Happy Easter and Happy Passover, everyone! I hope the weather is looking as good for you as it does where I live -the sun is shining, the dogwoods are blooming, and the tomato seedlings can stay outside 24 hours a day. If the April showers will hold of just long enough to plow the garden, I’ll be set. Between family gatherings this weekend, I hope you can find some time to catch up on what you may have missed this past week here at Neatorama. I’ve got some links to make it easier for you.
The pilot episode of the new Twaggies video series debuted here last weekend. It’s called Grammar Nazi’s Rock? featuring animated illustrated Tweets. Look for more episodes soon!
John Farrier told us 15 Facts You Might Not Know about Murder, She Wrote.
He also gave us a look at 11 Stunning Dune Tattoos.
Tiffany explained what she learned about The Kindergarten Tribes.
Eddie Deezen gave us A Few facts You May Not Know About Mickey Rooney.
We had two book excerpts this week. 3 Awesome Experiments Dads Can Do With Their Kids came from the new Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments.
Over on the Neatorama Spotlight blog, Cannabis Under The Microscope was a sampling of the photographs from Ford MaCann’s book of the same name.
5 Legendary Art Trials was from mental_floss magazine.
Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader told us The Origin of the Fork.
John Farrier asked what Miyazaki movie was your favorite in the post If Hayao Miyazaki Films Were Like Other Anime. So far, the poll shows Spirited Away to be the overwhelming favorite.
We have another poll that is also a contest, or actually we need your help to determine the winners of a contest (what power we are giving you!) in the post Help Us Pick A Contest Winner By Letting Us Know What to Write About. Not only are you helping to select a contest winner, but someone is going to have to write that article!
In the What Is It? game, the mystery tool is an ice pick. A serious ice pick. Your funny answers were good, too. One came from tchitchou, who said, “That's an old device used to curve bananas. This version is no longer used because workers were cutting their fingers too often. A round version is now used.” That’s good for a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! Phil and Buster had a winning answer, too: “This is a device my third grade teacher used to demonstrate the difference between a dull ache and a sharp pain.” Ha! Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who played. See the answers to all of the mystery items of the week at the What is It? blog.
The non-giveaway post with the most comments this week was What The "Average American" Will Look Like In 2050 with 1-Sided Die following.
The most popular post was Gender Swapped Disney Characters. In second place was Incredible Photo: Snake Eats Centipede, Then Centipede Eats Snake and What The "Average American" Will Look Like In 2050 came in third.
The post that got the most ♥s was The Best Beaver Experience of My Life, followed by Artist Unveils Final Design For Edgar Allan Poe Statue. In third place, we had a tie between Bunny Snake Is Ready for Easter and Meet Little Miss Sunshine. The most-emailed post was Librarian Job Posting Has Specific Harry Potter Requirements.
The most popular post this week at Homes and Hues was Camping has Never Looked This Good.
Over at the Neatoramanauts Facebook page, the biggest post of the week was Cooking with Yoda. Make sure to follow Neatorama on Twitter and Pinterest, too!
The list of new independent artists contributing to the designs at the NeatoShop continues to grow. Alex has categories like funny t-shirts, science t-shirts, and sci-fi t-shirts, but there's a lot of combinations and crossovers, so you should look through all of them. I guarantee there's one that's perfect for someone in your circle who is graduating this year!
We've got more great stuff planned for next week here at Neatorama. Have a great weekend!