Archive for January 7th, 2019

The largest clown figurine collection ever!

While most of us are only fleetingly interested in seeing clowns perform at a circus, there are lots of people interested in collecting clowns and circus figurines, and they take this hobby very seriously. Nether...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/07/The-largest-clown-figurine-collection-ever/

The Plot to Kill George Washington

Early in his tenure as the commander of the Continental Army, George Washington was nearly the victim of an assassination. When the plot was unearthed, Thomas Hickey, one of Washington's personal guards, was convicted of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/07/The-Plot-to-Kill-George-Washington/

Denmark's Forest Kindergartens

Denmark has preschools for 3- to 6-year-olds that take place almost entirely outdoors, no matter the weather. Kids in these "forest kindergartens" are always supervised, but they have the freedom to explore, to play, to...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/07/Denmarks-Forest-Kindergartens/

How to Live with Roommates

Siobhán Gallagher lived with 26 different people who weren't family members in the space of 12 years. She's taken that experience and illustrated it. We get to meet ten of them and learn their foibles, plus some l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/07/How-to-Live-with-Roommates/

What Exactly Are Brown Dwarfs?

Despite its name, brown dwarfs aren't exactly brown neither are they that small either. They are celestial objects with features similar to stars and planets but not really belonging to either class. [Rather they...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/07/What-Exactly-Are-Brown-Dwarfs/

North Korea's Fake Town in the DMZ

The Demilitarized Zone is a thick border between North Korea and South Korea. Most of the zone is empty and under constant surveillance. But a couple of existing villages were allowed to remain in the zone, and a new vil...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/07/North-Koreas-Fake-Town-in-the-DMZ/

The Golden Girls of Prospect Cemetery

There is a pink granite tombstone in Toronto's Prospect Cemetery, with four names inscribed: Pauline Chorna, Annie Hrynchak, Anna Baran, and Nellie Handiak, underneath the word "Friends." The four women buried there are...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/07/The-Golden-Girls-of-Prospect-Cemetery/

Things Oscar has Eaten

And now, an incomplete catalogue of things Oscar, pictured, has eaten in the last year or so: pic.twitter.com/3AvbUMIbfY— Jordan Ginsberg (@jordanginsberg) December 23, 2018 Jordan Ginsberg has a dog named Osc...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/07/Things-Oscar-has-Eaten/

Boiling to be Beautiful in 1930s America

In 1933, doctors discovered that a chemical known as 2,4-Dinitrophenol could raise the body's metabolism. It immediately hit the market as a diet aid. And it worked! Diet supplements containing DNP became all the rage.DN...

https://www.neatorama.com/2019/01/07/Boiling-to-be-Beautiful-in-1930s-America/




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