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Drugs to Help Kids Become Better Students

Parents: if there’s a magical pill that can turn your kids from bad students into good ones, would you give it to them? As a parent of a young child in first grade, I’ve been hearing a lot [...]

The Beatles’ Final Film: Let It Be

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. It was 1969 and The Beatles, although still brilliant as musicians and as a recording group, were on their last legs. But the band still owed one film on a long-ago signed contract with United Artist films. Let [...]

The Missing Links: Amazing Food Innovations

This Art Text Book Contains No Art But, you can imagine what it’d be like if it did, right? Also: Why are text books so insanely expensive? * Mad Science: Warp Drive Is it really possible to build something that goes faster than the speed of light? * Waldo: A Quarter-Century of Hiding In Plain Sight It would be a lot [...]

The Olympic Swimmer Who’d Never Been in an Olympic-Size Pool

Getty Images To bring the Olympic spirit to developing nations in the late 1990s, the Olympic Committee allowed a small number of “wild card” athletes to join the Games. But because they didn’t have to go through any qualifying rounds to compete, not all of the contenders arrived prepared. One such athlete was a swimmer from [...]

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 [...]

Court Case Could Force Quebecois to be Married Against Their Will

In Quebec, where over a million people are unmarried but cohabiting, such couples are recognized as “de facto spouses,” but the law put them under no obligation to each other if they break up. However, a “palimony” case involving an unnamed billionaire and his de facto spouse of ten years could end that. The couple [...]

Glowing Life-Size Glass Skeleton Sculpture

This glass skeleton is not only a visual treat, thanks to the glowing Krypton gas flowing through the “bones”, it’s also a feat of sculptural engineering, since it was made in ten different sections that had to be interconnected in what must have been a rather tedious process. Created by sculptor Eric Franklin, Embodiment is [...]

Eric Standley’s Cut Paper Art

Excuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor after seeing Eric Standley’s mind-blowingly intricate cut paper art: Link – via Wanken | Eric’s official website

Annoying People Talking on Their Cell Phones? Jam ‘Em!

You and I may grumble when people nearby talk loudly on their cell phones, but that’s not enough for one man in Philadelphia. He decided to take matters into his own hands and jam them phones! The NBC10 Investigators tracked down a [...]

Tim & Eric Bring The Funny To Good Day Austin

(YouTube Link) If you invite the comedy duo Tim and Eric, from Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! and Tom Goes To The Mayor fame, on to a relatively conservative morning talk show, expect hilariously awkward and strange things to happen. But the host rolls along quite well with the guys, and T&E get to [...]