Archive for September 30th, 2019

Sunny The Super Happy Blobfish

Sunny The Super Happy BlobfishBring a little sunshine and happiness into your life with the Sunny The Super Happy Blobfish from the Neatoshop. He may look grumpy, but we all know that looks can be deceiving. Bl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Sunny-The-Super-Happy-Blobfish/

That Time the British Rioted for Three Months Over the Cost of Theater Tickets

London in the 19th century had a peculiar law that allowed plays to be performed at only two theaters in the city. That was good for the owners of those two theaters, but in 1808, Covent Garden Theater burned down. When...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/That-Time-the-British-Rioted-for-Three-Months-Over-the-Cost-of-Theater-Tickets/

Vaping-Related Illness Cases Rise Up In Number Once Again, CDC Reports

<p>Vaping-related illness cases have once again spiked up sharply this week, adding pressure to uncover the cause of the mysterious illness.</p><blockquote>There have been 805 confirmed and prob...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Vaping-Related-Illness-Cases-Rise-Up-In-Number-Once-Again-CDC-Reports/

This Deck Battle Game Is Weird

<p>Nathan Mattise approached the Mondo Games rep at Fantastic Fest, as he wanted to play a round of Unmatched, the recently released spin on deck battle game board games. There, he stood confused. Should he...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/This-Deck-Battle-Game-Is-Weird/

Salem's Enchanting Museums of Witchcraft and the Occult

Since Halloween is fast approaching, there are a few things you can do and places to visit. Like Salem, Massachusetts, which has a history of witchcraft and supernatural elements. If you ever visit Salem, you should defi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Salem-s-Enchanting-Museums-of-Witchcraft-and-the-Occult/

It's Sweater Weather and Jim Braude Hates It

<p>For many countries with four seasons, it's that time of the year again when the leaves start to change into different shades of yellow and orange, and the cool breeze starts to blow. It's fall and that m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/It-s-Sweater-Weather-and-Jim-Braude-Hates-It/

The Story Behind The Interview Show Hot Ones

<p>You’ve seen <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da8-QfGemgo" target="_blank">Neil deGrasse Tyson</a> explain the universe while eating these spicy wings, <a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/The-Story-Behind-The-Interview-Show-Hot-Ones/

Obesity: not Caused by Overeating Fats and Carbohydrates?

<p><span style="color: rgb(26, 26, 26);">Currently, many nutrition scientists blame the world’s obesity pandemic to overeating fats or carbohydrates. However, </span><a href=&...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Obesity-not-Caused-by-Overeating-Fats-and-Carbohydrates/

Russian Debtors Were Targeted by “Pyramids of Shame”

<p>A utilities company in Samara City, Russia resorted to <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-49830345" target="_blank">“talking” pyramids to sh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Russian-Debtors-Were-Targeted-by-Pyramids-of-Shame/

Pianist Chad Lawson Captures Theater Ghost on Camera

View this post on Instagram For anyone raising an eyebrow of my previous post, these are the 3 quick-tap photos taken in quick succession. For what it’s worth. A post shared by chad lawson (@chad...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Pianist-Chad-Lawson-Captures-Theater-Ghost-on-Camera/

The Kubrick Close-Up

Go deep into the art of a master filmmaker with Julian Palmer of The Discarded Image. He explains the way Stanley Kubrick used close-ups to give us lots of emotional information from the big screen in just a second or tw...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/The-Kubrick-Close-Up/

Deepfake Pioneer: Perfect Deepfake Videos Are Only Six Months Away

<p>Hao Li is one of the leading experts in the field of deepfake technology, and with that tech advancing so rapidly, he can’t keep up with it.</p><blockquote>Li has watertight credentials...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Deepfake-Pioneer-Perfect-Deepfake-Videos-Are-Only-Six-Months-Away/

Final Years of Life In Pompeii Revealed Through An Inscription

<p>Pompeii was a city that was buried in ash in A.D. 79 as Mount Vesuvius erupted, and many people that lived there died. But before that catastrophic event, Pompeii was a wealthy city, and it was filled wi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Final-Years-of-Life-In-Pompeii-Revealed-Through-An-Inscription/

The Healing Power of Rituals

David Feldman’s mother was only 18 years old when her boyfriend suddenly broke up with her. Because of this, she experienced a mixture of shock and sadness. Fortunately, there was Richard, her brother, who had expe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/The-Healing-Power-of-Rituals/

The Concert That Made the "Wow Child" a Global Sensation

<p>Several months ago, the Handel and Haydn Society performed Mozart's Requiem at Symphony Hall in Boston. It was a beautiful performance and there are those moments when music just has such a profound impa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/The-Concert-That-Made-the-Wow-Child-a-Global-Sensation/

Cache of Crypto-Jewish Recipes Dating to Inquisition Found in Miami Kitchen

Genie Milgrom fled Cuba for the United States with her parents when she was a young child. Her ancestors came from Spain hundreds of years ago via Portugal, Colombia, and Costa Rica. Milgrom was raised Roman Catholic, bu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Cache-of-Crypto-Jewish-Recipes-Dating-to-Inquisition-Found-in-Miami-Kitchen/

A Giant LEGO Yoda This Is

It’s a jumbo size model of the green Jedi, and it’s bigger and more LEGO-ish than ever! Your past LEGO minifigs of Yoda don’t stand a chance from this one.This is the LEGO set number 752255, which lets...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/A-Giant-LEGO-Yoda-This-Is/

This May Be the Creepiest Hiking Trail in the United States

Constitution Lakes Park in Atlanta, Georgia, has a creep factor that other public parks lack: Doll's Head Trail, which is lined with, you guessed it, dozens of disembodied doll's heads and other discarded items. Once the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/This-May-Be-the-Creepiest-Hiking-Trail-in-the-United-States/

A Man That Can Get Drunk Without Alcohol

<p>Being a teetotaler, someone who chose to abstain from alcohol, does not guarantee that a person won’t have the kind of liver disease that heavy drinkers may suffer from. But why is that the case? O...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/A-Man-That-Can-Get-Drunk-Without-Alcohol/

Robert Gotzfried's Series of Kegelbahnen

Robert Gotzfried has been looking for bowling alleys and Kegelbahnen throughout Southern Germany as these places have started to see fewer people frequenting them, and so have slowly fallen into disuse. But from his phot...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Robert-Gotzfried-s-Series-of-Kegelbahnen/

YouTube Trying To Make Its Algorithm Even More Addictive

<p>Some of the most powerful machine-learning systems that we have today come in the form of recommendation algorithms, due to their ability to shape the information that we consume. One of the most influen...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/YouTube-Trying-To-Make-Its-Algorithm-Even-More-Addictive/

A Soviet Sailor’s 50-year-old Message Makes it to Alaska

Tyler Ivanoff is a schoolteacher in Shishmaref, Alaska. In August, he was picking berries and gathering driftwood at the shore when he found a bottle that was sealed up, and had paper inside. It was plugged up pretty wel...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/A-Soviet-Sailors-50-year-old-Message-Makes-it-to-Alaska/

Why Do Ghosts Wear Clothes?

As we slide into October, you'll soon be hearing ghost stories more often. In these stories, as well as in books and movies, the ghosts are usually wearing clothes. Why do spirits of the deceased need to wear anything? B...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Why-Do-Ghosts-Wear-Clothes/

Your Emotions That You Feel When You See Colors Linked To Where You Came From

<p>What color makes you feel envy? What color makes you feel anger? The answers here depend on which country you are from, according to a new study. When the researchers were given data on how a person asso...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Your-Emotions-That-You-Feel-When-You-See-Colors-Linked-To-Where-You-Came-From/

For Sale: Ornate, Medieval-Inspired Toilet with Built-in Music Box

<p><a href="https://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/medieval-toilet/" target="_blank">13 years ago</a>, Alex, the founder of Neatorama, blogged about an <a href="https:/...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/For-Sale-Ornate-Medieval-Inspired-Toilet-with-Built-in-Music-Box/

Terrifying Jeep Appears to Be Driven by Pennywise

What makes Andrew's Jeep so scary is that it's driven from the right side, so it really looks like Pennywise is driving on the left! With animated movements and recordings of the monster's voice, you might think that it...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Terrifying-Jeep-Appears-to-Be-Driven-by-Pennywise/

Happy Grass

This microphotograph shows a cross-section of a blade of grass, and the structures inside. Some of those structures are vascular bundles, and they're showing their little smiley faces! Maybe they are happy because they h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/09/30/Happy-Grass/

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