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Tugger the Puppy

You know your day is entering into the twilight hours of productivity when you watch the same puppy video five times over. I can’t help it, ok! He is so damn cute. I know I am a grown man and cute things should have no affect on me, but let’s be real guys. They do. [...]

Poll Watching

This late in the presidential election season, doesn’t it seem like we’ve turned from deciding who will be our president for the next four years to watching a never-ending horse race? Randall Munroe at xkcd noticed that our obsession with the polls that shift ever-so-slightly from day to day obscure that fact that this, like [...]

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in November

Turkey day may be the main event in the second-to-last month of the year, but there are plenty of unusual holidays to fill your November days with celebration. 1. November 2nd: National Plan Your Epitaph Day Getty Images Whether you’re morbid or just really on top of planning ahead, take the day to decide which of your [...]

Two Reasons to Use Facepaint

(Video Link)  When members of the band Young Rival wanted to get the internet’s attention, they knew just what to do. They approached facepainting artist James Kuhn and asked him to create more of his marvels for the music video for their song “Two Reasons.” It’s stunning, amusing and the neatest thing you’ll see all day. -via [...]

Look Who’s On Instagram Now!

That’s right, neatorama has created an IG account! So if you’re in the mood for neato images each day, be sure to follow us! We promise to follow back. That’s a good deal, right? Hey, maybe we’ll even ask you if we can put some of YOUR images on our blog one day. If, of course, [...]

Girl Dresses Up as Different Historical Figures Every Day For School

Stella as (L) Billie Holiday and (R) Princess Grace on her wedding day Many children like to dress up for school, but third grader Stella Erhart, age 8, takes dressing up to a whole ‘nother level: She opens her closet. She opens [...]

Happy Alaska Day (and an Alaska Fact You Never Thought You’d Hear)

Today is Alaska Day, the anniversary of the formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States. In some Alaskan towns, schools and businesses will close early and there will be parades and reenactments of the flag raising that sealed the transfer deal. If you can’t make it up there for the festivities, let’s celebrate [...]

The Late Movies: M-O-U-S-E! The Original Mickey Mouse Club

On this day in 1923, Walt and Roy Disney founded The Walt Disney Company. How far that little company has come! Dozens of films, characters and shows later—plus a theme park or two—the Walt Disney Company is one of the most easily recognizable institutions in the world. Whenever I think of Disney, I immediately [...]

Ladybug Day

(YouTube link) Teacher and numbers geek Ron Gordon tells me today is Ladybug Day! Gordon finds fun patterns in dates, and today is 10-11-12 (as we write it in the U.S.). The name was inspired by the above song from Sesame Street. The dates corresponding to the first, second, and third lines of the song have [...]

What if Money Were No Object?

While this question may seem trite, it is truly valuable if we actually consider it: what would you like to do every day, if money were no object? What do you value and enjoy, absent issues of money? In this short video, philosopher and writer Alan Watts is quoted, matched with inspirational [...]