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A Comprehensive, Interactive Chart of Zeus’s Affairs

The Greek god Zeus was a busy fellow and a shameless adulterer. It would be hard for him, let alone us us, to keep track of his affairs. This chart, made by Viviana Ferro, Ilaria Pagin and Elisa Zamarian, attempts to visualize of all of his indiscretions as well as the children he sired from them. At the link, [...]

Sorry, Giant George: Zeus Is Now the World’s Tallest Dog

Zeus is 44 inches tall, just like my 7-year-old. But Zeus is only three, and standing on his hind legs, measures 7 feet 4 inches tall. If there were an all-dog basketball league, Zeus would be Manute Bol. He edges out former record-holder Giant George by a single inch, but the 12 cups of food [...]

Great Dane declared world’s tallest dog

A Great Dane called Zeus has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest dog ever recorded. Three-year-old Zeus towers over most dogs at a sta…

13 Disturbing Pieces of Art from History

The media gets a lot of criticism for violent and disturbing imagery. Movies, TV, video games, tabletop RPGs, comic books, and various other things have all gone through periods where they’re blamed for exposing children to dark and unsettling things. What people forget is that the media of yesterday — fine art specifically — were [...]

The 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

Less than a month to go before the opening of the London Olympics, and we are halfway through the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay that takes the Olympic Flame through all four countries of the United Kingdom. The route covers 8,000 miles and involves 8,000 relay runners. Photograph of the Olympic torch passing through Dunfermline, Scotland, by [...]

Lightnings Over Greece

Zeus must’ve been really angry! Photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos (previously on Neatorama) took this photo sequence of 70 lightning over Ikaria Island, Greece: Fire in the sky! This is a photo sequence containing 70 lightning, [...]

Lightning Over Greece

Zeus must’ve been really angry! Photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos (previously on Neatorama) took this photo sequence of 70 lightning over Ikaria Island, Greece: Fire in the sky! This is a photo sequence containing 70 lightning, [...]

The Historical Gift Guide: 15 of the Greatest Gifts in the History of Presents

Do you have a pal who always leaves you scratching your head when it comes to gifts? Perhaps something in our Historical Gift Guide will sound like the perfect present for the person in your life who has everything—everything except a 69-carat diamond, an eagle made of beer can tabs, and fire. 1. For Friends Abroad: [...]

Zeus and Cronus at the Dinner Table

According to Greek myth, Cronus, the leader of the Titans, was destined to be overthrown by one of his own children. He was aware of this prophecy. Consequently, Cronus ate any child that Rhea bore. Zeus, however, survived and fulfilled the prophecy. It’s kind of funny, in a gruesome way, as Graham Annable depicts the [...]

Reagan to the Rescue!

Now that the mainstream media is crowing that Obama’s approval rating has been bouncing back, what’s a good ol’ conservative to do? Time to trot out the Gipper! Here’s Reagan to the Rescue Tumblr blog, which described itself as such: A photoblog dedicated to the fact that Ronald Reagan — and only Ronald Reagan — can solve [...]