Easter doesn't often happen this early, and for me, it ends a week that began with snow! Be on the lookout for sale prices on eggs, candy, lilies, and ham today. And while you're celebrating Easter or Passover, don't forget that Monday brings us April Fool's Day, and if you're not on the lookout, you could be subject to pranks from your co-workers. Hint: beware of leftover Easter eggs. Any time you can take a break from Easter or Passover preparations and celebrations this weekend, take some time to catch up on what we've been doing at Neatorama this past week.
Eddie Deezen let us in on A Few Things You Might Not Have Known About Abraham Lincoln.
We learned about the man behind the Star Wars music in John Williams: Scoring the Force, courtesy of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.
The Annals of Improbable Research brought us To Sea, and Not to See. Is a fish's changing camouflage in its skin, or in your perception?
The 10 Most Interesting Numbers in American Culture (Plus or Minus a Few) came from mental_floss magazine.
We had two brainteasers this week from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, one on An Unusual Paragraph and the other on a Shooting Incident.
In the What Is It? game this week, the mystery item is a brewer's lamp. Ladybugs knew the correct answer, and wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The funniest answer came from pismonque, who said "A gaff hook for landing narwhals with a built-in rotary tusk sharpener, used by Inuits in their groom-and-release program, an eco-friendly alternative to cultural whaling practices." So pismonque wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop, too! Thanks to everyone who participated, and look for the next What Is It game coming soon to Neatorama! See the answers to all of this week's mysteries at the What Is It? blog.
Alex has been giving away t-shirts like crazy! We had a contest this week in which NeatoMail subscribers could enter the day before the contest was posted on the blog called the Choose Your Own NeatoShop Funny T-Shirt Giveaway. Congratulations to the five winners, three of which were NeatoMail subscribers. Alex also gave a heads up on the next contest called Choose Your Own Doctor Who Prize, which will be exclusively for NeatoMail subscribers. If you're not a subscriber yet, just follow the directions here and you'll be ready when the contest starts! Oh, and you might want to browse through the Dr. Who items at the NeatoShop to see what's up for grabs.
The post that was most commented-on (besides the giveaways) was A Few Things You Might Not Have Known About Abraham Lincoln. Following that was Dream Job: Full-Time Barbecue Editor and Climbing the Pyramids. You can still join in on those conversations!
The most popular post of the week was Tattooine Photographed, followed by Cinemart Pop Culture Mash Ups by Fernando Degrossi and Brainteaser: Shooting Incident.
Trying to determine which post has the most ♥s is not that easy, but I gave it a try this week. Then I was distracted by one that had a lot of ♥s. In a sad update to the story of Katelyn Norman, the teenager who wanted to live long enough to attend her prom, the 14-year-old passed away yesterday morning.
Usability Tip of the Week: Take a look at the menu bar across the top of the page. We now have links to all of Neatorama's subblogs! There are a lot of them now, so some are included in the drop down menu labeled "more." If we have one that a friend of yours would particularly like, you should send them a link.
And if that isn't enough Neatorama for you, we have extra content and fun at our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Pinterest board. And mobile users: Flipboard makes it easy to keep up with Neatorama!