Archive for May 13th, 2019

The Story Behind the Reservoir Covered With 96 Million Balls

Why is a reservoir in Los Angeles covered with 96 million floating balls? To keep the sunlight from affecting the water. But lakes and reservoirs exist all over the world with sun shining on them! Veritasium host Derek M...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/The-Story-Behind-the-Reservoir-Covered-With-96-Million-Balls/

Seattle's Trash Crisis: Why Local Leaders Aren't Doing Anything About It

<p>There have been numerous complaints all over Seattle about the increasing amount of garbage littering their streets, from household appliances just left on street corners to more hazardous waste. But it...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Seattle-s-Trash-Crisis-Why-Local-Leaders-Aren-t-Doing-Anything-About-It/

Australia's New $50 Bill Has a Typo

<p>Australia's most widely circulated banknote, the $50 has a spelling error. And it took about 2 months for it to be noticed. The word responsibility is missing an 'i'. Approximately 400 million of the ban...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Australia-s-New-50-Bill-Has-a-Typo/

Smart Bear Bribes Guard Dog To Gain Access To Family’s Trash

Jesse Jordan, of Northern Ontario, assigned one job to his dog Brickleberry (or Brick for short). The job was to secure the garbage from bears during the night. Unfortunately, Brick put his self-interest first instead of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Smart-Bear-Bribes-Guard-Dog-To-Gain-Access-To-Family-s-Trash/

The Milky Way: Back in the Day, Milk Cans Delivered Dairy From Cow to Consumer

There was a big gap between the time communities developed specialized labor to the time of refrigerated transport. In between, dairy farmers had to get creative in order to deliver their goods to customers before it spo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/The-Milky-Way-Back-in-the-Day-Milk-Cans-Delivered-Dairy-From-Cow-to-Consumer/

At This School, All Graduating Seniors Must Carve a Panel of Mahogany

<p>Redditor <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/woodworking/comments/39pp0p/my_highschool_has_a_graduation_requirement_that/" target="_blank">snoopclog</a> brings to our attent...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/At-This-School-All-Graduating-Seniors-Must-Carve-a-Panel-of-Mahogany/

'Unhackable' Flash Drive, Easily Hacked

<p>Cyber security is a very lucrative business. In a world where online transactions are becoming more of the standard than the minority, it would stand to reason that data should be protected and kept in a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Unhackable-Flash-Drive-Easily-Hacked/

The Richest Person in Each State

<p>The US has some of the wealthiest people in the world. In fact, 7 out of the 10 richest this year according to Forbes come from the US. <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/list/news/50-states/riche...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/The-Richest-Person-in-Each-State/

A History of Cribs and Other Brilliant and Bizarre Inventions for Getting Babies to Sleep

Embed from Getty ImagesInvent something to help a child sleep, and the world will beat a path to your door. There's been no shortage of attempts to come up with something workable -and marketable- to give a little reli...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/A-History-of-Cribs-and-Other-Brilliant-and-Bizarre-Inventions-for-Getting-Babies-to-Sleep/

Doug Aitken’s Stunning “New Horizon”

<p>American filmmaker and artist Doug Aitken will launch a mirrored hot-air balloon in Massachusetts from July 12 to 28. This is Aitken’s <a href="http://www.fubiz.net/2019/05/09/a-mirrored-gi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Doug-Aitken-s-Stunning-New-Horizon/

IKEA Pulls Another Stunt in a Subway

<p>In 2012, Swedish company IKEA made an apartment inside the Auber Metro Station in Paris. Five people even volunteered to live there for a week. Now, 7 years later, the company pulls yet <a href="...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/IKEA-Pulls-Another-Stunt-in-a-Subway/

Acne Correlates with Success in Life

<p>It pays off to have pimples. Or, to be more precise, social scientists found, under certain circumstances, positive correlations between academic and financial earnings success and the incidence of acne....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Acne-Correlates-with-Success-in-Life/

A Revolution in Time

Imagine a world where years are not numbered. Would you know, or be able to explain how old you are? Could you imagine how long it will be before your future grandchildren could take over your job? How would you tell you...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/A-Revolution-in-Time/

A Movie Theater Full of Double Beds

One of the reasons people avoid theaters is because it's so inviting to watch a movie from your bed. But what if the theater had beds? Pathé Schweiz cinema in Switzerland opened a new theater experience on May 9 w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/A-Movie-Theater-Full-of-Double-Beds/

Albert Einstein and E=mc2 Pin

Albert Einstein and E=mc2 Enamel Pin SetFashion may be all about relativity, but it doesn't take a genius to know that a great accessory can bring energy to an outfit. Let the Albert Einstein and E=mc2 Enamel Pin Se...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Albert-Einstein-and-Emc2-Pin/

The Plane That Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

<blockquote>“I’ll be a little late tonight,” he’d told his wife on the phone. “But hold dinner for me.”</blockquote><p>Jack Poindexter, radio operator on boar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/The-Plane-That-Accidentally-Circumnavigated-the-World/

Breaking the Information Monopoly: Filtering What Goes Through Your Feed

<p>Accessibility of information has vastly improved due to the internet and the numerous social media platforms that allow users to post and share just about anything. Though there are still a lot of issues...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Breaking-the-Information-Monopoly-Filtering-What-Goes-Through-Your-Feed/

A Multipurpose Pincushion from the Early 1900s

<p>For people who are into arts and crafts, particularly sewing, you may want to try creating your very own pincushion with a dual purpose: not only does it store needles but it also has a chain where you c...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/A-Multipurpose-Pincushion-from-the-Early-1900s/

Gacha-ception: Japanese Toy Vending Machines Sells Tiny Working Toy Vending Machines

<p>Japan has some very weird and quirky stuff everywhere. Now, they're taking one of the more prevalent features of pop culture there to inception levels. If you haven't seen or heard of gacha machines, it'...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Gacha-ception-Japanese-Toy-Vending-Machines-Sells-Tiny-Working-Toy-Vending-Machines/

The Search for the Elements' Patterns: On the Road Toward the Periodic Table

<p>Pre-Mendeleyev, many chemists and scientists already sought out to carve a system or some method of organizing the known elements in a logical way. Many tried but came short since they didn't have all th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/The-Search-for-the-Elements-Patterns-On-the-Road-Toward-the-Periodic-Table/

Family Took 2 Years To Notice That Their Dog Was a Bear

<p>Well, bears still belongs to the same order of dogs, scientifically speaking.</p><p>Two years ago, Su Yun bought a “puppy” for her family. Upon bringing the “puppy” ho...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Family-Took-2-Years-To-Notice-That-Their-Dog-Was-a-Bear/

How Much is Required to Support Fish Farming?

I love seafood, especially fish, and I believe that many of us have that same love for seafood, as there is a global demand for seafood. Each year, the global demand for seafood for human consumption is 143.8 million ton...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/How-Much-is-Required-to-Support-Fish-Farming/

A Super Camera that Can Photograph Objects From Far Away

<p>How far, you ask? <a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613457/a-new-camera-can-photograph-you-from-45-kilometers-away/" target="_blank">Just about 45 km away</a>.&l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/A-Super-Camera-that-Can-Photograph-Objects-From-Far-Away/

Bhutan’s Prime Minister Is A Doctor on Weekends

A Prime Minister’s job can be draining. Beginning from a busy Monday of engagements with government duties, up to the whole week of working on problems such as youth unemployment, corruption, and the national...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/13/Bhutan-s-Prime-Minister-Is-A-Doctor-on-Weekends/




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