Archive for May 16th, 2019

Sexy Weasels in Renaissance Art

You might be surprised at how many Renaissance portraits worked in a creature from the mustelid family, which includes weasels, minks, ermines, martens, stoats, and ferrets. Yes, some of the subjects wore them as furs, c...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Sexy-Weasels-in-Renaissance-Art/

Now She Knows

We've featured Kate Beaton and her webcomic Hark! A Vagrant here at Neatorama many times going back to 2009. We've even used her illustrations for a feature article once. Beaton discontinued her webcomic site last year (...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Now-She-Knows/

Stranger Things LEGO Set

Fans of the Netflix series Stranger Things can now build a complete LEGO version of the Byers' family home (the alphabet wall even lights up!) with minifigs of eight main characters ...and below the floor level...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Stranger-Things-LEGO-Set/

The Mind-Boggling Thing About Coffee

<p>Researchers Eugene Chan and Sam Maglio stated that the caffeine inside coffee may not just be the only source of stimulation. If it is not only that, then what else is? Chan and Maglio hypothesized that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/The-Mind-Boggling-Thing-About-Coffee/

Bloomberg, Schultz: From Corporate America to Public Office

<p>Recent books published by Michael Bloomberg and Howard Schultz chronicle their life stories from when they were starting out in the world of corporate America to making it big and eventually moving on to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Bloomberg-Schultz-From-Corporate-America-to-Public-Office/

The Area of the Brain Responsible for Spatial Awareness

<p>To be able to move with precision, one must have a good sense of his surroundings and keep an eye for the ceiling, the walls, and other barriers present. Thankfully, most of us have good depth perception...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/The-Area-of-the-Brain-Responsible-for-Spatial-Awareness/

When Cats Drink Coffee

Phil gets a mug of Aaron's coffee by mistake, which turns him into a caffeinated dynamo. Meanwhile, Aaron sips Phil's catnip tea and takes on the behaviors of a stoned cat. It's a ludicrous scenario that makes for a goof...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/When-Cats-Drink-Coffee/

Nearly 200,000 Never-Before-Seen Viruses Were Found Lurking In The Ocean

Before this study was conducted, our scientists only knew about 15,000 viruses in our planet. Who would have thought, that there'd be more ... many more.In a recent investigation, researchers have identified 195,728 viru...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Nearly-200-000-Never-Before-Seen-Viruses-Were-Found-Lurking-In-The-Ocean/

Coffee Served With Cotton Candy Cloud That Rains Sugar

If you are looking for a fun experience in coffee shops, I think, Mellower Coffee, is worth the visit. Their unique concept of serving coffee is totally cool. The Sweet Little Rain is a huge cup of Americano coffee with...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Coffee-Served-With-Cotton-Candy-Cloud/

The Dark Truth Behind Wildlife Tourism

My life for the past year has been this story. I spent 3 months in the field on 4 continents with photographer @kirstenluce investigating how animals suffer for tourist entertainment. On the cover of the June issue of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/The-Dark-Truth-Behind-Wildlife-Tourism/

Frida Kahlo and Monkey Enamel Pin Set

Frida Kahlo and Monkey Enamel Pin SetFrida Kahlo de Rivera is one of Mexico's most famous artists. Her works were inspired by nature and embraced a native folk art style. While her striking images seem almost fanciful, s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Frida-Kahlo-and-Monkey-Enamel-Pin-Set/

Can We Live Longer but Stay Younger?

Medical science and demographics are converging to give us a bountiful crop of elderly people, because we live, on average, thirty years longer than humans in most of history. That's good, but the problem is that we spen...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Can-We-Live-Longer-but-Stay-Younger/

Girl Bribes New Zealand Prime Minister into Launching Dragon Research

<p>Armed with her $5, the girl decides to bribe New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern into launching a study about dragons and some physics. According to Reddit user honeybee6992, his littlest sister, 1...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Girl-Bribes-New-Zealand-Prime-Minister-into-Launching-Dragon-Research/

Writers Looking for Work: Consider the WWE

<p>I hadn't thought about it, but it makes sense: professional wrestling is scripted with elaborate, detailed storylines and character development. So for a business like World Wrestling Entertainment, valu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Writers-Looking-for-Work-Consider-the-WWE/

Casually Explained: Tipping

Tipping is a subject that sparks arguments every time it comes up. We want to do what's right, but the system itself is truly weird. Basically, you go to a restaurant and pay separately for the food to be brought to you,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Casually-Explained-Tipping/

Nostalgia for Days Long Past

<p>We are seeing a tremendous shift in the political climate of major powers of the world. The sentiments of the public lean toward and long for the old days when they felt governments were more stable. <...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Nostalgia-for-Days-Long-Past/

Get Ready for the High School Version of Marvel

<p>Though many people, especially media executives in traditional media, think that the new generation of children and teenagers have very short attention spans and simply flip through their smartphones not...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Get-Ready-for-the-High-School-Version-of-Marvel/

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

<p>There's certain advantages to being old. I'm probably the only Neatoramanaut who has ever met Kirk Alyn, the original movie Superman, James Doohan, 'Scotty' on <em>Star Trek TOS</em>, Robert...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/7-Faces-of-Dr-Lao-1964/

What Happens When Someone Objects During a Wedding?

You've heard the line, "If anyone objects to this marriage, speak now or forever hold your peace." More likely you've heard it in movies, because it is rarely included in wedding ceremonies anymore, except in places and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/What-Happens-When-Someone-Objects-During-a-Wedding/

Burger King Will Deliver Food to Drivers Stuck in Mexico City Traffic Jams

Mexico City is one of the worst in the world for traffic jams, and commuters there can expect an extra hour a day in their cars because of it. That "captive audience" got the attention of Burger King. They monitor traffi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Burger-King-Will-Deliver-Food-to-Drivers-Stuck-in-Mexico-City-Traffic-Jams/

A Grand Bruegels Reunion

<p>Art and life has its way of coming together once again as is reflected in a "once in a lifetime" chance to portray <a href="https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/05/23/bruegel-love-mult...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/A-Grand-Bruegels-Reunion/

Universal Language of Honey Bees Decoded

<p>In 1973, Karl von Frisch won a Nobel Prize for discovering the meaning of the “waggle dance”. The waggle dance is a bee’s way of communicating to other bees that it has found a new nect...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Universal-Language-of-Honey-Bees-Decoded/

Air Mountain: A Pavilion Full of Air, Literally

<p>Shenzhen, China — The 2019 OCT Phoenix Flower Carnival found its venue to be full of air, literally.&nbsp;</p><p>The ‘Air-Mountain’ is a <a href="https://www.des...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Air-Mountain-A-Pavilion-Full-of-Air-Literally/

Moon Plan, Deep Space Exploration and Development: Next Frontier for National Security

<p>Plans for lunar settlements aren't the only things that NASA has in its sleeves. There are possibilities of <a href="https://spacenews.com/the-new-frontier-of-national-security-and-exploration-is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/Moon-Plan-Deep-Space-Exploration-and-Development-Next-Frontier-for-National-Security/

The Colorful Life of Judith Love Cohen

<p>She is one of many role models for women in science who advocated for better treatment of women in the workplace. She was also <a href="https://kottke.org/19/05/meet-aerospace-engineer-judith-lov...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/The-Colorful-Life-of-Judith-Love-Cohen/

People Share Weird Family Meals They Had As Kids

When you were growing up, your family may have had a strange name for a regular meal, most likely with a story behind it. Or maybe a parent whipped up something odd from what was in the house and it became a hit, even th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/16/People-Share-Weird-Family-Meals-They-Had-As-Kids/

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