This Week at Neatorama

Agh! I am so tired of snow. If it didn't keep melting, we'd have it several feet deep by now. Woke up to more this morning, after mentioning how nice the temperature was yesterday. My kids' school had to move graduation a week already. And I feel especially sorry for people who are without power due to this week's ice storm. The Neatobot's getup here is in honor of Presidents Day, which is Monday. The mail won't run, but most kids will be in school because it's a “non-essential” holiday, you know. I hope you've had a good week, and I hope you have a relaxing weekend in which you have the time to catch up on all the great things we’ve been doing here at Neatorama.  

John Farrier told us 17 Facts You Might Not Know about Gilligan's Island.

Eddie Deezen asked Why was Charles M. Schulz's Comic Strip Called Peanuts?

Spectroscopic Discrimination of Shit from Shinola came from the Annals of Improbable Research.

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader gave us An Uncommon Brotherhood, the story of the Four Immortal Chaplains.

Lyndon Johnson: The President Who Marked His Territory was from mental_floss magazine.

In the post Proposal: Get Rid of Football Helmet Face Masks, we took a poll in which most of you agreed that the proposal would make the sport safer.

We had one Bathroom Reader list this week, called Did You Ever Notice…

Our Whodunit was called A Test for Rookies.

The Pzzlr this week was World Cup. It was indeed a math problem, but we solved it!

The mystery object in this week’s What is It game turned out to be a a can opener. Our readers had many more imaginative ideas! Sandyra said it a “an antique sundial pizza cutter, because it's always time for pizza!” That’s good for a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! And so is Drew 2’s answer, “Undeniable proof that Trekkies existed as far back as the dark ages.” Congratulations to both! Get the answers to all the mystery objects of the week at The What Is It? blog.

The post with the most comments this week Anime Recommendations and Open Thread. We should do more of this type of post! In second place was Solve This Pzzlr: World Cup, from which we get the comment of the week, when PlasmaGryphon came into the discussion and made the seemingly difficult math equation oh-so-clear.  

The most popular post was 17 Facts You Might Not Know about Gilligan's Island, which is not at all surprising. That was followed by Victorian House with Spaceship and The 50 Most Amazing Finds on Google Earth.

The post that got the most hearts was Crow Solves 8-stage Puzzle. In second place was Trivial Revenge, and 100-Year Old Best Friends Talk about Pop Culture tied for third with Sweet Child O' Mine New Orleans Style.

The most-emailed post was Remote Controlled Snow Plow. Following that was a tie between Drum Pants Let You Play A Complete Drum Set on Your Thighs and The Winter Olympics on Hoth.

Have you been keeping up with the new blog Homes and Hues? I particularly liked the post on the Cosmo Bed. I'm not the only one, as it was the biggest Homes and Hues post of the week!

You need to check in on the Neatoramanauts Facebook page every day for extra fun, like the question of the day. A recent one asked what your dream job is. You can’t beat the answer “retired lottery winner,” but the rest were mighty interesting.  

Valentines Day 2014 may be over, but we've got a lot of holidays to look forward to: Presidents Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patricks Day, Easter, and Mothers Day. You can get a head start on those last three by checking out gifts, decorations, and t-shirts at the NeatoShop! A purchase from the NeatoShop not only helps to support Neatorama, but will also be the most unique gift given for the occasion. Oh yeah, don't forget graduation coming up, too!

Have a great week, y'all!

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