Archive for August 10th, 2019

The Government Taste Testers Who Reshaped America’s Diet

At the beginning of the 20th century, farmers grew crops and raised livestock the way their families always had, and sold their produce to market with hopes that people would buy it. The U.S. Bureau of Home Economics, a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/The-Government-Taste-Testers-Who-Reshaped-Americas-Diet/

1,000 Musicians Play "Killing in the Name"

Rockin' 1000 brought us "Learn to Fly" in 2015, when they were just a large local group of Italian musicians trying to invite the Foo Fighters to Cesena, Italy (it worked).  Now the project has gone global. On July...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/1000-Musicians-Play-Killing-in-the-Name/

Why So Many Suburbs Look the Same

Government regulations had a lot to do with the design of the neighborhoods we live in today. The judgements of the Federal Housing Administration decades ago shape the way we live now, particularly how dependent we are...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/Why-So-Many-Suburbs-Look-the-Same/

This 147-Year Old Ship Is Powered by Llama Poop

<p>In 1861, the Peruvian government undertook a daunting task: to build two warships on Lake Titicaca--the highest navigable lake in the world. The lake formed part of Peruvian-Bolivian border and Peru want...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/This-147-Year-Old-Ship-Is-Powered-by-Llama-Poop/

Why Does the U.S. Army Own So Many Fossils?

You might be surprised to learn that the U.S. Army owns a huge collection of fossils of dinosaurs and other extinct species. It wasn't on purpose. The Army Corps of Engineers controls eight million acres of land, procure...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/Why-Does-the-US-Army-Own-So-Many-Fossils/

A Labyrinth for Hosico

Hosico is an attractive cat who lives in Russia. The humans in his family built him a cardboard maze, which naturally piques his curiosity. Hosico found his way out, but while that may be the human goal, for a cat it's a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/A-Labyrinth-for-Hosico/

Jupiter Hit By A Meteor Large Enough To Be Seen On Earth

Another impact on Jupiter today (2019-08-07 at 04:07 UTC)! A bolide (meteor) and not likely to leave dark debris like SL9 did 25 years ago. Congrats to Ethan Chappel (@ChappelAstro) on this discovery and H/T to Damia...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/Jupiter-Hit-By-A-Meteor-Large-Enough-To-Be-Seen-On-Earth/

Celebrated Choreographer Akram Khan Speaks Out For The Voiceless Through His Last Solo

<p>Akram Khan, one of the world’s most respected contemporary dancers, has never shied away from big themes. Nor is he about to shy away from them for his last full-length solo dance performance, XENO...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/Celebrated-Choreographer-Akram-Khan-Speaks-Out-For-The-Voiceless-Through-His-Last-Solo/

The Wrong Man: The Facebook Friend Request That Sent Him To Jail

<p>A prison guard would wake him up by calling someone else’s name every morning for three years. Using a name that was not his, a judge would order him to stand or sit back down (this happened at eve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/The-Wrong-Man-The-Facebook-Friend-Request-That-Sent-Him-To-Jail/

As It Braces For The Strongest Typhoon of 2019, China Cancels Its Flights

<p>As the strongest typhoon swept past Taiwan and headed towards the Chinese coast, <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-09/china-cancels-flights-as-it-braces-for-strongest-typho...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/As-It-Braces-For-The-Strongest-Typhoon-of-2019-China-Cancels-Its-Flights/

A Pocketknife Helps Canadian Man To Survive Grizzly Attack

Canadian Colin Dowler might not be alive today if it weren't for a small pocket knife with a two-inch blade https://t.co/X2I75BYW5D— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 8, 2019 <p>Colin Dowler, a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/A-Pocketknife-Helps-Canadian-Man-To-Survive-Grizzly-Attack/

Google Earth Lets You Hear Over 50 Different Indigenous Language Speakers

<p>As someone with a fascination for languages, the new project that Google Earth launched, called <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/google-earth-indigenous-languages-1.5240672" targe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/Google-Earth-Lets-You-Hear-Over-50-Different-Indigenous-Language-Speakers/

The 40 Most Epic Staircase Design Fails

<p>Redditor N0t-a-Weeab00 spotted <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign/comments/856q5q/these_stairs_in_a_college_i_visited_had_people/" target="_blank">these stairs</a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/10/The-40-Most-Epic-Staircase-Design-Fails/




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