World’s Strangest

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1d6 Ring

This sterling silver ring by Individual Icons would be a great engagement ring for a gamer. The recipient should roll a 4 or higher to accept a proposal. Link -via NotCot

A Town of Storybook Houses and How They Came to Be

In 1924, a man named Hugh Comstock took a little trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California to see his sister and her husband. The town was becoming well known as a haven for artists and other creative types, so it’s not surprising that he met a doll maker named Mayotta Browne during his stay there. Miss Browne [...]

The Mad Men Reading List

If you’ve seen Mad Men, you’ve probably noticed books embedded within the show. In each season, period-appropriate books show up and sometimes even relate to major plot points (like Meditations in an Emergency and The Chrysanthemum and the Sword). The New York Public Library has been tweeting about these books and has now assembled a [...]

Should We Just Get Rid of Handwriting?

Missouri University School of Journalism, original photo by Mollie Sterling that went viral some years ago- via Losing Context We’ve posted about the (purported) obsolescence of cursive handwriting on Neatorama before, but should all forms of handwriting be dead? Yes, according to Anne Trubek. The Oberlin College associate professor argues that handwriting is a technology that’s [...]

Jewelry You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Silversmith and offbeat artist Polly van der Glas creates jewelry made from human teeth, hair, and sterling silver. aside from rings, she also makes necklaces, earrings, purses and more. All works are handmade in Melbourne, with sterling silver, human hair and human teeth. Human teeth are locally donated and sterilised, and human hair is either locally [...]

Holy cow cross divine sign on calf

A calf has been born with a white marking on its forehead in the shape of a cross. Jersey Holstein calf Moses caused a stir with his appearance on a dairy farm in Sterling, Rhode Island. His owner, Brad Davis, told WFSB-TV that he believes the marking may be a message from above – but admitted he [...]