This Week at Neatorama

Here we are in the Dog Days of Summer. It's a good time to stay inside in the air conditioning and surf the 'net. And the best place to do that is right here! Just in case you were busy working or something during this past week, here's a simple way to catch up on all the exclusive features you may have missed: just follow these links.

Tuesday was the 81st anniversary of the very first Betty Boop cartoon. Stacy Conradt posted that 'toon and the history of the character in Happy Birthday, Betty Boop!

Alex brought us some excerpts from the book Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture. It proved to be the most popular post of the week.

Eddie Deezen told us about The First Cross-dressing Comic Book Superhero. It was certainly news to me.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader told us about The Newspaper Hoax that Shook the World.

Scientists sometimes name their research papers after hit films, as we found out in PubMed Goes to the Movies! from the Annals of Improbable Research.

From mental_floss magazine, we had The 10 Most Important Kisses in the Universe.

The most commented-on item of the week was Should Bert and Ernie Get Married? The discussion continues, and the number of opinions should soon eclipse the number of entries in our contest this week. Speaking of,

In the What Is It? game, the thing in the picture this week is a portable hand pump fog horn for use on a boat. Berhard guessed it correctly in the very first comment. Then iago guessed it to be the ultimate size pepper grinder for an Italian restaurant! That was good enough to win the funniest answer prize. Both win t-shirts from the Neatoshop,

At NeatoBambino. you can see videos of children who are athletic, imaginative, and kind. Watch for back-to-school tips, too!

New items at the NeatoShop include Magnetic Poetry Kits, the Dracula Postertext Poster, and the Emergency Reboot Button. You can see more new items at the NeatoShop.

When you're caught up on everything from this week, you can check out past feature articles at The Best of Neatorama. Thanks for being here with us!

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