Archive for August 5th, 2019

How The Immortal Hydra Regenerates Itself

<p>The body of a human being has the ability to repair itself. It can patch up its wounds, heal broken bones, and combat infections. However, the human body can only do this at a certain point. For example,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/How-The-Immortal-Hydra-Regenerates-Itself/

When Did People Start Turning Things Up to 11?

When you hear someone say "turn it up to eleven," that is likely a reference to the scene in the 1984 movie This Is Spinal Tap in which guitarist Nigel Tufnel shows off his special Marshall amplifier with volume...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/When-Did-People-Start-Turning-Things-Up-to-11/

The Big Twist In Our Galaxy Is Revealed By This New 3-D Map

<p>Most of our science textbooks up to this day teach that our galaxy the Milky Way resembles a flat spiral. However, this new detailed 3-D map of our galaxy says otherwise. It turns out that our galaxy is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/The-Big-Twist-In-Our-Galaxy-Is-Revealed-By-This-New-3-D-Map/

These Scientists Tracked South Africa’s Sardine Run For Over 66 Years

<p>The KwaZulu-Natal is a coastline that runs along South Africa’s east coast. Well-known to the residents of this coastline is the sardine run. The sardines migrate close to the shoreline every year...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/These-Scientists-Tracked-South-Africa-s-Sardine-Run-For-Over-66-Years/

Hypersane People Are Among Us, We Just Need to Have A Look Around

<p>Hypersanity is an uncommon and an unaccepted term. However, this is a term nonetheless. But what exactly is hypersanity? In his book, The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise (1967), R D Laing...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Hypersane-People-Are-Among-Us-We-Just-Need-to-Have-A-Look-Around/

Phatic Expressions: Why “No Problem” Can Seem Rude

The title of Tom Scott's latest video drew me in because, at my age, I am jarred when someone responds to "Thank you" with "No problem." Wait, you just gave me change for a purchase. Was there ever a question of it being...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Phatic-Expressions-Why-No-Problem-Can-Seem-Rude/

Man Performs Mozart on His Homemade Organ

<p><a href="http://www.bellowphone.com/" target="_blank">Leonard Solomon</a> is a musician who builds and performs on unusual homemade instruments, such as his <a href=&qu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Man-Performs-Mozart-on-His-Homemade-Organ/

Prague Streets Are Covered With Jewish Gravestones

<p>Millions of people walk by the magnificent cobbled streets of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Unknown to many, they tread upon old <a href="https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/08/prague...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Prague-Streets-Are-Covered-With-Jewish-Gravestones/

Two Years of Hair Growth in Three Minutes

Kamaka Dias shaved his head before he went to Madagascar for two years with the Peace Corps. He didn't cut his hair at all after that, but he did use his selfie stick to document his downtime. After returning home, he ed...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Two-Years-of-Hair-Growth-in-Three-Minutes/

How They Caught Son of Sam

The Son of Sam murders had New York City on edge in 1976 and 1977. David Berkowitz killed six people and injured seven more, but no one could identify him. Eventually, police connected the dots that led to the Berkowitz'...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/How-They-Caught-Son-of-Sam/

Only One in Five People Got A Perfect Score On Stroop Effect Test — Can You Do The Same?

<p>This test is based on the Stroop Effect, an event that happens when conflicting streams of information interfere with your brain’s reaction time. The test measures how quickly you can recognize 5 m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Only-One-in-Five-People-Got-A-Perfect-Score-On-Stroop-Effect-Test-Can-You-Do-The-Same/

When The DNA Test Reveals Something Surprising

<p>Lynn Scott’s husband (whose name was not mentioned in the story) was adopted at birth. After he passed away, Lynn wanted to help their son find his paternal biological grandparents. She and her son...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/When-The-DNA-Test-Reveals-Something-Surprising/

The Scientist Who Raced Against Death to Transform Physics

Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil was born into the French aristocracy in 1706. Her station in life allowed her to be fully educated, but that plus her natural intelligence and curiosity were no match for the 18t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/The-Scientist-Who-Raced-Against-Death-to-Transform-Physics/

A Brief and Awful History of the Lobotomy

In 1948, there was a demonstration of two competing techniques for severing the prefrontal cortex in the human brain. In other words, lobotomies. The participants were two of the more prolific lobotomists of the day: Wil...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/A-Brief-and-Awful-History-of-the-Lobotomy/

How to Politely Smoke Weed

Emily Post became famous for her newspaper column and books on etiquette. In fact, she was the main authority on manners in the 20th century. Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and is now co-pres...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/How-to-Politely-Smoke-Weed/

Introducing the K-Rigg Pressure Smoker: Get A Perfect Ten-Pound Brisket in Two Hours

<p>Kyle Riggen had wanted to cook some chicken wings but he doesn't want to wait four hours with his electric smoker just to get them. So he made some experiments in order to cut down the cook time and trie...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Introducing-the-K-Rigg-Pressure-Smoker-Get-A-Perfect-Ten-Pound-Brisket-in-Two-Hours/

Poverty of Experience Brings Us A New Kind of Barbarism

<p>The past century has seen some of the worst events happen in human history. These events were made even more devastating with the advancement of technology and things like war have never been the same ag...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Poverty-of-Experience-Brings-Us-A-New-Kind-of-Barbarism/

The Case for a Universal Basic Income

<p>One of the primary concerns of ordinary people in living day to day is how they will be able to meet their needs as well as their family's needs. Resources aren't getting more abundant but the population...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/The-Case-for-a-Universal-Basic-Income/

Study Finds the Presence of Invasive Species Lowers An Area's Natural Biodiversity

<p>When a foreign species is introduced to an area, <a href="https://www.inverse.com/article/58204-hawaii-strawberry-guava" target="_blank">it changes the dynamic of the ecosystem&...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Study-Finds-the-Presence-of-Invasive-Species-Lowers-An-Area-s-Natural-Biodiversity/

An Animated Tale of Love and Dementia

<p>Japanese artist <a href="https://twitter.com/shin___geki" target="_blank">@shinrashinge</a> built a miniature mechanical projector with paper, cardboard, pencils, and what...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/An-Animated-Tale-of-Love-and-Dementia/

She Quit Her Job To Pursue Her Passion: To Paint Portraits of Dead or Dying Pets

<p>Erica Eriksdotter used to work as a public relations consultant before she quit that job to focus on her business, Studio Eriksdotter, in which she paints portraits of deceased or dying pets. It started...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/She-Quit-Her-Job-To-Pursue-Her-Passion-To-Paint-Portraits-of-Dead-or-Dying-Pets/

Grandpa Does Her Nails

my grandparents came to look after me after my surgery and my grandad told me he wanted to make me feel better, he told me he’s been painting my nan’s nails for 30 years and that he wanted to paint mine a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Grandpa-Does-Her-Nails/

A Catfishing Scheme in the 19th-Century

<p>If you think that catfishing only appeared on the advent of the Internet, think again because it’s not. (Well, technically, the term catfishing is new, but the activity is not). As historian Angus...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/A-Catfishing-Scheme-in-the-19th-Century/

Artificial Intelligence and the Future Of Health Care

<p>It’s alright if you think that the AI will soon replace replace human physicians. After all, there are various headlines out there that tell us so, such as “Your Future Doctor May Not Be Huma...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Artificial-Intelligence-and-the-Future-Of-Health-Care/

Traffix: A Puzzle Game That Lets You Control The Flow Of Traffic

<p>Have you ever played SimCity or Cities: Skylines? On those games, traffic becomes an incredible frustration and you end up tearing down the roads in an attempt to fix the traffic. You think to yourself,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Traffix-A-Puzzle-Game-That-Lets-You-Control-The-Flow-Of-Traffic/

The Evil Queen at Disneyland

Disney theme park cast members deserve awards for the work they do. They are acting for hours at a time, in full costume outdoors, never break character, and get paid pennies. It might beat waiting tables while you are w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/The-Evil-Queen-at-Disneyland/

Mentors Introduce People To Their Future Selves

<p>Many people say that mentors can only help others that have similar experiences with them. After all, how can you coach a person if you don’t know where he or she is coming from? However, this is n...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/05/Mentors-Introduce-People-To-Their-Future-Selves/




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