Archive for February 22nd, 2019

The Cringy Lovey-Dovey Language of Couples

If you have ever been in love or have seen two people head over heels in love with each other, then you might have heard such awkward baby talk, pet names, and sweet nothings exchanged between two lovers. It's cr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/The-Cringy-Lovey-Dovey-Language-of-Couples/

What's Inside the Great Blue Hole?

It looks pretty and mysterious, a natural wonder on its own, perhaps the only one of its kind. The Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize is exactly what the name says, it's a circular sinkhole with a deep blue...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/What-s-Inside-the-Great-Blue-Hole/

The Brain Takes 15 Seconds To Process This Optical Illusion

Optical illusions can take your brain for a whirl and this common one called the Pinna-Brelstaff illusion could literally make your brain spin. You can try it out by moving closer toward the circles and then quic...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/The-Brain-Takes-15-Seconds-To-Process-This-Optical-Illusion/

The Side Effects on Drug Company Ads

When drug companies launch ads about the prescription medicines they sell, we often get a big dose of the benefits that they give without being given what the potential risks or side effects could be. However, wh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/The-Side-Effects-on-Drug-Company-Ads/

George Orwell’s 1944 Letter Revealing Why He Wrote 1984

"_It wouldn't have been so gloomy if I hadn't been so ill_" - George Orwell The novel _1984_ was completed in 1948; Orwell simply reversed the last two digits to get the title. It is a famous work of l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/George-Orwell-s-1944-Letter-Revealing-Why-He-Wrote-1984/

Why Fruit Flies Don't Need Sleep

For humans, it is recommended to have at least eight hours of sleep each day. There are various proponents for sleep and its importance in our daily lives leading to increased productivity, better cognitive funct...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/Why-Fruit-Flies-Don-t-Need-Sleep/

The Mauritania Railway: From Zouerat to Nouadhibou

Serving as the source of half the nation's economy, [the Mauritania Railway](https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/02/mauritanias-iron-ore-train.html) stretches 700 kilometers long, connecting the mining town of Zou...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/The-Mauritania-Railway-From-Zouerat-to-Nouadhibou/

The Ongoing Debate About Martian 'Blueberries'

Fifteen years ago, Opportunity rover started exploring the surface of the Red Planet, originally as a 90-day mission in order to find out what Mars holds. One of the first things it discovered during the first tw...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/The-Ongoing-Debate-About-Martian-Blueberries/

Great Glass Coffin Scam: When Hucksters Sold the Fantasy of Death Without Decay

The picture above is of a glass casket, believe it or not. It's hard to tell with the leather on the outside and fabric on the inside, but the purpose of a glass coffin wasn't its transparency, in case you were expecting...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/Great-Glass-Coffin-Scam-When-Hucksters-Sold-the-Fantasy-of-Death-Without-Decay/

Anyone old enough to remember the Vintage Vegas?

Las Vegas had stayed under continuous construction and demolition for the past fifty years, resulting in it's existence as a modern wonder in itself. Have a look at some incredibly garish and maybe glamorous vis...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/Anyone-old-enough-to-remember-the-Vintage-Vegas/

Dog Rescued from Icy River Not What It Seemed

A group of men working on the Sindi dam on the Parnu River in Estonia spotted a dog in distress in the icy river. It was obviously cold and unable to negotiate the clumps of ice surrounding it. So the men did what any an...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/Dog-Rescued-from-Icy-River-Not-What-It-Seemed/

All the Presidents’ Meals

The White House's state dinners are a formal tradition for greeting world leaders on official state visits to the United States. While the feasts are bound by tradition and etiquette, the foods that are served vary great...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/All-the-Presidents-Meals/

When the Highest Paid Hollywood Director Was a Woman

You might never have heard the name of prolific film director Lois Weber. She got in on the ground floor of cinema before the studio system and investors solidified the ground rules, and therefore made her own rules. Web...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/When-the-Highest-Paid-Hollywood-Director-Was-a-Woman/

Chicken and Waffles Pizza and Ice Cream Tacos

Thrillist introduces us to two new Frankenfoods this week. The first is Honey Chicken and Waffles Pizza, the winner of a poll at Papa John's Pizza. This recipe beat three other concept pizzas the chain proposed as a new...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/Chicken-and-Waffles-Pizza-and-Ice-Cream-Tacos/

The Return of MAD Magazine and Its All New Gang of Idiots

I used to read MAD Magazine, beginning in 1961 and ending in 1976. By that time I was working a real job, bought a house, and had no time for such things, although even today I can fondly recall the names - Gaine...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/22/The-Return-of-MAD-Magazine-and-Its-All-New-Gang-of-Idiots/




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