This Week at Neatorama

This past week has been an eventful one here at Neatorama! We had more than the usual number of feature articles, a contest with lots of winners, and joined another social networking site. Yes, Neatorama is now on Pinterest! Tell all your Pinterest buddies to come see us there.

The highlight of the week was the Spot the Neatobot game! It reminded me of an Easter egg hunt, with everyone looking around on the website for a badge featuring the Neatobot. Those who follow Neatorama on Facebook, Twitter and/or G+ got hints on where to look. Twenty people won twenty t-shirts from the NeatoShop, and if you haven't checked your email yet, you may find that you're one of them!

If you are one of the winners, we'd really like to see what you look like wearing your t-shirt from the NeatoShop. So put it on, take a picture, send to to us, and when we get enough, we'll post them right here on the site. In fact, if you've won a Neatorama or a NeatoShop t-shirt in any of our contests, send us your best modeling image. I look forward to seeing you!

Jill Harness was busy all week marking important calendar events. Tuesday was the 84th anniversary of Fred Rogers' birth, so she brought us the article Getting to Know Mister Rogers.

William Shatner turned 81 on Thursday, so we had Let’s Have a Shatnerpalooza!

And for the film opening, Jill put together 20 Fantabulous Hunger Games Arts & Crafts.

We got to see some eerie but beautiful high-resolution underwater photographs of the historic wreckage of The Titanic Today at the Spotlight Blog, courtesy of National Geographic magazine.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader gave us the lowdown on the Beat Generation in the article Meet the Beats.

It’s Good to Be a YAVIS came to us from the Annals of Improbable Research.

And mental_floss magazine told us about The 10 Greatest Love Affairs in History.

In this week's What Is It? game, the mystery object is a simple ice cube crusher. The first with that answer was just a guess, who wins a t-shirt! The funniest answer came from upiru, who said, “It’s a chewing-gum tester of course. Some clever students even use it to chew their gum discretly under the classroom table.” That’s good for a shirt, too! Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who played along. See the answers to all the mystery items of the week at the What Is It? blog.

The post with the most comments this week (outside of the giveaways) was, not surprisingly, Would You Reveal Your Facebook Password to get a Job? But catching up fast is the more recent post Should Airlines Charge Fat People More?

When you're caught up on everything from this week, you can check out past feature articles at The Best of Neatorama. Pick a year and browse through an amazing variety of neat stuff to read!


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