This Week at Neatorama

This post is here to make it easy for you to take advantage of what Neatorama has to offer. Here are some of the highlights from last week you can catch up on over the weekend, in case you missed something during the busy work week.

In honor of March being National Craft Month, Jill found 28 Delightfully Geeky Videogame Cross Stitches to share with us -and there are more geeky crafts coming next week!

Switching over to the natural world, Jill also wrote Weird Connections: Beetles, Bees & Beets.

We learned about The Physics of Breakfast Cereal, courtesy of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

Cartozoology is a scientific discipline you might not have known about until we published the article from the Annals of Improbable Research.

From mental_floss magazine, we had a roundup of arm stories called Up in Arms.

Over at the Spotlight Blog, you can get a enlarged and up close look at a real-world optical illusion in The "Bias of Thought" Bookshelf. How does it work? I don't know!

And don't miss out on all the new stuff up at NeatoBambino!

In this week's Name That Weird Invention! contest, first prize for naming the combination shoes and tool kit goes to Deo for Espadrills. The second place winner is amanderpanderer, who called them SKIL-lettos (the newest SKIL multi-tool). Both win t-shirts from the NeatoShop!

The What Is It? game on Thursday drew over 100 entries! Several of the over 100 guesses were correct, but Twist was the first to say it is a device used for making lots of holes before sowing seeds -it’s called a “dibble board.” See a couple more pictures here. The award for the funniest answer goes to artsnarf, who says this is Gojira’s (Godzilla’s) toothbrush! Both win t-shirts from the NeatoShop.

We haven't mentioned it for a while, but Neatorama sponsors the recurring How Did You Know? contest at mental_floss. Several days of clues lead up to fabulous prizes, including daily prizes for those who follow along. Congratulations to Jennifer Smith, Wayne Schiff, Allison Stombaugh, Chelsea Tymms, Alexi Runnelsand, and all the other recent winners! Watch for the next contest and you could be one of those winners, too!

We have a catalog of exclusive Neatorama articles going back years. You can peruse those that spark your interest by using the handy index we call The Best of Neatorama. Or you can find more great links from elsewhere on the 'net at the NeatoHub!

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