Archive for September 28th, 2019

Putting Beauty on a Plate: Martha Ortiz Talks Empowerment Through Plating

<p>Food is both an art and a science. The way food is presented on a plate can already stimulate our brains and signal that what we are going to eat will be delicious. This visual aspect of food can be expr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Putting-Beauty-on-a-Plate-Martha-Ortiz-Talks-Empowerment-Through-Plating/

Tokyo 2020 Organizers Say That About 6,900 Tickets Sold Were Bought with Fake IDs

<p>The Olympics is one of the global cultural events that would be great to see up close, especially in order to cheer for competitors from your country or your favorite athletes. However, as with other pop...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Tokyo-2020-Organizers-Say-That-About-6-900-Tickets-Sold-Were-Bought-with-Fake-IDs/

Retiring Fresno Police Chief Honored with Super Hero Sculpture

<p>Police officers risk their lives every day to ensure the peace and order in their community. They don't always get applause or commendation but that doesn't matter to them, they're just doing their job.&...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Retiring-Fresno-Police-Chief-Honored-with-Super-Hero-Sculpture/

This Make Up Artist is Out of This World

View this post on Instagram This is #makeup • Who likes ONION RINGS as much as I do? 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️ Tag a friend who thinks about food 24/7. Extreme shift illusion inspired by...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/This-Make-Up-Artist-is-Out-of-This-World/

The Tallest Tree in the Amazon

Eric Bastos Gorgens is a forestry engineering professor at Brazil’s Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys. As he and colleagues studied data from satellites about the Amazon forest, something stran...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/The-Tallest-Tree-in-the-Amazon/

Merriam-Webster Subtly Gives Punctuation Lesson Aimed at Trump on Twitter

<p>As we all know <a href="https://www.neatorama.com/2019/07/27/The-Many-Dashes-of-Writing/" target="_blank">there are many types of dashes</a>. There's the hyphen, the figur...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Merriam-Webster-Subtly-Gives-Punctuation-Lesson-Aimed-at-Trump-on-Twitter/

DDM Architectuur Designs House Bras with Natural Light and Panoramic Garden in Mind

<p>In designing a house, there are many aspects to consider from the use of space to the different colors and accents for the walls and furniture to the types of materials needed.</p><p>But in t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/DDM-Architectuur-Designs-House-Bras-with-Natural-Light-and-Panoramic-Garden-in-Mind/

Parisians Pay Tribute to Jacques Chirac by Eating One of His Favorite Dishes, "Tete de Veau"

<p>The former French president Jacques Chirac was a man with rustic tastes and a love for local delicacies. So as a tribute to him, the people of Paris dined on one of his favorite dishes: <a href="...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Parisians-Pay-Tribute-to-Jacques-Chirac-by-Eating-One-of-His-Favorite-Dishes-Tete-de-Veau/

The Life and Death of River Phoenix

<p>Critically-acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix actually belongs to a family of entertainers. Most of his brothers and sisters have been part of the entertainment industry since they were kids but the one who...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/The-Life-and-Death-of-River-Phoenix/

Mister Steve Rogers' Neighborhood

<p>It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Won't you be Captain America's neighbor? His friends, H the Owl, Scarlet Henrietta, and Iron Trolley would like to sing a song. Do you want to join them? They we...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Mister-Steve-Rogers-Neighborhood/

A Real Penguin Found at Penguin Random House!

  A real penguin “interned” at our book distribution center! Thanks to @MarylandZoo for letting us borrow one of their animal ambassadors. pic.twitter.com/uIwFrb5FHg— Penguin Random House (@pengui...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/A-Real-Penguine-Found-at-Penguine-Random-House/

The Global Restaurant Chain Run by North Korea

North Korea is the most isolated and shunned nation in the world, but it manages to do a little international trade through its Pyongyang Restaurants. You won't find one near you, most likely, because they haven't quite...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/The-Global-Restaurant-Chain-Run-by-North-Korea/

Rescued Abandoned Kitten Will Be Returned to the Wild

Jill Hicks of Chattanooga, Tennessee, saw a kitten running across a road and captured it for its own safety, as one does. When she showed the rescued kitten off to a neighbor, she was informed that she had actually picke...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Rescued-Abandoned-Kitten-Will-Be-Returned-to-the-Wild/

Test Your Knowledge on the Panama Canal: How Much Do You Know?

<p>The Panama Canal was one of the largest engineering projects undertaken during its time. It stretches from the Port of Balboa which borders the Pacific Ocean to the Port of Colon on the other side, conne...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Test-Your-Knowledge-on-the-Panama-Canal-How-Much-Do-You-Know/

The History Behind the US Standard Gauge for Railroad Tracks

<p>The standard distance between the rails on a railroad in the United States is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. It seems like an incredibly odd measurement to have. It probably would have been easier to simply make it...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/The-History-Behind-the-US-Standard-Gauge-for-Railroad-Tracks/

Mitigating Climate Change Through Changing Our Diet and Food Production Practices

<p>Apart from emissions from fossil fuels, other ways we contribute to global warming and climate change is through the food we eat. In particular, the way we produce our food. There have been several initi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Mitigating-Climate-Change-Through-Changing-Our-Diet-and-Food-Production-Practices/

These Photos are Bizarre Takes on Everyday Objects

<p><a href="http://www.fubiz.net/en/2019/09/14/amazing-colorful-turned-objects-by-vanessa-mckeown-2/" target="_blank">Vanesssa Mckeown</a>'s Instagram posts are the kind of p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/These-Photos-are-Bizarre-Takes-on-Everyday-Objects/

The Opening Bid for This Used Aircraft Carrier Is $1.25 Million

<p>By the standards of aircraft carriers, that's quite cheap!</p><p>The <em>São Paulo</em> began its career in 1963 in the French navy. The French sold it to the Brazilians in...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/The-Opening-Bid-for-This-Used-Aircraft-Carrier-Is-1-25-Million/

The Balloon Boy Hoax—Solved!

It's been ten years since we had the story of the 6-year-old boy who floated away in a flying saucer-shaped hot air balloon by himself. The whole USA was on edge until we found out Falcon Heene was in the attic of his ho...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/The-Balloon-Boy-HoaxSolved/

Simple Parking Strategies: A Primer

Paul Krapivsky and Sidney Redner crunched the numbers and published a paper on the optimum strategy for choosing a parking space in a parking lot. Since the paper is paywalled, the Santa Fe Institute give us an overview...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Simple-Parking-Strategies-A-Primer/

New Star Wars Toys Revealed Before Force Friday

While Star Wars fans built a holiday around a pun (May the fourth be with you), Disney launched their own Star Wars holiday three years ago, called Force Friday. That's the day that the new Star War...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/New-Star-Wars-Toys-Revealed-Before-Force-Friday/

The Club & Guest House: Paying Hospitality Forward

<p>When Indras Govender first set foot in the United States, he was astonished by the welcoming attitude he encountered whenever he went. “To come to a country and just walk into any restaurant or go...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/The-Club-Guest-House-Paying-Hospitality-Forward/

What Are The Best Games For Your Smartphone?

<p>There are a lot of games available in the App Store of your smartphone, and you probably don’t have all the time in the world to play them all to see which ones are the best. Thankfully, <a href...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/What-Are-The-Best-Games-For-Your-Smartphone/

How Not to Unload a Rail Car

The aim was to unload a ton (probably several tons) of steel beams from a railroad car. Maybe it was too expensive for these guys to get a proper crane, but they did have four forklifts. Just coordinate them all at once...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/How-Not-to-Unload-a-Rail-Car/

Fanny Burney’s Gruesome Mastectomy

It took a lot of guts to undergo surgery in the days before anesthetics and antibiotics, when the pain was intense and the survival rate was abysmal. The decision pretty much had to be a matter of life and death. It's di...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Fanny-Burneys-Gruesome-Mastectomy/

Yale Astronomers: “Expect More Interstellar Objects To Come”

<p>A second interstellar object had made its way into our solar system a few weeks ago, but Yale astronomers Gregory Laughlin and Malena Rice were not surprised to hear it.</p><p>Their research,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Yale-Astronomers-Expect-More-Interstellar-Objects-To-Come/

Black Hole Shreds A Star

<p>Watch as this star comes too close to a black hole and get ripped apart and then becomes gas. An amazing spectacle, if you ask me. A NASA satellite is reported to have witnessed the event.</p><b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Black-Hole-Shreds-A-Star/

Guy Returns Working iPhone Found Underwater

<p>Michael Bennett has a YouTube channel named “NuggetNoggin” where he shows himself diving into rivers in search of lost treasure. Lots of his content involve finding laptops, nail polish conta...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/Guy-Returns-Working-iPhone-Found-Underwater/

This Terrible Mammoth Drawing Was a Giant Help to 19th-Century Naturalists

Between 1799 and 1804, reindeer farmer Ossip Shumachov watched a mammoth emerge from the ice during the summer thaws in a remote part of Siberia. By the time he brought tusk trader Roman Boltunov to see it, it had notabl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/28/This-Terrible-Mammoth-Drawing-Was-a-Giant-Help-to-19th-Century-Naturalists/

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