Archive for April 22nd, 2019

How an Internet Obsession Resurrected a Creepy, Long-Lost Sesame Street Cartoon

This video short called Cracks aired on Sesame Street in the mid-'70s. Jon Armond was six years old and found it traumatizing. But he never saw the short again, and never encountered anyone else who remembered i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/How-an-Internet-Obsession-Resurrected-a-Creepy-Long-Lost-Sesame-Street-Cartoon/

Matt Benedetto and His Unnecessary Inventions

<p>Matt Benedetto has Unnecessary Inventions for you — products that are so creative (but useless) you’d want to have one.</p><p>Sunglasses not too dark for you? Fret no more for thi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Matt-Benedetto-and-His-Unnecessary-Inventions/

Photos Show the Negative Effect of Humans to the Natural Environment

<p>Before humans was nature. Without the natural environment, humans would not have lived and had no chance roaming the Earth. But now, we humans have populated the Earth and we have made technological inno...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Photos-Show-the-Negative-Effect-of-Humans-to-the-Natural-Environment/

Plasma Rain on the Sun’s Surface

Why is the sun’s outer atmosphere hotter than its surface? This phenomenon may be explained by the “plasma rain” found pouring down on the surface. Fancy dancing in the (plasma) rain?Compared to rain on...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Plasma-Rain-on-the-Sun-s-Surface/

The Genetics of Obesity: How A Gene That Regulates Metabolism May Help Develop New Weight Loss Drugs

<p><a href="https://newatlas.com/genetic-variation-obesity-weight-loss-drug/59389/" target="_blank">A single gene and its variants</a> may hold the key in developing a drug t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/The-Genetics-of-Obesity-How-A-Gene-That-Regulates-Metabolism-May-Help-Develop-New-Weight-Loss-Drugs/

Before Jell-O, Colorful Gelatin Desserts Were Haute Cuisine

We've had many posts about the odd gelatin recipes of the mid-20th century, the salads and main dishes made with Jell-O from recipes distributed by the company. They seem quite lowbrow now, an example of of very processe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Before-Jell-O-Colorful-Gelatin-Desserts-Were-Haute-Cuisine/

Miss Deadpan Frozen Face

<p>I'm a big fan of dry humor especially with perfect timing, it's comedic gold. And one would think that it would be quite difficult to pull that off in musicals or even movies without seeming forced or aw...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Miss-Deadpan-Frozen-Face/

The 10 Most Clever And Easiest Dogs To Train

Thinking of getting a dog? Many dogs have high intelligence levels hidden within them. Certain dog breeds have distinguished themselves as being more trainable. Here are the 10 best breeds...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/The-10-Most-Clever-And-Easiest-Dogs-To-Train/

The Super Comet: The Impact

This documentary looks at what could happen were a comet to smash into the Earth, as has happened on occasion in the past. The story is quite grim, but part 2 has some hope.  Just one of many reasons to prepare for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/The-Super-Comet-The-Impact/

The Dyed-Blue Cats of Midtown Manhattan

Margaret Owen was a 22-year-old Manhattan socialite with a wealthy father, so she had access to all that made life good in the 1920s. She loved the color blue, and in fact was so obsessed with blue that her apartment was...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/The-Dyed-Blue-Cats-of-Midtown-Manhattan/

Trail Camera Catches Mouse Secretly Cleaning Man’s Shed Every Night

72-year-old Stephen Mckears was puzzled every morning when he would find hardware he left out on his workbench returned to their box. Using a wildlife trail camera, he discovered that a mouse was spending hours every nig...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Trail-Camera-Catches-Mouse-Secretly-Cleaning-Man-s-Shed-Every-Night/

Some signs are just hilarious...

Something on the lighter side. Most signs around the world sort of co-incide with matching colours, shapes and wording - but then there are the many confusing, weird, bizarre signs, d...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Some-signs-are-just-hilarious/

We Might Be Living Longer Than We Should

<p>Everybody wants to live a long, healthy life and with modern medicine, we are able to do that. Supplements, enhancements, and other medical breakthroughs that fight disease and prolong our lives are push...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/We-Might-Be-Living-Longer-Than-We-Should/

The Sculpture That Looks Like A Real-Life Cartoon

Tom Scott visits Gibbs Farm in New Zealand, which is a huge private sculpture exhibit. The most famous work there is Horizons by Neil Dawson, a giant illusion that looks like a simple drawing. But this short video is mor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/The-Sculpture-That-Looks-Like-A-Real-Life-Cartoon/

When Easter Egg Trees Were A Thing in America

<p>Decorating trees with colorful eggs was once a trend and almost became an American tradition. Brought to the US by German immigrants, it is a symbol of fertility and good luck.</p><p>However,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/When-Easter-Egg-Trees-Were-A-Thing-in-America/

The Fish by PES

The latest stop-motion masterpiece from PES, The Fish, illustrates what is happening to the marine ecosystem by showing plastic garbage turning into a fish. It's an ad for the Protect Paradise project, created f...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/The-Fish-by-PES/

Co-op Gaming Results in Better Office Performance?

<p>It turns out having fun and bonding with your coworkers by playing video games, can increase productivity inside the office, researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) found out <a href="htt...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Co-op-Gaming-Results-in-Better-Office-Performance/

“Notice Me, Sen-Pie!”: McDonald’s Japan Releases Bacon Potato “Pie-sen”

<p>Originating from the word “senpai” (which means “senior” in the Japanese language), the word “paisen” is a slang term for senpai. It is made by switching the two sylla...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Notice-Me-Sen-Pie-McDonald-s-Japan-Releases-Bacon-Potato-Pie-sen/

Behind The Measles Outbreak in New York

<p>Almost two weeks ago, the measles outbreak in New York became a public health emergency which mandates everyone in the city to get vaccinated. But the story stretches far back in 2018, from people visiti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Behind-The-Measles-Outbreak-in-New-York/

Experiencing Musical “Chills”

Have you experienced getting goosebumps from a certain part of the song that you’ve heard? It may be a certain pitch, a certain reverb, or a certain tune that would move you to tears or would make you laugh or woul...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Experiencing-Musical-Chills/

Secrets of Effective Parenting: Disciplining Without Shouting

<p>Parents have a difficult time raising up our children. Oftentimes, they tend to let anger and frustration get the best of them, and then they channel that anger and frustration to their very own kids. Th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Secrets-of-Effective-Parenting-Disciplining-Without-Shouting/

He Let the Dog Watch

The vet told my dad on the phone (??) that his dog had to be put down and he’d come to his house and do it. My dad dug the dog’s grave AND LET THE DOG WATCH. Then the vet came and checked the dog and said...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/He-Let-the-Dog-Watch/

The Photography Pioneer Who Faked His Own Death

In the 1830s, several people incependently figured out how to capture images permanently -which we call photography. Hippolyte Bayard did it in France, but got very little notice. Here's his story, including how he produ...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/The-Photography-Pioneer-Who-Faked-His-Own-Death/

The Ancestor of Modern Motorized Scooter

Given the booming popularity of rideshare electric scooter in many U.S. cities, you'd be forgiven if you think that motorized kick scooter is a relatively new invention. In actuality, they've been around for over a centu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/The-Ancestor-of-Modern-Motor-Scooter/

Hydrogen Cars: How the "Car as Power Plant" Concept Can Help Buffer Energy Consumption and Reduce Emissions

<p>We already have electric cars that run on batteries and thus help reduce the carbon footprint.</p><p>But now a new concept tries to step up the game by not only using hydrogen as a source of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/Hydrogen-Cars-How-the-Car-as-Power-Plant-Concept-Can-Help-Buffer-Energy-Consumption-and-Reduce-Emissions/

A High School in Kentucky Hosts Classes on "Adulting"

<p>I remember years ago, when I was in high school, I would complain to myself, “How would this subject help me in my life? I won’t use this when I grow up.” I would later answer this ques...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/04/22/A-High-School-in-Kentucky-Hosts-Classes-on-Adulting/




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