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Unicorn Costume

Unicorn Costume – $26.95 Do you dream of having your own rainbow pooping unicorn? Make your dream a reality this Halloween with the Unicorn Costume from the NeatoShop.  Just combine one rainbow pooping baby or toddler with this incredibly adorable Unicorn Costume and live out the fantasy for one glorious night. If you can’t locate a rainbow [...]

New Nessie sighting reported at fish farm

Jon Rowe snapped two mysterious shapes in the water while he was photographing a rainbow. “There was a rainbow so I got my camera out to take a photo …

How the Rainbow Became Associated with Gay Rights

The first time Roy G. Biv flew in the name of LGBT rights was on June 25, 1978, in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Reportedly inspired by Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow,” artist Gilbert Baker hand-dyed and thirty a banner with eight stripes, each with symbolic meaning: Hot Pink: Sexuality Red: Life Orange: Healing Yellow: Sunlight Green: Nature Turquoise: [...]

"Extinct" toad rediscovered in Malaysia

A species of toad last seen 90 years ago has been found alive and well in the jungles of Borneo. The Borneo Rainbow Toad was found by a team of scient…

Double Rainbow for Choir

(YouTube link) Joe Raciti (previously at Neatorama) took the Double Rainbow Song and adapted it for a choir. Then musician YouTube users collaborated long distance for an “Audio Quilt” version. The result is as lovely as …a double rainbow! Lyrics, credits, and an iTunes link are available at the YouTube page. -Thanks, Joe!

Illegal Rainbows

Graffiti artist Rainbow Warrior in Albuquerque finds drab buildings and “improves” them by spilling paint to pour “illegal rainbows” off their tops. City officials are angry and threaten to go after the “knuckleheads” behind the scheme, but Ingrid Fetell of Aesthetics of Joy asks whether the rainbows – while illegal – can still be joyful: I find [...]

Full Double Rainbow Photos And Video

A Double Rainbow photographer Guy who has taken pictures real-life double rainbow lit up the Los Angeles area this evening — all the way across the sky, according to witnesses. A Double rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to [...]

Google Maps Captures a Plane in Flight

Double rainbow! This image is from Google Maps’ satellite view. It shows a plane flying over Hyde Park in Chicago. Link via Geekosystem | Screenshot: Atlantic

The Quick 10: Take a Look, it’s in a Book…

Reading Rainbow rather quietly left the airwaves last year after 26 years of encouraging kids to read simply for the fun of it. To pay homage to the canceled show, we’ve got some great facts lined up for you today… but you don’t have to take my word for it. (I know: that was lame. [...]

rainbow rose sold first time in Britain

The spectacular rainbow rose is being sold in Britain for the first time – and smiles are blooming.The non-artificial flower, also known as the happy rose, is created through a groundbreaking process where vibrant coloured plant extracts are injected into the stem.Bloomin’ marvellous: Rainbow roses are non-artificial flowers also known as the happy rose. It [...]