Archive for July 13th, 2019

Psychedelic Map Shows How SoCal Earthquakes Shook the Earth

<p>A week or so ago, two earthquakes hit Los Angeles. They were recorded at magnitudes of 6.4 and 7.1. NASA has created <a href="https://www.npr.org/2019/07/12/741084295/rippling-rainbow-map-shows-h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/Psychedelic-Map-Shows-How-SoCal-Earthquakes-Shook-the-Earth/

When the US Air-Dropped Pianos to Troops on the Battlefield

<p>During World War II, pianos and other musical instruments, in the hands of skilled users, were vital moral boosters. Piano maker Steinway &amp; Sons, in order to secure government contracts during th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/When-the-US-Air-Dropped-Pianos-to-Troops-on-the-Battlefield/

Purl Jam: The Heavy Metal Knitting Championship

<p>Finland, the most metal of all nations (there is approximately 1 metal band per 2,000 people), held a competition among the greatest headbanging knitters of the world. With guitars, drums, needles, and y...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/Purl-Jam-The-Heavy-Metal-Knitting-Championship/

A 1994 Pizza Hut Commercial Conducted Entirely in the Klingon Language

<p>I can't believe that 25 years have passed since this amazing 30-second commercial appeared on the air and this is the first time that I've seen it!</p><p>The UK division of Pizza Hut pitches...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/A-1994-Pizza-Hut-Commercial-Conducted-Entirely-in-the-Klingon-Language/

You Need Emergency Books

<p><a href="https://twitter.com/lizinthelibrary/status/1148347370066698240" target="_blank">This tweet</a> warms my librarian heart. It's always a good idea to keep emergency...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/You-Need-Emergency-Books/

This Is a Truck

<p>Yes, it's not just a tire with odd treads. There's a truck in this photo.</p><p>Okay, look at the door handle at the top off the image.</p><p>Now do you see the truck?</p>&l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/This-Is-a-Truck/

Astonishingly Realistic Crepe Paper Insects

It looks like an actual praying mantis, right? But it's not. Artist Tina Kraus is such a master of her craft that she can re-create nearly perfect replicas of insects using crepe paper.<!--more-->Quite properly, Kr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/Astonishingly-Realistic-Crepe-Paper-Insects/

Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie App Disabled

Due to an unspecified vulnerability that had the potential to allow a person to listen to another person’s iPhone without consent, tech company Apple has disabled the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app. The tech company...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/Apple-Watch-Walkie-Talkie-App-Disabled/

Why Do We Trust Strangers?

<p>We go to the restaurant and order our food. We trust the waiter that he heard our order and jotted it down correctly. We trust the chefs that they cook our food properly (after all, we can’t enter...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/Why-Do-We-Trust-Strangers/

They Can Listen to Your Google Assistant Recordings

<p>Google contractors apparently listen to and review some <a href="https://www.apnews.com/9000fd56f68043e48a2de8a08997a1fd" target="_blank">recordings on what people say to Google...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/They-Can-Listen-to-Your-Google-Assistant-Recordings/

Study Finds That Cutting About 300 Calories A Day Can Benefit Your Heart

<p>A new study suggests that cutting just 300 calories from your daily diet can have a significant effect on your cardiovascular health, even if you’re already at a healthy weight. Cutting your calori...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/Study-Finds-That-Cutting-About-300-Calories-A-Day-Can-Benefit-Your-Heart/

The Bacteria That “Helps Starving Children”

<p>About 150 million children under 5 years old around the world are malnourished, according to the World Health Organization.</p><p>Malnourished children end up having an “immature”...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/The-Bacteria-That-Helps-Starving-Children/

Beat The Summer Heat With This Japanese Capsule Toy

<p>Ladies and gentlemen, we now have <a href="https://soranews24.com/2019/07/11/japans-semi-functional-air-conditioner-capsule-toys-promise-to-help-us-cope-with-the-summer-heat/" target="_...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/Beat-The-Summer-Heat-With-This-Japanese-Capsule-Toy/

Slim Versions of Popular Consoles: A Brief History

<p>I was first introduced to video games when I saw a neighbor kid playing on his Gameboy. I have been a fan ever since. My first console was a Playstation 1. Then a few years later, a friend of mine showed...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/Slim-Versions-of-Popular-Consoles-A-Brief-History/

Beanless Coffee Engineered by Scientists

<p>Jarret Stopforth likes to drink coffee. However, he doesn’t want it bitter, and so he adds cream and sugar before drinking it.</p><p>But then something came into his mind. “Why se...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/13/Beanless-Coffee-Engineered-by-Scientists/




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