Archive for April 10th, 2019

The Subversive, Surprising History of Curry Powder

The use of curry powder in cooking, and even the very existence of curry powder, is a direct result of the vast British Empire. British overlords enjoyed the cuisine of India, and wanted to take some of that back home wi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/The-Subversive-Surprising-History-of-Curry-Powder/

Tales From the Crypt (1972)

<p>Neatorama readers are probably familiar with the gory 90's HBO series <em>Tales From the Crypt</em>. This series was based on the famous EC horror comics of the 1950's, although it also used...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Tales-From-the-Crypt-1972/

22 Dogs Who Found Interesting Places to Fall Asleep

Cats are legendary for finding interesting places to sleep, and interesting positions in which to slumber. Dogs have this talent, too.  These pictures give new meaning to the old phrase "Let sleeping dogs lie." Let...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/22-Dogs-Who-Found-Interesting-Places-to-Fall-Asleep/

A Twisted Game of Love with Disney’s “Twisted Wonderland”

A popular fascination with Disney villains has taken an even more remarkable step its development. Disney has created a dating simulator where young girls receive the opportunity to “date” Disney style villai...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/A-Twisted-Game-of-Love-with-Disney-s-Twisted-Wonderland/

Tiny Sweat Bees Found Living in Woman's Eye...Shudder

Doctors treating Ms. He, a Taiwanese woman, for a swollen eye were shocked to find four tiny sweat bees living under her left eyelid."I saw something that looked like insect legs, so I pulled them out under a microsc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Tiny-Sweat-Bees-Found-Living-in-Woman-s-Eye-Shudder/

Tiny Dictator: An 8-bit video game for the Resistance!

<p>I'm a game designer and I've spent the last few months working on a Mario-style video game called "TINY DICTATOR" in which you get to play as a teensy weensy wanna-be dictator (you can guess wh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Tiny-Dictator-An-8-bit-video-game-for-the-Resistance/

China Now Wants To Ban Bitcoin Mining

China has remained the epicentre of global cryptocurrency mining but yet the bitcoin miners have long embodied a contradiction, as cryptocurrency trading is illegal in China. Offerings, used to fund new bl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/China-Now-Wants-To-Ban-Bitcoin-Mining/

Saucy Step-Up from Heinz

“Can I have a side of ranch?” This is something heard at every pizza counter around the country. Our countries wildly popular sauces are about to evolve in a more incredible way.Heinz is releasing its most wi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Saucy-Step-Up-from-Heinz/

The Best and Worst US Airlines, Based on Delays and Complaints

The annual Airline Quality Ratings Report from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is out, ranking nine US airlines based on data from 2018. It also compares each airline's performance in 2018 with previous years.In the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/The-Best-and-Worst-US-Airlines-Based-on-Delays-and-Complaints/

“Ticky-Tacky” Suburbs and Their Secret History

Malvina Reynolds wrote “Little Boxes” in the early 1960s. The song was inspired by Reynolds driving past “rows of lookalike pastel-hued houses in a new suburban housing tract in the Bay Area.” Wha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Ticky-Tacky-Suburbs-and-Their-Secret-History/

FlowingData Compares Relationships in the 1970s and the 2010s

People in the 1970s get married quickly. Some even get married immediately only a few months after they first met. By the 2010s, people decide to live together for a while before deciding to get married. FlowingData comp...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/FlowingData-Compares-Relationships-in-the-1970s-and-the-2010s/

Like Mother Pilot, Like Daughter Pilot

Delta airlines took flight with a team of pilots who were mother and daughter. The viral photo was taken by the Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Worldwide who just happened to be on the flight that day. The mother-daughter pai...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Like-Mother-Pilot-Like-Daughter-Pilot/

A Small Truck Transforms Into a Home

Brice and Irina Bader live on the road. They remodeled their Land Rover Defender and transformed the truck into their home on wheels. All the inside space that would be open for human use is squeezed shut while traveling...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/A-Small-Truck-Transforms-Into-a-Home/

New Police Tactics Involve Calling Mom

While many are accustomed to seeing the freeway signs often warning about driving intoxicated or under the influence, they haven’t seen what the Haymarket, VA police have in store. Lit up on the marquee read &ldquo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/New-Police-Tactics-Involve-Calling-Mom/

Pollen Haze Hover Over Durham in These Breathtaking Images

This will literally take your breath away, specially if you are allergic to pollen.Jeremy Gilchrist writes on his Facebook post:No tricks here. Yes you are looking at a green haze made up of tree pollen from the pines of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Pollen-Haze-Hover-Over-Durham-in-These-Breathtaking-Images/

Banning Plastic Bags Turns Out To Be Worse For the Environment

The use of plastic bags has become a standard in U.S grocery stores some 40 years ago. But we also are aware that these very same plastic bags cause unwanted problems such as clogging sewers, killing wildlife, and litter...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Banning-Plastic-Bags-Turns-Out-To-Be-Worse-For-the-Environment/

An Observatory in Germany Gets Repainted and Turns into a Gigantic R2-D2

Star Wars fan Hubert Zitt, a professor at Zweibrücken University of Applied Sciences, along with a small team, transformed the Zweibrück Observatory of the Natural Science Association into an enormous R2-D2.Fro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/An-Observatory-in-Germany-Gets-Repainted-and-Turns-into-a-Gigantic-R2-D2/

The Worst Star Wars Concept Toys

Someone tell me this isn't a real #StarWars toy. PLEASE. #LegoOfMyHand #WorstToyEVER pic.twitter.com/oVI59qsHxh— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 7, 2019 Mark Hammill was aghast at seeing a LEGO box supposedly...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/The-Worst-Star-Wars-Concept-Toys/

Who First Came Up with the Idea of Black Holes Anyways?

After a week of teasing, astronomers have finally released the first image of a black hole, as taken by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of 8 radio telescopes around the worldThe black hole, which weighs 6.5-...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Who-First-Came-Up-with-the-Idea-of-Black-Holes-Anyways/

Introversion, Neuroticism From An Evolutionary Perspective

<p>Among the Big Five Personality Traits, certain traits like extraversion and emotional stability are generally viewed as positive and so people tend to prefer these trait dimensions as opposed to their counterpar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Introversion-Neuroticism-From-An-Evolutionary-Perspective/

The Argument For Transportation By Rail

<p>In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the efficiency of transport, railway proponents suggest that the government invest more on <a href="https://www.inverse.com/article/547...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/The-Argument-For-Transportation-By-Rail/

Barsik The Cat Needs A Home

<p>The New York City Animal Care Centers has recently posted a picture of a new cat who's up for adoption. His name is <a href="https://www.vice.com/en_asia/article/mb8qqx/41-pound-cat-up-for-adopti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Barsik-The-Cat-Needs-A-Home/

Terrible Tuesday – April 10, 1979

<p>Neatorama readers may recall the <a href="https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/20/The-Forgotten-Storm/" target="_blank">2017 feature article concerning the Tri-State Tornado</a&...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Terrible-Tuesday-April-10-1979/

Concerned Netizen Shares Her DIY Pepper Spray

Sexual harassment cases have been growing in number in the Philippines over the past years. Being aware of this, a concerned netizen named Marry Ferjel Babasa shared her DIY pepper spray hack on Facebook. Get a spray bot...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Concerned-Netizen-Shares-Her-DIY-Pepper-Spray/

A Collection of UFO Clouds

<p>Lenticular clouds also called UFO clouds because well, they look like UFOs. It's quite an uncommon phenomenon. </p><p>Most of the time they form above mountainous areas when moist air condens...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/A-Collection-of-UFO-Clouds/

Baranek Wielkanocny: The Easter Butter Lamb

The Easter butter lamb, or Baranek wielkanocny, is a tradition among Polish, Russian, and Slovenian Catholics. It's a butter sculpture in the shape of a lamb, placed on the table during the Easter feast.Today, the tradi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Baranek-Wielkanocny-The-Easter-Butter-Lamb/

Piano Stairs

When confronted with the choice of stairs or an escalator, most people choose the escalator. But what happens if you make the stairs fun? Sylvia Park Mall in Aukland covered a staircase with electronic piano keys to give...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/Piano-Stairs/

New Smithsonian Exhibition Reveals Deeper Story Behind The Suffrage Movement

<p>Oftentimes, what's written in textbooks don't capture the whole story of a certain historical event. That is the case with the suffrage movement which had its start during the 1830s stretching way back w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/10/New-Smithsonian-Exhibition-Reveals-Deeper-Story-Behind-The-Suffrage-Movement/




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