Archive for February 27th, 2019

Before There Was Willy Gilligan, There Was

In 1959 there premiered a TV series that was definitely ahead of its time and what's more, it lasted for four seasons. The unprepossessing title of this new series was _The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis_. Starring...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/Before-There-Was-Willy-Gilligan-There-Was/

Semi-Identical Twins

In 2014, doctors caring for a pregnant women in Australia noticed that the twins she was carrying shared a single placenta, which indicates identical twins- twins formed when a fertilized egg splits in two. But tests als...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/Semi-Identical-Twins/

German Man’s Blood Was So Fatty It Turned White!

A German man at the University Hospital of Cologne had blood that contained so much fat that it turned into a milky, white substance and clogged the machine used to treat him! >It was a clear sign of hypervi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/German-Man-s-Blood-Was-So-Fatty-It-Turned-White/

How The Colour Orange Got Its Name And Its History

In some cultures, the colour orange is considered a sacred hue, while in others it is a symbol of royalty. Traditionally, if saffron wasn't available, turmeric powder was used as a dye for Buddhist priests for th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/How-The-Colour-Orange-Got-Its-Name-And-Its-History/

400,000 LEGO Used to Create Full-Size Volkswagen Camper

It took two LEGO certified masters a whole six weeks to create a [full size, realistic replica of the Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi.](https://mymodernmet.com/full-size-lego-volkswagen-camper/) The replica can support t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/400-000-LEGO-Used-to-Create-Full-Size-Volkswagen-Camper/

An Honest Trailer for A Star Is Born

This Honest Trailer for A Star Is Born maintains that the movie is ripoff of other movies even besides the three versions that came before. You'd expect that, but what makes this Honest Trailer different are the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/An-Honest-Trailer-for-A-Star-Is-Born/

The American Teen Who Fell in Love With a Crown Prince of a Tiny Kingdom

You know that American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Ranier of Monaco, and of course, Meghan Markle recently married Prince Harry of Britain. But you might not know about New York socialite Hope Cooke, who fell for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/The-American-Teen-Who-Fell-in-Love-With-a-Crown-Prince-of-a-Tiny-Kingdom/

Dave Grohl Tells the Greatest Story Ever

A metal concert, a road trip, a lost wallet, a strip club, and a span of many years... it's all in an anecdote that Dave Grohl tells Jane Kennedy as she attempted to interview him and bandmate Taylor Hawkins. Maybe the g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/Dave-Grohl-Tells-the-Greatest-Story-Ever/

The Soviet Cosmonaut Who Became Russian

Sergei Krikalev was launched into space during a time when the Soviet Union was seeing cracks in their political and economic system. But up and away he went, sent to do repairs on Mir, the Soviet space station....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/The-Soviet-Cosmonaut-Who-Became-Russian/

The Glass Coffin of Eternal Preservation

When glass caskets came out to the market, it didn't necessarily have anything new aside from the lid being made of glass. But the marketers of that time wanted to take the opportunity of highlighting certain des...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/The-Glass-Coffin-of-Eternal-Preservation/

Observing a Single-Celled Algae Evolve into a Multicellular Organism

In a recent experiment, scientists have observed how a single-celled algae evolved and developed multicellular structures in response to predators. This study aims to test the hypothesis that evolution of simple...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/Observing-a-Single-Celled-Algae-Evolve-into-a-Multicellular-Organism/

Nope...They Didn't Quite Get It!

There are many oblivious people - That idiot who cut into your lane, that person with something in their front teeth, and that crush we've all had on someone who is too blind to the hints... Those are the people that did...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/Nope-They-Didn-t-Quite-Get-It/

Scientists Are Pretty Sure We Brought About Climate Change

Despite contrary opinion, it's pretty obvious that humans are the ones who caused climate change and all the environmental destruction that has happened on Earth. Scientists are not making it up because [there is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/Scientists-Are-Pretty-Sure-We-Brought-About-Climate-Change/

About The Ancient Chinese Practice of Foot-Binding

Beauty standards and practices change over time and across different cultures around the world. One of the ancient Chinese practices that defined what beauty entailed for women was foot binding. This practice res...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/About-The-Ancient-Chinese-Practice-of-Foot-Binding/

Grand Canyon National Park After 100 Years

Since its establishment as a national park in 1919, the Grand Canyon has witnessed many changes throughout the past century. Many people have treaded its paths and hiked its trails. Seasons came and went, and muc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/Grand-Canyon-National-Park-After-100-Years/

The Cichlids of Lake Malawi, An Evolutionary Mystery

Following Darwin's theory of natural selection, we know that species of animals develop certain traits that would enable it to adapt and survive its environment in order to preserve its kind. These special traits...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/The-Cichlids-of-Lake-Malawi-An-Evolutionary-Mystery/

A Love to the Moon and Back

You may have heard people professing their love with the phrase "I love you to the moon and back." That's all well and good, but one woman put that love into action. Acclaimed geologist Eugene Merle Shoemaker is the only...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/A-Love-to-the-Moon-and-Back/

The Trailblazing Black Female Doctor That American History Forgot

In 1860, there were only 300 women physicians in the US, and none of them were black. That was the year that Rebecca Lee Crumpler was accepted into the New England Female Medical College, after working as a nurse for eig...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/02/27/The-Trailblazing-Black-Female-Doctor-That-American-History-Forgot/

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