NeatoMail - March 5, 2013

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Neat Trivia of the Week

Think there's no February 30? Think again!

In 1700, the Swedish Empire planned to convert from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar, but an error caused the dates to be out of sync*. In 1712, an extra day was added to the leap year, and so February 30, 1712 became a real date in history.

*The Swedish conversion to the modern Gregorian Calendar was completed more than forty years later, when the last 11 days of February 1753 were omitted. Not everyone was pleased, however. Some believed that the calendar reform stole 11 days of their lives.

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Neat Pic of the Week

We ain't lying! That really is a sea lion lyin' around! Man, does it look comfy or what!

Neat Giveaway: NeatoShop Funny T-Shirts

Chemical Romance by Wirdou

W00t! We've got an easy peasy giveaway: Get neat T-shirts from the NeatoShop simply by asking. Check out our wide selection of Funny T-shirts and Science T-Shirts from the NeatoShop. Then, click here to enter your choice of shirt [Update: This contest is now closed, catch us next time!] Three lucky Neatoramanauts, picked at random, will win their selection of T-shirts! (Good luck!)

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