This Week at Neatorama

In the USA, we are taking a holiday weekend in honor of the 235th anniversary of the founding of our nation on Monday. Expect a lot of loud noises. In between picnics, parades, and fireworks, you'll want to spend some time catching up on the great things we've posted this week at Neatorama. Here are the exclusive articles you won't find anywhere else.

Jill Harness wrote 2 True and 2 False Origins of Tongue Twisters And Nursery Rhymes.

Guest blogger Eddie Deezen told us about Cheerleading and Some Famous Cheerleaders.

From Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, we got the second part of the history of professional wrestling in The Legend of Gorgeous George.

Mental_floss magazine gave us 9 Essential Facts for the Crustacean Enthusiast.

A Tribute to the Edible Dormouse was the contribution this week from the Annals of Improbable Research.

Congratulations to the winners of last week's Tokyo Flash Treasure Hunt!

In the What Is It? game, the object in question is a mailing machine for putting addresses on newspapers and magazines. Villaridge knew that, and won a t-shirt from the NeatoShop. Meanwhile, DocKami said, “it’s a …. IT’S A TRAP !” which made me laugh, so he wins a t-shirt for the funniest answer. It does kind of resemble a trap, doesn’t it?

I also want to remind you of the “one guess per comment” rule, because we had a lot of people with multiple guesses this week, and that’s not really fair to everyone else. Of course, you are welcome to leave as many comments as you want.

When you've seen all this, you can find some wonderful weekend reading material at The Best of Neatorama. Use the slider at the top of the page to pull up features from different years.I've gone ahead and selected a few that are particularly appropriate for the holiday:

Yankee Doodle Fun Facts

5 Neat Facts About The Declaration of Independence

5 Obscure Facts About the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Paine: Hero, Patriot ... and a Paine in the Butt!

Top Ten US Generals

Little Known Facts About American History

43 Facts about 44 Presidents

Also join us at Facebook for more links, discussions, and trivia. And have a great Independence Day!

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