This Week at Neatorama

This week at Neatorama we welcomed Steven M. Johnson, proprietor of the Museum of Possibilities, as a new author and contributor of original art. Read about his qualifications for the job, and see the first of his twice-a-week Neatorama posts, A Need for Silly Public Works. The pictures made me laugh out loud before I even read the article!

Around the House: The Origins of a Few Common Items told the stories behind pop-up toasters, Ivory Soap, Velcro, and band-aids, courtesy of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

Jill Harness went to the fair, and brought back a complete report on A Day at the San Diego County Fair. The pictures made me hungry for deep-fried fair food!

From mental_floss we got a glimpse into The Surreal Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The creator of Sherlock Holmes had plenty of other claims to fame as well.

See how do-it-yourself eugenics plays out in the real world with 3 Unusual Sperm Banks For Designer Babies over at NeatoBambino.

You are invited to voice your opinions on a variety of science fiction, fantasy, gaming, and other geeky topics with the Question of the Day at NeatoGeek.

Congratulations to amanderpanderer, timdrew, doodledawne, jorenko, oasisob1, and sunup who all won prizes in the Neatorama Mini-Hunt this week. Also congratulations to e7c, who won a prize for the funniest guess in the What Is It? game. The item was an ice cube crusher; e7c guessed this:
Having a tattooed star wasn't enough for some of the Sneeches, so they decided to scarification was the way to go. So these are Star-scar-a-fiers for Sneeches.

Stars upon yars?
Tattoos just wont do!
If you want to go far,
Then what you need is a scar!

You don't want to miss your chance at internet stardom and maybe even in iPad in the Great Talent, Fantastic Or Otherwise (GTFO) competition from reddit and Neatorama! Get your special talent on video and enter -the first round ends July 18th! All the details are on the Neatorama YouTube page.

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