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Panda Doesn't Realize She's Had Twins

[https://youtu.be/oSRv6znj-n8] (YouTube link)Pandas often give birth to twins, but only nurse one of them, which is a tragic waste of pandas. Scientists have found a workaround that relies on their innate obliviousness,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/18/Panda-Doesnt-Realize-Shes-Had-Twins/

Artificial Intelligence Image Generator

Okay, here's something to suck up your entire weekend. Enter some text, and let an online algorithm generate an image for you via artificial intelligence! Cris Valenzuela's online text-to-image generator makes it really...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/18/Artificial-Intelligence-Image-Generator/

True Facts: Bobbit Worm and Polychaete Pals

[https://youtu.be/5DH9IZ01Qqg] (YouTube link)Ze Frank has a new video in his True Facts series that is both informative and juvenile. Sea worms are quite photogenic for worms, even beautiful, although their lifestyles ca...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/17/True-Facts-Bobbit-Worm-and-Polychaete-Pals/

After 100 Years, Roald Amundsen’s Polar Ship Returns to Norway

In 1918, polar explorer Roald Amundsen set off on a research voyage to reach the North Pole via the Northeast Passage, on a ship he'd commissioned and named Maud. The expedition was one disaster after another, b...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/17/After-100-Years-Roald-Amundsens-Polar-Ship-Returns-to-Norway/

The Twilight Zone: How Rod Serling Wrote Characters

[https://youtu.be/r2YOYLBsoGc] (YouTube link) The Twilight Zone will always be remembered as a creepy, entertaining anthology series that made us think. A story was presented, and then there's a twist t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/17/The-Twilight-Zone-How-Rod-Serling-Wrote-Characters/

How a Transplanted Face Transformed a Young Woman’s Life

The cover story of the September National Geographic magazine is a detailed account of Katie Stubblefield's face transplant. At 21, she's the youngest American to ever receive a facial transplant. Before the transplant,...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/17/How-a-Transplanted-Face-Transformed-a-Young-Womans-Life/

Bald Head Waxing

(YouTube link)Lots of men go for a hairless head, because it's cooler in hot weather and you don't have to think about how your hair looks. It's also an easy way to hide the fact that you are losing hair. But shaving eve...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/17/Bald-Head-Waxing/

That Time the U.S. Government Set Off a Pair of Nukes Under Mississippi

As World War II slipped into the Cold War, the US conducted tests of nuclear weapons in the surface, in the air, and underwater. By 1959, scientists were considering underground tests. Government officials regarded such...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/16/That-Time-the-US-Government-Set-Off-a-Pair-of-Nukes-Under-Mississippi/

The 2000s Internet

[https://youtu.be/IYOLafvh4Cs] (YouTube link)Doesn't it just grind your gears when you see people getting nostalgic, or even historical, about the 2000s? Well, the 21st century started 18 years ago, even if it seems like...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/16/The-2000s-Internet/

RIP Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul has passed. Aretha Franklin died of pancreatic cancer this morning at her home in Detroit. Born into a musical family, she began singing professionally as a teenager in the 1960s, and eventually recorde...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/16/RIP-Aretha-Franklin/

The Real Red Baron

[https://youtu.be/YrYLZvRT10Y] (YouTube link)Most of us know the Red Baron from the Peanuts comic, or maybe the song that was inspired by Snoopy's imaginary adventures as a World War I flying ace. But Manfred von Richtho...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/16/The-Real-Red-Baron/

How Not to Get Screwed Over by Your Mechanic

Car repairs can be expensive, as anyone who owns a car knows. But with such high bills at stake, we are scared of the prospect of paying for repairs we don't need, or in other words, getting ripped off by mechanics becau...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/16/How-Not-to-Get-Screwed-Over-by-Your-Mechanic/

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun

[https://youtu.be/eknD3g73wr0] (YouTube link)NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe on Sunday, heading toward the sun. It will take seven years to get there, and if the air conditioning system holds out, it will get as clo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/How-NASAs-Parker-Solar-Probe-Will-Touch-the-Sun/

"Hey Jude" is 50 years Old

In August of 1968, the biggest band in the world released their biggest song ever. That was 50 years ago.“Hey Jude” skyrocketed to the top of the singles charts in the United States and Great Britain in 1968....

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/Hey-Jude-is-50-years-Old/

What If English Were Phonetically Consistent?

[https://youtu.be/A8zWWp0akUU] (YouTube link)English is a weird language, in that the written version consists of letters and phonemes that we pronounce many different ways, depending on the context. It takes years for a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/What-If-English-Were-Phonetically-Consistent/

The 60 Greatest Capes in Movie History

In The Incredibles, Edna Mode yelled "No capes!" But she was being practical, because capes are just not safe for animated superheroes. That doesn't mean they aren't cool. Capes are in no way limited to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/The-60-Greatest-Capes-in-Movie-History/

Inside the Lab Where Spiders Put on Makeup

Successful species have two main drives- survival and reproduction. In many species of the jumping spider, these two drives create a biological tug-of-war for males, because female jumping spiders can be cannibals. To su...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/15/Inside-the-Lab-Where-Spiders-Put-on-Makeup/

An Honest Trailer for Avengers: Infinity War

[https://youtu.be/fZ28gGCa_jI] (YouTube link)Wasn't it just yesterday that Avengers: Infinity War was playing in theaters? Well, it sure seems like yesterday. But Screen Junkies already has an Honest Trailer for...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/14/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Avengers-Infinity-War/

Cities of the World Where You Don’t Need AC or Heat, Mapped

Living in a "temperate zone" often means cold winters and hot summers, with short interludes of perfect temperatures in between. While that breaks up the monotony, the power bills at the extremes can be terrifying. Nolan...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/14/Cities-of-the-World-Where-You-Dont-Need-AC-or-Heat-Mapped/

People Whose Last Name is Obama

choking on my own tongue. pic.twitter.com/9VtRysTXEL— bobby (@bobby) August 13, 2018 The $100,000 Pyramid is still on the air -who knew? The game that aired Sunday contained the most embarrassing moment...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/14/People-Whose-Last-Name-is-Obama/

17 Red Flags That First-Time House Hunters Should Watch Out For

The old adage in real estate is that location is the only thing that matters. I would add the size of the property, too, as that is very difficult to change. But while you can change a house, some repairs may beyond your...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/14/17-Red-Flags-That-First-Time-House-Hunters-Should-Watch-Out-For/

The Rock Falls

[https://youtu.be/47orZUs6X7E] (YouTube link)The bigger they are, the harder they fall! Maybe that's why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson always manages to get a scene in every movie where he falls -and always survi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/14/The-Rock-Falls/

The Potato Paradox

Most of us, especially those in the food or shipping industries, know that you can save a lot of weight by dehydrating food. What if you had 100 pounds of potatoes, and each potato was 99% water. If you dehydrated those...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/13/The-Potato-Paradox/

How Norman Conquerors Changed the History of Europe

[https://youtu.be/Owf5Uq4oFps] (YouTube link)You might think of the Normans (if you ever think of them at all) as French, but they were actually Vikings who converted to Christianity after they settled in the northern pa...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/13/How-Norman-Conquerors-Changed-the-History-of-Europe/

11 Sharp Facts About Annie Oakley

Phoebe Ann Moses was born on this date in 1860. You know her better as Annie Oakley, sharpshooting star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. There was a lot more to her life than what people saw in the show, beginning...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/13/11-Sharp-Facts-About-Annie-Oakley/

Strandbeest Evolution 2018

[https://youtu.be/On8v-Wr3XxU] (YouTube link)Dutch engineer/artist Theo Jansen is known for his Strandbeests, giant kinetic sculptures that move along the beach on their own, powered only by the wind. We posted quite a f...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/13/Strandbeest-Evolution-2018/

Family Tree House

This is a lovely way to visualize the relationships in a family! Redditor OrbDeluxxxe posted this photo of his family reunion, mentioning that the couple at the top have been married 60 years. Their children and spouses...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/13/Family-Tree-House/

Is the Dinosaur-Apocalypse Story Wrong?

[https://youtu.be/SFAnrNZ4pD0] (YouTube link)If you went to school after 1980, you probably learned that the dinosaurs went extinct because of a huge asteroid smashing into the earth 66 millions years ago. If you went to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/12/Is-the-Dinosaur-Apocalypse-Story-Wrong/

The Metrosexual Knights Who Defended Medieval Korea

King Chinhung of Korea's Silla Dynasty conceived of a training program to shape the country's most promising young people into a skilled class to serve the monarchy. The students were drawn from the aristocracy, and orig...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/12/The-Metrosexual-Knights-Who-Defended-Medieval-Korea/

Criminal Corralled by Crime-Fighting Cows

[https://youtu.be/cofSrkP44nE] (YouTube link)When Jennifer Anne Kaufman fled the stolen vehicle she was driving Monday, she cut across some pastureland, trying to evade police. After all, it was dark and maybe the Semino...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/08/12/Criminal-Corralled-by-Crime-Fighting-Cows/








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