We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday (or as they say in Canada and the rest of the world, "Thursday")! And we hope you either avoided or survived the Black Friday crowds at the shopping centers. Today you should have some time to relax and unwind and catch up on what's been happening at your favorite website this week.
The NeatoShop is full of strange and wonderful items you won't find in the big box stores, for Christmas gifts or for Christmas decorating. And the NeatoShop has extended the Black Friday Special all the way until Monday, so you can still get a bonus mystery item by shopping this weekend!
Jill Harness made sure you had an informed traditional holiday feast with Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving Turkeys.
Eddie Deezen told us A Few Facts About Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and introduced us to Victor Mature, the First Hollywood Hunk.
Family Feud: Adidas vs. Puma from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader was the most popular feature article of the week.
The Annals of Improbable Research contributed The 6-Pack Ring Fishing Experiment.
Coney Island: America's Greatest Playground came from mental_floss magazine.
In the What Is It? game this week, we had a lot of people who knew the answer. Craig Clayton identified it as a spark plug, which is correct but not fully explanatory. Then JJUUSSTTIINN said these as "ninja rocks," which are broken ceramic spark plug parts used specifically to break windows. As it's a holiday weekend and Alex is feeling generous, both will win t-shirts! Learn more about ninja rocks at the What Is It? blog. The funniest answer came from Lori Cunningham, who told a Thanksgiving story:
The remnants of my grandmother's gravy boat, which I broke 20 years ago, but still hear about every-freakin-Thanksgiving when someone says, "Pass the gravy, please." At least that is what I think they are saying. I'm still at the kid's table.
So she wins a t-shirt, too! Thanks to everyone who played along, and thanks to the What Is It? blog.
You still have ways to win, as the Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt is open for your entry!
The post with the most comments this week was The 6-Pack Ring Fishing Experiment, followed by
Killer Whale Hunts a Swimming Dog and Sandwich Trolling.
Hey, don't forget our new sub-blogs! Over at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly we saw a hippo baby eating salad for Thanksgiving, a duck playing fetch, and a dressed-up Corgi. Neatolicious and Mad Skills need to be in your feeds and bookmarks as well. The Halloween blog is still diligently recording the best costumes of 2012, and NeatoBambino has babies and kids and everything about them.
Enjoy your weekend, whether it's a holiday for you or not. Next week, we'll have more information, distractions, and entertainment. It never stops at Neatorama!