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6 Students Who Lost Their Diplomas Over Controversial Graduation Speeches

While some of these students were eventually awarded their diplomas, the content of their speeches was deemed too hot for commencement. 1. Kaitlin Nootbaar NBC NewsWire This week the internet is abuzz with the story of a graduating Oklahoma student who was denied her high school diploma, thanks to a slip of the tongue during her valedictory address. [...]

The Ambiguous Origins of the Hokey Pokey

“You put your right foot in, You put your right foot out, You put your right foot in, And you shake it all about. You do the Hokey Pokey, And you turn it all around, That’s what it’s all about…” No other song seems to symbolize a good time for people and bring smiles to their faces to quite the same extent [...]

Music History #1: “One Night in Bangkok”

Editor’s Note: This is the big debut of Bill DeMain’s new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs. “Music History” will appear twice a month. Try it. You’ll like it! “One Night In Bangkok” Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice (1984) Originally sung by Murray Head The Music With its perky chorus [...]

The Late Movies: Bill Cosby, Himself

If I think long and hard about the first thing that I found truly funny, it’s stand-up comedy. (Which is especially odd because I don’t even like stand-up comedy.) The first stand-up I saw was a VHS tape of Bill Cosby, Himself. Cosby taped the show in 1983 in Ontario and he cracks jokes about [...]

Geologists Found Evidence of the Crucifixion of Jesus Earthquake

The Crucifixion, Currier & Ives/LOC According to the Gospel of Matthew, the earth shook during the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ: “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave [...]

The Cover Art of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. It is the most famous rock album cover of all time: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. One of the many things that still fascinate us about this incredible album is the cover. The concept [...]

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 [...]

Thomas Edison’s Eccentric Job Interview Questions — A Cheat Sheet

© Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS Thomas Edison had an encyclopedic memory, and by the early 1920s, he had become increasingly frustrated by the fact that college graduates applying to work for him didn’t have a wealth of knowledge comparable to his own. To test the mental mettle of incoming job seekers, he administered to each a series of [...]

11 Cold Hard Facts About Antarctica

If you’re planning a trip to Antarctica, here are some things you should know. 1. Nobody owns Antarctica. Although a few nations, including Australia, Argentina, and the United Kingdom, have tried to lay claim to it over the years, it remains free of government and ownership. In 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was drafted, designating the land [...]

The Hokey Pokey

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. You put your right foot in, You put your right foot out, You put your right foot in, And you shake it all about You do the hokey Pokey And you turn it all around That’s what it’s all about! You put your left foot [...]