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The Only Mother and Son to Each Have #1 Records

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. In November of 1966, The Monkees’ first single “Last Train to Clarksville” went to number one on the charts, two months (to the day) after The Monkees TV series premiered. The Partridge Family, a TV series semi-similar to [...]

Garden Gate Made with Garden Tools

David, a gardener in Missoula, Montana, wanted to make his garden a bit more inviting. So he replaced the solid wood gate with one made with old gardening tools. It matches a trellis that he built with old rakes and hoes. Link -via Recylart

At the Libraries: The Wire’s Victorian-Literature Leanings

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! So, The Wire. Yes, we all love it, but anyone else notice its Victorian-literature leanings before? The drawings (okay, not Victorian) are the best part! [...]

5 Remarkable Things Discovered Under Parking Lots

There’s more to the common parking lot than broken beer bottles and fender benders from that guy who was texting. Oceans of asphalt, it seems, are hiding an astonishing trove of archeological treasures. 1. The King of England DARREN STAPLES/Reuters/Landov In 1485, King Richard III of England was killed during the Battle of Bosworth Field, the last major [...]

Large Scale Coathanger Art By David Mach

Artist David Mach creates sculptures out of a variety of odd mediums, from matchsticks to Scrabble tiles, but this time he’s making drycleaner dreams come true-by creating sculptures out of coathangers. David even left the hook on most of the hangers, creating an exterior layer of texture and adding a bit of visual interest to each [...]

The Funniest Joke of the Year (at the Fringe)

Canadian comedian Stewart Francis won the top prize for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Do you want to hear the joke? “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.” Don’t get it? I didn’t, either. “Posh and Becks” sounds like a brand, like “Abercrombie and Fitch” but them someone said [...]

How One Dad Got Lawn Darts Banned

Lawn darts, or Jarts, were all the rage in the 1980s. With a few Jarts, a few friends, and a few beers, American backyard-barbecue-goers would lay down small plastic hoops as targets and play a game not entirely unlike horseshoes. Each player would toss the darts into the air, attempting to arc them into opposite [...]

The Late Movies: Larry David Turns 65

It’s pretty remarkable that today is Larry David’s 65th birthday, because he’s been acting like a cranky senior citizen for decades. You’ve likely seen him on Curb Your Enthusiasm or heard him as George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld, so let’s skip those and take a look at some of the lesser seen moments of the undisputed [...]

5 More People Who Accidentally Found a Fortune

We’ve all found something that we thought might be worth a lot of money. We have not all been fortunate enough to stumble across anything actually worth a fortune. Rob has shared some of these stories before, but here are a few more people who accidentally discovered something incredibly valuable. 1. A 500-Year-Old Pendant Taking a three-year-old [...]

Do You Own The Space Above Your House?

Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos means “whoever owns the soil, it is theirs up to Heaven and down to Hell.” This property right principle asserts that a person who owns a particular piece of land owns everything directly above and below that piece of land, no matter the distance, [...]