Archive for March 9th, 2019

Recycled Tropes in Horror Literature

There's no denying there are certain tropes, specific artistic conceptions, in horror genre illustration. Horror themes are frequently swiped and reused from one publication to another, at least in concept if no...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/Recycled-Tropes-in-Horror-Literature/

Backstage at the Muppet Show

In 1979, at the height of their popularity, _The Muppet Show_ was featured in a segment on _60 Minutes_. i recall seeing this when it was first broadcast, and, although one knew intuitively how things must have b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/Backstage-at-the-Muppet-Show/

The Speedy Spider

The fastest mammal in the world is the cheetah but there are creatures like the slingshot spider that can outpace it, with the help of some really amazing threads. Because the spider can launch itself with about...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/The-Speedy-Spider/

30 Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs

If the weather clears up later I might mow the pool.Not all homes in real estate listings are beautiful showrooms. If you look down into your honest price range, you can find some pretty sad fixer-uppers. But a real esta...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/30-Terrible-Real-Estate-Agent-Photographs/

Exchanging Endothermy for Irreparable Heart Tissue Damage

In the evolutionary chain, scientists suggest that early mammals evolved from being cold-blooded to warm-blooded in order to survive but they paid a high cost. This leaves us vulnerable to heart attacks. >&qu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/Exchanging-Endothermy-for-Irreparable-Heart-Tissue-Damage/

A Flaw In Street Design May Be Costing Lives

We've worked hard for decades to make vehicles safer for those inside, but pedestrians and cyclists suffer from the design of our roads. The concept in this video from Cheddar really hit home when I taught my kids how to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/A-Flaw-In-Street-Design-May-Be-Costing-Lives/

The Real Cyrano de Bergerac

We know Cyrano de Bergerac as the protagonist of the eponymous play and the movies it spawned, in which he laments the large nose that hides his poetic heart. A great role to be sure, but the fictional character hid the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/The-Real-Cyrano-de-Bergerac/

Why Self-Checkout Is and Has Always Been the Worst

There's a difference in technology developed to improve our lives and technology developed to eliminate jobs. The process of shifting labor from business to the consumer has been going on a long time: fast food restauran...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/Why-Self-Checkout-Is-and-Has-Always-Been-the-Worst/

Lady Fishbourne’s Complete Guide to Better Table Manners

Proper etiquette is essential for pleasant meals. Lady Fishbourne lays out the rules, which are all legit, but the dinner guests who illustrate them are another story.This short animation features four guests of curious...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/Lady-Fishbournes-Complete-Guide-to-Better-Table-Manners/

Nonconformist Sees Himself in Hipster Article

Embed from Getty ImagesLast week, MIT Technology Review published an article called The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same. It was a report on a scientific paper that delved into the sy...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/Nonconformist-Sees-Himself-in-Hipster-Article/

Powerful Female Pharaohs of Egypt

The rulers of Egypt were some of the most powerful and renowned in the ancient world and it takes prid as well in its queens who became symbols of stability and strength. Of course, some of the more famous queens...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/Powerful-Female-Pharaohs-of-Egypt/

Amethyst and Its Rich History

I have never thought much about my birthstone. It's a nice purple hue and that's about it. Until you actually dig a bit deeper like what Dana Hunter did. It turns out amethyst has some pretty interesting stories...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/Amethyst-and-Its-Rich-History/

The String "ji32k7au4a83" Happens To Be Quite A Common Password

When thinking of a strong password, we are often admonished to use a random combination of letters, numbers, and symbols so that it will be harder to crack the code but it just so happens that this particular str...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/The-String-ji32k7au4a83-Happens-To-Be-Quite-A-Common-Password/

Facts You Did Not Know About Your Favourite Brew

And you thought you knew your beer? Maybe not! An infographic that depicts the top 24 facts that you most likely have never known. Be amazed....and cheers! [From](https://visual.ly/community/infographic/food/24-t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/Facts-You-Did-Not-Know-About-Your-Favourite-Brew/

Debunking the Vaccine-Autism Myth

Oftentimes, myths and rumors can come from exaggerated or even distorted views on controversial subjects. In order to paint a bad light, detractors may try to use conjectures and make up connections where there a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/Debunking-the-Vaccine-Autism-Myth/

A Future of Economic Degrowth

Sustainable development was our answer to combat continuous environmental decline in the face of economic growth. But it may seem that even our efforts toward sustainable development are not enough to mitigate th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/03/09/A-Future-of-Economic-Degrowth/




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