This Week at Neatorama

Have you noticed that every week, Neatorama has more and more posts that you won't find anywhere else? We're gradually ramping up our exclusive articles, testing out new ideas, and hoping to find more of what you enjoy most on the internet! For example,

Alex and David Israel visited filmmaker Freddie Wong at his studios for an interview that became a Neatorama video called A Day in the Life of Freddie Wong. It was posted along with a couple of episodes of his web series Video Game High School.  

Alex wrote about 8 Bafflingly Strange Plastic Surgeries.

And also brought us Anti-Cheating Devices: From the Ridiculous to the High-Tech.

We had a guest post from Anna Johansson called Game of Thrones is Changing How Children Are Named.

Kieran from gave us the Top 3 Most Stylish Comic Book Heroes.

Eddie Deezen told us about The Fears and Phobias of Famous People.

6 Complicated Concepts Explained Using Kitchen Items was from mental_floss magazine.

The Annals of Improbable Research asked the question Do Hamburger and Salmon Cause Cancer?

The New Deal came from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

We tried something new this week: lists from the Bathroom Reader Institute. This week's offerings were Guilt by Association: These are Not Dirty Words and It Ain't From There.

David asked another Question In Need of Answers, in Which TV Characters Do You Miss Most?

Hy Conrad's Whodunit this week was The Commercial Break Break-in.

Alex posted Did This Vet Do The Right Thing by Saving the Dog Instead of Euthanizing It? accompanied by a poll. The poll results show that those with an opinion favored saving the dog's life over carrying out the owner's order, but the comments and hearts show that many consider the vet guilty of financial fraud, even if he did the right thing by the dog.

In this week's What is It? game, the mystery object …is still a mystery object. We don't know what it is! But we have a t-shirt from the NeatoShop for Paul Bryant 2, who gave us this funny answer: "It's a primitive bowling ball. Scores were marked on the side, meaning that not only was it hard to control, but only good for one game. It was quickly decided that round would be better." Yes, that that way progress is made. See the answers to the other mystery items of the week at the What Is It? blog.

Congratulations to the NeatoShop T-Shirt Giveaway Winners, Alejandro Hinojosa, Parth Kothari, Ashley Eddy, and James Semaj!

You've got until tomorrow to enter the NeatoShop's Dream Picnic Pin to Win Contest on Pinterest! You could win a whole slew of great prizes from the NeatoShop, but time is running out.

The most commented-on post this week was Questions In Need of Answers - No. 6: Which TV Characters Do You Miss Most? (which is no surprise at all). In second place was Anti-Cheating Devices: From the Ridiculous to the High-Tech, and The Fears and Phobias of Famous People was third.

The comment(s) of the week was this odd exchange on the post You Need to Keep Yo Business Off of Facebook.

You can't hide anywhere these days! Honestly, we saw a lot of great jokes and puns in the comments this week -too many to mention here. You should always go and read the comments of fellow Neatoramanauts, the punniest commenters on the web.

The most popular post was The Fears and Phobias of Famous People, followed by Anti-Cheating Devices: From the Ridiculous to the High-Tech and 10 Perfect Facts About The Princess Bride From Rob Reiner, in order.

The most ♥s went to Tiffany's post Welcome to Kindergarten. It's a big milestone when a child reaches kindergarten, and many of us remember when the Santoso's son was born.
Coming in second was White Water Rafting Street Art, and in third place was Best Use For A Yoga Ball. Thanks for the ♥s!

The most emailed post was Anti-Cheating Devices: From the Ridiculous to the High-Tech, followed by The Fears and Phobias of Famous People and Racial Map of the United States.

Once you've caught up on what's going on here for the week, remember that Neatorama is much more than what's on the main page. Our sub-blogs, for specialized tastes, are available through the buttons in the gray bar at the top of the page. We'll soon be concentrating on seasonal treats on the Halloween blog, even though we've been feeding the monster continuously for over a year now. Consider it your go-to Halloween resource this year! Also, make sure you keep up on what's new at the NeatoShop, which supports everything else here. Our social media extensions include Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+. Over at G+ this week, a caption request for this picture yielded a gem from Denise Yazak, as pictured here. And mobile users: Flipboard makes it easy to keep up with Neatorama.

Have a great week, everybody!

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