This Week at Neatorama

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer, since many schools are out, pools are opening, employers are juggling everyone's vacations, and the weather is nice enough for a cookout. I hear there's a big car race this weekend as well. But let's not forget the original meaning of Memorial Day -to remember those who gave the last full measure in service to their country. If you're not familiar with the poppy symbol here, check out the story from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. And since you have some extra time, why not catch up on everything that's been happening this week at Neatorama!

On Wednesday, John Farrier gave us 14 Facts You Might Not Know about The Addams Family, complete with a singing, dancing Lurch!

Jill Harness had an awesome roundup of 18 Seriously Cool Bookshelves & Bookcases.

Monday, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader filled us in on the story of Maneki Neko,  Japan's "beckoning cat."

“The Fruit Fly (Genotype: nevermore)” was a rare but entertaining poetry break from our friends at the Annals of Improbable Research

Mental_floss magazine brought us a guide to How to Get Your Face on a Postage Stamp.

In the What Is It? game this week, Berhard was the first of many with the correct answer; this is a trowel bayonet. Fafa had the funniest answer: a combination pizza server and zombie defense knife! Both win t-shirts from the NeatoShop.

Congratulation to the Chad Huskey and Maxx, winners of the Decipher the Doodle contest at NeatoBambino! You can see the winning answers in the update post. No one came anywhere near the correct explanation for the doodle (this frowning figure is Alex), so the two funniest entries won t-shirts!

Want more? Be sure to check our Facebook page every day for extra content, contests, discussions, videos, 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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Will next weeks funniest answer for the What is it Game be "Why you no" or tiger mom or the latest meme of the week? I think the sense of humor of neatoramanauts, based on the funny answers I see, may be able to handle something deeper than a meme, which is lower than a pun. Don't get me wrong, I love this site, specifically because it is smarter than most.
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