This Week at Neatorama

Well, did you make it through the Christmas holiday in one piece? I'm getting reports from all over about people who caught a bug, probably because of all the family togetherness. I got everything I asked for, which is what happens when you customize your desires to the budgets of your family members. Before we start celebrating the impending New Year, let's look back at all the great Neato stuff from the past week you may have missed over the holiday.   

Contests! We have contests! You can win a prize of your choice in the NeatoShop Contest: Predict Life in the Year 2013! Make your wackiest prediction for the new year and leave it in the comments as your entry, and don't forget to add your prize selection. Even if you're not entering, you'll get a real kick out of the comments others have left! Feel free to ♥ your favorites.

Jill Harness posted three Christmas-themed feature articles: 16 of the Scariest Santa Pictures Ever and Things You Don't Know About Christmas Carols and The Eggheaded, Noggin-Filling Story of Eggnog.

Eddie Deezen got in the spirit, too, and gave us Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Was Female? as well as the story of "Happy Xmas (War is Over)."

Eddie came back after the holiday to tell us about The Father of the Countdown.

Behind the Cover, five stories of iconic album cover art, was from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

The Annals of Improbable Research gave us How To Write a Love Letter.

Barbershop of Horrors: 5 Extreme Hairstyles was reprinted from mental_floss magazine.

After working at the NeatoShop for the Christmas rush, Alex came back in style, with an excitedly-researched post called Wombat Poops Cubic Poo.

In the What Is It? game this week, the odd tool pictured is for cutting into grapefruit and removing the individual sections (patent number 2,637,899). Parrot Head was the first who knew the correct answer, and wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! Samantha Simons had the funniest answer: "It's the Queen of Heart's makeup trowel. She uses it to stamp on the hearts on her cheeks." That's clever enough for a t-shirt, too! Congratulations to the winners, and be sure to find out the answers to all the mystery items of the week at the What Is It? blog.

The post with the most comments this week was Eddie Deezen's John Lennon article "Happy Xmas (War is Over)." The contests get a lot of comments, but something tells me we aren't offending people nearly enough lately. I know- We'll published more typos! Leave a comment, because we love to hear from you.

Don't forget we have extra fun stuff at our other blogs, Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly, Neatolicious, the Halloween blog, Mad Skills, and NeatoBambino!

Now we are getting ready for the New Year holiday, to welcome in 2013. It will again be hard to write or type the date correctly for a least a month. You'll encounter quite a few year-end lists to sum up 2012, and you can see the ones we particularly like here. Make your New Year resolution now to join us on Facebook and Twitter, and every day here at Neatorama! I hope everyone has a great New Year, and we look forward to entertaining you in 2013!


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