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10 Secrets from the Wonderful World of Disney

From how to score a cocktail to where to scatter grandma’s ashes, this is your ticket to the real Magic Kingdom. 1. There Are Dead Bodies in the Haunted Mansion (Image credit: Flickr user Joe Penniston) The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland is on e of the scariest places in the park, but not for the reasons you’d [...]

The K-E Diet

Psst, want to lose 10 pounds in 10 days without going hungry? No, not a miracle diet pill – it’s a doctor-supervised program called the K-E Diet that’s becoming popular with brides-to-be who want [...]

"Doctor" Injected Woman’s Butt with Fix-A-Flat

We’re no stranger to strange stories here on Neatorama, but this one took me by surprise: a transgendered “doctor” was arrested by the Florida police for administering butt-boosting shots made from cement, glue, and [...]

Family Heirloom is a 135-Year Old Pickle

Forget priceless china and stately grandfather clock! One family has got an heirloom that beat all others: a 135-year old pickle. From NPR’s All Things Considered: … the Boyle family, now of North Port, Fla., has been passing [...]

8 Secrets From the Wonderful World of Disney

Sunday is the 56th anniversary of Disneyland. To celebrate, here are some Disney secrets that originally appeared in mental_floss magazine. 1. There Are Human Remains in the Haunted Mansion The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland is one of the scariest places in the park, but not for the reasons you’d expect. In his 1994 book Mouse [...]

The Most Well-Read Cities in the USA

Which cities in the United States have the most bookworms? Amazon has just announced a list of the Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities in America: After compiling sales data of all book, magazine and newspaper sales in both print and Kindle format since Jan. 1, 2011, on a per capita basis in cities with more than [...]

Black Friday Bloodshed

Doing some Black Friday shopping? Make sure you get your caffeine, have plenty of cash and checks on hand, and program your doctor’s office on your speed dial. As the day and the deals have gotten more hyped up over the past several years, stampedes and fights have broken out in the frenzy, resulting in [...]

A Brief History of the Goodyear Blimp

If you tuned in to Game 1 of the National League Championship Series last night, you were treated to spectacular aerial views of Dodger Stadium and greater Los Angeles courtesy of one of Goodyear’s blimps. America’s most recognizable airships, the tire and rubber company’s “Aerial Ambassadors,” travel more than 100,000 miles each year to cover [...]

10 Overhyped Baseball Players Who Fizzled

By almost all accounts, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is a can’t-miss prospect who will enjoy a long and prosperous major league career. The amount of Strasburg-related memorabilia available on eBay grows by the day. Before you think about investing in the No. 1 pick of June’s amateur draft, consider the following 10 players who went [...]

Quantum Man by Julian Voss-Andreae

Quantum Man is a modern sculpture created by Julian Voss-Andreae, which is located in the City of Moses Lake, Washington. Drawing inspiration from Voss-Andreae’s background in physics[2], “Quantum Man” is the image of a walking man seen as a quantum object. Made up of over a hundred vertically oriented steel sheets, the 8’ (2.50 m) tall [...]