Archive for June 16th, 2019

An Out-of-this-World Cheese, Literally

I was today years old when I found out that the “secret payload” in SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft was a wheel of Le Brouère.The Dragon’s mission marked the first time a space capsule developed by a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/An-Out-of-this-World-Cheese-Literally/

What Frida Kahlo's Voice Sounds Like, Probably

<p>A tape recording of what researchers believe to be Frida Kahlo reading a passage from her own essay was discovered by the National Sound Library of Mexico. They are analyzing the voice if it could really...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/What-Frida-Kahlo-s-Voice-Sounds-Like-Probably/

Students Help the Disabled and Elderly with Yard Work for PE Credit

Yardwork becomes more and more common as the Summer months approach. For some, it is a blessing and delight, but for those who are hindered by physical circumstances, it's a dreadful season. Thankfully, students at the A...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Students-Help-the-Differently-Abled-and-Elderly-with-Yard-Work/

Can You Get a Ticket for Riding a Horse While Intoxicated?

In the movie Sergeant York, a yet-to-be-conscripted Alvin York is shown very intoxicated, on his horse. That seems to be the safe way to get home- after all, the horse knows the way, and horses are very good at...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Can-You-Get-a-Ticket-for-Riding-a-Horse-While-Intoxicated/

The Chevalier and His Clowder of Cats on Carnegie Hill

Alberto Gaston de Bassini was a renowned Italian opera singer who settled in New York City in 1896. He sang at the Metropolitan Opera House and gave music lessons. He also collected cats. De Bassini took in all kinds of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/The-Chevalier-and-His-Clowder-of-Cats-on-Carnegie-Hill/

Student Cafe at Whati

This student cafe is a unique program of the Mezi Community School in Whati, Northwest Territories, Canada. There, students are taught how to bake cookies, brew coffee, and create tasty cappuccinos and lattes. The cafe i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Student-Cafe-at-Whati/

A Heaven-Like View At Diablo Lake

Nathaniel Wise, a nomadic photographer currently living life along the Pacific Northwest region of the US, captured these alluring photos of the Diablo Lake Overlook in Washington’s North Cascades National Park. &...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/A-Heaven-Like-View-At-Diablo-Lake/

FDA Clamps On Poop Transplants After Procedure Went Wrong

<p>We might be going too far with some of the medical procedures we are experimenting with nowadays. There was the controversial gene-edited babies which caused quite an uproar with the scientific community...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/FDA-Clamps-On-Poop-Transplants-After-Procedure-Went-Wrong/

Adam Savage Built an Iron Man Suit

The end of Mythbusters wasn't the end of fun for Adam Savage. He's getting a new show ready, called Savage Builds. So what would you build if you have unlimited resources? An Iron Man suit would be at t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Adam-Savage-Built-an-Iron-Man-Suit/

Don't Skip Rocks. Collect Stone Alphabets

<p>Want to do something new for your next outing? Save <a href="https://kottke.org/19/06/stone-alphabets" target="_blank">this idea</a> for your next visit to the beach!</...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Don-t-Skip-Rocks-Collect-Stone-Alphabets/

Drunk Woman Drives a Toy Truck, Avoids DUI Charges

<p>Next time you’re going to drive while under the influence of alcohol, be like this woman. Yes, you’ve heard it correctly. This woman just avoided DUI charges “because her vehicle of cho...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Drunk-Woman-Drives-a-Toy-Truck-Avoids-DUI-Charges/

Alligator With Knife Stuck On Its Head Found Swimming On Lake

<p>"It looked like a steak knife that was sticking out of his head," Erin Weaver told CNN affiliate <a href="https://abc13.com/alligator-spotted-with-knife-lodged-in-skull-near-lake/534595...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Alligator-With-Knife-Stuck-On-Its-Head-Found-Swimming-On-Lake/

How a Manhole Cover Became the Fastest Manmade Object Ever

Half as Interesting tries to answer the question, "What is the fastest manmade object?" As you can figure, first they have to clarify the parameters of the question, defining the terms and such. But that leads us to a tr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/How-a-Manhole-Cover-Became-the-Fastest-Manmade-Object-Ever/

Smartphones Are Causing Us To Grow Bone Spikes

<p>Most of us can’t get enough of our smartphones. All day long, we stare at it, perhaps waiting for messages from our friends, or just randomly watching funny cat videos. This may be the reason why &...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Smartphones-Are-Causing-Us-To-Grow-Bone-Spikes/

Celebrating Dad Jokes Everywhere

<p>It's Father's Day and it's time for us to give some love to our dear fathers and father-figures out there who showed us how to love and be loved. So, maybe just for this day, we could indulge them even w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Celebrating-Dad-Jokes-Everywhere/

You’ve Heard of the Venus Flytrap, But Have You Heard of the Turtle Socks?

<p>This is the northern pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea), a carnivorous plant known for chowing down insects. But it seems that they don’t only chow down on insects. Apparently, they also eat verte...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/You-ve-Heard-of-the-Venus-Flytrap-But-Have-You-Heard-of-the-Turtle-Socks/

Sonora Smart Dodd: The Woman Who Founded Father's Day

<p>Why is it that we're celebrating Father's Day on the third Sunday of June every year for the past 100 or so years? Well, it's thanks to Sonora Smart Dodd, who suggested and campaigned for such a holiday...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/Sonora-Smart-Dodd-The-Woman-Who-Founded-Father-s-Day/

The Science Behind Non-Blurry Vision, In Spite of Constant Eye Movement

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">If our eyes constantly move around to see, then how come our vision doesn't get blurry as they move? Knowable Magazine's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/The-Science-Behind-Non-Blurry-Vision-In-Spite-of-Constant-Eye-Movement/

16-Million-Year-Old Tree Opens an Exhibit About Time

<p>Last June 8, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History opened an exhibition called, “<a href="https://naturalhistory.si.edu/exhibits/david-h-koch-hall-fossils-deep-time&quo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/16-Million-Year-Old-Tree-Opens-an-Exhibit-About-Time/

The Street Sign Skateboard of Benedetto Bufalino

<p>Benedetto Bufalino, an artist from Lyon, France, is known for transforming ordinary objects into whimsical work of art. His famous arts include playable ping pong table made from upside down cars, aquari...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/16/The-Street-Sign-Skateboard-of-Benedetto-Bufalino/




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