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Raising the Bar: 9 Even More Elaborate Proposals

The modern custom of the elaborate public surprise proposal gives us lots of smiles and a few vicarious tears of happiness, even if we wouldn’t want such publicity for ourselves. We’ve posted several lists of them in the past. It’s just lovely to know people in love will go to so much trouble to express [...]

8-Year Old Girls Leaves Hurricane Safety Instructions for Her Stuffed Animals

Greg Taylor of Mandeville, Louisiana evacuated his family to escape Hurricane Isaac. His daughter Ashley joined him–but her stuffed animals did not. She did, however, give them prudent instructions about how to shelter in place safely. Link | Photo: Greg Taylor

Faces on Strainers

Plain strainer you say? Look closely … Spanish artist Isaac Cordal sculpted faces onto metal cooking strainers, which cast beautiful shadows. Link – Thanks Isaac! | Previously on Neatorama: Into the Abyss

Octopus Table

This Octopus Table by artist Isaac Krauss is made out of bronze and pure awesomeness. Isaac and his collaborator Alex Friend put 1,500 hours and about $5,000 to build the 8-armed table. Laughing Squid has more pics: Link [...]

NYC Cabbie also Works as a King in Africa

Isaac Osei started out driving a taxi in New York City when he immigrated to the US about thirty years ago. He has built up that business into a fleet of fifty cars operating day and night. But that’s not his only occupation. When his older brother in Ghana died, Osei took his place as [...]

The Mysterious Minaret of Jam

“QUANTUM SHOT” #709Link – article by Avi Abrams The 12-Century Wonder and Mystery of Afghanistan Built back in 1190s by the once great Ghorid empire, this enigmatic and intricately-ornamented ancient “skyscraper” stands like a missile pointing at the stars – a 65-meter high minaret, the second biggest religious monument of its kind in the world. Originally it [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Isaac Newton

Happy Birthday to Isaac Newton (sort of… skip to #5 for the scoop on that)! Although he’s been a household name since his time, there’s more to Isaac than meets the apple. Here are 10 facts you may not have known about Newton. 1. He really did not like his stepfather. Newton was an avid list [...]

Funny/Weird Moments on Jeopardy!

The World of Isaac has put together a collection of strange moments on Jeopardy!, like the one above in which a contestant faints during Final Jeopardy. I have you guys pegged as Jeopardy! enthusiasts. Even if you can’t find video evidence, what’s the most bizarre thing you’ve ever seen on the show? (If you can [...]