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7 Television Characters Who Were Supposed to Die … But Didn’t

Killing off a popular TV character is a surefire way to get your show noticed. Of course, there are characters who are killed temporarily, with every intention of returning (Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for example); characters who return later, with some crazy explanation, to improve the ratings (Bobby Ewing in Dallas); and others [...]

My Little Pony Wigs

The great news is that no one at the Neatorama office has to be left out! “Aw, John, you know I’d love to dress up as a pony at work, but there aren’t enough wigs to go around.” No siree. Etsy seller Erin has made many wigs, including ones for obscure characters such as Snips, [...]

11 Celebrities Posing with mental_floss

Dateline: Novi, Michigan – Motor City Comic Con 2012. Your intrepid reporter and her ever-patient husband/photographer brave the hordes of Darth Vaders, Dudley Do-Rights, and Daryl Dixons to bring you 11 celebrities posing with mental_floss: 1. Sean Patrick Flanery With a name like Sean Patrick Flanery, one would presume that that Irish brogue used by The Boondock Saints’ [...]

Alice In Wonderland Wedding Is Truly Wonderful

Erin and Matt are big fans of Tim Burton’s Alice of Wonderland. How big? Big enough to theme their wedding after the film. Even if you weren’t a big fan of the movie yourself (or if you find it strange that Alice is marrying the Hatter), it’s still easy to appreciate the amazing level of [...]

The Psychology of Nakedness

Conventional wisdom holds that seeing someone naked makes you think of them as more of a sex object than seeing them clothed. According to a recent study, that is an oversimplification of what really happens. The human mind thinks of other people in two different dimensions: agency, or what the person observed can or will [...]

Go the F*** to the Library

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! How did I NOT know about this website? The name really says it all: Go the F*** to the Library. Go already, to the library and [...]

Why Does Toilet Water Move When It’s Windy Outside?

Reader Erin from Baltimore wrote in wondering why the water in her toilet bowl moves on windy days. This is one of those questions – like the one Jason asked about his dog’s popcorn-scented paws – that makes me pause and wonder if I’m getting trolled, or if I’m missing out on a strange phenomena [...]

10 Classic Video Game Fashions

Playing video games is usually a solitary pursuit. You wear what you like as long as you’re comfortable. A t-shirt and pajama pants will do nicely, and you can find those printed with your favorite video game characters and icons at most clothing stores. For conventions and cosplay events you will want a full costume, [...]

The Quick 10: 9 Miss Golden Globes (and one Mr.)

The Golden Globes are coming up this weekend, which means it’s time for a new Miss Golden Globe. Although the award ceremony has been around since 1944, Miss Golden Globe didn’t start handing out trophies until 1966. There were actually two Miss Golden Globes that year – one for film and one for television. The [...]

12 Gross Candies Perfect For Trick or Treaters

Because many people wait until Halloween is only a few days away to buy candy so they aren’t tempted to snack on it before the trick or treaters arrive, I assume many of you still haven’t hit the stores to stock up on sweets. If you’re looking to get candy that fits the gross and [...]