This Week at Neatorama

Without even realizing it, I posted articles featuring eggplants, zucchinis, and fruit this week. I must be subconsciously dreaming of spring gardening. Or maybe I need more fiber in my diet.

We got a head start on Valentines Day with The 8 Most Romantic Creatures In The Animal Kingdom, from Jill Harness.

Jill also clued us in on The Surprisingly Scandalous History of Early Seattle.

From Uncle John's Bathroom reader came the rather odd Adventures of Eggplant.

The Annals of Improbable Research gave us Cloning of the Zucchini Opiate Receptor.

The Fruit of the Matter was a roundup of odd fruit items from mental_floss magazine.

In the Museum of Possibilities, Steven Johnson presented us with the Name That Weird Invention! contest. A t-shirt goes to Skribbler, who won first place with the entry “Soil-ent Whites”. The second place name was “Grampers” from joe satari, who did not select a shirt.

In the What Is It? game this week, I thought Jared was the first with the correct answer (the item is a bottle opener!) then it turns out that sandyra was actually earlier with the correct answer and I overlooked it. So, both are now winners! Wilbur's answer was the funniest: "These are used exclusively for constructing wooden spiral staircases. (too bad you don't have the hammer in the pic)..." All win t-shirts from the NeatoShop!

There are more ways to get your Neatorama fix: If you aren't checking our Facebook page every day, you're missing out on extra content, contests, discussions, and links you won't find here. Also, our Twitter feed will keep you updated on what's going around the web in real time. Oh, and have a happy Valentines Day on Monday!

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