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301 Views on YouTube

(YouTube link) Have you ever noticed a YouTube video that has a hundred comments and thousands of likes, but only 301 views? Brady Haran of Numberphile explains why that happens. -via Geekosystem

Quiz: The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family

Today is National Stuff That Was Popular When You Were a Kid Day! To celebrate, we’ll be posting quizzes all day about — you guessed it — stuff that was popular when various writers were kids. Keep checking back for more! The Brady family had a cool house (with one bathroom?); the Partridges had the cool [...]

New Thanksgiving Tradition: The World’s Biggest Disco

If you’ve had enough family togetherness for one holiday and you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house, boy, do we have a great option for you. Well, if you leave near Buffalo, New York, anyway. Every Saturday after Thanksgiving, Buffalo is home to the World’s Largest Disco. With 7,000+ people, it doesn’t [...]

Nine Famous People Who Started as Disney Park Characters

A couple of years ago, I did a post on celebrities who got their first tastes of the entertainment biz by working at one of the Disney Parks, whether they did tricks at the Magic Shop (Steve Martin) or cracked wise as a Jungle Cruise skipper (John Lasseter). But which celebs might you actually spot [...]

10 Cultural Giants Who Died Coinless

The notion of the starving artist is nothing new, and whether it was because they toiled in obscurity, were swindled or the victims of financial mismanagement, some of the most famous contributors to culture sadly perished in poverty. 1. Vincent van Gogh Though his life was short, Vincent van Gogh left the world with almost 2000 [...]

Neatorama Shop Story: Voodoo Doll

The following is a Neatorama Shop Story, a narrative starring the products carried in this blog’s very own online store. 1932, Vieux Carré. The spirited jazz befit the life the old lady had lived. She had been known for curing illnesses, lifting curses and brewing love potions, all without charging. She had gotten along with everyone, [...]

6 Secrets from the Brady Vault

The Brady Bunch debuted 40 years ago this week. To celebrate, we’re re-running Kara’s excellent story about the series, which was originally posted last year. Here’s the story of how a show started as a typical formulaic sitcom, but grew into a syndicated monster. From the time Greg Brady got high to the reason Cindy Brady [...]