Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


Spell It Out: 16 Abbreviated Company Names Explained

Ethan Trex

Dozens of companies use acronyms or initials in their names, but how well do you know what the abbreviated letters mean?

Indian Man on World's Longest Diet

Ransom Riggs

Prahlad Jani is an eighty-two year old man who claims not to have had anything to eat or drink in the last seventy years.

School Band Arrangements: 10 Unusual Choices

David K. Israel

As a hard-core band-geek -- Marching Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Pit Band -- pretty much whatever band they had going at high school, I know what unusual musical arrangements sound like.

Inspired by xkcd

Miss Cellania

Who is the most influential person on the internet? That argument could go on for years. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs certainly get people to buy things.

Brain Game: Five Chiefs

What do the names of these five U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Grammar Nazis

Miss Cellania

We Need a General Theory of Individuality. Science uses large samples and averages to play down differences between people, but still there are no two of us exactly alike.

The Late Movies: Classic Letterman

Chris Higgins

I was just alerted to this trove of classic David Letterman clips on YouTube. They appears to be transferred from VHS tapes, and give a glimpse of what late-night TV looked like in the 1980's.

Epic Star Wars Pregnancy Announcement

Chris Higgins

So this couple, Jennifer and Jeff, wanted to announce Jennifer's pregnancy.

The Quick 10: Eau de Chanel

Stacy Conradt

Clever publicists have been using dates as clever marketing gimmicks for ages, including one of the best marketers of all time: Coco Chanel.

6 Famous People Who Renounced Their Citizenship

Greg Sabin

According to a recent New York Times article, more and more Americans abroad are renouncing their U.S. citizenship.

Win some chocolate from!

David K. Israel

Confession! I love chocolate more than any other flavor in the world. My complexion and the ever-growing tire around my mid-section wouldn't agree, but I can't help myself.

Dietribes: Peachy Keene

Allison Keene

"¢Â Pull up a chair at the Peach Pit and learn a few facts about my home state's signature fruit. Except ...

At the Libraries

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country.

How Did You Know Margaret Cunniff and Leah Alpert?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you enjoyed the new aspect of the game.

Lost States: Texlahoma

Special Guest Star

We're thrilled to welcome a special guest blogger, the author of Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It.