This Week at Neatorama

Because of the huge number of stories, links, and videos on Neatorama this past week, it's possible you might have missed some of our original articles. We don't want that to happen!

Jill Harness was very busy writing this past week. Last Sunday was International Penguin Day, so she collected fascinating fun facts about penguins in the article Chilling Out With Formal-Feathered Friends.

On Monday, she posted Doctor Who? What? about the many faces of the beloved British sci-fi hero.

She also brought us Dancing To The Beat Of A Different Bass, a roundup of strange and different guitars.

Jill was busy Catching Up with the A-Team by looking back at the TV show and looking forward to the feature film.

If you're looking for distractions on Facebook, she also gave us Fabulously Funny Facebook Fan Pages.

Stacy Conradt looked at Unexpected Inventions from Unexpected People. I had no idea that two of the Marx Brothers were inventors!

Stacy also posted If at First You Don’t Succeed: Very Famous Book Rejections. Do you think Shakespeare would have such problems getting published today?

Alex collected 10 Neat Facts About G.I. Joe in honor of the official declaration of April 30, 2010 as "G.I. Joe Day" in Rhode Island.

David gave us the debut of Ask Otis! to introduce Neatorama's new YouTube channel and invite your questions for future episodes of Ask Otis.

This week's featured guest post was 15 Little Known Geek/Nerd Holidays and Observances by D. Salmons from iGadget Life. A handy resource for filling out your calendar for the year -after all, you don't want to miss an opportunity to celebrate!

From Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, we learned about the Top Ten US Generals. Many folks added their favorite generals in the comments, and argued about whether a Confederate war leader can really be considered a "US" general.

From Mental_floss Magazine we found out about Little Guys Who Became Historical Heavyweights. It's the history we don't already know that's the most interesting!

Our contests included the What Is It? game. Congratulations to winners Jerry Kelly and das! Alex posted a rather cryptic teaser about an iPad giveaway coming soon. And as always, David is running nearly-constant contests on Neatorama's Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Neatorama is proud to team up with mental_floss for the How Did You Know? contest. You can catch up with the daily challenges on day one,  day two, day three, and day four to get ready for the big challenge on Monday. There are several ways to win prizes, but you have to play!

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Excellent recap Miss Cellania. Thanks. Here's hoping this becomes a regular feature, because even though I try to log in every day, sometimes I just can't.
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