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Why Do We Say "The Butler Did It"?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The all-too-common phrase “the butler did it” is commonly attributed to Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958). Mary was a very popular writer who authored over 50 books, many of which became best-sellers. Known as “the American Agatha Christie,” Mary [...]

Why the Tortoise Wouldn’t Eat

Margaret Parker of Carlisle, England, found a five-inch-long tortoise in her garden. The miniature tortoise was cute, so she brought it inside and tried to feed it. Parker’s daughter brought some lettuce for it, but it still wouldn’t eat. So the women called Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Centre for advice, and a volunteer was sent out. [...]

Meet 5 Pioneering Women

March is Women’s History Month, because women make history, even when they don’t make the history books. It’s not always easy to find the fascinating females hidden among the archives of those who settled the United States. Whether they are builders, barrier breakers, victims, or criminals, here are five interesting women whose stories were left [...]

Real-life 120mph Tron Lightcycle created

Parker Brothers Choppers have built a working replica of the bikes used in the movie Tron: Legacy. Powered by a fuel-injected Suzuki 996cc the custom …

The Number of the Day: 200,000

Author and professor Philip M. Parker has written more than 200,000 books – aided in large part by a knowledge-gathering computer program he created himself. Parker refers to himself as “the most published author in the history of the planet.” Related Fact: Many of Parker’s books are medical reference books. However, he is also the author [...]

Man on Hawaiian Vacation Accidentally Meets Brother

Rick Hill of Lunenburg, Massachusetts went on vacation to Hawaii and took an unplanned visit to Waikiki Beach. There he met resident Joe Parker, who went on an unplanned errand to the beach as part of his job. Parker recognized Hill’s accent and made an offhand remark that led them to a discussion about how [...]

Green Machine for Adults

The Green Machine was a classic toy from the 1970s. It steered from the rear using levers, thus allowing riders to make very sharp turns. Parker Brothers Choppers built this Green Machine for adults. It’s powered by an 80 cubic inch Harley-Davidson engine and steers from the rear, just like the original. “We had a Green [...]

England’s Ugliest Dog Finds a Home for the Holidays

Everyone says they want to be home for the holidays, but for homeless animals, this wish is often an impossible dream. Fortunately for Ug, who just might be the ugliest pup in Britain, Christmas came early this year when he was adopted from the Mayflower animal sanctuary. When cafe employee April Parker saw Ug on the [...]

The Ugly Dog breeds | World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Winner Ever

Britain’s ugliest dog re-named Doug by the Parkers finally finds a loving home after his ‘unique’ looks make him a hit with the ladies With his bug eyes, wildly crooked teeth and sparsely-whiskered chin, scrawny Ug sat for months, unclaimed and overlooked at an animal sanctuary. But now, after being dubbed Britain’s ugliest dog pic, the [...]

8 Odd Acts of the Vaudeville Era

Before movies could talk, there were endless opportunities for those who had talent to make a living performing in front of live audiences. Singers, dancers, actors, and comedians were the backbone of the traveling show. There were also side show exhibits with human oddities and specialty acts such as the circus, the wild west show, [...]