This Week at Neatorama

Man, this has been a busy week around here! We've had what must be a record number of giveaways, features, and discussions -at least it might be some kind of record when you put them all together. I hope this kind of thing continues -we really enjoy bringing you more of what you come here for!

As the world marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Eddie Deezen told us about The Laroche Family on the Titanic.

Jill Harness brought us Order Now!: The Short History of Paid Programing. With video evidence!

As the new movie opens, Jill took a look back at the originals in Nyuk Nyuk Nyuks From History: Remembering The Three Stooges.

David Israel posted An Interview (and book giveaway) with Maggie Koerth-Baker. Maggie told us about her new book Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before it Conquers Us. Congratulations to commenters george segré and Lyricsninja, who won the books!

The Insane Experiment gave us a look into the diagnosis of mental illness, courtesy of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

The Annals of Improbable Research found an extraordinary physics challenge in The Double-Slit Garage Experiment.

Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love came from mental_floss magazine.

In the What Is It? game this week, the mystery item is a surveyor’s cross (explained here). It was used to align right angles and stuff when surveying land. Anker was the first to know that, and so wins a t-shirt! The funniest answer comes from Carey, who said, “Known as a “slotted and wired hollow brass wooden handled cylinder,” this ingenious hand-tool was used in the early 1900s to illicit inquiries regarding its function and purpose. It fell out of use due to rising production costs and decreasing levels of curiosity.” That is a long-winded way of saying it’s an “idiot attractor,” but it’s good for a t-shirt! See what all this week’s mystery objects are at the What Is It? blog.

And there's yet another way you can win from Neatorama: The Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt is still open for entries, so get going!

At NeatoBambino this week, we had videos about heroic kids, talented kids, and creative and industrious kids, plus a book review that will make you either laugh or cringe.

The biggest post of the week was Every Jump of the General Lee, Seasons 1-6. Apparently, everyone knew someone who would appreciate it, and shared the link accordingly.

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The post with the most comments was What The Duggars Eat in a Day. In second place was Animal Cruelty in the Egg Industry, and Should Hospitals Ban Fat Employees? was third. No surprises. The only subject guaranteed to get more comments than these would be tipping.

Do you know anyone who's really into Pinterest? You ought to tell them about Neatorama's pinboard! That's fairly new, but we also have extra stuff you won't find here on the main site going up every day at Google+, Twitter, and Facebook, too. But if you ever run of out new stuff to read, you can always find something interesting at The Best of Neatorama, where we've archived years of feature articles.

Now remember, we couldn't do all this if it weren't for you, so THANK YOU for coming here, for sharing our posts, for commenting, for your tips and suggestions, and for all that you do. Give yourself a pat on the back! ;-)

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