Archive for October 21st, 2019

Explaining Blue and Green Eyes

Melanin is the natural brown pigment that determines the color of our skin, hair, and eyes. Lipochrome is another natural pigment that confers a yellow color. However, there are no natural blue or green pigments in the h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/Explaining-Blue-and-Green-Eyes/

The Camak Stone Marks the Boundaries between Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia

<p>In 1818, mathematicians George Camak and James Gaines were tasked with marking the border between Georgia and Tennessee. This was very difficult in an age long before GPS was invented. <a href="h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/The-Camak-Stone-Marks-the-Boundaries-between-Tennessee-Alabama-and-Georgia/

This Bride Receives A Chicken Nugget Bouquet At Her Wedding

Blair Hardy was surprised on her wedding day when she was presented with a bouquet of chicken nuggets. The nuggets were provided by the groom, Adam Tyson, to celebrate Blair becoming a “Tyson.” Funnily enough...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/This-Bride-Receives-A-Chicken-Nugget-Bouquet-On-Her-Wedding/

Two Californian Men Arrested After Stealing Cheese

<p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(18, 18, 18);">Two men were arrested after more than two years of being a part of a long-running cheese theft ring (yes, appar...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/Two-Californian-Men-Arrested-After-Stealing-Cheese/

Tutushka's Mind-Bendingly Realistic Lip Makeup

Tutushka, a makeup artist from Nikolaev, Ukraine, specializes in lip makeup. She can turn your mouth into a living canvas that speaks of tropical beaches, vibrant fruits, and scenic vistas. Her designs pop out of the scr...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/Tutushka-s-Mind-Bendingly-Realistic-Lip-Makeup/

George Washington's Privy

I try to get to the bottom of one of Mount Vernon’s greatest mysteries. https://t.co/R6387AOqRi— Howard Dorre (@plodwithme) October 15, 2019 If you were to visit Mount Vernon, and if you were at all curi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/George-Washingtons-Privy/

Google Becomes The First Company In The United States To Do Drone Delivery

Wing, an Alphabet (Google) subsidiary has successfully delivered packages via drone, making the company the first in the United States to deliver by drone. The test location was Christiansburg, Virginia. The residents or...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/Google-Becomes-The-First-Company-In-The-United-States-To-Do-Drone-Delivery/

Bob Ross Happy Little Mints

Bob Ross Happy Little MintsDon't let bad breath get you down. Add a little peppermint happiness to your day with the Bob Ross Happy Little Mints from the NeatoShop. The collectible tin features your favorite effervescent...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/Bob-Ross-Happy-Little-Mints/

The End of an Era

For more than 50 years, trucks have been getting their roofs sliced off by a certain underpass in Durham, North Carolina, that has a clearance of 11 feet, 8 inches. There were so many low clearance accidents that in 2008...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/The-End-of-an-Era/

A Nine-Movie Star Wars Marathon

The final film in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker opens nationwide on Friday, December 20th, with previews beginning at at 6PM on Thursday the 19th. There's a way you can see the new movi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/A-Nine-Movie-Star-Wars-Marathon/

What Do We Lose When We Lose Indigenous Knowledge

This week has found more and more regions in the U.S celebrating Indigenous People’s Day. However, many more know the federal holiday as Columbus Day. Over 500 years ago, a man named Christopher Columbus “got...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/What-Do-We-Lose-When-We-Lose-Indigenous-Knowledge/

What Ants Can Do To Your Plants

<p>Some gardeners may be put off at the first sight of ants on their flowers. A new study indicates, however, that insects can be very effective at protecting crops from diseases. It even suggests that ant-...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/What-Ants-Can-Do-To-Your-Plants/

The Hives of Sugarbag Bees Are Eye Candy

  Tetragonula carbonaria or the sugarbag bee creates spiral hives! It is a type of stingless bee found in Australia. pic.twitter.com/A2etQVseGW— Nature Is Weird (@NaturelsWeird) August 18, 2018 Not every bee...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/The-Hives-of-Sugarbag-Bees-Are-Eye-Candy/

How Do Sodas in Outdoor Vending Machines Not Freeze in Winter?

The question came from a reader, but  before answering, Daven Hiskey of Today I Found Out has to give us a history of drink vending machines, starting with water fountains that featured a common cup for everyone to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/How-Do-Sodas-in-Outdoor-Vending-Machines-Not-Freeze-in-Winter/

They Accidentally Packed the Cat

Nick and Voirrey Coole were heading out from their home on the Isle of Mann to catch a flight on a getaway to celebrate Nick's 40th birthday in New York City. They had packed their carryon bags lightly to leave room for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/21/They-Accidentally-Packed-the-Cat/

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