Archive for September 6th, 2019

Bear in the Bathroom

A young black bear climbed into the window of the ladies' room at Buck's T-4 Lodge in Big Sky, Montana. He couldn't get back out the window he came in, and didn't know how to open the door. Hotel staff knew what to do, t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Bear-in-the-Bathroom/

Underwater Observatory Disappears Without a Trace

This is only appropriate use of "scientists are baffled" I've ever seen. Large Underwater Observatory Disappears Without a Trace, Baffling Scientists https://t.co/RGJMjiyzMY pic.twitter.com/z72MJnDVuH— Andrew T...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Underwater-Observatory-Disappears-Without-a-Trace/

The Tiniest Siamang

The lesser ape known as the siamang is the largest of all gibbons, and is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Unkie and Ellie are a siamang couple at the San Diego Zoo who have been together since 1987. In that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/The-Tiniest-Siamang/

The Rod of Asclepius Isn't the One That You Are Thinking About

<p>We often think of the symbol for medicine as the staff with two snakes wrapped around it but that isn't the right one. The rod of Asclepius, the Greek god of healing and medicine, actually only has one s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/The-Rod-of-Asclepius-Isn-t-the-One-That-You-Are-Thinking-About/

Nintendo Releases Teaser for New Switch Experience

<p>A few months ago, Nintendo announced that it will be releasing a lite version of its Switch console which garnered mixed reactions since it takes away the primary selling point of the console, which is t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Nintendo-Releases-Teaser-for-New-Switch-Experience/

NBA Jam vs. NBA Street: The Best "Weird" Basketball Video Game

<p>Trying to put a spin on games to make them more creative or innovative, or just to try and make them appealing to a wider audience doesn't always work, if at all. There may be some games that have good e...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/NBA-Jam-vs-NBA-Street-The-Best-Weird-Basketball-Video-Game/

Samsung Galaxy Note 10: A Review

<p>Over the last few years, Samsung has created smartphones with great specs. Throughout the years, the company has managed to find both good and not-so-good ideas and build upon these ideas, and because of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-10-A-Review/

Facebook Comes Up with Dating Platform to Recover Lost Value

<p>As if we need more of Facebook in our lives, the social media platform has just recently launched their own dating service expecting that the new product will help them regain the value they lost from la...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Facebook-Comes-Up-with-Dating-Platform-to-Recover-Lost-Value/

Elizabeth Warren: The Most Formidable Opposition Candidate So Far, Here's Why

<p>It's been almost three years since the US elected its 45th president and as we inch forward to the next elections, several Democratic names have come up as possible presidential contenders to the GOP. Ho...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Elizabeth-Warren-The-Most-Formidable-Opposition-Candidate-So-Far-Here-s-Why/

These 10 Countries Have the Highest Jewish Population

<p>Currently, there are 14.6 million Jews in the world and though their numbers are spread out in various countries, there are some countries which constitute a large percentage of their global population....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/These-10-Countries-Have-the-Highest-Jewish-Population/

Frustrated Airline Passenger Flies Jet to Destination when the Pilot Doesn't Show up

Michael Bradley was trying to get from Manchester to his vacation destination of Alicante, Spain. Alas, the pilot assigned to the flight was a no-show. So Bradley volunteered to fly the easyJet flight himself. This was s...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Frustrated-Airline-Passenger-Flies-Jet-to-Destination-when-the-Pilot-Doesn-t-Show-up/

The Really Rude Map

There are a lot of place names in the world that are considered rude, explicit, and even downright obscene, especially in a different language. These place names are collected in the Really Rude Map.  You can scan t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/The-Really-Rude-Map/

This Laptop Is The Most Powerful Laptop Ever

<p>This week at IFA 2019, Asus has revealed the ProArt Studio Book One, which <a href="https://newatlas.com/laptops/asus-proart-studiobook-one-most-powerful-laptop/" target="_blank"&g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/This-Laptop-Is-The-Most-Powerful-Laptop-Ever/

Guy Shows off His Five-Inch Long Thumb

<p>It's freakin' huge! 20-year old Jacob Pina of Westport, Massachusetts has a ridiculously long right thumb. He shows it off in Tik Tok videos, which Caters News compiled in the video above.</p><p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Guy-Shows-off-His-Five-Inch-Long-Thumb/

Stop Dropping Your AirPods Onto The Tracks, Says New York MTA

He’s filthy but he’s mine (again)! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/RXGuzTBGke— Ashley Mayer (@ashleymayer) July 11, 2019 <p>Because many New Yorkers have accidentally dropped their beloved AirPods onto subw...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Stop-Dropping-Your-AirPods-Onto-The-Tracks-Says-New-York-MTA/

Wild Pugs Are Deadly Predators

<p>Before humans tamed them, pugs saw humans as only one thing: a source of food. When the feeble facade of civilization eventually crumbles, they will resume the hunt, as <a href="https://theycanta...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Wild-Pugs-Are-Deadly-Predators/

When Life Comes Full Circle: Medical Student Delivers Baby with the Same Doctor Who Delivered Her 25 Years Ago

<p>Christie Kirkpatrick felt overwhelmed with joy and relief after she had just witnessed the miracle of birth. Bringing life into the world is something special and she took a moment to take it all in. Mor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/When-Life-Comes-Full-Circle-Medical-Student-Delivers-Baby-with-the-Same-Doctor-Who-Delivered-Her-25-Years-Ago/

This Thousand-Page Novel Consists of Mostly One Sentence

<p><em>Ducks, Newburyport</em> requires, shall we say, an extended attention span. This new novel by Lucy Ellmann is, from one point of view, rather short. It's mostly just one sentence. That se...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/This-Thousand-Page-Novel-Consists-of-Mostly-One-Sentence/

Bibliomania, or the Book Collector's Disease

<p>Any book lover would know that going to a bookstore can be a struggle, especially when there are a ton of books that would pique one's interest and yet one doesn't have the means to buy them all. But not...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Bibliomania-or-the-Book-Collector-s-Disease/

Fire Emblem Three Houses: A Strategy Game On A Different Level

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Long-running game series Fire Emblem took the gaming world by storm just this summer, on its release of the&nb...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Fire-Emblem-Three-Houses-A-Strategy-Game-On-A-Different-Level/

This Is a Bacon Vending Machine

<p>Meghann Winters of The Ohio State University is a hero for our times. Sure, you carry a few strips of bacon in your everyday carry kit. But what if you run out and don't have time to cook more? That's wh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/This-Is-a-Bacon-Vending-Machine/

Your Phone Is Also Destroying The Amazon

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The world’s attention is now on the Amazon, the “lungs of the planet,” with wildfires ripping th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Your-Phone-Is-Also-Destroying-The-Amazon/

The Birds’ Casual Chatter: A Signal of Safety for Squirrels

<p>A red-tailed hawk shrieks in the background. Upon hearing the shriek, the squirrels shift into danger mode, as they alternately freeze in place to search the skies, or flee.</p><p>New researc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/The-Birds-Casual-Chatter-A-Signal-of-Safety-for-Squirrels/

The Meaning of Our Words

<p>In the 1946 film The Big Sleep, private detective Philip Marlowe is called to the house of General Sternwood to discuss matters about the latter’s daughters. The two sit in the greenhouse, and the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/The-Meaning-of-Our-Words/

Metaphors: The Unique Thing About Us Humans

<p>Robert Sapolsky has been able to fix the floatation device on the toilet water tank the other day, which was a rare moment for him. As he called what he did a good day’s work, he smugly thought to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Metaphors-The-Unique-Thing-About-Us-Humans/

When Can Someone Be Called Dead?

For much of his life, Blair Bigham thought that there was an irrefutable line between alive and dead. When he worked for a decade as a paramedic in the Toronto area, he saw the body as simple: Oxygen would flow into the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/When-Can-Someone-Be-Called-Dead/

The Proposal for a British "Female Corps" of Soldiers during the American Revolutionary War

<p>When the French, the Spanish, the Dutch, and the Mysoreans entered the conflict for their own reasons, the American Revolutionary War became a worldwide conflict that stretched as far as India and Senega...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/The-Proposal-for-a-British-Female-Corps-of-Soldiers-during-the-American-Revolutionary-War/

Every 6 Months, This Food Truck Changes Hands to Let Entrepreneurs Try Their Business Concepts

<p>Got an idea for a food truck? Awesome! Can you afford to buy a food truck? Probably not.</p><p>And that fact prevents many culinary entrepreneurs from getting started. That's why Amsterdam co...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Every-6-Months-This-Food-Truck-Changes-Hands-to-Let-Entrepreneurs-Try-Their-Business-Concepts/

Measuring Carbon Content in Trees Using Tomography

Forest pathologist Bob Marra traveled to the back of a barn in Hamden, Connecticut, which belongs to the state’s Agricultural Experiment Station. There, stacks of wooden sticks, all that remains of 39 trees that we...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/Measuring-Carbon-Content-on-Trees-Using-Tomography/

This Is The Winner Of The 2019 Bird Photographer Of The Year Contest

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">UK photographer Caron Steele took the top prize as Bird Photographer of the Year with her stunning photo of a Dalm...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/06/This-Is-The-Winner-Of-The-2019-Bird-Photographer-Of-The-Year-Contest/








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