This Week at Neatorama

I hope you've had a great week! Here's a reminder: when you enter a contest at Neatorama, be sure to use a valid email address for your entry, and check your email. What if you win? We can't send a prize if we can't get hold of you! And to keep you up-to-date, here's what happened this week at Neatorama:

Jill Harness introduced us to 17 Great Pieces of Geek Clothing, many of which you can either buy or recreate yourself.

On Friday she gave us 13 Hilarious Peeps Candy Easter Dioramas. Aren't you glad so many clever and creative people have extra time on their hands?

From the Annals of Improbable Research, we took a look at The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome.

We learned some important art history in the story of The Painted Lady, from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

Mental_floss magazine gave us 4 Eco-Fabulous Places to Live in 2020.

Neatorama collaborated with National Geographic to bring you up close and personal with the active volcano Mt. Nyiragongo in the post Man vs. Volcano over at the Spotlight Blog.

At NeatoBambino, we saw the return of the Decipher The Doodle Contest. Congratulations to smurfie, who had the closest-to-correct answer, and Bt, who had the funniest answer, which you can read in the winner's post. Don't miss out on all the other funny and/or informative posts at NeatoBambino!

We saw Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy on Wednesday. This week's winner is Todd McCoy, who gave us, "WHO LET THE DOG DRUM?! Who..who..who..who!" Todd wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop!

In this week's What Is It? game this week, Stephen was the first to peg the item as a show business prop but also a real weight from a old-fashioned strongman show. It belonged to Warren Lincoln Travis, who indeed lifted this with his hips by a chain running through the hole in the middle. It weighed between 1650 and 3750 pounds, depending on how much sand he filled it with. There’s even more information about it at the What Is It? blog.

The funniest answer was from samuel, who gave us a Super Mario answer:
Conjoined Bomb-omb twins. They’re waiting anxiously out outside of Dr. Goomba’s office to see if a surgery is possible. It’s been over a year now since the castle guards pulled them out of that koopley’s famous freak show on a case of child abuse. They look so happy in this picture, even though they’re nervous.

Good luck Bomb-ombs, I hope the answer will come soon!

Both win t-shirts from the NeatoShop!

The Name That Weird Invention! contest featured a strangely versatile automobile. First prize for naming it and a t-shirt goes to Scott-O, who calls it Asscender. Second prize is awarded to ed4linda for calling it the SUC: Sport Utility Compact-o-van. However, ed4linda did not select a t-shirt.

During April and May, Steven Johnson of the Museum of Possibilities will be off writing a book describing his techniques for thinking up whimsical product concepts, and will not be submitting images to Neatorama. The Name That Weird Invention contest will resume on Monday, May 30.

Neatorama teams up with mental_floss to bring you the How Did You Know? contest that runs at mental_floss. Congratulation to the latest round of winners: Shawn Doyle, Justin Salisbury, Maxim Lowe, and Mark Dziak!

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.

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