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Vintage Photos From Atomic Bomb Testing Site

This is what ground zero looks like when you’re a testing mannequin in the 1950s. These rare photographs were taken by Loomis Dean at an atomic bomb test site in Nevada around 1955, an eerie documentation of the strangeness that went on during the Atomic Age. Photo caption–”Scorched, male mannequin in suit of dark fabric indicates [...]

Three More Coaches Who Lied About Their History

By now, you’ve probably heard the story of Yale football coach Tom Williams, who resigned this week for lying on his resume. He claimed to have been a Rhodes scholar candidate, and was even cited as a finalist during several stories about quarterback Patrick Witt’s Rhodes application. However, a New York Times investigation revealed that, [...]

What If Batman: Arkham City Took Place In Springfield?

Every pop culture character looks funnier when they’re Simpsonized! Awesome toon creator Dean Fraser has taken on the video game Batman:Arkham City via his Springfield Punx blog, where stiff upper lips and yellow skin abound. Please note that Dean’s illustrations start about halfway down the page linked to below; the drawings on the upper half are [...]

11 Facts You May Not Know About Jerry Lewis

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. This Labor Day, September 5th, the annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon will be aired. But unlike every previous telethon for M.D. since 1966 (that’s the past 45 years!) one important ingredient will be missing this year. Jerry Lewis!!! What, no [...]

The Best Works of The Venture Bros. Cosplay

Have you seen The Venture Bros.? It’s a great show, and in my opinion, the funniest currently in production. Gamma Squad has a roundup of some of the best cosplay by fans. Here we see three young ladies dressed up as Hank Venture, Dean Venture, and Sgt. Hatred. The expression on Dean’s face is perfect. Link [...]

No More Naked Reading at Oxford

In a bit of controversy on campus, the Breakfast Club–a group of about 40 male and female Worcester College students–get together in the library on Wednesday afternoons to do group revision… with a bit of stripping. The “Half-Naked Half-Hour” began in 2009 when Breakfast Club students decided it would be fun to partially disrobe in the Oxford [...]

The Physics of the Curveball

Why is a curveball so hard to hit? Some say it presents an optical illusion to the batter. Others say it really does curve. Lyman Briggs of the National Bureau of Standards aimed to settle the matter. This was a period when the question of whether the curve ball actually curved was hotly debated. Among the [...]

The Late Movies: Amy Sedaris’s Crafts for Poor People

Amy Sedaris, star of Strangers With Candy and surprisingly successful craft maven, has her own YouTube channel! In her videos, Sedaris teaches us how to make some spectacular crafts — like the classic “hot dogs on a rake,” “pom pons” (sic?), and who could forget the “donut bird feeder?” This is spectacular and ridiculous and [...]

Oswald’s Coffin for Sale

The coffin that Lee Harvey Oswald was buried in back in 1963 is up for sale at an auction house in California. The pine coffin is partially water-damaged by the 18 years it spent in the ground before Oswald’s body was exhumed in 1981 to lay to rest rumors that a lookalike Soviet agent was buried [...]