Archive for April 18th, 2019

Sailor Rations in the 18th Century

What did sailors eat in the 1700s? It wasn't all hardtack, even though there was plenty of that. The provisions for each man were strictly enforced, because it could be a long time before the ship took on more supplies....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Sailor-Rations-in-the-18th-Century/

The Secret Sauce of James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy! Success

Last week, James Holzhauer set a new record for one-day winnings on the game show Jeopardy! He's now on a streak that may break Ken Jennings all-time money-winning record, and even faster than Jennings. How does...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/The-Secret-Sauce-of-James-Holzhauers-Jeopardy-Success/

Garbage of the Damned

Garbage of the DamnedThe scene opens. It is a quiet evening in a normal and unsuspecting suburban town. Suddenly five masked creatures, with long fingers and sharp claws, emerge from the depth of the sewer. They are hunt...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Garbage-of-the-Damned/

‘Bambi’s Mom’ Offered as Course at Australian Restaurant

<p>Drawing from one of the saddest Disney moments, you’ll surely shed tears when eating “Bambi’s Mom” at this Disney-themed restaurant named Nel. The restaurant is run by Australian...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Bambi-s-Mom-Offered-as-Course-at-Australian-Restaurant/

Getting Healthy with VR: How This Sedentary Writer Became A VR Evangelist

<p>Any type of work that consists of you sitting on a chair for eight hours straight or more needs to be reconsidered. There are many health risks in living an inactive or sedentary life, something that Sha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Getting-Healthy-with-VR-How-This-Sedentary-Writer-Became-A-VR-Evangelist/

In Thailand: Dog Swims 135 Miles off the Coast

<p>Strong dog here.</p><p>Workers unexpectedly found this dog near where they work — at an oil rig some 135 miles off Thailand’s coast. Upon seeing this canine, the workers immediate...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/In-Thailand-Dog-Swims-135-Miles-off-the-Coast/

When Your Parents Were Cooler Than You Will Ever Be

Kids love their parents, but come to think of them as old and out of touch. Eventually all of us realize that our parents were once young, and have a lifetime of experience that they might never have told us about. Leo_n...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/When-Your-Parents-Were-Cooler-Than-You-Will-Ever-Be/

Little Boy Runs Over Chicken, Brings it to Hospital

<p>What a thoughtful and adorable little fellow.</p><p>Derek C Lalchhanhima, a 6-year old Moziram boy, accidentally ran over his neighbor’s chicken. The worried boy then went home and begg...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Little-Boy-Runs-Over-Chicken-Brings-it-to-Hospital/

Urine Salts Used to Reconstruct Human History

<p>It was considered a crucial point in history when we humans transitioned from hunting and gathering and herding. The intensive production of food brought about technological advances that have enabled li...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Urine-Salts-Used-to-Reconstruct-Human-History/

How Easter Egg Trees Almost Became an American Tradition

Every few years, you may be surprised by the number of Easter egg trees both inside and out. The custom spikes and then fades in America, but its roots go back further than you might know.In 1890s New York, it was even s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/How-Easter-Egg-Trees-Almost-Became-an-American-Tradition/

Explaining 'Senpai' Beyond Its Popular Meme Usage

<p>If you are in any way aware of internet culture, memes, and the anime community, you might have heard of the phrase "notice me senpai" which usually involves a young, teenage girl adoring an ol...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Explaining-Senpai-Beyond-Its-Popular-Meme-Usage/

The First Molecule Found

<p>The one that gave birth to all other things, the first molecule, has been found by astrophysicists. This confirms what they already knew had existed. The molecule is a <a href="https://www.cbc.ca...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/The-First-Molecule-Found/

In Colorado: “Buy Your Own Vote” Method Proposed

<p>A new voting method was proposed in Colorado: quadratic voting. This was the result of some concept work by Microsoft Research economist Glen Weyl. The rules are simple. The number of votes is multiplied...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/In-Colorado-Buy-Your-Own-Vote-Method-Proposed/

Don’t Be Silent When This Woman Asks You If She’s Pretty

<p>What do you think? Is this woman pretty? You might want to think what your answer will be… or you might get assaulted.</p><p>Lizeth Guadalupe Ramirez, a 20-year old woman in Texas, all...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Don-t-Be-Silent-When-This-Woman-Asks-You-If-She-s-Pretty/

Woman Throws Coins at Plane’s Engine For Safe Trip, Gets Arrested

<p>Looks like this woman brought misfortune — instead of good fortune — to the other passengers of Tianjin Airlines.</p><p>A 66-year old woman surnamed Wang got arrested after throwi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Woman-Throws-Coins-at-Plane-s-Engine-For-Safe-Trip-Gets-Arrested/

The Most Popular Internet Memes 2004-2019

Cary Huang of Abacaba made a moving bar graph tracking the popularity of internet memes from 2004 to 2019. As you might expect, it moves dizzyingly fast. The data comes from the site Know Your Meme and from Google Trends...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/The-Most-Popular-Internet-Memes-2004-2019/

Utility Workers in England Stumble Upon Grisly Graves of 26 Iron Age Skeletons

The company Thames Water was working on a pipeline project in Oxfordshire, England, when they discovered the burial spots for 26 people. Archaeologists took over, and declared the find to be quite unusual, showing what m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Utility-Workers-in-England-Stumble-Upon-Grisly-Graves-of-26-Iron-Age-Skeletons/

Bed Sheets That Best Suit You

<p>When I sleep, I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night only to find that I have tossed aside my sheets unconsciously and was lying bare to the cold air and all the other elements of the night. So a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Bed-Sheets-That-Best-Suit-You/

Startups Bird and Lime Sue Scooter Removal Company

<p>There has been <a href="https://jalopnik.com/vigilantes-are-taking-scooters-off-the-streets-of-san-d-1834074137" target="_blank">a recent dispute</a> between the startups...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/18/Startups-Bird-and-Lime-Sue-Scooter-Removal-Company/




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