This Week at Neatorama

Spring forward! It seems to happen earlier and earlier every year -or is that just me? Daylight Saving Time begins tomorrow in most of the United States, so set your clocks forward one hour before you retire for the night (or at 2AM if you are up). We'll have daylight much later in the evening from now through the summer, but the kids will have to wait for the school bus in the dark -at least for a while. Sure, we lose an hour, but we'll get it back in the autumn. Some overnight hourly workers whose employers aren't paying attention may get paid for an hour of no work, but they'll have to work an extra one in the fall to make up for it. If you have the weekend off, you might want to start going to bed earlier to get used to the time change. But you'll still have time to catch up on the good stuff you may have missed this week at Neatorama.

Today is Chuck Norris' birthday, so Jill asked if we are Ready for Some Real Chuck Norris Facts?

Eddie Deezen wrote about classic TV in the article Jackie Gleason and The Honeymooners.

The Annals of Improbable Research brought us research that speculated that Brain Damage May Be an Advantage for Gamblers.

Behind the Magic 8-Ball told the story behind the toy, courtesy of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

Mental_floss magazine gave us 7 Entourages That Changed the World.

In the What Is It? game this week, the mystery device is a billiard cue trimmer and tip fastener. The first one to know the answer was Doug D, but unfortunately he did not select a shirt. The funniest answer came from The Professor, who called it a Genie Shovebackinner, you know, for getting the genie back into the bottle. That’s worth a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! You can find out the answers to all the mystery items of the week at the What Is It? blog. Thanks to everyone who played, and we’ll do it again soon!

The most commented-on post of the week posed the question Is a ShopVac Mouse Trap Ethical? Coming in second was The Opportunity Cost of a Free Concert Ticket. Both ethics and economics are complicated subjects, but Neatoramanauts are not afraid to tackle them!

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!

Oh yeah, St. Patricks Day comes up next weekend. Check out the NeatoShop for a great selection of St. Patricks Day t-shirts, accessories, and other fun stuff for the holiday!

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