This Week at Neatorama

All of us at Neatorama are excited about the New Car Giveaway this Tuesday in collaboration with mental_floss and To help you prepare, David Israel posted a series of tutorials on QR codes which will be used in the contest: QR Codes, More About QR Codes, and QR Codes as Art. Even those who can't be in New York City for the giveaway will learn a lot about the new technology. David will have more information about the giveaway coming up Monday!

We started off the week with a real treat last Sunday. A successful viral video turned out to be a side effect of a holiday greeting Brian Kidd made for Neatorama! The result was Merry Christmas from the Unipiper!

Other holiday offerings included The Santa Chronicles from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

And Jill Harness took us on a holiday tour with Christmas Celebrations Around the World.

From the Museum of Possibilities, we got a look at different incarnations of The Yucksack.

Does the color red make a bull angry? The Annals of Improbable Research did some mythbusting in the article Red: Bull.

Does Rubbing a Boo-Boo Really Make It Better? (and Other Questions about Pain in the Brain) were answered by our friends at mental_floss magazine.

Over at NeatoBambino, this week's subjects included sex education, statistics on due dates, and an update on Erik Martin, aka Electron Boy!

We kept you busy with Neato-Puzzle #10, which you can still work on this weekend.

We had a great response to the Name That Weird Invention! contest. Ultimately Foosnark rose to the top with the name arBra, a clever palindrome. old_joe came in second with the Dance Enhancer. Both win t-shirts from the NeatoShop!

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy came around on Wednesday. The winning line is "The overworked elfs on strike holding Santa will never suspect we attack with a Christmas trebuchet!" Congratulations, drewp, who wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop!

In the What Is It? game this week, the object is an old gambling die. shin knew what it is, and Sonnuvah had the funniest answer: a 35-pound dumbbell buried up to its neck! Both win t-shirts from the NeatoShop.

If you ever get caught up on everything here at Neatorama, you'll find lots more links to keep you busy and to share with others at the NeatoHub!

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