I was a little surprised to find that with the Fourth of July falling on a Thursday, many Americans got a long holiday weekend. And since the public fireworks display in my town was canceled due to rain, they were moved to Saturday night. So hey! There's nothing like turning a one-day holiday into a four-day celebration! With the kids out of school and a holiday schedule online, I've lost track of time completely in the past few days. But who am I kidding -the real reason is because I've been watching The Walking Dead marathon, and this time around, my kids are interested. Three years ago, they were too young for it. Come October, Sunday nights will be "family TV night." There are plenty of TV marathons on this weekend, but when you get a chance, you need to take a little time to catch up on what's been happening at Neatorama.
Jill Harness went to a Transformers convention and showed us what she found in All About The BotCon.
Alex showed us an amazing Life-Size Dexter Cake.
Eddie Deezen pondered the question Was the Declaration of Independence Written on Hemp?
We got an exclusive look at the latest sculpture from Joel Haas called St. Sweeper.
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader gave us Born on the 2nd of July.
How to Write a Crank Letter was the contribution from the Annals of Improbable Research.
10 Shocking Secrets of Flight Attendants came from mental_floss magazine.
Hy Conrad brought us another Whodunit: Foul Ball Burglary.
We had one featured pet on The Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly. His name is Blue, and I couldn't resist making a cat macro out of his picture. Thanks, Nathan, for sending his picture! We want to feature your pet, too, so send those pictures in to firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to have a new featured pet every day!
In the What Is It? game this week, believe it or not, the odd thingamabob is a device for singeing the last remaining feathers off a plucked chicken. DrWhat was the first person who knew that answer, and wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The funniest answer came from Ian Goldstein, who said, "It's an old victorian codpiece. Notice how it can open for either your night out with the town's ha'penny trollop, or to check yourself for the Clap afterwards." That story wins a shirt, too! See the answers to all this week's mystery items at the What Is It? blog.
The most commented-on post this week (besides the giveaway) was The American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World, trailed by What's Your State Burger? and Veterinarian Sits in a Parked Car for 30 Minutes to Show How Hot It Gets.
The most popular post was 10 Shocking Secrets of Flight Attendants. In second place was Life-Size Dexter Cake, and Born on the 2nd of July was third.
The most emailed post was Baking Cookies Inside a Car. Coming in second was Beards: What You Need to Know, and Dwarf Miniature Horse Walks with a Wheelchair for the First Time was third.
The post with the most ♥s was Veterinarian Sits in a Parked Car for 30 Minutes to Show How Hot It Gets, followed by This Hedgehog Travels More Than I Do and A Short Epic.
Clicking those little ♥s is an easy way for you to show us which posts you like best, and for us to see what kind of neat stuff to bring you more of! Now, if we could just get the kind of response that we get on our Facebook page. This picture of a bathtub was posted and got over 300 likes! You should checkout the Neatoramanauts Facebook page every day to see extra stuff you don't see here.
Twaggies is a part of the Neatorama family now. There are plenty of Twaggies besides those on the main page, so check them out often. And if you find one that particularly strikes your fancy, you can have it made into a t-shirt!
And if you liked any of this, just wait until next week, when we'll have a whole new batch of neat things on Neatorama!