This Week at Neatorama

There was a funny image macro posted at reddit this week which turned into a great discussion here at Neatorama called Buying Bread. It was the most-commented-on post of the week. It could have been a "making fun of dumb people" thread, but a lot of you contributed personal experiences. Teaching your kids how to manage on their own is difficult, and no one can cover everything they may encounter. Hope pointed out how even in families who diligently pass along knowledge, there are things that will surprise you about being on your own.
I grew up helping with (doing) most of the household chores so laundry and shopping was no problem. However, the horrible taste of sour milk still lingers in my mind as being very surprising. Milk never sat around long enough to go bad back home so it never occurred to me not to buy an entire gallon for myself.

Thanks for a great discussion thread! The second most-commented-on post was The Great Mistake Lurking in “Don’t Stop Believin,’’ which brought a geography lesson with it. You learn something new everyday! Here are this week's feature articles, in case there's one you missed:

Jill Harness showed us 17 Great Geeky Hats For National Hat Day, which is tomorrow, so you still have time to make your plans accordingly.

Eddie Deezen wrote Why Do Nerds So Often Wear Glasses? which could have been titled The History of Nerds in Pop Culture.

Mental_floss magazine brought us 10 Coins That Aren’t Boring.

A Thousand Cranes, the story of Sadako Sasaki, came to us from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

And from the Annals of Improbable Research, we learned about Popcorn-Bag-Induced Disorientation in a Gull.

At NeatoBambino, it was adorable crocheted superhero costume week, featuring Batman, Robin, and Wolverine. Plus cute kids on video, a bald Barbie, and other neat stuff.

In the What Is It? game this week, Berhard was the first in and had the right answer, too! These are caulking chisels used on a ship, specifically “the Great Lakes schooner Mary A. Gregory, c. 1900.” They are now in a museum display. The funniest answer came from Straight Flush, the first of several who mentioned Wolverine, who said “They are cancerous tissue growth removed from Wolverine’s thoracic cavity, not to mention adamantium tissues .. duh!” Both win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! See the answers to all the mystery items this week at the What Is It? blog.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day makes this a long holiday weekend for some people, so after you catch up on these posts, you may want to browse through The Best of Neatorama, where we have feature articles going back six years! You'll also find more content, discussions, and treats on our social network pages at Facebook, G+, and Twitter.

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