Archive for October 7th, 2019

How This Chair Became a Pop Culture Icon

There was once a time when everyone wanted a wicker peacock chair. That time was in the late 1970s and early '80s. You saw it in magazines and ads and especially album covers, which made it cool. But even then, it was a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/How-This-Chair-Became-a-Pop-Culture-Icon/

NASA Sends Robot Arms to Build Things in Space

<p>In a joint project between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Arizona State University, they have launched <a href="https://asunow.asu.edu/20191001-solutions-robot-arms-building-space-asu-nasa-...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/NASA-Sends-Robot-Arms-to-Build-Things-in-Space/

When It Comes To Hydration, Water Isn't Your Best Friend

<p>You've probably heard it again and again from your parents: Drink lots of water to stay hydrated.</p><p>But is it really water that does the best job, or should we start favoring other bevera...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/When-It-Comes-To-Hydration-Water-Isn-t-Your-Best-Friend/

Deconstructing the Concept of "The Golden Age of TV"

<p>The television is one of the modern inventions that have changed the way we receive information. It has also heavily influenced our consumption habits and lifestyles. Moreover, it has also given us other...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Deconstructing-the-Concept-of-The-Golden-Age-of-TV/

This Is Why The Prime Minister Of Netherlands Uses His Bike To Go To Work

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands, chooses to travel into his office by cycling, if the weather al...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/This-Is-Why-The-Prime-Minister-Of-Netherlands-Uses-His-Bike-To-Go-To-Work/

Teen Swimmers Use CPR To Revive A Prairie Dog From Drowning

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); color: rgb(44, 44, 44);">A pair of teenage Colorado swimmers came to the rescue of a drowning prairie dog by performing CPR. Teagan Maye...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Teen-Swimmers-Use-CPR-To-Revive-A-Prairie-Dog-From-Drowning/

Red In Almost Every Language

Paul Kay was an anthropology graduate student at Harvard University. When he arrived in Tahiti in 1959, he expected that he would have a difficult time learning the local words for colors.Kay was surprised, however, to f...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Red-In-Almost-Every-Language/

Cat Walking in Place on Extremely Smooth Concrete

<p>Poor kitty can't get any traction! The polished floor is just too smooth.</p><p>That's my best explanation. Alternatively, he's dancing with expertise.</p><p>-via <a href="...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Cat-Walking-in-Place-on-Extremely-Smooth-Concrete/

Scientists Take a Look at Wasps' Learning Behavior to Build Better Traps for Them

<p>My first encounter with wasps was a bit scary. I saw one coming in through the window and thinking that it was a bee, I swatted it away. Eventually, it signaled to its friends to come to its aid. Before...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Scientists-Take-a-Look-at-Wasps-Learning-Behavior-to-Build-Better-Traps-for-Them/

Photo of A Single Floating Atom Was Captured With an Ordinary Camera

<p>Using an ordinary camera, with the help of long exposure, a laser, and two electrodes to suspend the atom in the air, David Nadlinger successfully took a <a href="https://qz.com/1205279/photo-of-...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Photo-of-A-Single-Floating-Atom-Was-Captured-With-an-Ordinary-Camera/

Wonderfully Weird Custom Coffins and Urns

Crazy Coffins is a company in Nottingham, UK that makes unique coffins and urns for people who wish to depart this world in style. Each one is custom-designed and built to suit the specialized tastes of the deceased cust...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Wonderfully-Weird-Custom-Coffins-and-Urns/

Pigs Observed Using Tools for the First Time

<p>Meredith Root-Bernstein, an ecologist, observed Visayan pigs for three years at an anthropological museum in Paris. During that time, she saw two mated pigs repeatedly digging in the ground with sticks....

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Pigs-Observed-Using-Tools-for-the-First-Time/

Cell Phone Functions over Time

<p>Are you more likely to use the light on your phone or an actual flashlight? Do you open your car with a car key? Randall Munroe of <a href="https://xkcd.com/2212/" target="_blank"&...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Cell-Phone-Functions-over-Time/

Why Is the Floor Always Wet When We Return Home?

<p>Because the cats have found a wonderful new toy: an ice machine. Just press your paw here to annoy the humans.</p><p>-via <a href="https://www.superpunch.net/2019/10/ten-funny-tweets_...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Why-Is-the-Floor-Always-Wet-When-We-Return-Home/

How a Mexican General’s Exile in Staten Island Led to Modern Chewing Gum

Antonio López de Santa Anna was a hero of Mexican independence, fought at the Alamo, and was President of Mexico. But with all the stories about him, his influence on the development of chewing gum kind of flies u...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/How-a-Mexican-Generals-Exile-in-Staten-Island-Led-to-Modern-Chewing-Gum/

The University of Michigan's Upside-Down Drummer

<p>Michigan's band went all-out for the halftime show with Iowa on Saturday. During that spectacular show, band members <a href="https://thespun.com/big-ten/michigan-wolverines/michigan-had-quite-th...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/The-University-of-Michigan-s-Upside-Down-Drummer/

What 3.5 Million Books Say About Men and Women

Researchers used artificial intelligence to analyze adjectives used to describe men and women in 3.5 million books written in English between 1900 and 2008. They contained around 11 billion words. The results from this l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/What-35-Million-Books-Say-About-Men-and-Women/

The Worst Traffic Jam in History

Fifteen ships entered the Suez Canal in 1967, expecting to traverse to the Arabian Sea in about 12 hours. Instead, they were stuck there for eight years! They couldn't just leave and take the long way around the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/The-Worst-Traffic-Jam-in-History/

Congratulations! It's an Escape Artist!

The very first sad thing about this video is that you knew it was going to be a gender reveal without having to be told. In order to hide whatever is inside, the balloon had to be heavy duty. So it made no sense to whack...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Congratulations-Its-an-Escape-Artist/

Why Are Plastic Army Men Still from World War II?

Little green army men have been a mainstay in toy boxes for generations, but they are rarely updated. When you see them, you get a World War II vibe, particularly from the green color that isn't reflected in more modern...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Why-Are-Plastic-Army-Men-Still-from-World-War-II/

The Strange Ways Many African Countries Got Their Names

The concept of nation states in Africa only arose after the Berlin Conference in 1884 and the following scramble for Africa by European superpowers of the time, which makes the concept a little over a century old. It the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/The-Strangest-Ways-Many-African-Countries-Got-Their-Names/

Gratitude: The Route To A Well-Lived Life

<p>Virtue, for the ancient Greeks, is not a goal in and of itself; it is a route to a well-lived life. According to them, a person would flourish and would come to a life filled with meaning and find enduri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Gratitude-The-Route-To-A-Well-Lived-Life/

Reading Charred Scrolls Through The Use Of Light Brighter Than The Sun

In 1752, in the ruins of Herculaneum, one of the towns that was buried in ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D, particular scrolls were unearthed. The scrolls were discovered in the library of a grand villa, which i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Reading-Charred-Scrolls-Through-The-Use-Of-Light-Brighter-Than-The-Sun/

Restaurant Red Flags

A thread ask AskReddit poses the question: "Chefs of Reddit, what are some 'red flags' people should look out for when they go out to eat?" There's plenty to digest in the answers. Buzzfeed lists some of the more notable...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Restaurant-Red-Flags/

Surprising Relationships Between Historical Figures

Once you have reached the level of the elite, you get introduced to other wealthy and famous people, whether they are in the same field or not. If you are a coveted dinner guest, you'll get to meet other coveted dinner g...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/07/Surprising-Relationships-Between-Historical-Figures/

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