Archive for July 8th, 2019

Elizabeth Peabody's Thoughts on Self-Renewal and the Perils of Middle Age

<p>One concept sums up Elizabeth Peabody's letter to her friend, the sister of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and that is how we as human beings should not be complacent and become stagnant. We live in a constantly c...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Elizabeth-Peabody-s-Thoughts-on-Self-Renewal-and-the-Perils-of-Middle-Age/

Secondhand Drinking Affects One in Five Adults in the US

<p>Do everything in moderation. Social drinking seems like a convention among different groups of people in order to socialize and get to know each other and break down the walls of awkwardness between coll...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Secondhand-Drinking-Affects-One-in-Five-Adults-in-the-US/

Can America Fix Its Housing Crisis?

<p>Urban development as a concept should be a good thing. Well, it is but only if the benefits redound to all. However, as is always the case, things tip in favor of those who have the resources. In this li...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Can-America-Fix-Its-Housing-Crisis/

Vegan Zombie Apocalypse

Photographer Juhamatti Vahdersalo wanted to encourage veganism, so naturally he came up with the idea of … zombies It has been said that meat consumption should decrease by 90% in the west if we want to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Vegan-Zombie-Apocalypse/

Seven Girlfriends Joked They Would Retire and Die Together, Now They Really Will

<p>It's like the sitcom Friends but in real life. Living together with six of your best friends from retirement until the day you die must be a dream. Of course, many things can get in the way like having y...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Seven-Girlfriends-Joked-They-Would-Retire-and-Die-Together-Now-They-Really-Will/

How the Panama Canal Works

You knew that the Panama Canal was a colossal project, but this video from Wendover Productions gives us a taste of how huge the global shipping industry is. Imagine calculating whether it is worth paying millions of dol...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/How-the-Panama-Canal-Works/

'Stranger Things 3' Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

<p>The long wait is over for the third installment of Stranger Things has already been released on Netflix. Without giving much away, the new season will be set in the 80s so expect to see some throwbacks a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Stranger-Things-3-Easter-Eggs-You-Might-Have-Missed/

This Is What's Going To Happen: Behind Stephanie Arnold's 37-Second Experience

<p>We have probably read or heard stories of people going through near-death experiences and what it was like to be in such a state. Stephanie Arnold, author of 37 Seconds, recounts one such experience when...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/This-Is-What-s-Going-To-Happen-Behind-Stephanie-Arnold-s-37-Second-Experience/

Trapdoor Chess

<p>Trap chess is a variant upon the ancient game. Randomly selected squares open down, eliminating any pieces unfortunate enough to be on top.</p><p><a href="https://hackaday.com/2019/07...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Trapdoor-Chess/

Ani: An Abandoned City of 1001 Churches

<p><br></p> <p>Some call Ani the “City of 1001 Churches” while others call it the “City of Forty Gates”. However, it was never called “home” by...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Ani-An-Abandoned-City-of-1001-Churches/

The Last Spaceplane

What happens when Mission Control is run like a run-of-the-mill small business? This might have happened during a holiday weekend, because the one left holding down the fort is the lowest guy in the hierarchy. This anima...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/The-Last-Spaceplane/

The Pioneers Used to Ride These Babies for Miles!

Don't you just love it when someone takes an old, obscure snippet of pop culture and turns it into art? It's even better when you realize that tiny snippet is not as obscure as you thought. In the very first season of Sp...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/The-Pioneers-Used-to-Ride-These-Babies-for-Miles/

Video Game Community Fills Up 15 Year Old’s Final Days With Joy

<p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/jul/04/how-a-video-game-community-filled-my-nephews-final-days-with-happiness-elite-dangerous" target="_blank" style="backgroun...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Video-Game-Community-Fills-Up-15-Year-Old-s-Final-Days-With-Joy/

The Curious Case of the Socialite Who Sterilized Her Daughter

Embed from Getty ImagesIn 1936, 22-year-old Ann Cooper Hewitt sued her mother in court for having her sterilized. Doctors had removed Ann's Fallopian tubes during an appendectomy, rendering her unable to bear children....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/The-Curious-Case-of-the-Socialite-Who-Sterilized-Her-Daughter/

Cosplayers at Montreal Comiccon 2019

Montreal Comiccon this past weekend was bigger and better than ever! Cosplayers came from all over to show their stuff in elaborately accurate costumes from comic books, TV, movies, and video games. Geeks Are Sexy was th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Cosplayers-at-Montreal-Comiccon-2019/

The Russian Art Film Version of The Simpsons

<p>Amidst the ruins of shattered dreams and relationships scattered through a post-industrial wasteland known as Springfield, one family occasionally tolerates itself. Director Lenivko Kvadratjić presents...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/The-Russian-Art-Film-Version-of-i-The-Simpsons-i/

People in Japan Rent Cars, Then Don't Drive Them

<p>Car rental is popular in Japan and the prices are cheap. They're so cheap that many people are renting the cars just to have space available to do other things privately, such as eating lunch, charging t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/People-in-Japan-Rent-Cars-Then-Don-t-Drive-Them/

Spy Satellites: New Threat Against Your Privacy Comes From the Skies Above

<p>With better technology and greater means to spy, privacy is becoming an illusion. And just when we’re all getting used to having our social media posts and interactions spied on, there’re new...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Spy-Satellites-New-Threat-Against-Your-Privacy-Comes-From-the-Skies-Above/

Ronuts: Creamy Roll Cakes Plus Donuts

<p>Famous fast food chain ‘Mister Donuts’ has a bold presence in Japan. They never hesitate to take the audience by surprise. Their newest invention is the sweet combination of creamy roll cake...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Ronuts-Creamy-Roll-Cakes-Plus-Donuts/

Louis Pasteur Had A Showdown To Debunk Spontaneous Generation

<p>The theory of spontaneous generation states that living organisms could be produced through nonliving matter. This has long become obsolete after scientists such as Louis Pasteur and John Tyndall conduct...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Louis-Pasteur-Had-A-Showdown-To-Debunk-Spontaneous-Generation/

On the Invention of Gunpowder

<p>The invention of gunpowder was an important turning point in history. This new technology would become one of the most destructive yet convenient military weapons. But how did we get to the point of disc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/On-the-Invention-of-Gunpowder/

Spray on Nanofiber Skin May Improve Burn and Wound Care

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Here’s an upcoming solution to hospitals’ treatment of burns and wounds : </span><em style="bac...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Spray-on-Nanofiber-Skin-May-Improve-Burn-and-Wound-Care/

Vortex Around A Black Hole Spins at 70% the Speed of Light

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">In the quest of further understanding one of the most mysterious (and vaguely terrifying) celestial objects in the univer...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Vortex-Around-A-Black-Hole-Spins-at-70-the-Speed-of-Light/

The Simpsons Intro, Russian Version

You've seen the "couch gag" at the beginning of The Simpsons enough times that you know what's going to happen, even when guest artists give it a different spin. Lenivko Kvadratjić of Lažy Škvar Filma (...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/The-Simpsons-Intro-Russian-Version/

The Aftermath of JFK's Assassination

<p>So much controversy revolved around what's probably the most shocking event that happened to a US president, the assassination of JFK. It's one laden with secrecy and even conspiracies about why it happe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/The-Aftermath-of-JFK-s-Assassination/

The Diaries Left Behind by Confederate Soldiers Reveal the True Role of Enslaved Labor at Gettysburg

Stories have been told since about the mid-1970s of black soldiers who fought for the Confederate States of America, despite their status as slaves. Historian Kevin M. Levin looked into those accounts, and wrote a book t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/The-Diaries-Left-Behind-by-Confederate-Soldiers-Reveal-the-True-Role-of-Enslaved-Labor-at-Gettysburg/

Undisturbed Roman Shipwreck Discovered in Cyprus

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">A Roman shipwreck with ancient cargo has been discovered, surprisingly undisturbed. Reported by a team of two volunteer d...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Undisturbed-Roman-Shipwreck-Discovered-in-Cyprus/

Robots Cheered For This Losing South Korean Baseball Team

<p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">People can find ways to gather support and morale boost. For the case of </span><em style="background-color...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Robots-Cheered-For-This-Losing-South-Korean-Baseball-Team/

Our First Look at Disney's Mulan

The live-action version of the 1998 Disney movie Mulan won't be out until next spring, but the first teaser is here now. Yifei Liu stars as Mulan, who dresses as a man to take her father's place in the military....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Our-First-Look-at-Disneys-Mulan/

Mammoth Fur Hat

Wooly mammoths have been extinct for thousands of years, but frozen remains in the far north are being unearthed at an astonishing rate as the permafrost thaws due to climate change. However, it is illegal in Russia to t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/08/Mammoth-Fur-Hat/








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