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World’s Oldest Purse Decorated with a Hundred Dog Teeth

Photo: Klaus Bentele/LDA Halle Talk about a biting sense of style. Researchers have discovered the world’s oldest purse, decorated with hundreds of dog teeth: Excavators at a site near Leipzig (map) uncovered more than a hundred [...]

Whose Ideal Was This, Anyway?

Heather McDougal talked to 5th and 6th graders about how the ideal body image of women has changed over time, from the corsets of 100 years ago to the Photoshopped images of today. And the modern altered bodies and altered images are the hardest ideal to even consider living up to. As an example, contrast [...]

Cheerleading and Some Famous Cheerleaders

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Here’s your question for the day: In what activity were men once 100% in control, but now women are in almost totally in control? Did you say, “cheerleading?” Well, you’d be correct if you did. One hundred years ago, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Beauty Pageant Contestants

Whether it’s becoming Wonder Woman or, you know, Oprah, many beauty queens have parlayed their time on the pageant circuit into bigger things. 1. Oprah. Her first stop on the road to world domination? Winning Miss Black Tennessee in 1972. 2. Cloris Leachman. The Des Moines native (had to throw that in there, you know) participated in [...]

Girls and Beers of Oktoberfest

“QUANTUM SHOT” #660Link – article by Victoria Whyte and Avi Abrams The popularity of our Cheers to Beers! series prompted us to ask a seasoned traveler and reporter Victoria Whyte to highlight the fabulous Oktoberfest, with various styles of fabulous beers and beer mugs (steins) served there. 200th Anniversary of Oktoberfest of Munich, Germany Munich has been celebrating [...]