Archive for September 14th, 2019

An Experiment to Find the Narrowest Gap that a Cat Can Squeeze Through

<p>People enjoy learning stuff, and if something is unknown, we want to find out. How does this work? Why does that happen? So no surprise the owner of cat duo Mara and Hana <a href="https://www.bor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/An-Experiment-to-Find-the-Narrowest-Gap-that-a-Cat-Can-Squeeze-Through/

A Prankster's Obituary

Joe Heller was always ready to laugh, and often supplied the reason. His family understood him well, and when he died recently at age 82, they crafted a great obituary. Here are a few tidbits.When the doctors confronted...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/A-Pranksters-Obituary/

Stress Tardigrade

Stress TardigradeWhether you call them Tardigrades, moss piglets, or water bears, whatever you do don't underestimate this cute little extremophile. Heat them, squish them, starve them, expose them to radiation, or depri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/Stress-Tardigrade/

Dancing Marvel Superheroes

The PAC dance team at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona, gave us a Wizard of Oz dance routine and a Harry Potter dance routine that really impressed us in previous years. They've set our ex...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/Dancing-Marvel-Superheroes/

How to Lose Weight While Barely Moving

Have you heard about the chess diet? It's not simply "barely moving," as the title indicates. Grandmasters do their best to keep in shape for upcoming tournaments, but when they sit down to competition, they are working...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/How-to-Lose-Weight-While-Barely-Moving/

25 Facts That Prove You're Picturing History Wrong

Some of our history we learn as facts, which give us some knowledge but often without perspective. Other things we learn as anecdotes passed along without much evidence behind it, often stories that grew further from the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/25-Facts-That-Prove-Youre-Picturing-History-Wrong/

Floppy Disk Coasters For Your Beverage

<p>It’s been about 2 decades ever since the time when we still had to use 3.5” floppy disks for almost everything computer-related. Now that those days are gone, what do we do with the floppy di...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/Floppy-Disk-Coasters-For-Your-Beverage/

Can Rats Play Hide-and-Seek?

<p>We all know the strict set of rules for a proper game of hide-and-seek. For example, midway through the game, the “seeker” cannot switch to become a “hider”, and hiders should sta...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/Can-Rats-Play-Hide-and-Seek/

You May Be Believing 5 Myths About Grief

<p>Grief and loss still remain as one of our society’s greatest taboos. We even hesitate to use the word “death” and instead use euphemism like “passing away.'' After all, it is a di...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/You-May-Be-Believing-5-Myths-About-Grief/

Supermarket Employees Prank Shopper Who Parks in Cart Corral

<p>A shopping cart corral isn't a terrible place to park. It's close to the store and covered from the heat of the sun.</p><p>Perhaps that's what the driver of this Peugeot thought when he parke...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/Supermarket-Employees-Prank-Shopper-Who-Parks-in-Cart-Corral/

A New Material Blacker Than Vantablack

<p>Just when you thought that Vantablack is the blackest material known to science, another comes in to take its place. Researchers just unveiled “a material that takes black to a whole new level of b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/A-New-Material-Blacker-Than-Vantablack/

Building Quantum Computers Like Legos: The Key to Creating Powerful Quantum Machines?

<p>Going inside any startup or university lab where quantum computers are being constructed is like time traveling to the 1960s, the time of mainframe computing. Inside these labs are groups of technicians...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/Building-Quantum-Computers-Like-Legos-The-Key-to-Creating-Powerful-Quantum-Machines/

A Woman Just Celebrated Her 112th Birthday

<p>Far Rockaway, Queens — This woman was surrounded by her family at Beach Gardens Rehab and Nursing Center as she celebrated her 112th birthday on Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p>The woman, Erm...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/A-Woman-Just-Celebrated-Her-112th-Birthday/

This Headless Robot Cat Might Help Your Emotional Well-Being

<p>There are several studies that shows how pet ownership can produce lower stress, improved mood and overall better physical health. Sadly, not everyone can own a pet. Some are allergic. Some are just not...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/This-Headless-Robot-Cat-Might-Help-Your-Emotional-Well-Being/

Man’s Quest For Espresso Took Him To More Than 15,000 Starbucks Around The World

<p>Winter, a contract programmer, claimed that he has <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/09/us/man-visits-15000-starbucks-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">visited at least 15...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/14/Man-s-Quest-For-Espresso-Took-Him-To-More-Than-15-000-Starbucks-Around-The-World/

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