Archive for March 2nd, 2019

1930 - Construction Of The Empire State Building in Pictures

3,400 workers started the construction of New York's Empire State Building in March 1930. These photos reflect the dangerous nature of the construction of, what was then, the world's tallest building. [Source](ht...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/1930-Construction-Of-The-Empire-State-Building-in-Pictures/

New Mutter Museum Exhibit Grants Final Wish for Woman Who Turned to Bone

Join us in welcoming Carol Orzel to the Museum! Carol lived with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (#FOP), a rare genetic condition that slowly immobilized her body, but not her spirit. To learn more about FOP: h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/New-Mutter-Museum-Exhibit-Grants-Final-Wish-for-Woman-Who-Turned-to-Bone/

Feynman's Letter to His Departed Wife

Richard Feynman was a well-loved and respected scientist who could be considered like a scientist for the laypeople, one who was able to make complex concepts that seemed so distant into something within reach for ordina...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/Feynman-s-Letter-to-His-Departed-Wife/

NASA Wants to Place a Space Station in a Weird Orbit

In light of the commercial space race, NASA has been making plans to build a space station that would become the gateway for people going to the moon. But they want to place it in a weird orbit. They call it [the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/NASA-Wants-to-Place-a-Space-Station-in-a-Weird-Orbit/

These Gym Clothes Are Made Of Human Sweat

Fashion designer and materials researcher Alice Potts turns human sweat crystals into a material to use in her unusual fashion accessories. Currently, she collects sweat from athletes, crystallising the fluid to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/These-Gym-Clothes-Are-Made-Of-Human-Sweat/

Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Is Finally Here

Unveiled by CEO Satya Nadella, the headset is lighter than its predecessor – made from carbon-fibre materials and a re-balanced centre of gravity. It's more comfortable too, with an easier to adjust fit! &...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/Microsoft-s-HoloLens-2-Is-Finally-Here/

Elon Musk Is In Twitter Trouble Yet Again!

And this time, it can cost him his job at Tesla. Apparently, [Musk has to have all his tweets pre-approved before posting.](https://www.recode.net/2019/2/25/18240590/elon-musk-twitter-sec-tweets)>But last Tuesday, Mus...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/Elon-Musk-Is-In-Twitter-Trouble-Yet-Again/

A 'Burnt Toast' Scale Has Been Created And It's Causing Outrage

A [viral post on Twitter](https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6759875/The-burnt-toast-scale-goes-viral-online-like-yours.html) by user Imzy1991, from London, showed a 1-9 scale of toasted bread. Number one...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/A-Burnt-Toast-Scale-Has-Been-Created-And-It-s-Causing-Outrage/

Chinese Woman Spends $2000 On Plastic Surgery For Her Cat!

A pet owner has been accused of "animal abuse" across the internet for taking her cat to get plastic surgery on its face. The woman from China, took her cat in to have an operation on its eyes after cla...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/Chinese-Woman-Spends-2000-On-Plastic-Surgery-For-Her-Cat/

Tex Suffers Devastating Loss

Tex is a longhorn that lives at Ima Survivor Donkey and Farm Animal Sanctuary. He really enjoyed playing with his big inflatable ball, until it met a barbed wire fence and utter destruction set in. Poor Tex! The post at...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/Tex-Suffers-Devastating-Loss/

Tour the Big Mo!

The USS Missouri is one of the last surviving US battleships. Not present at the attack on Pearl Harbor, she saw battle across the Pacific and around the world. Today you can tour the 'Big Mo', as seen in [this s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/Tour-the-Big-Mo/

Acoustic Kitty: The CIA's Spy Cat

During the Cold War, the CIA had an awesome idea: since cats could wander around even the most secure areas with impunity, why not wire them up for surveillance? The project named Acoustic Kitty began in earnest in 1961....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/Acoustic-Kitty-The-CIAs-Spy-Cat/

Beatles Bloopers

Recording tape ran continuously during the Beatles' recording sessions, in order to capture the best take. The archives therefore include all the mistakes, asides, and nonsense waiting to be enjoyed fifty years later. A...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/Beatles-Bloopers/

Vegetables Don’t Exist

Every once in a while, we all witness a dinner table argument over whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable, and you just have to roll your eyes. It's true that an 1893 legal cases established that a tomato is a fruit,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/Vegetables-Dont-Exist/

How a Missing Oxford Comma Cost a Portland Dairy Over $5,000,000 in Overtime

Items in a series should always be separated by a comma, including the final items that have a conjunction between them. Otherwise, your meaning might not be clear. The Oxford comma became very important in a Maine labor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/How-a-Missing-Oxford-Comma-Cost-a-Portland-Dairy-Over-5000000-in-Overtime/

13 Ghosts (1960)

One of the favorite films of my childhood, _13 Ghosts_is another of producer William Castle's horror films of the late 50's and early 60's, following the success of his _House on Haunted Hill_ and _The Tingler_....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/13-Ghosts-1960/

The History of the Lab Rat Is Full of Scientific Triumphs and Ethical Quandaries

Rats and mice are considered vermin when they live in their natural habitats and compete with humans for resources. Our urge to kill them gave us domesticated cats, and we are grateful for that. However, those vermin als...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/02/The-History-of-the-Lab-Rat-Is-Full-of-Scientific-Triumphs-and-Ethical-Quandaries/




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