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10 Strange and Wonderful Boat Races

The races are strange, but the title refers to the boats. With a little ingenuity, you can build a boat, loosely defined as a “flotation device,” out of anything! 1. Beer Can Regatta The Beer Can Regatta is an annual event at Mindil Beach organized by the Lions Club of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The participating boats [...]

Galactic Storm

This is fantastic – and since it’s impossible to capture the grandeur of the image on Neatorama’s teeny 500 pixel-wide image format, we won’t even try. Instead, you should head on over to Earth Science [...]

This House Will Help You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

This beautiful luxury home in New York’s Adirondack State Park has an awesome secret-it’s built on top of a former launch control center, and has an additional 2300 square feet of space which lies safely underground. And now this cabin/bunker can be yours for a mere $1.75 million! Maybe Bruce Wayne is looking for a vacation [...]

The Origins of Weird State Park Names (Part Four)

In part one of this series on the origin of state park names, we had park names with stories behind them. In part two, we found out why some names are scary or depressing. In part three, we looked behind names that were double entendres. In this edition, the names are so mundane and pedestrian [...]

The Origins of Weird State Park Names (Part Three)

When you see these names, you tend to say to yourself, “Does that mean what it sounds like?” In most cases, no. Bong You’ve seen the sign, if not from the highway in Wisconsin, then on the internet. And you’ve heard the jokes about “recreation” involving either a water pipe for marijuana, or more recently a funnel [...]

The Origins of Weird State Park Names (Part One)

My brother sent me this screenshot of Trip Advisor’s information on Moses Lake, Washington. A friend had noted the “Top-rated things to do” section and found it particularly depressing. I’m sure that Potholes State Park and the House of Poverty Museum are perfectly wonderful things to see, but the names aren’t exactly inspiring. Badlands image by [...]

Glass Beach

Glass Beach is a section of coastline in MacKĀ­erĀ­richer State Park in California. After World War II, it was used as a public dump for two decades until local officials halted the practice. Since that time, the waves have worn smooth the glass shards disposed on the shore. However sad is the original cause, the [...]

On the Bluff, in the Buff

Rescue workers banded together on Tuesday to retrieve a naked woman from the side of a cliff in the San Diego area. The woman was apparently trying to reach Black’s Beach, a traditionally clothing-optional beach below the cliff at Torrey Pines State Park. San Diego Fire and Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque told the story. It [...]

Beautiful Waterfalls of Texas

Texas – not quite the place that first springs to mind when you think of waterfalls. Hoever, there are plenty of them to be found in this State of the US. Joe Dorish, who is something of a waterfall expert, gives us the guided tour. From the article: Who would have guessed that such a luscious green [...]