This Week at Neatorama

Boy, October flew by in a hurry, didn't it? Halloween is Monday, and then we get into November and what we call "the holiday season." Daylight Saving Time ends next weekend, then Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving aren't far behind. While you're enjoying Halloween parties and horror films this weekend, take some time to catch up on all the wonderful things that have been going on here at Neatorama!

Jill Harness contributed to your Halloween experience with a scary post called 5 Horrific Urban Legends That Have Some Truth Behind Them.

From Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, The Lost Masterpiece is about the better, Spanish version of the 1931 film Dracula. The post includes the movie, too!

We got a sneak peek at The Physics Book by Clifford A. Pickover, now available at a bookstore near you.

The Annals of Improbable Research gave us The Effect of Television on Sexual Behavior.

The Grand Wizards of Elementary School came to us from mental_floss magazine.

Adrienne Crezo invited your opinions on several posts: schools that don't use computers, banks that charge for deposits, and robots that eat insects. The posts that drew the most comments were about asking strangers about their jobs and ethnic Halloween costumes (plus the meme they spawned).

NeatoBambino has some Halloween posts on costumes for babies and children and even mothers.

We had a real puzzler for this week's What Is It? game. No one guessed the correct answer! According to the What Is It? Blog, this is a raisin seeder. How effective it was in real use, I do not know. Most raisins these days are made from seedless grapes. As for the funniest answer, Thomas said this is a pair of salad tongs designed by M.C. Escher for his ‘Relativity’ salad. If you noticed the odd way the ends of this thing would match up, you’d think that, too! So Thomas wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop.

You are also invited to check out past articles on all kinds of subjects at The Best of Neatorama. Join in the discussions at our Facebook page. And be sure to follow Neatorama on Twitter!

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