

Tiny Eye Movements Help Us See Contrast

Being able to distinguish between objects is a very important visual function. It is previously thought that it relies on eye optics and brain processing. A new study suggests that [it actually has to do with tin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/01/Tiny-Eye-Movements-Help-Us-See-Contrast/




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