This Week at Neatorama

If you have your Christmas decorations put away by now, consider yourself ahead of the game. There are plenty of people where I live that not only still have their trees up, but turn them on every night. And we are already up to the next holiday! Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, and if you have a three-day weekend, we hope you can spend at least some of that time catching up on what you may have missed this past week at Neatorama.

Alex brought us a collection of pretty videos from the 2012 Nikon Small World in Motion Competition.

Eddie Deezen marked the boxer's birthday on Thursday with Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Muhammad Ali.

You Go, Girls: The Suffragettes came from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

The Annals of Improbable Research gave us What Are They Doing? My Visit to a Psychology Conference.

And 10 U.S. Vice Presidents: A Celebration of Almost-Great Men was from mental_floss magazine.

In the What Is It? game this week, the mystery item is indeed a millstone. The first commenter who got it right (and followed all rules) was Craig Clayton, who wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The funniest answer was from Dug, who said it is a "Recently unearthed Pompeii Satellite Dish Network receiver. It was still tuned to the Discovery channel when found. Some alarmist rhetoric show about end of the world, cataclysm, apocalypse, yadda yadda yadda." That one deserves a t-shirt, too! There were lots of funny answers this week; you should read them all. Several people mentioned the currency of Yap, which you can read more about in the post Funny Money: Strange currencies of the world. The answers to all this week's mystery items are posted at the What Is It? blog. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone for playing along!

Another contest is still open, as we asked you to caption the picture of the adorable Panda Cat. The commenter who comes up with the funniest caption will win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop!

Besides the contests, the post with the most comments this week was Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Muhammad Ali (which was also the most popular post of the week), followed by New Look and Logo for American Airlines: Hot or Not? and 38 Weird Varieties of Poutine.

When you get caught up on what's here at Neatorama, go see what's happening at Facebook and Twitter, where we put extra stuff for those who care to follow. Tell your friends to follow us on Pinterest, also! And mobile users: Flipboard makes it easy to keep up with Neatorama. Oh yeah -look for Neatorama in Instagram, too!


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