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Nursing Home for People with Senile Dementia Disguised as Ordinary Village

It’s hard to watch the mind of a beloved family member slip, and also painful to know that you’re losing mental acuity with age. Now there’s a nursing home in Wiedlisbach, Switzerland designed to make that transition easier. Caretakers lead residents to believe that they’re living independent lives in the past: The newly approved €20m (£17m) [...]

A Globe-Trotting Whiskey Mystery: Update!

Last May we told you about a cool treasure hunt competition that Canadian Club whiskey was putting together to find cases of whiskey hidden around the world between 1967 and 1991 — They hid 25 cases of whiskey in spots around the world, like a jungle in Africa, a hole in Death Valley, a slope [...]

How Should We Improve Blogging Diversity on Neatorama?

I’ve been blogging for 5 years now, and throughout the years, I haven’t paid much attention to blogging awards – the Webby, the bloggies and so on – especially as the same usual suspects keep on appearing on the list. So I was pleasantly surprised when Marilyn (AKA The Nag), sent me the link to the [...]

Death & Taxes by Jess Bachman

We’ve blogged about Jess Bachman’s Death & Taxes infographic about the complexity of the federal budget of the United States before on Neatorama. Jess has an updated 2010 version: Death and Taxes” is a large representational graph and poster of the federal budget. It contains over 500 programs and departments and almost every program that receives [...]

Jess Britain’s youngest insomniac

Like children everywhere, four-year-old Jess Tinsley has a structured bedtime routine. She is in the bath promptly at 6.30pm and normally falls asleep after a bedtime book by 7.15pm. However, there the similarity with other children ends. Unfortunately for her parents, full-time mum Tanya, 25, and soldier Chris, 24, Jess has the dubious distinction of being [...]