This Week at Neatorama

Welcome to another long holiday weekend! Monday is Memorial Day in the U.S. which is often thought of as the beginning of summer, culturally if not astronomically. That idea only came about because it's a holiday close to the time school's close for vacation. The holiday is a time set aside to remember and honor those who died serving their nation in wartime. At the end of this post, you'll find a selected reading list appropriate for Memorial Day. Meanwhile, here's what happened this past week:

John Farrier wrote 10 Facts You Might Not Know about Star Trek: Voyager.

Eddie Deezen gave us 12 Baseball Feats That Only Happened Once.

Why Disco Died
, from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, was the followup to the previous article Why Disco Happened.

The Annals of Improbable Research brought us Integrated Pest Management of Manifestations as Infestations. In other words, pest control for angels.

10 Latin Phrases You Pretend to Understand came from mental_floss magazine.

In the What Is It? game this week, the pictured object is a ramp for loading barrels or kegs onto a beer truck. The first correct answer came from Anker, who wins a t-shirt! The funniest answer came from Steve Bennett, who labeled it “a snake winder, used for coiling your snake up on long sea voyages so that it doesn’t get tangled up and annoyed.” That was nonsensical enough to win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! Find the answers to all the mystery objects of the week at the What Is It? blog.

The post with the most comments by far was Man Beat Noisy 10-Year Old Moviegoer. That was followed by Eddie Deezen's 12 Baseball Feats That Only Happened Once, and in third place was Why Americans Hate Taxes. It's not too late to join in the conversation!

Suggested Reading for Memorial Day Weekend
Five for Fighting
Doolittle’s Raid
Five Medical Innovations of the Civil War
Saving Sergeant Niland
Building the Wall
Day is Done
The Curse of the Demon Core
The Past, Present, and Future of Being Called to Duty
Five Other Remembrance Days Across the World

The above Memorial Day suggestions came from 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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