This week we made the announcement that Neatorama is on Google+! We launched the page by giving away t-shirts from the NeatoShop. The first ones went so fast that we started up another giveaway immediately. Congratulations to winners Derrick Rossignol and Jeff Smith! There will be more giveaways at Google+ as well as links and extra stuff beyond the blog. See you there! Plus, you'll want to catch up on the features you may not have had time to read during the week:
Eddie Deezen told us A Few Facts You May Not Know About Some Like It Hot.
Jill Harness got us in the mood for the holidays with 14 Great Examples of Thanksgiving Food Art.
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader gave us Doolittle's Raid, the story of America's first response to Pearl Harbor.
A Penny’s Not Going to Kill You. But how many pennies will? Find out in the article from the Annals of Improbable Research.
From mental_floss magazine, we learned out 10 Massive Screw-Ups in Paleontology.
NeatoBambino took a geeky turn this week, with baby and child stuff mixed with Star Wars, Dr. Who, and Batman. And you have to see the video of the new book Goodnight, iPad!
In the What Is It? game this week, the pictured object is a real stumper. Rob at the What Is It? blog admitted that he doesn't know what this tool is for. It's an enduring mystery. Since we don't know who is right (if any one is), we selected TWO winners with the funniest answers! Galen said this was a specialized whisk for making wavy gravy. That’s funny! And Augie explained:
After a horrible zipper accident Stan “Soprano Singer” Stevens spent 20 years and his family fortune designing and developing this tool to remove stray body parts from pant zippers.
Stevens patented the device, but allowed other companies to freely manufacture, distribute and sell them for the common good (i.e. pro boner).
Both will get t-shirts from the NeatoShop!
The posts that got the most comments this week (besides the contest) were about the Duggers expecting their 20th child, and the pros and cons of an "opt-out" system for organ donation. We welcome your opinions!
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