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Bill Nye Words of Wisdom

Old Billy (sic) Nye is filled with all sorts of wisdom. Remember that great video he was in about Creationism? Yeah, he is awesome like that. I will tell you growing up I loved his show and I still do love science – I was Biology major through a large part of college. I will [...]

Blackrock Billie

(YouTube link) A rescue crew spent three hours trying to help a goat down from the cliff at Cornholme Craggs. From the YouTube page: It was Thursday 4th October 2012 and Billy had been stuck on his ledge for four days. Thank goodness for Calder Valley Search and Rescue, who came and saved the day! And bystanders got [...]

The Dumbest Western Ever Made

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader. There are plenty of worthless Westerns. But few can match this combination of two -count ‘em- hilariously lousy films in one. Director Bill “One-Shot” Beaudine managed to capture the worst elements of both dumb Westerns and cheesy monster movies and roll them into a [...]

Facts About Every Student From the 30th Story of Wayside School

Louis Sachar’s Sideways Stories From Wayside School series is still a favorite of elementary-age kids, 34 years after the first book hit the shelves. Each of the three books features 30 chapters — one for each floor of the Wayside School building — and each chapter (usually) features one student. Here are a few facts [...]

Every Product Billy Mays Ever Pitched

Billy Mays, America’s favorite infomercial star, died three years ago today. He began his career selling the WashMatik, a car-washing brush that siphoned water through the bristles without electricity. He moved from that to the Ultimate Chopper, and some of his other products not featured here include The Ding King (dent and ding repair kit), Turbo [...]

From Petey P. Cup to Prosty the Spokesgland: 11 Unbelievable Healthcare Industry Mascots

If pancake syrup, batteries and crescent rolls can have corporate mascots, why shouldn’t urinalysis and Manograms? That’s what these 11 health-related causes figured when they created their very specific spokesthings. 1. Petey P. Cup We’ve mentioned Petey P. Cup before, but his particular brand of awesome is worth another visit. Petey is a larger-than-life specimen jar containing [...]

Easter Bilby

Happy Easter, Neatoramanauts – but instead of Easter Bunny, how about if you celebrate with the chocolate Easter Bilby instead? Bilbies, the Australian marsupials have the prerequisite large ears and are no slouch in [...]

11 Facts You Might Not Know about Battlestar Galactica

In 1978, Glen A. Larson launched his ambitious space saga Battlestar Galactica. It was a grand story of a clash of civilizations and battle for survival. But its ratings could not justify its enormous production expense, and the show folded. A brief return in 1980 offered hope, but that came to nothing. For a generation, [...]

Four Neglected Wild West Figures

You’ve heard of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and Wild Bill Hickok, but there were plenty of other colorful figures who left their mark on the Wild West. This list tells us about four that you may never had heard of, like Texas Ben Thompson. Texas Ben served in the Confederate States Army, then after the [...]

The Milkable Male Goat of Brazil

Nature is always throwing weirdness at us, and today’s helping comes in the form of a hermaphroditic goat–a breedable male that can be milked. A visitor to a goat show in Brazil did not hesitate to buy a hermaphrodite goat – a male goat that can be milked – when he first came across it. The [...]