The Jewish feast of Passover, or Pesach, began last night, and will last until sundown on April 14th. The Christian Holy Week continues with Easter tomorrow. The fact that the holidays often land so close together on the calendar is not coincidence if you know the events of the Bible. You may be enjoying your holiday weekend in religious contemplation, joyous celebration, or just relaxing with family. Then again, if you are Mom, you may be busy preparing Seder dishes, dying eggs, getting the family's clothing ready, and all those other traditional preparations that make holidays special. At least you can make some time to catch up on the wonderful things we've brought you this week at Neatorama.
Jill Harness put together a list of 14 Wonderfully Geeky Easter Eggs.
She also rounded up 10 Awesome Office Pranks For Late April Fool's Day.
Eddie Deezen gave us the story behind The Cover Art of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Postcards From The Edge (Of America): The Adventures of Lewis & Clark came from mental_floss magazine.
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader brought out the 12-year-old in all of us with Heh, Heh, Heh. You Said “Uranus.”
In the What Is It? game this week, the unidentified object is now identified as a billiards pocket (found on eBay). The first correct answer came from Berhard, who wins a t-shirt! Of many funny answers, the funniest was from Lord_Dissident, who said,
It is actually the iron mask that was used to hide the face of the man in the iron mask. The front was opened only at feeding time, food was placed into the bowl, and it was slammed shut again. That is why he never ate soup again after he got out of that mask.
That certainly deserves a t-shirt! Find out the purposes of all this week’s mystery items at the What Is It? blog.
The Decipher the Doodle contest at NeatoBambino has wrapped up, and you can get the complete story of what the doodle was all about in the followup post. Congratulations to Cana, whose answer was closest to correct, and to KatieJ, who had the funniest wrong answer. They win t-shirts from the NeatoShop!
NeatoBambino will certainly have more contests when the young artists come up with appropriate doodles, but meanwhile, check out Neatorama's auxiliary site for fun stuff to do with your kids, neat stuff to read about babies and children, and adorable yet entertaining videos!
The most-commented-on post this week was Driver Attempts Hit and Run, Gets Blocked in By Other Drivers, because bike traffic will always draw comments. Coming in second was 7 Ridiculously Outdated Assumptions Every Movie Makes followed by Where Would You Go? The photo titled Live Long and Prosper would have ranked here, but I had to delete quite a few comments. Remember, we love a lively discussion, but anyone who insults or attacks another commenter will be removed.
When you're caught up on everything from this week, you can access past feature articles at The Best of Neatorama. And have a blessed holiday weekend!