Archive for July 2nd, 2019

This Star Dims in An Unpredictable Manner and Scientists Can’t Explain Why

<p>This is EPIC 249706694, a binary star located at around 350 light-years away. Astronomers have found 28 dips in its brightness. The drops in light mostly are the same. However, these drops occur randomly...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/This-Star-Dims-in-An-Unpredictable-Manner-and-Scientists-Can-t-Explain-Why/

The Humiliation is Complete

So we had to put a cone on my dog again. My cat loves it pic.twitter.com/UqSvwuGSGA— Klutch (@KlutchGame) June 28, 2019 <p>When Twitter user @KlutchGame had to put a cone of shame on his dog, there's...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/The-Humiliation-is-Complete/

Researchers Develop 3D Holograms For Astronomy Outreach

<p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/ras-3hb062919.php" target="_blank">Inspired by a magic trick from the 19th century</a>, researchers have developed...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Researchers-Develop-3D-Holograms-For-Astronomy-Outreach/

How the American Flag Became Sacred—and the Hottest Brand in the Nation

Ever since the Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes design as the American flag, it has been used profusely for all kinds of purposes. Even before the exact design was codified, when liberties were taken, t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/How-the-American-Flag-Became-Sacredand-the-Hottest-Brand-in-the-Nation/

A Ping Pong Match on a Train

On the 6 train tonight, a couple takes a table out and starts a ping pong game....#I❤️NYC pic.twitter.com/WqztzK9xSx— Mary Karr, Author (@marykarrlit) June 29, 2019 <p>Looks like the two still ha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/A-Ping-Pong-Match-on-a-Train/

Little Kitten Tries to Scare Her Hooman

My 8 week old kitten started doing this thing to where she will know i’m about to come in the room and she will hide by the bathroom door and jump out to scare me when i’m walking up. 🤣 just thought I’d share...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Little-Kitten-Tries-to-Scare-Her-Hooman/

Researchers Developed A Baby Cry Translator

<p>Perhaps the hardest thing in taking care of a baby is trying to guess what he needs (although you’ll know what his needs are through your own instinct after a time.) Whenever the baby cries, you wi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Researchers-Developed-A-Baby-Cry-Translator/

What Your Birth Order Says About You

<p>Take this with a large grain of salt but <a href="http://zulkey.com/2018/12/birth-order-personality-types-real-scientific.shtml#.XRrAAVYRW1s" target="_blank">Zulkey</a> pr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/What-Your-Birth-Order-Says-About-You/

Cities in Comparison: The Extent of Urban Expansion Around the Globe

<p>Many cities around the world are rapidly going through changes especially with urban developments. Keeping track of all that could be taxing and very challenging to do. Fortunately, the website <a hre...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Cities-in-Comparison-The-Extent-of-Urban-Expansion-Around-the-Globe/

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Breaks Its Own Orbit Record in New Mission Phase

<p>The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSIRIS-REx" target="_blank">OSIRIS-REx</a> spacecraft was launched in order to collect sample data from the asteroid Bennu. It w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/NASA-s-OSIRIS-REx-Breaks-Its-Own-Orbit-Record-in-New-Mission-Phase/

Study Says Period Pain Disrupts Productivity, Confirms What We Already Know

<p>We know the menstrual cycle is part of a woman's daily life so women are expected to just deal with it as they go their usual routine at work or school. Sure, some women have a higher pain tolerance than...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Study-Says-Period-Pain-Disrupts-Productivity-Confirms-What-We-Already-Know/

Scientists are Trying To Understand Humor

<p>This made me think hard, I admit. What makes a statement, an act, or even a meme a joke? Sometimes, we just seem to know and find it amusing, hence the laughter.</p><p>Psychologist, neuroscie...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Scientists-are-Trying-To-Understand-Humor/

These Delicate Insect Sculptures are Made of Scrap Metals

<p><br></p> <p>“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. This proverb is simple yet still true today. Through creativity, we can make a seemingly useles...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/These-Delicate-Insect-Sculptures-are-Made-of-Scrap-Metals/

This Massive Thing That Looks Like a Water Droplet Is Actually A Transparent Pavilion

<p>This pavilion that looks like a giant droplet of water &nbsp;is designed by Kristoffer Tejlgaard, an architect from Copenhagen, Denmark. The design was inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s famed ge...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/This-Massive-Thing-That-Looks-Like-a-Water-Droplet-Is-Actually-A-Transparent-Pavilion/

When Crashing Trains Was One of America’s Favorite Pastimes

Before movie theaters, public entertainment came in many forms: magic lantern shows, wild west shows, circuses, vaudeville, and train wrecks. Yes, the public spectacle of two locomotives colliding head-on was a show that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/When-Crashing-Trains-Was-One-of-Americas-Favorite-Pastimes/

United Put 14-Year-Old on Plane to Wrong Country

This story is complicated, but just goes to show that the more details there are, the more that can go wrong. Brenda Berg of Raleigh, North Carolina, bought a ticket from Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) for her 14-year-old s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/United-Put-14-Year-Old-on-Plane-to-Wrong-Country/

An Honest Trailer for Wild Wild West

The premise for the 1999 movie Wild Wild West was unbeatable: a science fiction Western with big stars and a big budget. It was even based on a hit TV show! But somehow, it all went wrong. According to this Hone...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Wild-Wild-West/

Cthulhu Hoop

Cthulhu HoopSun's Out, Hoops Out! When your favorite old one wakes from his death like slumber he likes to get his groove on with a hula hoop. He's so good with a hoop it will make you lose your mind! While the mode...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Cthulhu-Hoop/

Classicist Recreates Famous Paintings with Her Son's Toys

<p>On the left is <a href="https://www.khm.at/objektdb/detail/75/" target="_blank"><em>Perseus and Andromeda</em></a>, a 1602 painting by Giuseppe Cesari now kept...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Classicist-Recreates-Famous-Paintings-with-Her-Son-s-Toys/

Cat Behavior is Linked Closely With Its Breed

<p>Hello to all cat lovers out there! (Like me). Did you know that the behavior of your cat has something to do with their breed?</p><p>For example, Ragdolls are relaxed, friendly, and affection...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Cat-Behavior-is-Linked-Closely-With-Its-Breed-2/

An Archive of Ground Zero Photographs

New York archivists who bought a stash of CDs at a house clearance sale found 2,400 photos of Ground Zero in New York taken following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. These had not been known to exist. The BBC has the full...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/An-Archive-of-Ground-Zero-Photographs/

Dairy Queen Collabs With Sour Patch Kids To Make Sour Patch Blizzard

It’s happening. No one can stop them. Plan your summer accordingly. Introducing the NEW @SourPatchKids BLIZZARD Treat. #HappyTastesGood pic.twitter.com/Ll0Qya0CNB— Dairy Queen (@DairyQueen) July 1, 2019...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Dairy-Queen-Collabs-With-Sour-Patch-Kids-To-Make-Sour-Patch-Blizzard/

A Once-Classified Anomaly Nearly Killed NASA's First Moon Astronauts

You can say that the Apollo 11 moon mission was a triumph of teamwork and technology. And you'd be right. But there was also a lot of luck involved, because quite a few things went wrong. Some of those things were overco...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/A-Once-Classified-Anomaly-Nearly-Killed-NASAs-First-Moon-Astronauts/

An Evening With Groucho Marx

<p>In 1969, 50 years ago now, a 79 year-old Groucho Marx sat for an hour with Dick Cavett and discussed his life and times. He kills it in this setting, as one would expect from a legend. And he treats us t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/An-Evening-With-Groucho-Marx/

Someone Photoshopped Giant Slugs on Guitar Solo Pictures

<p><br></p> <p>You may not see a live concert the same way. Remember the faces musicians make when they are in the middle of an intense guitar solo? They look deeply horrified or...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Someone-Photoshopped-Giant-Slugs-on-Guitar-Solo-Pictures/

How to “Kill Off” Instagram Influencers This Summer

<p>It’s summer time once again, and Instagram photos are much hotter in this season, literally. And because it’s summer, the swan floats have become relevant and have been a trend once more. And...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/How-to-Kill-Off-Instagram-Influencers-This-Summer/

What Would a Haircut from Japan’s Leading Barber Look Like?

<p>In the corporate world, first impressions count. These first impressions can be a crucial thing to whether or not you will be accepted for the job. And that is why we put our best foot forward when we go...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/What-Would-a-Haircut-from-Japan-s-Leading-Barber-Look-Like/

Low-Carb Diet for Mental Health?

<p>Low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets have been very helpful for people having stubborn physical health problems like Type 2 diabetes and obesity. But these types of diets may not only be beneficial to pe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Low-Carb-Diet-for-Mental-Health/

Ice 1.5m Thick Covers a City in Mexico

<p>The Mexican city of Guadalajara is covered with ice one and a half meter thick after it was hit by a heavy hailstorm. <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-48821306" target=&...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Ice-1-5m-Thick-Covers-a-City-in-Mexico/

Artificial Skin That Could Aid in Wound Healing

<p>Using nanoscale technology, engineers created a material that can be absorbed by our own skin as it heals. The elasticity and the thickness of this synthetic skin can be custom-matched to specific areas...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/02/Artificial-Skin-That-Could-Aid-in-Wound-Healing/




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