This Week at Neatorama

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lucille Ball. Although Lucy died in 1989, she remains on TV 60 years after the debut of her series I Love Lucy. Why, Lucy pretty much invented the concept of syndicated reruns! Jill Harness explains how in the fascinating article What Do I Love Lucy & Star Trek Have In Common?

We featured a couple of projects from our readers this week. Vlogger Lindsay Boo Barrasse sent us pictures of her Princess Leia Costume Made of Duct Tape, and Nick McBride sent picture of his team's Mac Box Furniture.

Eddie Deezen contributed some historical speculation in Who Was the Real "Georgie Porgie"?

We learned The Poop on Dog Breeding from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

“What, Not How”: The Case of Specifications of the New York Bagel came to us from the Annals of Improbable Research.

Mental_floss magazine gave us 5 Foods People Die For.

At NeatoBambino, we had posts about back-to-school items, children's fashions, Comic-Con, the Tooth Fairy, and how to write a secret message on your child's lunch.

We launched another movie giveaway this week: The Transformers Treasure Hunt in collaboration with The Daily What Geek. Congratulations to the winners: terrrtle who got the Canned Unicorn Meat, weelau who got the Wolf Hat, sharbott who got the Sharp Act Knife Sharpener, and Izzalily7 who got the grand prize of the Ultimate Optimus Prime!

In this week's What Is It? game, the item in question is a tool that was used to make cavities in bullet molds during the Civil War, sometimes called a bullet mold cherry. Electronix and Winslow both knew the answer. One was a little earlier; the other was more specific, so we are giving t-shirts to both of them! The funniest answer came from rob, who said,"It happens to be part of an ancient game. Originally called Paleolithic Roulette, it's played much like today's version of Russian Roulette. It is spinned (like a dreidel) and whoever it lands on gets the pointed side rammed into their temporal lobe." For that, he also wins a t-shirt!

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