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This Week at Neatorama

Yay! It's the weekend! And, as always, it's been a busy week at Neatorama. We're busy pumping up our Halloween blog with costumes, decorations, food, videos, and stories to get you prepared for the best Halloween ever! Don't wait until October to start reading it every day, because by then you'll have a ton of reading to catch up on. The Halloween blog answers such questions as what damage does a 1,200 pumpkin do when dropped on a car? How will your dog look wearing a duck bill for trick-or-treat? And how can I make skeletons stand up on cupcakes? And besides, how cool will you be, passing on neat Halloween stuff to your friends?

Alex gave us the biggest article of the week in Four Geeky Laws That Rule Our World.

John Farrier wrote Sisko Wanted to Be Bald and Other Things You Might Not Know about Deep Space Nine.

Eddie Deezen kept us informed with 14 Things You May Not Have Known About Marilyn Monroe and Why Do We Say "The Butler Did It"?

The Story of Judo came to us from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

The Annals of Improbable Research gave us a reason to stuff bacon in our faces with Cured, Salted Pork Up Your Nose, Therapeutically.

And mental_floss magazine contributed The Perfect Scent: Chanel No. 5.

In the What Is It? game this week, the mystery item is a steak branding iron, used when grilling for marking steaks Well done, Medium, or Rare, the fourth side had a John Deere buck logo. Craig Clayton had the answer right off, and wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! A lot of folks had fun with the M and W, which stands for a lot of things, but the funniest was from trishlovesdolphins.

That's The Dark Lord, Voldemort's old seal. Back when he was called "Morty" he would dip the hammer in wax to seal his correspondence. However, too many people mistook the M for a W and started calling him "Worty." This lead the the immediate torture and death of many, and thus "Voldemort" was born.  

That's certainly worth a t-shirt! The answers to all the mystery items of the week are up now at the What Is It? blog. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone for playing along!

The post with the most comments this week was World's Richest Woman's Advice to the Poor: Drink Less and Work More! followed by In a Mass Knife Fight to the Death Between Every American President, Who Would Win and Why? and coming in third was Is Organic Better For You?

We are working on bringing out the new version of our exclusive article archive, the Best of Neatorama, coming soon. Meanwhile, you can access of lot of features just by flipping through the leaderboard at the top of th page. Click on a picture to go to that article, and click on the side arrows to see more. You'll find extra Neatorama content on Twitter and Facebook as well! Have a great week!

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