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Rothko in Rice

Mark Rothko’s defaced painting inspired photography Henry Hargreaves (previously on Neatorama) to recreate the artist’s famous artwork. Hargreaves told us that after hearing the story, he found that Rothko [...]

Alternate Histories: 7 More Ways the World Could Be Completely Different

We covered some of the many alternate histories out there. Here are seven more intriguing ways the world could be completely different. 1. What if the Romans won the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest? Effect: No one would speak English. Explanation: In What If? (1999), edited by Robert Cowley, historians pondered what would happen if historical events had [...]

11 Monarchs Crowned While They Were in Diapers

Babies sure are cute. But do they make good world leaders? Here’s a peek at some of history’s youngest rulers and their reigns. 1. King Oyo (Toro Kingdom, Uganda) In 1995, Oyo became the youngest monarch in the world. He was three years old. When the coronation ceremony began, the toddler slid off the throne, ran [...]

Lessons from America’s Greatest Prankster

Hoax master Alan Abel has been fooling reporters and hoodwinking the public for more than 50 years. Here, he reveals a few of his tricks. Most careers aren’t launched by the sight of a cow and a bull copulating in the middle of a road. But Alan Abel doesn’t have a typical gig. One day in [...]

The Missing Links: Turn Off the Lights & This Cat Will Glow

Still Unnerving Forty-Four Years Later The photographs in the LIFE gallery on the RFK assassination are startling because they were taken only minutes or seconds before – or after – the horrible tragedy took place. Make sure to check out the accompanying text below the photos for more information on them. * Nerd DIY: The Papercraft Enigma Code Machine That’s [...]

11 Geeky Craft Creations, Including Rainbow Brite vs. Strawberry Shortcake

There’s a lot of variety in geek crafting. Whether you geek out over Star Wars, Pokemon or marine biology, there are plenty of subjects for you to enjoy, whether you prefer them rendered via crocheting, sewing or felting. Cross Stitch If you spent your childhood playing Nintendo, then you’ll recognize the screen this cross stitch has captured [...]

Photographer Captures Images Of Her Super Baby In Mid Flight

What’s the best thing to do when you discover that your adorable infant has super powers, specifically the power of flight? Why, shoot a ton of pics and share them on the interwebs, of course! Photographer Rachel Hulin aims to show the world just how super her baby Henry can be, whether he’s floating over a [...]

7 Other Famous Abbeys in England

The most famous abbey in England right now is not actually an abbey at all — it’s a castle. Highclere Castle is the stand-in for Downton Abbey, the eponymous location of the mega-popular British series about an upstairs-downstairs household in the early 1900s. While Downton might be the only abbey about which people in the [...]

Why Is Pink Lemonade Pink?

Reader Michael Lefebvre asked us on Twitter: “What is the origin of Pink Lemonade?” Pink lemonade image via Shutterstock The pink drink first appeared in the United States around the mid-1800s, primarily at circuses and carnivals and then at street stands in New York City. The drink’s origins and inventor are heavily disputed though, and a handful [...]

A Colorful Rainbow Of Food

Photographer and designer Henry Hargreaves really likes to play with his food! From his font made out of bacon to mosaic pictures made out of burned toast to this, his most recent fun with food project-piles of food painted rainbow colors. Some look delicious, others disgusting, and it all looks like it would have felt right [...]