This Week at Neatorama

This week, Neatorama was proud to roll out our new literary sub-blog BitLit, where you can enjoy new fiction from all kinds of contributors! We started with three offerings, all described in this post. Check in for new chapters of Frostbite and Trivial Pursuits {?} posted every day, and read the entire short story Nomen Ludi.

Jill Harness was busy this week, again rounding up the best Halloween information and entertainment for you in Neatorama’s Halloween Decoration Geekstravaganza, as well as 12 Gross Candies Perfect For Trick or Treaters, and the post 10 Controversial Horror Movies For Halloween.

We had more Halloweeny goodness from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader in Famous Trials: The Witches of Salem, and The Annals of Improbable Research brought us Yummy Mummies for Good Health.

Halloween wasn't the only thing going on. John Farrier gave us 10 Facts You Might Not Know about Babylon 5.

Jill said Happy Birthday, Teddy Roosevelt! on what would have been the president's 152nd birthday Wednesday

Really, Really Dumb Moments in Sports came to us from the new issue of mental_floss magazine.

I reported on 10 Things I Learned at BlogWorld in Las Vegas.

Alex is asking for your comments and suggestions in the post How Should We Improve Blogging Diversity on Neatorama?

If you didn't have time to try it out earlier, spend some downtime this weekend playing with Neato-Puzzle #4.

In the What Is It? game we posted on Thursday, t-shirts go to just a guess who correctly guessed that the object is a carpet stretcher, and to e7c for the funniest guess: George Washington's Halloween costume's vampire denture!

Steven Johnson drew a Halloween edition of the Name That Weird Invention! contest. T-shirts from the NeatoShop go to Barking Bud, who called it a Mortalcycle, and to John P, who came up with the name Moto-Crossbones by Bone-Daddy Bikes, which comes in "his and hearse models". Honorable mentions: Elizabeth (Bone Chopper), Hannah (Tyred of Life), Saudia (Nutcracker), Heather B (Dirt Nap Bike), deathbyawesomeness (diecycle), Sasha (BMXoskelton), and ladybuggs (The Grim Chopper).

As a special treat, we ran a second round of Name That Weird Invention! on Friday. You can still enter that contest for a couple more days.

We also saw a trick-or-treat version of Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy. The winning entry is from Matt, who said That's the last time I try the "Knock knock. Who's there? Bananna." joke! Matt, however, did not select a t-shirt.

Congratulations also to Holly Werra and Mark Dziak, who won t-shirts from the NeatoShop in the How Did You Know? contest that Neatorama sponsored this week at mental_floss.

We had four winners in the Star Wars giveaway: Heather Muise, David Alexander LaPierre, @Chiisexy and @raaven. What? You didn't know we were doing a Star Wars giveaway until it was over? That's because it was a social media giveaway. You'll be in on the next such giveaway if you follow Neatorama on Facebook and Twitter!

Have a great Halloween!

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