This Week at Neatorama

If you've been paying attention, you probably know that Mother's Day is tomorrow. If not, HEY! MOTHERS DAY IS TOMORROW! It would be a bit embarrassing if you forgot, and your mom would know, because mothers always just know. So do something nice for your mother, if you are lucky enough to still have one. You should also find some time to catch up on what's been happening at Neatorama this week.

Eddie Deezen wrote a Mothers Day article on Gladys Presley, the Mother Elvis Presley Worshiped.

We had two new books featured in articles this week. The first was Vertical Horizon, from Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze. His stunning photographs are in on the Spotlight blog, where you can see them in the larger format they deserve.  

We also had a guest post from Jessica Hagy: How to be Interesting on Facebook, which is an excerpt from her book How to Be Interesting: (In 10 Simple Steps).  

The Pee-Mobile
was a contribution from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

The Annals of Improbable Research gave us Pringles in Your Ear.

And 50 Shades of Prey: Poison Dart Frogs came from mental_floss magazine.

We only had one BRI Brainteaser this week, Book on the Floor. We'll have more if I can find some really good ones.

Have you been over to our sub-blog Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly lately? Our featured pets from Neatoramanauts this week include Trekker and the siblings Buster and Stella (shown). Your dog, cat, goat, bunny, or other pet can be the featured pet, too: just send us a picture at tips@neatorama.com and then watch for your sweetie on Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly!

In the What Is It Game, the mystery object is a rock, but despite many guesses, the What Is It? blog was never able to ascertain anything else about it, which means there is no correct answer this week. So… we decided to pick two of the funniest answers! StilesJM declared it to be C-3PO's kidney stone, which is certainly good for a t-shirt! And Anthony Zaragoza told a great story that's a winner:

A deadline was fast approaching for Clark Kent. But during his speed-typing, the IBM Selectric typewriter ball had a meltdown from the friction. The story that would have exposed the insidious 4-H organization was never published.

See the answers to the rest of the mystery items of the week at the What Is It? blog.

The post with the most comments this week was (by far) Abercrombie & Fitch: No Fat Women, Please! It was followed by Your State's Highest-Paid Employee and Robinsons Ad.

The comments of the week have to go to the folks who visit at the Neatoramanauts Facebook page. You were asked to identify the place in this picture. Great comments ensued! Bill Hunt said, "The seldom visited island of Photoshoppio." Other folks said it was Photoshop Island, Photopia, Palm of Palms, Ray Harryhausen's house, and "a handy place to live."

The most popular post of the week was Vertical Horizon. Coming in second was Mystery of the Atacama Humanoid Solved, and Words That Survived Since the Ice Age was third.

The most emailed post was Science-Based 7 Minute Exercise, which set some kind of record, I think. Then there was a three-way tie between Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand, The Colorful Life of Antonia Larroux and Beth for second place.

The post with the most ♥s was Hyperbole and A Half Returns (no surprise there), followed by Riker Sits Down and Adorable Baby Duck Trying to Stay Awake.

May I remind you that the NeatoShop is the perfect place to find gifts for graduates? Get him or her something that will commemorate this auspicious occasion in a way they'll always remember! And if you want to stock up on gifts for future occasions, the NeatoShop has a Clearance Sale going on right now!


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