Archive for February 20th, 2019

The Return of Risky Playgrounds

Over time, public playgrounds have become safer: metal apparatuses were replaced by wood and then plastic, concrete or gravel was replaced by grass and then recycled rubber pellets, and anything that could conceivably pr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/The-Return-of-Risky-Playgrounds/

New Record Set in Ultramarathon

This is incredible. https://t.co/ss1OexCgpm— Lynda E. Rucker (@lyndaerucker) February 20, 2019 The Spine is an ultramarathon, a 268-mile footrace up the backbone of England to Scotland. In January. This year,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/New-Record-Set-in-Ultramarathon/

The Last Neanderthal Footprint?

Neanderthals roamed around the Earth up until 40,000 years ago, or so evidence points. A recent discovery of supposed Neanderthal footprints in Gibraltar suggests that they might have lived a little while longer,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/The-Last-Neanderthal-Footprint/

America on the Racial Front, Almost A Hundred Years Later

[In this editorial piece by Jerome Viala-Gaudefroy](https://theconversation.com/divided-we-stand-looking-back-to-the-1920s-to-understand-the-united-states-today-108028) on The Conversation, he tries to tackle the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/America-on-the-Racial-Front-Almost-A-Hundred-Years-Later/

What Does Cat Poop Have To Do With Mental Illness?

Can cats who have been infected with the brain parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, really cause harm to people's mental health? Theoretically, researchers say, there have been studies that suggest the strong correlation...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/What-Does-Cat-Poop-Have-To-Do-With-Mental-Illness/

Why Archaeologists Destroyed Tikal, But Never Put It Back Together

Mayan temples are a rich landscape for artifacts, history, and culture. Being able to study it and understand how the Mayan people constructed their temples might take a lot of time, effort, and money to accompli...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/Why-Archaeologists-Destroyed-Tikal-But-Never-Put-It-Back-Together/

Explaining the Born Rule of Quantum Physics

Not all scientific principles and theories that form the basis of certain concepts have a technical explanation to how they work. Sometimes, when they were conceived, they might not even have a structured formula...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/Explaining-the-Born-Rule-of-Quantum-Physics/

BOGO-nomics: 'Buy One, Get One Free'

Everyone wants free stuff. It doesn't matter what the consequences of getting that would be, if it's "free" we'll kick, scratch, or even kill for that gratuitous item. But the thing is, the psychology b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/BOGO-nomics-Buy-One-Get-One-Free/

A 50-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Washed Ashore

The waves of the sea ebb and flow, bringing with it a swath of things from sea creatures to memories from yesteryear. In this occasion, as Candy and Jim Duke were out on their treasure hunt at a beach in Texas, t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/A-50-Year-Old-Message-in-a-Bottle-Washed-Ashore/

When A Herbal Supplement Proved Fatal

Matthew Dana was a healthy, 27-year-old local police officer from Tupper Lake. He died on August 6, 2017 at home. Initially, nobody knew what had happened to him and it came as a shock that his life would end so...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/When-A-Herbal-Supplement-Proved-Fatal/

British FIRST TIME Trying Texas BBQ

What could possibly go wrong? As a Texan who has been to many of the top BBQ joints in the Great State, let me say at once that while BBQ may not be considered _haute cuisine_, it is mighty fine eatin' on its ow...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/British-FIRST-TIME-Trying-Texas-BBQ/

Meet Randy Santel!

Another of my guilty pleasures is watching Randy Santel's eating videos. Santel is a Professional Eater and Bodybuilder, and having watched him eat hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of calories, many of them...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/Meet-Randy-Santel/

Financial Windfalls: 15 Stories of the Money That Changed Everything

Suddenly coming into money is a dream come true for folks who struggle financially. It happens in a variety of ways: inheriting, an insurance payout, a lawsuit settled, a gift, a sudden business success, or winning an aw...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/Financial-Windfalls-15-Stories-of-the-Money-That-Changed-Everything/

Kitbull

A scrappy stray kitten makes his home in a discarded box from the trash. Then one day a pit bull moves into the yard. The kitten tries to put on a brave face, but he's terrified inside, so he must keep his distance as he...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/Kitbull/

Shiny Crumbs and Wet Salads

Hello my name is Paul, I have a PhD in physics and thanks to a random brain freeze forgot the word for photon so had to call it a “shiny crumb” in front of my colleagues— Paul Coxon (@paulcoxon) Febru...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/20/Shiny-Crumbs-and-Wet-Salads/

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