Archive for February 2nd, 2019

Seven "Black Mirror" Episodes that Feel Terrifyingly Possible

These are not the best episodes of "Black Mirror," the Netflix show that looks at how up-and-coming technology may affect our lives. But they are [seven of the most eerily possible;](https://www.syfy.co...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Seven-Black-Mirror-Episodes-that-Feel-Terrifyingly-Possible/

Ghost Tower - Sathorn Unique Tower, Bangkok

The Sathorn Unique, a luxury residential skyscraper, was aimed to be a glamourous addition to Bangkok's ever growing skyline. However, the building work came to an abrupt halt in 1998 and has been abandoned and i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Ghost-Tower-Sathorn-Unique-Tower-Bangkok/

Sudden Deaths During Sleep Explained

In my country, there have been many cases of people dying suddenly as they were sleeping. It is locally called "bangungot" which is something like a mix of a night terror and sleep paralysis leading to death.The thing ab...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Sudden-Deaths-During-Sleep-Explained/

The Snow Monsters of Japan

Do you want to build a snowman? Or so sings the little girl. But up north on a mountain in Japan, nature takes its course and builds snowmen on its own. Well, the Japanese call them ["juhyo" or snow mon...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/The-Snow-Monsters-of-Japan-2/

Why Can’t We Have Decent Toilet Stalls?

Many places in Europe have public restrooms in which the stalls are complete rooms unto themselves, offering enough privacy that they don't even need to be separated by sex. In contrast, restroom stalls in the US are des...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Why-Cant-We-Have-Decent-Toilet-Stalls/

Run, Buddy, Run (1966)

Back to the graveyard of 1960's TV shows that lasted just one season.... _Run, Buddy, Run_ is a prime example of these short-lived series, and although the title sounds very political in this pre-election year,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Run-Buddy-Run-1966/

The Case for Vitamin-Enriched Alcohol

On the surface, vitamin-enriched alcohol sounds like a crazy marketing stunt, but that's not the case here at all. A deficiency of vitamin B1, or thiamine, can cause Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS), a form of beriberi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/The-Case-for-Vitamin-Enriched-Alcohol/

Indomation

Inspired by the Jurassic Park movies, Mason Drumm made a stop-motion animated short film in which a dinosaur invades a guy's house. When I say "guy," I mean an articulated artist's mannequin. The attention to de...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Indomation/

The Sound A Caracal Makes

The caracal is a wild cat native to Africa that is described as "medium-sized." It's certainly not a "big cat," as in lion and tiger, but they weigh 18-40 pounds, so you don't want one stalking you in the dark. Remember,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/The-Sound-A-Caracal-Makes/

Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt Object Possibly Missing Link of Planet Formation

How the planets formed in our solar system is still being examined by scientists today. We are looking for evidences and remnants from the big bang to figure out how the whole process actually happened. Recently,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Edgeworth-Kuiper-Belt-Object-Possibly-Missing-Link-of-Planet-Formation/

Gregory Yount's Quest for Uranium

In the 1950s, uranium became a hot commodity much like gold was during the Gold Rush era. It didn't last long though as the costs began to outweigh the benefits of mining uranium. With the decline of uranium prod...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Gregory-Yount-s-Quest-for-Uranium/

The History of Earth's Magnetic Field

The Earth's magnetic field is one of the important factors that maintains the delicate balance we have. In Earth's history, [its magnetic field went through a weakened state before solidifying.](https://arstechni...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/The-History-of-Earth-s-Magnetic-Field/

Baby Born ... From the Dead?

The world we live in advances tremendously every day. When we think of transplants the images of kidneys, livers or even hearts are generally the first to come to mind. However, what about uteruses? Doctors at B...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Baby-Born-From-the-Dead/

Too Lazy to Exercise? Take a Hot Bath Instead

We all know that exercise is a good way to fight fat, but what if you actually don't need to be hot and sweaty to burn calories? Turns out, being hot (by soaking in a hot bath) is all you need to do to reap bene...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Too-Lazy-to-Exercise-Take-a-Hot-Bath-Instead/

Evil Packaging Designs

(Image credit: 3cuas)This collection of tea came in four jars. We don't know how big the jars are, but judging from the view from above, they are apparently more than was needed for the amount of tea contained within.(Im...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/02/Evil-Packaging-Designs/




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