Archive for May 20th, 2019

Freaks of Nurture

A woman goes to her mother for a little help with her job. Turns out that Mom is a bit over-extended herself. Sometimes you have to consider how much is too much and how good is good enough. -via Laughing Squid...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Freaks-of-Nature/

The Curious Cons of the Man Who Wouldn’t Die

In the early 1980s, the gay community was learning about the horror of AIDS. There was no treatment, nor even a test to determine if you were infected with HIV. It took years to know if you had it, and years to die of it...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/The-Curious-Cons-of-the-Man-Who-Wouldnt-Die/

Is the World Really Overpopulated?

Two hundred years ago, Thomas Malthus worried about overpopulation, when the world had a billion people. A hundred years ago, that had doubled to two billion people. Now we have seven billion. Is the world overpopulated?...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Is-the-World-Really-Overpopulated/

Loudest Possible Sound Created Underwater

<p>Researchers have generated what could most likely be the <a href="https://newatlas.com/loudest-possible-sound/59746/" target="_blank">loudest possible sound</a> that can b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Loudest-Possible-Sound-Created-Underwater/

Chinese Lunar Lander Touched Down on the Far Side of the Moon And Discovered New Secrets

Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, China’s lunar lander Chang’E 4 landed on the far side of the moon and was the first to do so. This historic event went a long way in probing the mystery of the far...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Chinese-Lunar-Lander-Touchdown-on-the-Far-Side-of-the-Moon-And-Discovers-New-Secrets/

Study Confirms Dogs Can Smell Fear

<p>And <a href="http://geekycamel.com/according-science-dogs-can-smell-emotions/" target="_blank">it's not just fear</a>. Dogs can sense or read different kinds of human emot...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Study-Confirms-Dogs-Can-Smell-Fear/

When San Francisco’s Chinatown Was Quarantined for Plague

When the first suspected victim of bubonic plague died in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1900, the whole 12-block neighborhood was quarantined even before the tests came back. While outsiders were angry when their servants...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/When-San-Franciscos-Chinatown-Was-Quarantined-for-Plague/

Life with ADHD

<p>The more we become aware about something that we had no previous knowledge or proper understanding about, the more we begin to empathize with what people deal with.</p><p>For many people, ADH...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Life-with-ADHD/

Draco's Pillow

<p>This cute little pit bull loves his pillow. Wherever Draco goes, his pillow follows. However, one cannot avoid incidents from happening to such a delicate plaything and when one thing led to another, <...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Draco-s-Pillow/

The Origins of Tweety Bird

<p>Anyone who has ever watched the original Warner Brothers cartoons will recognize the image above. It's Tweety, the avian equivalent of Bugs Bunny, created in 1942 by cartoon director and animation genius...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/The-Origins-of-Tweety-Bird/

Bodexpress Finishes 2019 Preakness Sans Jockey

The 2019 Preakness was the first since 1996 in which the winner of the Kentucky Derby did not run, and the first since 1951 in which none of the horses that finished "in the money" at the Derby competed. However, it was...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Bodexpress-Finishes-2019-Preakness-Sans-Jockey/

Remembering IM Pei: His Legacy in Modernist Architecture

<p>The legendary architect of several famous edifices, including the Mesa Lab in Colorado and the Louvre Pyramid standing at the entrance of the Louvre, has passed away a few days ago at the age of 102.<...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/05/20/Remembering-IM-Pei-His-Legacy-in-Modernist-Architecture/




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