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The Favorite Movies of 42 Famous People

Presidents & Politicians What’s with presidents and High Noon? 1. Barack Obama – The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) When Katie Couric asked then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama what his favorite movie is, he replied, “Oh, I think it would have to be The Godfather. One and Two. Three not so much. That saga — I [...]

Blown Glass Spacecreft by Rik Allen

Artist Rik Allen makes these beautiful sculptural spaceships and rockets from metal and blown glass. There are even a couple of robotic creatures in his gallery! They pretty much embody the term “retro-futuristic.” Link -via Boing Boing

Medieval Manuscript Gives Clue about Mysterious Radiation Spike

Tree ring data indicates that sometime around 774 or 775 A.D., an intense burst of radiation hit the Earth. What was its source? Scientists were uncertain, but it was probably a supernova. Unfortunately, there were no records of such event. But Jonathon Allen, a biochemistry student at University of California, Santa Cruz, realized that researchers [...]

The Funniest Father’s Day Tweet

The best Father’s Day Tweet was sent by Ronan Farrow, who is the only biological child of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen together. In case this Tweet doesn’t mean anything to you, his mother actress Mia Farrow adopted several children and then had a relationship with director Woody Allen for 12 years, but they never [...]

11 Game Show Hosts and Their Musical Aspirations

After legendary game show host Richard Dawson passed away last week, Gawker dug up a single Dawson released in 1967. Titled “Apples and Oranges,” the song was actually the B-side to another single called “His Children’s Parade.” Though dual careers as a game show host and singer/songwriter may seem a bit odd, it’s actually more [...]

11 Musicians Who Overcame Disabilities

1. Ludwig van Beethoven At age 26, the great German composer and pianist began to lose his hearing. His problems began with a severe form of tinnitus, and it’s thought they may have been complicated by syphilis, lead poisoning, typhus, or possibly his habit of immersing his head in cold water to stay awake. Whatever the [...]

A Table Filled with Secret Compartments

Company’s coming! Quick, hide the Harlequin romance novels, the .40 caliber cartridges and the pile of Allen wrenches!* Stuff them in this table designed by Naoki Hirakoso and Takmitsu Kitahara. There’s plenty of room because the whole thing is made of secret compartments. Link -via Colossal | Photo: Takumi Ota *Neatorama staff meeting. You had to be [...]

Why Is Pink Lemonade Pink?

Reader Michael Lefebvre asked us on Twitter: “What is the origin of Pink Lemonade?” Pink lemonade image via Shutterstock The pink drink first appeared in the United States around the mid-1800s, primarily at circuses and carnivals and then at street stands in New York City. The drink’s origins and inventor are heavily disputed though, and a handful [...]

10 Things We’re Supposed to Remember

Rob Wilson / Shutterstock.com 1. …the Alamo A quick refresher on the basics of the Battle of the Alamo: fought from February 23-March 6, 1836, between Mexico and the Republic of Texas as a part of the Texas Revolution of 1835-1836. The first 12 days were a siege by Mexican General Santa Anna and his troops [...]

Cool Custom Star Wars Action Figures

These custom action figures are sculpted from scratch by Dayton Allen, and include characters from, among other sources, The Old Republic and The Force Unleashed video games. They’re way too awesome to be considered mere toys. Check out more of Dayton’s masterfully sculpted Star Wars character figures at the links below. Link –via Super Punch –Dayton [...]