Archive for June 26th, 2019

Rice Plus Tapioca Bubble Tea

<p>Tapioca bubble tea has been soaring in popularity in Japan in the recent months (because of tapioca bubble tea challenge), despite being unpopular in the country for several years. Because of this sudden...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Rice-Plus-Tapioca-Bubble-Tea/

The Unexpected History of the Air Conditioner

The short version of the story is that Willis Carrier invented air conditioning in 1902, founded the Carrier Corporation, which still makes air conditioners to this day, and changed our way of living and dealing with the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/The-Unexpected-History-of-the-Air-Conditioner/

When Pepsi Had a Navy

They didn't set out deliberately to do it, and they never engaged in naval warfare, but at one time, the Pepsi Cola company once had 17 diesel attack submarines and a fleet of oil tankers. That made them, at the time, th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/When-Pepsi-Had-a-Navy/

Glow-in-the-Dark Puppy Puppet

Puppeteer Barnaby Dixon (previously at Neatorama) introduces us to his new creation- a quadruped puppet. This one is a dog, for which Dixon put in some real research on how dogs move in order to make him look real. Real,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Glow-in-the-Dark-Puppy-Puppet/

Ryan Reynolds Reviewed His Own Gin and Wrote About It On Twitter

I loved this review of Aviation Gin someone sent me after I wrote it. pic.twitter.com/YZN4KI0ATD— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 22, 2019 <p>What could happen if we drank this <a href="...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Ryan-Reynolds-Reviewed-His-Own-Gin-and-Wrote-About-It-On-Twitter/

The Border Wall Won't Stop Drug Entry in the US, But Maybe an X-Ray Machine Can

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">One of the justifications that Donald Trump had for wanting to build his beloved border wall is to stop the flow of drugs...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/The-Border-Wall-Won-t-Stop-Drug-Entry-in-the-US-But-Maybe-an-X-Ray-Machine-Can/

Chengdu's Kung Fu Tea: Performance or Tradition?

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The phrase </span><em style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Kung Fu Tea</e...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Chengdu-s-Kung-Fu-Tea-Performance-or-Tradition/

These Aren't Real Cats, They're Adorable Cat Bags

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Don't be deceived by these adorable cats - they're actually bags. Felissimo, Japan’s premier provider of cat-themed...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/These-Aren-t-Real-Cats-They-re-Adorable-Cat-Bags/

“Ekiben” : Boxed Meals On Train Stations

<p>As numerous as the country’s stations are Japan’s ekiben. Ekiben comes from the words eki (which means station) and ben (short for bento, which means “boxed meal). Each ekiben is differ...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Ekiben-Boxed-Meals-On-Train-Stations/

Photographer Shares to Us His Photo Collection of Elegant Chinese Goldfish

View this post on Instagram Ryukin #goldfish #goldfishtank #goldfishkeepers #goldfishworld #gold #color #rad #photography #photographer #photoshop #photoshoot #photo #macro #macrophotography #canon...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Photographer-Shares-to-Us-His-Photo-Collection-of-Elegant-Chinese-Goldfish/

Toys ‘R’ Us Revived, Will Open US Stores in 2019

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">After the ruckus behind the famous toy chain’s shutdown in 2018, </span><em style="background-color:...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Toys-R-Us-Revived-Will-Open-US-Stores-in-2019/

A Gong Is an Amazingly Precise and Refined Instrument in the Hands of a Master

<p>Do you think that a gong is just a big piece of sheet metal that you slap with a stick? No. It's much, much more, especially when gongmaster Sven Meier caresses it like a lover. He's one of the craftsmen...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/A-Gong-Is-an-Amazingly-Precise-and-Refined-Instrument-in-the-Hands-of-a-Master/

The Martini-Drinking Cat

This newspaper clipping was published by the Oshkosh Northwestern on July 22, 1949. It concerns an immigrant tomcat named Kiki, whose owner was interviewed by the paper. Mrs. Winifred Hunter brought Kiki to the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/The-Martini-Drinking-Cat/

Swatting a Fly

This story starts out as a simple POV experience in which a guy is bothered by a flying his apartment. But as the fly sticks around to annoy him, the story goes off the rails. In some places, you can see what will happen...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Swatting-a-Fly/

Behind the Scenes of the Apollo Mission : Healthcare Edition

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The Apollo mission is an accumulation of effort from many different fields of discipline. While we usually hear feats of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Behind-the-Scenes-of-the-Apollo-Mission-Healthcare-Edition/

These Are 5 of the Workplace Habits That May Contribute to Cognitive Decline

<p><a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/aging/art-20046070" target="_blank">Aging is inevitable</a>. As we get older, our skin gets wr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/These-Are-5-of-the-Workplace-Habits-That-May-Contribute-to-Cognitive-Decline/

Ever Heard of the Chameleon Prawns?

<p>If you are a fan of the Disney film Tangled, you may remember Rapunzel’s cute tiny friend, Pascal (who’s a chameleon, by the way). A chameleon has the ability to camouflage with its surroundi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Ever-Heard-of-the-Chameleon-Prawns/

GoPro Strapped onto a Turtle

<p>I discovered The Fish Whisperer through the above video, but his <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/fishboy242/videos" target="_blank">entire channel</a> is fascinating...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/GoPro-Strapped-onto-a-Turtle/

Everyday Life in Australia: A Python Swallows a Crocodile

<p>Martin Muller was kayaking near <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mount+Isa+QLD+4825,+Australia/@-21.4339755,138.688513,5.58z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6a1652fb794a3ce1:0xe5288d65628b7bb7!8m2!3d...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Everyday-Life-in-Australia-A-Python-Swallows-a-Crocodile/

I Need This Private Shouting Room

<p>Artist Michael Pederson, also known as "Miguel Marquez Outside," leaves humorous installations in public to amuse people. In this case, though, he's provided a public service. </p>&l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/I-Need-This-Private-Shouting-Room/

The Nazca Lines of Peru

<p>The Nazca Lines are often considered as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Built around 400 B.C. and 1,000 A.D. by the Nazca people, these lines can stretch up to miles - in fact, they were so wide that the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/The-Nazca-Lines-of-Peru/

This LUUM Temple Is Made From Bamboo Weaved Together

<p><em>Image Credit: cesar bejar</em></p><p>CO-LAB design office, a group of Tulum-based architects in Mexico, designed this<a href="https://www.designboom.com/architecture/c...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/This-LUUM-Temple-Is-Made-From-Bamboo-Weaved-Together/

Birmingham Museum's Tribute to Black Sabbath's 50 Years

<p>Long hair and vigorous head thrashing has been the signature trait of heavy metal bands and one of the trailblazers in this is Black Sabbath. And as a homage to their contribution to music and pop cultur...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Birmingham-Museum-s-Tribute-to-Black-Sabbath-s-50-Years/

From A Speeding Ticket On Her Last Birthday to A Lottery Win This Year

<p>Things don't always go the way we want or expect even if it's our birthday. Christy Steele was quite disappointed when she received a speeding ticket on her previous birthday but this year, she lucked ou...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/From-A-Speeding-Ticket-On-Her-Last-Birthday-to-A-Lottery-Win-This-Year/

Adairs Retail Assistant Shares How To Fold Your Linens Perfectly Every Time

<p>It could be slightly annoying when you fold your sheets by yourself and end up with sheets that aren't folded squarely. It definitely brings out a little obsessive-compulsive urge to have all the corners...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Adairs-Retail-Assistant-Shares-How-To-Fold-Your-Linens-Perfectly-Every-Time/

Woman Wakes Up Alone in a Darkened Plane

<p>What is your worst nightmare? Is being left alone in a cold and dark plane with no one to contact too terrifying?&nbsp;</p><p>Air Canada passenger Tiffani Adams experienced this horrifyin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Woman-Wakes-Up-Alone-in-a-Darkened-Plane/

This Sofa is Made of Lentils

<p>NEA Studio wants to make sofas that are not too hard nor too soft, but just right. They aim to provide sofas that <a href="https://design-milk.com/nea-studio-designed-the-beanie-sofa-out-of-lenti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/This-Sofa-is-Made-of-Lentils/

Father Makes Bag For His Son To Save Money

<p>Going viral now on social media are photos from a Cambodian teacher sharing her student’s unique school bag. Sophous Suon noticed the unusual backpack of her five-year-old student NY Keng on the st...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Father-Makes-Bag-For-His-Son-To-Save-Money/

Japanese Baker Makes Amazingly Accurate Cartoon Character Breads

Although they may look really weird from the outside, when baker @izumickey0719 slices these loaves open, we see impressively detailed portraits of characters from anime, Disney, and Pixar films.<!--more-->I wonder...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Japanese-Baker-Makes-Amazingly-Accurate-Cartoon-Character-Breads/

Forest Bathing: What It's About

Despite what it's called, forest bathing doesn't mean taking a bath in the forest. In fact, no water is involved in this latest outdoors trend. It's all about connecting with nature and taking a step back from the busyne...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/26/Forest-Bathing-What-It-s-About/








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