Archive for June 7th, 2019

More Absurd But Truly Useful Inventions by Dominic Wilcox

<p><a href="http://dominicwilcox.com/" target="_blank">Dominic Wilcox</a> makes things you didn't realize that you needed until he made them possible, such as <a href=&quo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/More-Absurd-But-Truly-Useful-Inventions-by-Dominic-Wilcox/

Why a Deep Sea Fish called the Dragonfish Has Invisible Teeth

Scientists have revealed that the dragonfish's so-called invisible fangs are actually made up of the same material as the human teeth. The dragonfish, a deep sea species called Aristostomias scintillans, has vir...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Why-a-Deep-Sea-Fish-called-the-Dragonfish-Has-Invisible-Teeth/

Can Zapping Your Brain Help Improve Your Skills?

<p>Usually it takes time and a lot of practice for us to learn something new or to improve on a skill, but is there a way of accelerating the progress of improvement, like say getting our brains zapped whil...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Can-Zapping-Your-Brain-Help-Improve-Your-Skills/

Starry Night Painting Reimagined with Dogs

View this post on Instagram Miss Mickey Night, 12x12 inches oil on canvas. Original painting was commissioned by @missmickeysway 's mom, prints on paper and canvas available! Click "shop now...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Starry-Night-Painting-Reimagined-with-Dogs/

Fidan Zaman's Seascapes on the Sea

<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/fidan.art/" target="_blank">Fidan Zaman</a>, an artist in Baku, Azerbaijan, paints seascapes into the pages of a sketchbook, then p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Fidan-Zaman-s-Seascapes-on-the-Sea/

Lesser-Known Inventions of Famous Inventors

When you become famous for inventing something that changed the world, you don't just rest on your laurels, because the drive that came up with one genius idea will also work toward others. In other words, innovators got...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Lesser-Known-Inventions-of-Famous-Inventors/

Percy Fawcett and the Mysterious Man Apes of South America

There are legends of large, wild, ape-like creatures all over the world, from Sasquatch to the Yowie to the Yeti. In South America, these legends are called Maricoxi. British explorer Percy Fawcett walked through the rai...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Percy-Fawcett-and-the-Mysterious-Man-Apes-of-South-America/

Rejection Might Have More Than Emotional Implications

<p>When we feel isolated or outright rejected by someone, it hurts. But we often deal with it as if it's not something serious or that we will eventually move on from it without having any drastic effects o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Rejection-Might-Have-More-Than-Emotional-Implications/

Bringing Gravestone Engravements Back to Life with A Simple Hack

Visited the grave of my friend’s father and witnessed a remarkable ceremony. The letters on the white crosses almost disappear in the brightness of the stone, so a soldier fills the indentations with sand from Omaha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Bringing-Gravestone-Engravements-Back-to-Life-with-A-Simple-Hack/

Exploring the World of Contrasts Through the Lens of Infrared Photography

<p>Photography is an art form which deals with manipulating light, angles, shades and hues, distance, perspective and other aspects to capture great moments both big and small alike that could tell a story...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Exploring-the-World-of-Contrasts-Through-the-Lens-of-Infrared-Photography/

Farmer's Homemade Tree Bike Races up Palm Trees

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Ganapathi Bhat of </span>Komale, Karnataka, India, needs to get up his trees to harvest areca nuts. So he built from motorbike pa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Farmer-s-Homemade-Tree-Bike-Races-up-Palm-Trees/

They Found Dracula's Balls

The Zishtova Fortress in Bulgaria dates back to the 14th century, maybe even the 13th century. It lies in ruin now, having been destroyed by the Russian military in 1810. But between those dates, the fort had some big ad...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/They-Found-Draculas-Balls/

Professional Bird Scarer

Talk about a unique profession! Andrew Koller (redditor u/CocaKoller) spent last summer as a professional bird scarer in the oil sands of Canada. He explained in a series of comments that the tailings ponds are toxic to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Professional-Bird-Scarer/

Ancient Cereal Rings Found by Archaeologists at a Bronze Age Site

<p>Discovered at Stillfried an der March in Austria, an old Bronze Age site, were these strange cereal rings. Led by Andreas G. Heiss along with his colleagues from Austrian Archaeological Institute (Ö...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Ancient-Cereal-Rings-Found-by-Archaeologists-at-a-Bronze-Age-Site/

Islands of Solar Panels as Alternatives to Fossil Fuels

<p>Sometimes the best solutions might be the most ambitious ones. And if we're dealing with the global threat of climate change due to carbon emissions and other human activities that contaminate the Earth'...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Islands-of-Solar-Panels-as-Alternatives-to-Fossil-Fuels/

Dog Plays Jenga

Mary and her dog Secret (previously at Neatorama) have a unique relationship, and Secret is a very smart dog. Here she plays Jenga with Mary, and she's a truly competitive player! -via Digg...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Dog-Plays-Jenga/

Boy Misses School Bus, Writes His Mum a Hilarious Letter

<p>The kid even wrote the pros and cons of him being absent. What a very informative letter he wrote.</p><p>Sarah Holliday, the boy’s older sister, shared the kid’s letter on Twitter...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Boy-Misses-School-Bus-Writes-His-Mum-a-Hilarious-Letter/

NASA's Plan to Open Up the International Space Station for Tourists

<p>NASA has been talking about launching <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/nasa-to-allow-tourists-on-international-space-station?ref=home" target="_blank">more private and com...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/NASA-s-Plan-to-Open-Up-the-International-Space-Station-for-Tourists/

Making Photosynthesis of Our Own: Is It Possible?

<p>Some researchers say they have actually succeeded in creating a system that can do <a href="https://daily.jstor.org/artificial-photosynthesis/" target="_blank">artificial photos...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Making-Photosynthesis-of-Our-Own-Is-It-Possible/

The National Weather Service Detected Something on Their Radar, and It Wasn’t Rain Clouds

<p><a href="https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ladybugs-on-radar-20190604-story.html" target="_blank">It was a swarm of ladybugs</a>, and it was a massive one.</...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/The-National-Weather-Service-Detected-Something-on-Their-Radar-and-It-Wasn-t-Rain-Clouds/

In California: Bear Goes Inside Unlocked Car and Wreaks Havoc In It

California police warn everyone to keep their car doors locked as a bear welcomed himself in one unlocked car near Lake Tahoe and destroyed the vehicle’s interior.According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Offi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/In-California-Bear-Goes-Inside-Unlocked-Car-and-Wreaks-Havoc-In-It/

This Safe Gave Experts A Hard Time for 40 Years, Then This Guy Comes In and Unlocks It On His First Try

“We beat the code! We beat the code!”, the man’s children screamed as the door to the safe finally opened.For 40 years, the humble museum Vermilion Heritage Museum in Alberta, Canada tried everything th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/This-Safe-Gave-Experts-A-Hard-Time-This-Guy-Comes-In-and-Unlocks-It-On-His-First-Try/

Majestic Castles of the World

<p>Castles have a certain charm to them. Though a lot of them feel like relics of the past, just one look at the castles we have that are still standing could take your breath away. Atlas Obscura recently a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/Majestic-Castles-of-the-World/

The Academic Legacy of George Romero

When George Romero's movie Night of the Living Dead was released in 1968, it was criticized for its gory violence, and otherwise regarded as a cheap B-movie. But it was scary, and soon made back its production b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/The-Academic-Legacy-of-George-Romero/

A Cavalcade of Derp

pic.twitter.com/ItvaSofTj1— nora (@noraaa_3) April 9, 2019 The internet is full of cute dog and cat pictures, but you know for every perfect portrait, there are ten discarded images. A Twitter thread from @baby_...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/A-Cavalcade-of-Derp/

What’s the Limit of Human Endurance?

We are all interested in knowing our limits. What’s the human limitation for pain? What’s the human limits of strength? How far can we push our brains? We all ask ourselves what our limit is, and we also ask...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/07/What-s-the-Limit-of-Human-Endurance/




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