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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.

Morning Cup of Links: Strange Charm

Miss Cellania

How a Pulitzer prizewinning writer constructs a job departure email. If you're going down in flames, you may as well do it with style. NSFW text.

The Grossest Cocktails In The World

Jill Harness

The basic concept of a cocktail is to improve the flavor of liquor and make it more drinkable, but some cocktails seem to do just the opposite. Over at Oddee, I recently took a look at the 10 ickie

The Late Movies: Soul Songs

Erica Palan

For many religions following Western Christian principles, November 2nd is known as All Souls’ Day, an occasion to remember the dead, especially those who have not yet made it to heaven and need extra

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Male Cheerleaders

Stacy Conradt

When cheerleading was “born” on November 2, 1898, it looked a lot different than it looks today. No tiny outfits, no wild stunts and – surprise – no women.

The Number of the Day: 20%

Jason English

It's possible that up to 20% of people won't be able to watch 3D programming on their TV due to a lazy eye muscle, color-blindness, headaches, or motion sickness. Related Fact: Analysts e

What Happens to the Losing Team’s Championship Shirts? (2010 Edition)

Matt Soniak

After a big game in any sport, from a league championship to the World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, etc., people are going to be clamoring for commemorative merchandise almost immediately, so it w

Toddlers Love Split Decision (Plus Get 20% Off!)

Jason English

I took my girls to our local Borders (Riverdale, NJ) yesterday to see if Split Decision was in stock. It was!

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