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This Week at Neatorama

Tomorrow is Fathers Day! It's a day to show your appreciation by giving dad gifts, a great meal, or time sharing his favorite activities. I have an additional suggestion from the perspective of a parent with several teenagers. Their father and I are trying to teach them what they need to live their lives, but it seems to fall on deaf ears -sound familiar? If you are lucky enough to still have your dad, you can please and honor him by letting him know how you remember and use the lessons he taught you about life. If your father has passed, you can honor him by telling your children of those memories. One day, I hope to find that my efforts didn't go completely in one ear and out the other. Let your father know his teachings stuck with you.

Stuff you don't want to miss at Neatorama this past week includes Jill Harness' post 8 Delightfully Geeky Wedding Proposals.

We had two contributions from Eddie Deezen: Elvis Presley and His Animals last Sunday and What Groucho Ate on Friday.

The Annals of Improbable Research gave us a poem in the style of Dr. Seuss with Horton Sees a Pluto.

Keith Moon, Bathroom Bomber came to us from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

And from mental_floss magazine, we learned The Surprisingly Cool History of Ice.

In the What Is It? game this week, the object in question is a salt pulverizer, for breaking up salt in a shaker. You can see several more patent sketches for it at the What Is It? blog. Strangely, no one guessed the correct answer. But a t-shirt from the NeatoShop goes to theoneoneandonly, who posited that this was for hurting parents’ bare feet before Lego bricks were produced for the same purpose. Wrong, but funny, so it's a winner!

Check out these Fathers Day classics from The Best of Neatorama: Life Lessons my Dad Taught Me and 12 Impressively Active Animal Fathers.

Want more? Be sure to check our Facebook page every day for extra content, contests, discussions, videos, and links you won't find here. Also, our Twitter feed will keep you updated on what's going around the web in real time. Thanks for spending time with us at Neatorama!

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