This Week at Neatorama

Neatorama is growing bigger and bigger, and today we are proud to announce three, count 'em, THREE new sub-blogs for your entertainment! In the coming weeks, these sub-blogs will start to have plenty of new content that you won't find on the main page, so check them out, and bookmark your favorites so you won't miss anything.

Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly is a blog about animals. That's where you want to get your daily dose of adorable pets, learn news from the world of animals, and also meet different species you might not be familiar with. We once tried to keep the number of cute cat videos down because of the famous comment "There are too many cats on Neatorama!"* but now we have the Cute and Cuddly blog, so there are no limits to the squee anymore! Not all the animals will be cute and cuddly, but they will all be animals.

Neatolicious is about food. And drink. And news about food and drink. And the history of food and drink. At least some of it is delicious, but all of it is neat! Come join us at Neatolicious for recipes, clever and awesome decorations, funny food, culinary news, and more.

Mad Skills is a place to highlight people who amaze us with the things they do. People all over the world excel in entertainment, sports, jobs, science, exploration, and some activities we wouldn't even consider trying ourselves, but we can see them at Mad Skills. Warning: jaws may drop.

Sooner or later, we will have buttons at the top of the main page for easy access to al these sub-blogs, but meanwhile, get your bookmarks set. Be aware that our Halloween blog is still going strong, and will continue to bring us Halloween-type news, tips, and entertainment all year long. And check in every day at NeatoBambino, our oldest continuously-running sub-blog, for neat posts about babies, kids, and parents!  

It's been a great week for exclusive feature articles here at Neatorama. Last Sunday, Jill Harness brought us God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut, in honor of the late author's 90th birthday.

Eddie Deezen contributed The Most Misunderstand Political Campaign Song in History and The Marx Brothers' Biggest Flop: Duck Soup.

Helen Keller: Vaudeville Star was an article from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

Mental_floss magazine brought us The Who's Tommy.

Esther the Cold War Kitty
came from the Annals of Improbable Research.

As part of our Neatorama Book Excerpt series, we gave you A Little History of Science: Uncovering the Human Body from the book A Little History of Science by William Bynum.

In another book excerpt, Adrienne Crezo asked the question Can You Blow a Doughnut-Shaped Soap Bubble? It's from the book Why Are Orangutans Orange? by Mick O’Hare. We also gave away two copies of the book! Congratulations to our winners, kkirkpat and Kaethe Douglas, who won just by leaving a comment!

We also had a couple of notable posts that are examples of new forms of Neatorama articles. Jill posted Who Has The Cutest Bottom in the Animal Kingdom? with a poll attached for your votes. We had over 2400 people vote! And the winner is …the bunny rabbit!

Over at NeatoBambino, a video list grew out of one funny video post called PSY's Infancy. This is specifically for people who love to see babies dance and aren't too tired of "Gangnam Style" yet -all in one post.

In the What Is It? game this week, the mystery item is experimental XM75 40mm grenade launcher, probably made by S.A. in the late 1960s. The first person to guess grenade launcher was Berhard, who wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The funniest answer of the week came from Colshorts, who said these were $250,000 Military Pencil Sharpeners. That's also good for a t-shirt! Find the answers to all the mystery items of the week at the What Is It? blog.

The non-giveaway post with the most comments this week was Top 10 Most Read Books In The World followed by Woman Ran Over Husband for Not Voting. In third place we had a tie between Who Has The Cutest Bottom in the Animal Kingdom? and Dad Pulls The Long Troll. All those discussion threads are open for your contributions.

What's coming up next week? Oh yeah!

Hope you have a wonderful holiday! Stay safe if you're traveling, and come back to us well fed, well rested, and in one piece!

*That comment is not something we obsess on, but we like to joke about it.

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