Archive for February 19th, 2019

Go Kart on an Ice-Covered River

Take a video thrill ride as a guy with a helmet cam books it down a river of ice! He never would have gotten started if it weren't topped with snow, but we eventually see crystal clear ice. Every inch of this course is s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/Go-Kart-on-an-Ice-Covered-River/

The Last Remaining Countries Not Officially Using the Metric System

The rest of the world wonders why the United States still uses their old system of measurement which has a more complicated scale than using the metric system, employing a more standard and uniform scale of measu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/The-Last-Remaining-Countries-Not-Officially-Using-the-Metric-System/

Carcinogenic Comics: Doral Cigarette Ads For Kids

I'm so old that I remember when _doctors_ used to endorse cigarettes. I recall the "Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should" and "Whaddaya Want - Good Grammar or Good Taste" slogans from t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/Carcinogenic-Comics-Doral-Cigarette-Ads-For-Kids/

How the Earth's Magnetosphere Rebounded from a Weakened State

Geophysicists have been paying particular attention to the Earth's magnetic field history, pointing out that there was a point when it had become very weak causing massive implications to all life-forms inhabitin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/How-the-Earth-s-Magnetosphere-Rebounded-from-a-Weakened-State/

Goth Penguin

While the other emperor penguins wear the required tuxedo, this penguin dresses in all black. Like the black leopard in Kenya, this is a rare mutation called melanism. It's even more rare that a penguin with such colorin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/Goth-Penguin/

Elephants are Evolving to Lose Their Tusks

If you want to see a case of evolution in response to changing conditions, consider the rising rate of tuskless elephants. In a natural setting, between two and four percent of female elephants never develop tusks. But i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/Elephants-are-Evolving-to-Lose-Their-Tusks/

Florida Inmates Use Their Skillset to Rescue Baby

A Florida father accidentally locked his one year old daughter in his vehicle in Pasco County. The father realized his mistake after strapping his daughter into her car seat and tossing the keys onto the front se...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/Florida-Inmates-Use-Their-Skillset-to-Rescue-Baby/

What's at the Edge of the Universe?

We were once taught that the universe meant everything there is. Then we learned that the universe is expanding. Expanding into what? If there's room for it to expand, what's in that room now? Gizmodo asked various scien...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/Whats-at-the-Edge-of-the-Universe/

Cat Observes Commuters

This cat watching travelers scan their train passes could be an undercover security officer! Dan Kashani recorded a stray calico cat dutifully manning her post at the entrance of a train station in Tel Aviv. Maybe she wa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/Cat-Observes-Commuters/

Great White Sharks May be to Blame for Megalodon's Extinction

Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived. And despite what you've seen during Shark Week, it lived up until a few million years ago, and is no more. During its heyday, a nearly 60-foot-long Megalodon could swallow...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/Great-White-Sharks-May-be-to-Blame-for-Megalodons-Extinction/

An Honest Trailer for the 2019 Oscars

Screen Junkies gives us a preview of the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony by giving a short Honest Trailer treatment to all eight nominees for Best Picture, followed by a look at some movies that should have been nominat...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/19/An-Honest-Trailer-for-the-2019-Oscars/

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