Here we have a weekend with three holidays, and no one gets an extra day off. Chinese New Year was yesterday, but it’s just the beginning of the 15-day Lunar New Year Festival. Tomorrow is both Groundhog Day and Super Bowl Sunday, neither of which are designated as a federal holiday …yet. After the weather we’ve had this winter, it would sure be nice to have a cloudy day so our groundhogs will come out and stay awhile. At least long enough to watch a pigskin tackle toss! We’ve had a lot of great posts this week at Neatorama. If you missed any, this would be a good opportunity to catch up.
John Farrier told us 13 Facts You Might Not Know about the Movie Dune.
Emmylou Cakehead sent us some fine pictures of her Think Ink Black Roses for Valentines Day. You'll find those on our large-format Spotlight Blog.
Eddie Deezen had A Few Facts You May Not Know About Franklin D. Roosevelt, posted on what would have been his birthday.
Load of the (Wedding and Other) Rings came from the Annals of Improbable Research.
Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader gave us a Wikiality Check. Kind of like a reality check for Wikipedia.
10 TV Shows That Changed The World was from mental_floss magazine.
We celebrated entering The Year of the Wood Horse with a look at some wooden horses we know.
We also had a Bathroom Reader list entitled You Must Be Dreaming.
The Whodunit from Hy Conrad this week was called Death at the Door.
In the What Is It? game, the mystery item is a dock worker's tool for moving burlap wrapped bales. That’s neat, but you had even neater made-up answers! Happycrab had a good one: “Oh come on! This one's too easy - everyone knows it's a spoon for Klingon gagh. You need the spines to keep it from wriggling off.” Unfortunately, happycrab did not specify a t-shirt. Bo Culjan said it was “a reverse-shoehorn - a tool for yanking your heel out of that shoe you put on with a shoehorn.” That wins him a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! See the answers to all the items of the week at the What Is It? blog.
The post with the most comments this week Parents Let Kid Play in Artwork Worth Millions of Dollars by far. That was followed by a tie between 13 Facts You Might Not Know about the Movie Dune and How Much Snow Will Cancel School? And There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch was close behind. Those were all lively discussions -we appreciate everyone who participates!
The comment of the week was when Eric Erbes came in and corroborated the accuracy of his comic Statistical Fact.
As representative of the website I can vouch that all our statistics are at least 74% accurate. Thanks for sharing our work Miss Cellania and glad to hear feedback from Craig who, according to our latest analytics data, represents 25% of our loyal followers.
The most popular post was Parents Let Kid Play in Artwork Worth Millions of Dollars. In second place was 13 Facts You Might Not Know about the Movie Dune, and Photographer Makes Out With People Then Takes Their Picture was third.
The two posts with the most hearts were Doctor Walks 6 Miles through the Snow to Perform Emergency Brain Surgery and Parents Let Kid Play in Artwork Worth Millions of Dollars. It was a tie.
The most-emailed post was 90 Farting Cows Start Fire in Germany, with Cat Furiously Defends Mail Slot in second place.
The comic from The Awkward Yeti we posted as Thanks a Lot, Brain did fairly well here at the blog, but it was the hottest post of the week at the Neatoramanauts Facebook page. You need to check in there often, because we have extra stuff that you won’t here, like this lovely chicken that just went up at Facebook last night. Learn to Make Your Own Super Bowl Snack Stadium was our most-pinned post at the Neatorama Pinterest boards.
Over at the NeatoShop, there are a lot of items in the Valentine shop that are on sale. I still think a t-shirt would make a more personal and long-lasting gift. And there are a lot new designs you probably haven't seen!
Here I will make my Super Bowl prediction: I believe that the team from a state that has legalized marijuana will win. For Groundhog Day, we have a reading list you may enjoy:
- Pop-Up Groundhog Day Cookies
- Why Did Bill Murray Keep Going Back in Groundhog Day?
- Groundhog Day or Hedgehog Day?
- Harold Ramis Responds on Groundhog Day
- How Long Does Bill Murray Spend in Groundhog Day?
- How To Draw A Groundhog
Happy Groundhog Day, and have a great week, y'all!