This Week at Neatorama

This past week, I noticed that daylight came early enough that I could climb the stairs without turning on a light when waking up the kids. That won't be the case next week, because Daylight Saving Time starts tomorrow at 2AM in the United States (except for Arizona, Hawaii, and some territories). Spring forward, fall back -so remember to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed tonight. Next week, it may be hard to get up because your body knows it's an hour earlier than the clock says, but we'll get used to it. Eventually. Meanwhile, let's catch up on what happened here at Neatorama since last weekend.

Eddie Deezen asked the question Was Batman Gay? and presented the available evidence on both sides.  

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader gave us Godfather, Meet The Godfather, about the time Marlon Brando met John Gotti.

How Did You Take That Picture? was a fun picture post gleaned from busy redditors.

The Annals of Improbable Research provided Frank "Bring 'Em Back Alive and Ready to Eat" Buckland.

And the story of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged came from mental_floss magazine's Masterpieces series.

We're breaking up the Brainteasers from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader into individual posts, so we can all argue about the same thing at the same time. In case you need to catch up on the comments, they involved Bozo's Brush and the Anchor in the pool.  

In this week's What It It? game, the pictured item is indeed a bicycle stand. Anker was the first with the correct answer, and wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop. The funniest answer came from kkirkpat, who said, "It's a fancy banana stand. And everyone knows, there's always money in the banana stand!"

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Well, that's certainly good for a t-shirt! See the answers to all the mystery items at the What Is It Blog.

Congratulations to Neatoramanauts who won t-shirts this week in our t-shirt giveaway, tchotch, J.U.Piter, and passengercat! If you haven't checked out the selection of t-shirts at the NeatoShop lately, you'll be surprised at just how many new designs there are!  

The most popular post of the week was Standing Cat, followed by How Did You Take That Picture? and Was Batman Gay?

The (non-giveaway) post with the most comments was America: The Home of Television, with The 10 Most Inexplicably Expensive Movies Ever Made coming in second, followed by Ralph Macchio is Now The Same Age Pat Morita Was in The Karate Kid. Feel Old Yet? The answer: yes, we do.

Comment of the week: On the brainteaser about the anchor, Sham explained exactly what would happen if you dropped an anchor in a swimming pool.

Well, if it's really a large anchor, chances are it will break the pool fiberglass/concrete shell when it hits the bottom, thus creating a crack, hence a large leak, and the pool will empty itself through said crack.
So the water level will go down.
And down.
And down.
Till you end up seating in your boat in the middle of an empty pool, a large anchor next to you. Can't wait to see the silly pictures on Facebook, though.

Usability tip of the week: Have you tried the search box at the top right of the page? I believe it may be the best internal search engine we've ever had here. If you don't recall the name of a particular post, just a word or two that's in it will find it. Still, your results may have a long list, look at the bottom of the results list and see if there's a "more search results" link. If you're looking for posts on a certain subject, you'll be surprised at how much neat material from our archives will come up! The search box is in the same place at the Neatoshop, where the results all come up with pictures!

Want even more Neatorama? We have extra content and fun at our Facebook page, like this pictures of the satanic leaf tailed gecko with flying fox wings (from /r/hybirdanimals). You should also follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. And mobile users: Flipboard makes it easy to keep up with Neatorama.

Write yourself a note to set your clocks an hour forward tonight, and check back every day with us here at Neatorama. Have a great week!


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