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A Wonderfully Nerdy Marriage Proposal at the National Book Festival

Like most 20-somethings using social media, my Facebook newsfeed often features “Jane Doe is now engaged to John Smith” posts, with requisite thumbs-up, squeals of glee from friends, and photos of the engagement rings. Last weekend brought a round of several new proposals, but one in particular caught my eye—it was so unique and so [...]

The Human Beggar Zoo in China

When beggars began to turn up in droves at a local religious festival, Chinese officials came up with a rather unusual – and some say cruel – solution, a human cage: According to a Nanchang official, in recent years the number of [...]

The First Annual Cat Video Film Festival

The first ever Cat Video Festival was held Thursday in Minneapolis. A good time was had by all. From thousands of submissions, the festival selected the 76 best cat videos, and Buzzfeed has them all for those who could not attend. Most have been posted here at Neatorama over the years, but you might want [...]

A Film Festival For Cat Videos

Everyone knows that cat videos rule teh interwebs, with their silly box jumping tactics and love of cheezburgers, so it was only a matter of time before someone gave them their own film festival. Minneapolis’ Walker Arts Center will be hosting the first ever Internet Cat Video Festival on August 30th, and it looks like a [...]

15 Wonderfully Geeky Sand Sculptures

The Fourth of July is a great day to head to the beach, even if it is a bit overcrowded. For those of us who can’t hit the surf, here’s the next best thing: geeky sand sculptures! Alien vs. Bender would certainly be way more awesome than Alien vs. Predator was. This delightful creation by artist [...]

Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Deliverance With A Trip To The Cahulawassee

If you enjoyed the seminal backwoods sicko movie Deliverance, and you feel that its 40th anniversary is worth celebrating, then book a trip to the Chattooga River Festival and get to hootin’ and hollerin’! The booming outdoor sports industry sparked by this seminal movie is the inspiration for the first ever Chattooga Festival, and I’m sure [...]

After Elections in Delaware, Politicians Literally Bury Hatchets

Image credit: A Chesapeake Journal As the election season kicks into gear and all that negative rhetoric hits the airwaves, it’s worth remembering that politics isn’t always so nasty. And no place is that more clear than in one Delaware town, where politicians mark the end of campaigning by literally burying the hatchet. It’s part of [...]

At the Car Wash

It’s best to let your car drip dry on a clothesline for an hour or so after washing. The art collective Generik Vapeur illustrated this at the Flurstücke 011 festival last year in Münster, Germany. Link -via Colossal | Festival Website | Art Collective Website | Photo: Ingeborg

One Holi Mess: India’s Incredible Color-Soaked Festival

The Hindu Holi festival may be a mess, but it makes for some vivid pictures! The spring festival of Holi, celebrated across many parts of India, but especially in the north, is a time when barriers are torn down and the usual rules, if not entirely broken, are at least well and truly bent. It’s a [...]

3D LEGO Chalk Drawing

This week, Sarasota, Florida is hosting a festival of outdoor chalk art. Artists are welcome to come on Sunday to exhibit their abilities on a section of pavement. Registration and materials are free. The minifigs in this amazing image made by an artist who is so far unknown to me look like they’re about to walk [...]