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Election Day in the USA

The first election results are in, from tiny Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The village is famous for opening its polling place at midnight on Election Day and voting -and reporting the results immediately. This morning, ten citizens cast their vote, and in the presidential race, there was a tie: five votes each for President Obama [...]

Kidrobot Helps With Hurricane Sandy

Kidrobot is an iconic brand that is a large part of the modern collector art toy movement. The company is now located in Boulder, CO but has a large influence on the East Coast and specifically New York. They want to help with relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. To help out, Kidrobot is auctioning off 5 [...]

The Late Movies: Six Songs Inspired by Hurricane Sandy

First: If you’re one of our readers in New Jersey, Delaware, New York, or any of the other areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts are with you. Now, on to the Late Movies business: Hurricane Sandy has inspired some budding singer-songwriters. We’ve got six examples of how they spent their time during the storm. “Sandy” This [...]

Sharks and Sandy

Finally, a Jersey Shore cast member I can actually relate to. This photo was supposedly taken in New Jersey in the wake of Sandy. I would venture to guess it’s a fake just on the idea that I doubt a shark would swim inland during a storm like that. As it turns out a lot of [...]

10 Fake Photos Of Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm Sandy has passed over the New York City area on her slow, destructive path north, leaving behind a trail of wreckageand mayhem from North Carolina up to at least Connecticut. The biggest mess, though, is in New York City: The streets and subway tunnels are filled with water, power lines and power stations have erupted [...]

13 Vintage Photos Of Hurricanes And Their Aftermath

As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast, here’s a look back at other dramatic hurricanes in American history. Galveston, Texas Hurricane, September 1900 This hurricane was the deadliest in U.S. history—the estimated death toll was 8000 (to compare, 1800 people died during Hurricane Katrina). Damage to a church. The hurricane, which had a storm [...]

The Last ‘Frankenstorm’: Video of the 1938 Nor’easter That Ravaged New England

Getty Images Hurricane Sandy is making its presence known across the Eastern Seaboard, with powerful winds beginning to lash the coast and rain starting to pour down from North Carolina to New York. And as millions of Americans across the East Coast hunker down, some are turning to history as a guide. In 1938, for instance, a [...]

Saturn’s Swirling Megastorm That’s Bigger Than Multiple Earths

The colored swirls indicate the tail end of Saturn’s massive storm that occurred sometime between 2010 and 2011. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science East Coasters panicked by this weekend’s oncoming Frankenstorm haven’t seen anything yet. New readings from NASA’s Cassini orbital spacecraft have discovered that a massive maelstrom first spotted on Saturn in 2010 was more intense than initially [...]

When The World Series Opened on Yom Kippur

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Athletes, like most other people, are praised, admired, and rewarded for things they have done. It is a rare thing when an athlete (or anyone) is rewarded for not doing something. But not doing something was to be [...]

The Late Movies: Songs About the Jersey Shore

I’ve lived my whole life in Philadelphia, which means every summer, I start thinking about how much I want to go to Jersey. Traditionally, Philadelphians like to mock New Jersey for, well, everything. From bad drivers to bad food to anything in between, we’re not fans of the Garden State. Except between Memorial Day [...]