Archive for February 10th, 2019

How to Get Your Laundry Done in Ancient Mesopotamia

A cuneiform tablet from the ancient city of Ur has been dated to 1,600 BC or so. Since most people were illiterate then, and inscribing clay tablets was not a simple process, these type of records are often something imp...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/10/How-to-Get-Your-Laundry-Done-in-Ancient-Mesopotamia/

50 Shades of Maple Glen

A man in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, left his five-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house and moved to nearby Philadelphia. He then rented out the home on Airbnb, at a premium price due to its special feature. The home is now for sal...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/10/50-Shades-of-Maple-Glen/

Oh, Just a New York Hippie Castle with Elephants

In 1969, artist Peter J. Wing and his wife Toni began building what they thought of as a barn in upstate New York. They had no plans, and as the structure took shape, it turned into a home and then into a castle. That's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/10/Oh-Just-a-New-York-Hippie-Castle-with-Elephants/

Felix Nadar’s Giant Balloon

Felix Nadar was a French photographer and balloon enthusiast who took the first aerial photograph from a balloon in 1853. Ten years later, he commissioned the construction of the world's largest balloon, and enormous pro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/10/Felix-Nadars-Giant-Balloon/

Machine Made Voices!

A brilliant new invention was introduced to the public in this video from 1939. The Sonovox applied sound effects to one's throat, which the person could then form into words with his/her mouth -no voice needed! The Sono...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/10/Machine-Made-Voices/

Artist Crochets Life-Size Replica Of Woman Walking Her Dog

When we think of sculptures, plaster, cement and clay usually come to mind. Yarn though? Not so much! Artist Liisa Hietanen attempts to redefine art by [crocheting a life sized sculpture of a local woman walking...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/10/Artist-Crochets-Life-Size-Replica-Of-Woman-Walking-Her-Dog/




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