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10 Dramatic Marriage Proposals

Miss Cellania

I saw a new online marriage proposal yesterday. While I waited to see what the potential bride's reaction was, I thought about how many imaginative proposals I've seen.

Talking Pictures: Times of Trouble

Ransom Riggs

Unemployment, wars, terrorism, natural disasters -- times are hard, there's no question. But times have been harder. We've been through worse and bounced back.

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: The Classical Era, part 2

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives As with the beginning of most epochs, two dandies didn’t wake up one morning in London and have the fo

Brain Game: Where's the Rake?

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert FALL into TREE in the fewest steps possible.

Morning Cup of Links: Underwater BOB

Miss Cellania

Kurt Vonnegut Didn't Know Doodly-Squat About Writing: Finally, Literary Analysis Worth Reading. Knowing this is fiction doesn't make this scenario any less fascinating.

The Late Movies: Security Camera Dance-Off

Mario Marsicano

Sometimes, you just gotta dance. And sometimes you should check for cameras. Then again, this could be the break you've been waiting for. I remember the Safety Dance. So do these

The Quick 10: Songs That Sound Like They're About Women (But Aren't)

Stacy Conradt

I almost hate to share some of these – it’s always a bit strange (and sometimes disappointing) when you have a scenario in your head for what a song is about, then find out that you were completely of

4 Dead Politicians Who Still Got Elected

Colin Patrick

California State Senator Jenny Oropeza easily won re-election yesterday – despite having passed away back on October 20th from complications caused by a blood clot.

At the Libraries: Librarian Hobbies

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

How Did You Know Leah White?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you continue to enjoy this new aspect of the game. Thanks for being active on the Facebook page.

The 18th Century's Most Insane Sculptor

Ransom Riggs

Franz Xaver Messerschmidst was, by all accounts, an incredibly talented sculptor. By the end of his life he was also, by most accounts, thoroughly insane.

Dietribes: Hot Sauce

Allison Keene

• Tabasco sauce is like Kleenex or Band Aids, or even Coca-Cola here in the South -- a brand name that has become a catch-all for products bearing its likeness.

It Would Have Been Cooler as a Van

Colin Patrick

The title of Brandon Ortwein's It Would Have Been Cooler as a Van pretty much says it all. The series of art prints takes famous pop culture vehicles and presents them as, well, vans.

6 of the Biggest Vegas Wins in History

David K. Israel

1. $21 million and $4.6 million dollars It’s hard to fathom winning millions of dollars in a Las Vegas slot machine, but one man found himself in that position twice.

Brain Game: Five-by-Five #7

Unscramble the ten words in the list and place them into the 5 × 5 grid so that they link together. One letter is already provided to get you started.

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