This Week at Neatorama

I've been alluding to new things coming from Neatorama, and this week a couple of those things made their debut.

We launched a new weekly distraction for you called Neato-Puzzles! Every Tuesday you'll get a new puzzle in collaboration with Conceptis Puzzles. The first one is a fairly easy sudoku puzzle. There are puzzles of all kinds with different levels of difficulty coming in the weeks ahead.

We also presented a new giveaway contest called Name That Weird Invention. Come up with a name for Steven Johnson's strange concept of the week and win prizes! In the first contest, congratulations go out to to Evan who won Steven Johnsons's book What The World Needs Now. Congratulations also to runners-up Trevor and heaterc who won T-shirts from the NeatoShop! Their winning suggestions are at the contest post. Look for a new invention on Monday.

Stacy took a look back at the first Gordon Gekko movie in Movie Trivia: Wall Street to prepare you for the sequel in theaters now.

David Israel visited The New Los Angeles Holocaust Museum and got an exclusive interview and tour as the museum prepares to open later this month.

Jill Harness wrote about both the brain and the body this week with Hacks to Help You Stay Healthy and Tricks Our Minds Play On Us. She also brought us The Real Life Inspirations For 14 Simpsons Characters.

Thursday was the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the first prime-time animated TV series, so I looked up 10 Neat Facts About The Flintstones.

Steven Johnson had some futuristic (and yet peculiarly retro at the same time) ideas for Automated Dining to add to the Museum of Possibilities.

Over at the Spotlight Blog, you can get an up close and personal look at Mark Racop's awesome Authentic 1966 Batmobile® Replicas.

You probably didn't know about The Limburger Cheese War before you read this week's article from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

The folks at the Annals of Improbable Research brought us an Ig Nobel Libretto: “Chicken versus Egg”, and also awarded the 2010 Ig Nobel Prizes this week.

Mental_floss magazine gave us The 411 on 911: A Brief and Incomplete Timeline.

Even though we have new puzzles and contests, our old giveaways are still here! Congratulations to kantoboy, who won Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with the caption "Dear Mal, You have won the Island Getaway Sweepstakes. Congratulations!" Kantoboy gets a t-shirt from the NeatoShop!

And we had the What Is It? game as well. I'll add the winners' names here as soon as I get them.

In case that's not enough to keep you busy this weekend, check out what's going on at NeatoBambino and see what's new at the NeatoHub!

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On friday - Frau partially read an article while drinking vodka mixed with lemoncello. The end result was her posting that an image was incorrect. Matt accused her of "trying to get attention".
Frau now swears that she will never enjoy too many cocktails on a Friday while perusing Neatorama on the iPad.
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