This Week at Neatorama

Hi there, Neatoramanauts! This week, we experimented with a new way to present an original feature article, and now we'd like your feedback. David Israel wrote On Music: Beatlemania Week, which he called, at one point, a "week-long mini-series." See, when you put them all together, it's a list, the kind you see a lot of on the internet. But these stories about various Beatles songs were originally posted one at a time, over several days. The advantages of doing it this way are that each item gets the attention it deserves, it doesn't look like a lot to read when you're in a hurry, there's no "second page" to click to, and everyone knows which item is being discussed in the separate comment threads. The disadvantage is that I haven't figured out how to best promote the list, but that's my problem, not yours. What do you guys think? Would you like to see more of this kind of thing? Of course, we also had our regular roster of exclusive features, too.

Jill Harness rounded up The 16 Funniest and Coolest Video Game Mods Ever.

Eddie Deezen ranked The Top Ten Botched Escapes from Gilligan’s Island.

Kansas Is Flatter Than a Pancake. It's been proven experimentally, as we learned from The Annals of Improbable Research.

Mental_floss magazine gave us Where Does Decaf Come From? …and Other Burning Questions About Coffee.

For Memorial Day, we featured The Story of The Lost Battalion from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

On the Neatorama Spotlight Blog, where we have more room for big pictures, we brought you Deep Fried Gadgets, an art project from Henry Hargreaves.

In the What Is It? game this week, the picture shows a wrench for turning the nut on the inner end of a tooth in the cylinder of a threshing machine. It even has a patent. The first one who knew that was Jerry K, who wins a t-shirt for his efforts! The funniest answer came from Allison, who said this is clearly to straighten 10-dollar bills. However, Allison did not select a t-shirt. You’ll find more on this tool, and the answers to all of this week’s mystery items at the What Is It Blog. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The post that got the most comments this week was Typing Two Spaces After a Period? You’re WRONG! followed closely by Geologists Found Evidence of the Crucifixion of Jesus Earthquake. The difference between the numbers isn't really enough to say that Neatoramanauts get more worked up about typography than religion, but both are hot buttons. Trailing far behind in third place was 50 States, 50 Sandwiches, 50 Posters. But you can still put your two cents worth in!

When you've caught up on everything else, be sure to check our Facebook page and our Google+ page every day for extra content, contests, discussions, videos, and links you won't find on our main page. Also, our Twitter feed will keep you updated on what's going around the web in real time. And remember, we always welcome your comments, feedback, and suggestions for making Neatorama ever better.

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