Archive for October 31st, 2019

Why Don’t We Eat Swans?

We eat chickens, ducks, pigeons, geese, and turkeys. But we don't eat swans. In fact, mention eating a swan and people will look at you like you've lost your mind. Swans aren't all that different from the birds we eat. I...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/Why-Dont-We-Eat-Swans/

Recreating Beauty and the Beast

Get ready for something truly ridiculous. Sean Patrick Daigle has a tradition of doing a couple's costume for Halloween every year. With his pug. This year, they tackled Beauty and the Beast. You may be really i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/Recreating-iBeauty-and-the-Beasti/

How Fast Can We Recognize A Familiar Song?

<p>Within 100 to 300 milliseconds. That’s how fast the human brain can recognize a familiar song, according to a UCL study. In other words, your brain can recognize a song before you can finish blinki...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/How-Fast-Can-We-Recognize-A-Familiar-Song/

When People Tried To Kill The GIF

<p>November 5, 1999. It was a historic day for those who have a grudge on GIFs, as it was Burn All GIFs Day. On that memorable Friday, the game plan was laid out as plainly as its name says: "On Burn A...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/When-People-Tried-To-Kill-The-GIF/

Bike Sharing And How To Make It More Efficient

<p>New York, Washington, Boston, and other cities across the country have launched bike-share programs as sustainable transportation alternatives that have a number of benefits, such as easing traffic conge...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/Bike-Sharing-And-How-To-Make-It-More-Efficient/

The Eerie Veil Nebula

<p>It looks like a screaming skull to me.</p><p>Found above on the cosmos is this <a href="https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html" target="_blank">ghostly Veil Nebula...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/The-Eerie-Veil-Nebula/

A New Way To Remove Carbon Dioxide From Air

<p>Scientists have recently developed a new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air, which could prove to be useful in humanity’s battle against climate change. This new method can work on...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/A-New-Way-To-Remove-Carbon-Dioxide-From-Air/

Twitter To Ban All Political Ads Next Month

<p><a href="https://www.geek.com/tech/twitter-will-stop-accepting-all-political-ads-starting-in-november-1809013/" target="_blank">Beginning on November 22</a>, Twitter will...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/Twitter-To-Ban-All-Political-Ads-Next-Month/

Lunar Lander and Astronaut Halloween Costumes

Five-year-old Charlie had been following the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. For Halloween, her parents build her a Lunar Lander costume! Charlie's little sister, two-year-old Ellie, is an astronaut.Charlie enters...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/Lunar-Lander-and-Astronaut-Halloween-Costumes/

An Equine Hero in Action

From the #EasyFire in Simi Valley - this thoroughbred goes back into the blaze to get his family. Not all heroes wear capes... pic.twitter.com/BsU6PlBq8R— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) October 30, 2019 There are m...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/An-Equine-Hero-in-Action/

It’s A Giant Squid Egg!

Check out this encounter between a trio of divers and a drifting gelatinous blob that is as big as an adult human. The divers found this blob, which is really a squid’s egg sac, off the western coast of Norway. Ins...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/It-s-A-Giant-Squid-Egg/

What Lies Beneath

People assume that once they are buried in a cemetery, they will remain buried there. That's not always so. When a piece of land that holds a graveyard is sold, the human remains must be moved before any new building is...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/What-Lies-Beneath/

The Wonderful World of Selling Your Haunted House

You might think that the controversy over the disclosure that a house is haunted is a non-issue, since you don't believe in ghosts. But it's a real conundrum in the real estate business, because there are just enough bel...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/The-Wonderful-World-of-Selling-Your-Haunted-House/

Rita Smith's Quilt

Shannon Downey is an embroiderer who checks estate sales in order to complete projects that others have started. Recently she found a massive unfinished project in the form of an embroidered patchwork quilt of all the Un...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/Rita-Smiths-Quilt/

Raccoons Occupy a College Library

<p>Codie Clark, a math tutor, spotted two raccoons inside the library of the Arkansas State University. Employees trapped the raccoons, then animal rescue workers released them into the wild that night.<...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/Raccoons-Occupy-a-College-Library/

Editing Rice DNA As Defense Against Pathogens

In Southeast Asia and West Africa, rice crops are always attacked by bacterial blight. This crop disease is very well studied, and it is often used as a model system to analyze how microbes and host plants interact with...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/Editing-Rice-DNA-As-Defense-Against-Pathogens/

Poor Kids vs Rich Kids: Who Spends More Time On Screens

Compared to tweens and teens from families that have incomes over $100,000 annually, kids from families that have an income of less than $35,000 yearly spent nearly two hours more with screen media each day, according to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/Poor-Kids-vs-Rich-Kids-Which-Spend-More-Time-On-Screens/

Elon Musk Donates A Million Trees

  Ok, sounds legit, will donate 1M trees— Treelon (@elonmusk) October 29, 2019 Recently, YouTube Jimmy Donaldson, better known as “MrBeast”, has started a campaign that aims to plant 20 million t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/10/31/Elon-Musk-Donates-A-Million-Trees/




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