This Week at Neatorama

Now that we are into June, it's time to roll out a formal welcome to two new Neatorama authors who joined us in May! Both Shane McGlaun and Adrienne Crezo are experienced writers who are making significant contributions to our collection of "neat" stuff.

Shane McGlaun is a freelance technology and automotive writer with some of the  biggest technology sites online. You can find Shane’s work on SlashGear, Technabob, and a lot of other places on the web where geeks hang out.

Adrienne Crezo is a writer of non-fiction, short fiction, literary reviews and to-do lists. She is the Managing Editor of the Best Damn Creative Writing Blog, a regular contributor to MentalFloss and Geeks Are Sexy, a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle and member-at-large of the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. Online, she can be found on her site (, but in real life she usually just hangs out near the coffeepot.

You can see pictures of both Shane and Adrienne on our authors page. And you'll also want to catch up on the exclusive articles we posted this week.

Jill Harness gave us 4 “Facts” That Have Changed Since You Were In School. If you live long enough, a lot of your education will be superseded by new information.

On Friday, John Farrier posted 15 Facts You Might Not Know about Knight Rider.

Tiffany gave us a lot of facts we can use for self-defense in Welcome Back Black Widow Spider, which you'll find at NeatoBambino.

On Memorial Day, I thought it appropriate to bring you the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader article Five for Fighting, the story of the Sullivan brothers, who joined the US Navy and served together in World War II.

Mental_floss magazine gave us 4 Little Creatures That Pack a Big Scientific Punch.

Where mythology meets biology: Anatomy of the Centaur came from the Annals of Improbable Research.

In this week's What Is It? game, the object in question was undoubtedly a pair of glasses. But we needed more than that for an answer. Steve Pauk was the first one to know these are sniper’s glasses; they were specifically made for the sharpshooters of the Civil War.  However, he did not select a t-shirt. The funniest answer came from Randall: “Eye training glasses, for G-men in the 30’s. They helped develop that penetrating gaze that made the two-bit punks squirm like a toad in a vice while they were getting ‘the treatment.’” Randall wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop!

Speaking of the NeatoShop, here's a shortcut to some suggestions for Fathers Day gifts any man will love. Get your holiday orders in as soon as you can so you'll be ready on June 19th!

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