This Week at Neatorama

Arrgh, ye scurvy mates! Monday is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and ye best be preparin' to celebrate it with us here! Read up on this little holiday, learn the truth about pirates, find out where some believe Blackbeard's treasure is hidden, or get the lowdown on Disney's pirates. You can learn a lot of about pirates here at Neatorama! Then you'll be ready with your best pirate talk on Monday.

Meanwhile, for folks who worked all week and might have missed something, here's our features from the past week you can now catch up on.

Jill Harness watched a lot of videos and brought us evidence of The 6 Weirdest Kid’s Shows Ever.

Eddie Deezen returned to his favorite subject to tell us How the Beatles Officially Ended -at Disney World.

The Annals of Improbable Research dug up The 374-Word Oath. Raise your hand and repeat after me.

What's So Funny About War? The comics it inspires, according to Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

Mental_floss magazine brought us the inside scoop on Grover Cleveland's Deadly Secret.

In this week's What Is It? game, the mystery object is a Civil War spar torpedo that was designed to be rammed into the hull of an enemy ship, and then detonated by a line from the torpedo to the submarine. The What Is It? blog has more about the origin of this particular torpedo, which is a replica of that used on Confederate submarine the H. L. Hunley. Berhard knew the correct answer right off! The funniest answer came from Richard, who went out into left field and said, “ummm, not sure what all these people are talking about, its is clearly just a metal chain, obviously keeping people from getting to that weird metal thing beyond the chain.” Both win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop!

Congratulations to the winners in our PostSecret giveaway! Lea Hinchcliff, Grace McGathey, and Molly Halim each won their favorite PostSecret book from PostSecret and Neatorama. Keep your eyes on this site, because you never know when your chance to win neat stuff willpop up!

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. And it's not too early to look for a special Halloween costume, t-shirt, or party items (and check out the big selection of zombie stuff) from the NeatoShop!

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