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A Neopets Romance

1 minute agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Here's a story that might make you feel good, but it will also make you feel old. It started 17 years ago when 12-year-old Kristin from Arkansas joined a Neopets role-playing guild called Evil Jellies. One of her rivals was 10-year-old...Show More Summary

The Oral History of Breaking Bad

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

This Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Breaking Bad. The AMC series followed Walter White, a chemistry teacher who turns to manufacturing methamphetamine after he develops cancer. It was an entirely new idea in TV...Show More Summary

The Dangers of an Icy Hill

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

From one end to the other, the state of Texas dealt with winter weather this week. Kristy Boyd of Longview, Texas, recorded vehicles trying to make it up an icy hill, with some having more success than others. Then a big rig tried it. Show More Summary

Come for the Ride!

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image credit: Flickr user Travis) 6 destinations where getting there is all the fun.1) ALASKA’S DO-IT-YOURSELF TRAM In the winter, hikers at Alaska’s Chugach National Forest have to walk across Glacier Creek. But when the water is high in the summer, a hand tram dangling above is a safer alternative. Show More Summary

What It Took For The Working Woman To Get Dressed In The 18th Century

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Women are still struggling with issues of inequality and sexism even though we should have addressed and eliminated these wrongs long ago, but at least they don't have to wear the torturous clothing they had to wear in the 18th century!...Show More Summary

Universal Dreams

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Whoa, fella, there are universal dreams, and then there are your dreams! Have you ever just assumed that others share the same experiences you've had, and then one day you suddenly find out your experience is outside the realm of normalcy? I saw another example of this type of thing recently, which I declined to write about. Show More Summary

Mike Tyson - I'm On The Zoloft - Meet Mellow Man Mike

10 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Mike Tyson - I'm on the Zoloft by RexelRetro Mike Tyson used to have a bad reputation based on his wicked temper and tendency to nibble on his opponents' ears, but nowadays Mike is chillin' like Bob Dylan- because he's on the Zoloft....Show More Summary

Going Fishing

10 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A little fishing trip is more complicated than just that, when you have to build your world first. Even when that world is on your desk in your bedroom! The result is just as cute as it can be. (YouTube link) I have some concerns, however, about the hooks that weren't removed from the fish before it was consumed. Show More Summary

How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

From the literature we see on the internet from the Cold War era, you'd think that everyone had a backyard fallout shelter ready to go in case the Soviets attacked. The truth is that, in 1962, only 1.4% of Americans actually did. AsShow More Summary

A Young Girl Fights Hard To Hang On To Her Childhood In "Lili"

14 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Most kids wonder what it would be like to grow up overnight, because they think the life of a grown up means no school, no set bedtime and no rules, but these thoughts are usually fleeting because it's fun to be a kid. But when theyShow More Summary

The 19th-Century Sham Medicine That Saw Oracles in Orifices

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Along with many other dubious medical practices of the 19th century, there was a fad for "orificial surgery." This was promoted by married doctors Edward and Elizabeth Muncie, who opened the Muncie Surf Sanatorium on an island off the New York coast. Show More Summary

'CamperForce'- A Documentary About Amazon's Recruiting Of Retired Seniors As Seasonal Workers

18 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Even though Amazon is one of the largest retailers in the world, pulling in hundreds of millions of dollars a year in profit, they hire seasonal workers to fill their boxes for cheap rather than paying a permanent workforce in their warehouses. Show More Summary

Questionable Mythology

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

I'm sure that the idea of a centaur made some kind of sense to some person at some time, or else we wouldn't have any notion of the mythical beast. The creature doesn't really hold up under scrutiny. It's even more horrifying to imagine...Show More Summary

Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Your parents probably warned you against sitting too close to the TV set. I know mine did, and we only watched a couple of hours a day. The adult in you probably knows this is a myth, and research backs that up. But that's modern research, with modern TVs. Show More Summary

Original Products That Are Actually Total Ripoffs

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

When we see something we've never seen before we tend to think of the creator as an innovative and creative individual, and yet many of these creators should probably be referred to as appropriators rather than creators. Most fans know...Show More Summary

The Charming Snowplows of Scotland

22 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Scotland is now dealing with their deepest snow since 2011, up to ten inches in places. To clear the roads, the nation has an armada of snowplows they call gritters. Traffic Scotland has a Gritter Tracker where you can follow the activities of the snowplows across the country. Show More Summary

BBC Reporter Tries To Evade China's CCTV Facial Recognition Network

23 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Countries like Russia, the UK and China have chosen to use CCTV networks to monitor activity on their city streets and minimize crime by using the power of the "eye in the sky" to bring criminals to justice. At the same time many ofShow More Summary

You Have Failed NYC - Don't Worry, Casey Will Be At Bat Again Soon!

23 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

You Have Failed NYC by Jedi Hipster When you dedicate your life to fighting for your city you wind up putting your very reputation as a hero on the line whenever you go out and fight crime, but Casey Jones was never that much of a planner so he never gave his rep a second thought. Show More Summary

The Road Movie: A Documentary of Russian Dash Cam Videos

23 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Russian drivers began using dash cams in their vehicles as soon as they were available to the public. They were important for defense against scam artists who demanded payment for being hit. But the cameras across the vast country caught all kinds of "only in Russia" events that made their way around the world via the internet. Show More Summary

How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

They were looking for gold. Prospectors were all over Montana in the mid-19th century, finding both minerals and gemstones, but since they were solely focused on gold, they overlooked the best sapphires in the U.S. They threw away the...Show More Summary

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