Archive for February 11th, 2019

Fatty Diet Equals Bigger Brains

A new paper is challenging the idea that eating meat was a critical factor in the evolution of humans. Fats which could be derived from the marrow from skeletal remains of large animals, became an important prece...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Fatty-Diet-Equals-Bigger-Brains/

The Gallaudet Eleven

Going to space is a particularly challenging endeavor. Aspiring astronauts need to go through intensive training and tests before they can suit up and be launched into space. But who exactly can become astronauts...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/The-Gallaudet-Eleven/

Why El Chapo's Downfall Means Nothing

Though it is true that the downfall of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera would be a milestone achievement for the War on Drugs in the US, it also paradoxically has no significance whatsoever. That's becau...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Why-El-Chapo-s-Downfall-Means-Nothing/

Henry VII's Marriage Bed Found in Hotel

Lucky honeymooners who have spent a night in the honeymoon suite of a hotel in Chester in the United Kingdom would be surprised to discover that the bed they had slept on was [the famed Bed of Roses](https://www....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Henry-VII-s-Marriage-Bed-Found-in-Hotel/

The Future of Facebook

At the current rate at which Facebook is going, the average person doesn’t really know where the social media giant will be in the next five years. However, Mark Zuckerberg has given us a bit of an inkling...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/The-Future-of-Facebook/

Valentines Day Hate Mail (Vinegar Valentines) of the Victorian Era

Couples, sweethearts, and people who want to express their love for someone give chocolates, flowers, and all the sweet, merry gifts you can think of on Valentines Day. If you didn't have someone to give somethin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Valentines-Day-Hate-Mail-Vinegar-Valentines-of-the-Victorian-Era/

Public vs. Expert Opinions (on Food)

Public opinion is almost always influenced by certain biases especially when it has something to do with controversial scientific research like genetically modified food. There is a massive gap that separates the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Public-vs-Expert-Opinions-on-Food/

The Myth of Drinking "Beer Before Wine"

Beer before wine and you'll feel fine, wine before beer and you'll feel queer. That makes no sense at all, at least from the point of view of science. Or common sense. No matter how we look at it, when we drink t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/The-Myth-of-Drinking-Beer-Before-Wine/

What Ultima Thule Looks Like After New Data from New Horizons

Originally, Ultima Thule was modeled into the shape of a snowman, two round bodies stuck to one another, with one smaller than the other. But after some new data came in from New Horizons, scientists are changing...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/What-Ultima-Thule-Looks-Like-After-New-Data-from-New-Horizons/

Meet Adam the Woo

One of my guilty pleasures is watching Adam the Woo's escapades on YouTube (he has his own channel). He is an Urban Explorer and YouTube personality _par excellance_ and has produced a number of outstanding video...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Meet-Adam-the-Woo/

Firehouse Told to Get Rid of Cat

San Francisco city officials told the staff of a firehouse that they will have to get rid of their cat, Edna. The SFFD notified Station 49 that Edna must go by today. The firefighters (as well as medics, EMTs, and other...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Firehouse-Told-to-Get-Rid-of-Cat/

19 Things The Matrix Predicted About Life in 2019

It's been twenty years since The Matrix revealed that we are all living in a computer simulation. The film's combination of science fiction, action, and philosophy scored big with moviegoers, and The Matrix*...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/19-Things-The-Matrix-Predicted-About-Life-in-2019/

Secret Service Cat

Major Blueberry has a particular set of skills. He also has such dedication to his mission that he is willing to give his life to protect his assigned protectee. And he's too humble to accept a medal for his bravery. Or...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Secret-Service-Cat/

The Man Who Made Mammoth Cave

Stephen Bishop wasn't the first to explore Mammoth Cave, and he wasn't the first tour guide. But he discovered and mapped many miles of Mammoth Cave, named its features, and guided tourists through the depth for twenty y...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/The-Man-Who-Made-Mammoth-Cave/

James Cameron Discusses Terminator 6

The Terminator came out in 1984, followed by the bigger and better movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991. The franchise was so valuable that three other movies followed -and they were not go...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/James-Cameron-Discusses-Terminator-6/

Paper Mario Bros.

Old-fashioned hand-drawn animation is becoming more and more rare. It's even more special when it's from a guy doodling in his notebook! This sequence was made by ε¦‚ζœˆδΊŒι‡6 Kisaragi Hutae 6. -via Digg...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Paper-Mario-Bros/

Randy Grubb's Magic Bus

This awesome vehicle is the work of automotive artist Randy Grubb. The look of the Magic Bus was inspired by the Jupiter 2's transport tube in the TV show Lost in Space. The bus was publicly unveiled at the 70th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Randy-Grubbs-Magic-Bus/

Explore Paris In The 1890's With This 130 Year-Old Footage!

>Shot between 1896 and 1900, this remarkable compilation takes viewers on a journey back in time. In six minutes, it showcases several sites around the French capital, including still-standing landmarks like N...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/Explore-Paris-In-The-1890-s-With-This-130-Year-Old-Footage/

How To Survive a Thousand-Year Space Journey

Particularly, where would we find sources of food when we are migrating from Earth to an exoplanet, a trip which would essentially take thousands of years to make? We can take inspiration from movies like Passeng...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/How-To-Survive-a-Thousand-Year-Space-Journey/

When Victorian Scientists Went Up in the Air

Furthering the study of meteorology in the Victorian era was a struggle for scientists as the credibility of their proposed method - using a hot air balloon - had been plagued with such stigma that doing so would...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/When-Victorian-Scientists-Went-Up-in-the-Air/

A Book Lovers Paradise!

[Cecil Court](https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cecil-court?fbclid=IwAR2kfwkPWZrR47MRl2fxDVdotmFwt9heFeG6k9eav8HYA9jLqQulYlP0mfs), located in London, England is a pedestrian street with Victorian shop frontages...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/11/A-Book-Lovers-Paradise/




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