Archive for August 24th, 2019

The Battle of Wits Between a Human and a Cat

A couple of years ago, Quinn at BlondiHacks thought it would make things easier for her if she got an automatic food dispenser for her cat Sprocket. While the amount of food Sprocket would get would be the same as she go...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/The-Battle-of-Wits-Between-a-Human-and-a-Cat/

Into the Life of Leo Driehuys: How a Small Group of Part-Time Musicians Became a Grand Orchestra

<p>The life of a musician is one fraught with challenges as they seek to hone their craft. Leo Driehuys had a promising career in Europe as an oboist and pianist. But he gave that up in exchange for <a h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Into-the-Life-of-Leo-Driehuys-How-a-Small-Group-of-Part-Time-Musicians-Became-a-Grand-Orchestra/

Songs from Taylor Swift's New Album 'Lover' Explained

<p>There are eighteen songs in Taylor Swift's new album "Lover" which has just been released and for some people, that might be overwhelming. Not to mention, the themes and subject matter that her...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Songs-from-Taylor-Swift-s-New-Album-Lover-Explained/

The Matrix Returns: Discussions on Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and a Data-Centric World

<p>When I first watched the original Matrix trilogy, it got me thinking about the nature of our consciousness and the way we perceive reality apart from ourselves, and whether we can even rely on the inform...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/The-Matrix-Returns-Discussions-on-Reality-Artificial-Intelligence-and-a-Data-Centric-World/

Veteran Astronauts Train To Go on Boeing's Starliner Spacecraft

<p>NASA's human space flight program retired in 2011 as intended however, there haven't been any successors to the program since then. NASA has expressed their interest in renewing such programs and they ha...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Veteran-Astronauts-Train-To-Go-on-Boeing-s-Starliner-Spacecraft/

The Curse of Playing the Wicked Witch of the West

What happens when a relatively unknown actor takes the villain's role in a movie that becomes a classic? It becomes hard for everyone from children up to casting directors to see you in any other kind of role. And that w...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/The-Curse-of-Playing-the-Wicked-Witch-of-the-West/

Man Dressed As An Old TV Drops Old TVs Outside Homes

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Residents in Virginia woke up to a surprise gift at their front door - an old TV. The gift only gave birth to more questions and intrigue, as no one kne...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Man-Dressed-As-An-Old-TV-Drops-Old-TVs-Outside-Homes-2/

Genetic Medicine May Help Prevent Genetic Diseases But At What Cost?

<p>As researchers find out more about our genetic material and come up with ways to engineer our genes to enhance certain traits or prevent certain diseases from emerging, the less we should worry about gen...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Genetic-Medicine-May-Help-Prevent-Genetic-Diseases-But-At-What-Cost/

Bobcats Find Ways to Survive Despite Threats of Human Encroachment

<p>Humans would do anything to survive but we're not the only ones. Many animals have different strategies for survival and in this particular case, bobcats from southern Texas find an interesting place to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Bobcats-Find-Ways-to-Survive-Despite-Threats-of-Human-Encroachment/

Hasbro To Own Peppa Pig

<p>Known for creating Monopoly and GI Joe, toy and board game company Hasbro, <a href="https://www.apnews.com/a38a0115205348c792ed4d69d578494d" target="_blank">for $4 billion</a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Hasbro-To-Own-Peppa-Pig/

Gone With The Wind! Mattresses For An Outdoor Movie Event Fly Away With The Strong Wind

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Robb Manes called it “</span><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The Great Mattress Migration of 2019”. </em><sp...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Gone-With-The-Wind-Mattresses-For-An-Outdoor-Movie-Event-Fly-Away-With-The-Strong-Wind/

The Mandalorian Trailer

The tentpole series for the streaming TV service called Disney+ is The Mandalorian. He's not Boba Fett, nor Jango Fett, but another warrior from the same planet. According to Wikipedia, it takes place in the *em...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/The-Mandalorian-Trailer/

Inside the Weird World of Restaurant Critics

On the surface, the job of a restaurant critic seems like heaven. You get paid to eat at restaurants. You may have the power to make or break a business. You get to express yourself. Great job, huh? Sure, but there's a l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Inside-the-Weird-World-of-Restaurant-Critics/

Why Are There Braille Messages on E-Scooters?

<p>Have you ever used an e-scooter? They're a popular form of transportation in many urban environments. If you've ridden one recently, you may have noticed a message in Braille.</p><p>Don't wor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Why-Are-There-Braille-Messages-on-E-Scooters/

Unique Profession: Personal Book Curator

<p>This rankles my librarian soul. On the other hand, a newly-minted <a href="http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/accreditedprograms/directory" target="_blank">library school</a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Unique-Profession-Personal-Book-Curator/

Competitive Pillow Fighting : The All Japan Pillow Fighting Championship

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Who doesn’t love to throw pillows at friends or roommates during sleepovers or school trips? Japan takes the long-lasting tradition of pillow figh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Competitive-Pillow-Fighting-The-All-Japan-Pillow-Fighting-Championship/

This Praying Mantis Just Made Some Serious Martial Arts Move On A Lizard

The lizard probably thought that it has its next lunch as he planned to lunge at a nearby praying mantis. However, the mantis decided to pull a cunning counterstrike  hold the lizard’s jaws apart. One wou...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/This-Praying-Mantis-Just-Made-Some-Serious-Martial-Arts-Move-On-A-Lizard/

Diaper Hits A Trooper’s Patrol Car After Being Tossed Out Of A Window

<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Indiana State Police Sergeant Stephen Wheeles </span><a href="https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2019/08/20/Diaper-tossed-out-window-on-the-high...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Diaper-Hits-A-Trooper-s-Patrol-Car-After-Being-Tossed-Out-Of-A-Window/

Confessions of a Freelancer: Why the Gig Economy is a Capitalist's Dream Come True

<p>Several analysts have already pointed out the dangers of the gig economy and how it verges on exploitation of workers. Despite being able to work anywhere and have more control over one's time, freelanci...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Confessions-of-a-Freelancer-Why-the-Gig-Economy-is-a-Capitalist-s-Dream-Come-True/

Movie Locations for Return of the Jedi

<p>Then &amp; Now Movie Locations is an amazing blog consisting of the travels of Paul, cinema fan, to the locations of famous movie scenes. <a href="http://www.thennowmovielocations.com/2019/08...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Movie-Locations-for-i-Return-of-the-Jedi-i/

Starfleet Engineering Notebook Pocket Notebook

Starfleet Engineering Notebook Pocket Notebook We don't know where your voyage will take you, but we do know that you like to be prepared. You take pride in your work and your ship. Now you can look like the miracle...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Starfleet-Engineering-Notebook-Pocket-Notebook/

The Fantastic Pipes of Arcangelo Ambrosi

Arcangelo Ambrosi is an Italian woodworker who specializes in handcrafted smoking pipes. Each one is a whimsical work of art. Simple pieces of wood become fantastic beasts at play and work. For Ambrosi, the pipe "is an o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/The-Fantastic-Pipes-of-Arcangelo-Ambrosi/

Where Zombies Come From

"When a mommy zombie and a daddy zombie love each other very much...." Well, no, zombies aren't real as a physical manifestation, but they are a real element of folklore and pop culture. Where did the idea come from? *em...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Where-Zombies-Come-From/

The 18th Century Guide to London’s Prostitutes

To find a great restaurant in a faraway city, you'd turn to a travel guide. Before buying a car, you might check out J.D. Power. But if you wanted to find a good prostitute in 18th-century London, there was no better gui...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/The-18th-Century-Guide-to-Londons-Prostitutes/

Big Chonk Mr. B is a Star, Needs a Home

Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia posted pictures of their newest adoptable cat, Mr. B, and found themselves going viral. Beejay, or more formally Mr. B, is a large cat, a real megachonk, big-boned and meaty. He weigh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/08/24/Big-Chonk-Mr-B-is-a-Star-Needs-a-Home/




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