Archive for May 7th, 2019

The Relative Size of the Ships in Star Wars

The only way to really get an idea of how big something is, is to relate it to something more familiar with a known size. That's why the Corridor Crew set the ships -and Death Stars- of the Star Wars movies on e...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/The-Relative-Size-of-the-Ships-in-Star-Wars/

Martian Meteorites Might Hold Signs of Life on the Red Planet

<p><em>Via </em><a href="https://www.realclearscience.com/" target="_blank"><em>Real Clear Science</em></a></p><p>Scientists have been loo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Martian-Meteorites-Might-Hold-Signs-of-Life-on-the-Red-Planet/

Harry Potter Ripoff Park in Vietnam

<p>This is Suoi Tien Amusement Park, Buddhist-themed park located just outside Ho Chi Minh city (commonly known as Saigon). Most of the park really reflects the Buddhist theme like the golden dragon found a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Harry-Potter-Ripoff-Park-in-Vietnam/

If You Played Pokémon a Lot as a Kid, There's a Pea-Sized Portion of Your Brain Devoted to It

<p>I was too old for Pokémon when it came to the USA in the late 90s and this has apparently been to detriment of my cognitive development. Jennifer Ouellette explains at <a href="https://ars...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/If-You-Played-Pok-mon-a-Lot-as-a-Kid-There-s-a-Pea-Sized-Portion-of-Your-Brain-Devoted-to-It/

The 20 Most Memorable Teachers in TV History

Unless you have some connection to a school, like children attending one, you might not have realized that this week is Teacher Appreciation Week. However, it's never too late to appreciate a teacher who impressed you, e...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/The-20-Most-Memorable-Teachers-in-TV-History/

Draining Cleaning Porn

The Drain Addict is an expert with a following who shares the satisfying accomplishment of fixing nonfunctional fluid management systems. Here is "Blocked Drain 73," a storm drain that directs water from a yard to the st...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Draining-Cleaning-Porn/

You’ve Heard of Banana Split, But Have You Heard of the Pickle Split?

<p>When she was 17 years old, Dee was dared to eat a pickle with her chocolate-drizzled strawberry ice cream. To her surprise, she loved it. Dee still enjoys this <a href="https://www.today.com/food...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/You-ve-Heard-of-Banana-Split-But-Have-You-Heard-of-the-Pickle-Split/

8 Skills to Be Happy Even Under Stress

<p>Most of us have problems and worries that seem to never disappear. Oftentimes, we carry these burdens every time, and more often than not, we let these worries get the best of us. This turns us into gloo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/8-Skills-to-Be-Happy-Even-Under-Stress/

Spotted in Denmark: Giant LEGO Brick on Truck

<p>A massive LEGO 1x4 brick was found sitting on a truck in Billund, Denmark. What could this gigantic LEGO piece be for? Conner Flynn of <a href="https://technabob.com/blog/2019/05/03/giant-lego-br...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Spotted-in-Denmark-Giant-LEGO-Brick-on-Truck/

Original Catfluencer: How a Victorian Artist's Feline Fixation Gave Us the Internet Cat

Louis Wain was an artist who focused on cats, and indeed fed into the obsession with cat images at the turn of the century. That would be the turn of the 20th century, 100 years ago. We've posted Louis Wain's art before,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Original-Catfluencer-How-a-Victorian-Artists-Feline-Fixation-Gave-Us-the-Internet-Cat/

Students Gather To This Woman’s House To Say Farewell

<p>Tinney Davidson, together with her husband, moved to Comox, British Columbia in 2007. As their home was near a high school, they would wave to the students passing by their place. This would go on for ma...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Students-Gather-To-This-Woman-s-House-To-Say-Farewell/

Ah Fei the Instagram Star

Tang Chang of Jiangsu, China, adopted a stray cat and named him Ah Fei, which means fat. The cat turned out to be very playful and has become popular on Instagram for his wonderfully expressive face.Whether he is happy,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Ah-Fei-the-Instagram-Star/

The Hello Kitty-Friedrich Nietzsche Crossover Novel

<p>Twitter user <a href="https://twitter.com/ksobny/status/1124937187701604352" target="_blank">@ksobny</a> brought this image to my attention. It tantalizingly suggests that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/The-Hello-Kitty-Friedrich-Nietzsche-Crossover-Novel/

Stay Away, Fools!

Back in 1989, the B52s gave us a summer party anthem that took us to the "Love Shack." Thirty years later, we all remember it well. The song was bouncy and happy and fun. But it could have been very different. What if H....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Stay-Away-Fools/

Things You May Not Know About The Solar System

There are 10 intriguing facts about the solar system you probably did not know....for instance, the hottest planet isn’t closest to the sun!Via Amaze | Image: Wikimedia...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Things-You-May-Not-Know-About-The-Solar-System/

The 22 Marvel Movies of the MCU Infinity Saga, Ranked

The editors of Polygon have dared to compare all 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe against each other and have published a ranked list. I can't complain about their choices because I've only seen four of them. T...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/The-22-Marvel-Movies-of-the-MCU-Infinity-Saga-Ranked/

Chewbacca Speaks English

<p>An iconic character etched in the annals of cult history has now, as it is said in the popular space saga, "become one with the Force". The actor Peter Mayhew may have passed away but his memor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Chewbacca-Speaks-English-2/

I Sense That There's a Story Behind This Restrooms Sign

<p>Twitter user <a href="https://twitter.com/ahptik/status/1122309561711390720" target="_blank">@ahptik</a> suggests, "the restroom requires a sacrifice." But I thi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/I-Sense-That-There-s-a-Story-Behind-This-Restrooms-Sign/

Werner Herzog's Documentary About The Last Soviet Leader

<p>"<a href="https://newrepublic.com/article/153734/werner-herzogs-ode-gorbachev" target="_blank">Meeting Gorbachev</a>" has been released and it gives us an inside...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Werner-Herzog-s-Documentary-About-The-Last-Soviet-Leader/

UN Biodiversity Report 2019: One Million Species' Extinction

<p>Not to belabor the point but human activities have been pushing our world into a corner and at one point or another, nature will push back with deadly consequences and before that even happens, we need t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/UN-Biodiversity-Report-2019-One-Million-Species-Extinction/

CC Search Now Makes Images More Accessible

Which is good news for many online authors who are just starting out in digital publication and have no resources to get high quality images especially for very specific topics. Now, aside from other free license photo s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/CC-Search-Now-Makes-Images-More-Accessible/

Try This Tool To Generate Medieval Cities For Fantasy Settings

<p>Creating a world for stories, games, or other purposes could be difficult and tedious for people with little to no drawing abilities like me which makes <a href="https://kottke.org/19/05/the-medi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Try-This-Tool-To-Generate-Medieval-Cities-For-Fantasy-Settings/

Doctors' Dilemma: The Altruistic View Could Lead to Burnout

<p>Let me start out by saying that doctors are humans too. They may have the skills and the technical know-how to save multiple people's lives, but <a href="https://opmed.doximity.com/articles/what-...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Doctors-Dilemma-The-Altruistic-View-Could-Lead-to-Burnout/

The First and Last Generation Rhetoric

<p>Many prominent figures in the past have called many to action about the pressing concerns of their time, and the same thing can be said for this generation. </p><p>"We are the first gene...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/The-First-and-Last-Generation-Rhetoric/

Pranking the Cats

These three cats are understandably curious when a plush puppy shows up in their back yard. But they are completely bumfuzzled when it starts to mew like a litter of kittens! Well, you have to admit, it doesn't make any...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Pranking-the-Cats/

Quentin and his Birdbox Orchestra

Quentin Smirhes plays Erik Satie's Gnossienne No. 1 on a recorder-music box combination, with a little help from his "18th Century hand teacher." This new video is a throwback to the days when making a video for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/07/Quentin-and-his-Birdbox-Orchestra/




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