This Week at Neatorama

The servers at Amazon had some technical problems this week that affected a lot of sites, most notably reddit. Neatorama always welcomes poor lost internet surfers in when their favorite networking site is down. It’s the least we can do! If you weren’t with us all this week, here are our exclusive articles you might want to catch up on.

Jill Harness brought us The History of The High Five in honor of National High Five Day on Thursday.

And she also found us 10 Things You Didn’t Know About IKEA.

From Uncle John’s Bathroom reader, we learned about the movie Robot Monster: The Ultimate Golden Turkey. The full movie is also embedded in the article.

How to Cater a Roman Orgy is a classic article from The Annals of Improbable Research.

Mental_floss magazine gave us How an Island Full of Landmines Led to a Thriving Penguin Population.

Mal and Chad’s Fill in the Bubble Frenzy came around on Wednesday. The winning entry is from Alan: “Be careful; someone started a flame war between mac and pc users and it’s a long way down.” However, Alan did not select a t-shirt.

In the What Is It? game this week, ladybuggs was the first of many with the correct answer. This is a National Cash Register Stamping Phone, used in bigger department stores. It was for clerks to get approval from “credit specialists” in the back room for customers to charge their purchases. Read more about them here. Ladybuggs wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The funniest answer came from next2exits, who declared that this is a Wisconsin voter polling station. The handset allows the governor to call you and tell you who to vote for. But next2exits didn’t select a shirt.

There are more ways to get your Neatorama fix: If you aren’t checking our Facebook page every day, you’re missing out on extra content, contests, discussions, and links you won’t find here. Also, our Twitter feed will keep you updated on what’s going around the web in real time. Have a wonderful Easter, everyone!The servers at Amazon had some technical problems this week that affected a lot of sites, most notably reddit. Neatorama always welcomes poor lost internet surfers in when their favorite networking site is down. It’s the least we can do! If you weren’t with us all this week, here are our exclusive articles you might want to catch up on.

Jill Harness brought us The History of The High Five in honor of National High Five Day on Thursday.

And she also found us 10 Things You Didn’t Know About IKEA.

From Uncle John’s Bathroom reader, we learned about the movie Robot Monster: The Ultimate Golden Turkey. The full movie is also embedded in the article.

How to Cater a Roman Orgy is a classic article from The Annals of Improbable Research.

Mental_floss magazine gave us How an Island Full of Landmines Led to a Thriving Penguin Population.

Mal and Chad’s Fill in the Bubble Frenzy came around on Wednesday. The winning entry is from Alan: “Be careful; someone started a flame war between mac and pc users and it’s a long way down.” However, Alan did not select a t-shirt.

In the What Is It? game this week, ladybuggs was the first of many with the correct answer. This is a National Cash Register Stamping Phone, used in bigger department stores. It was for clerks to get approval from “credit specialists” in the back room for customers to charge their purchases. Read more about them here. Ladybuggs wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The funniest answer came from next2exits, who declared that this is a Wisconsin voter polling station. The handset allows the governor to call you and tell you who to vote for. But next2exits didn’t select a shirt.

There are more ways to get your Neatorama fix: If you aren’t checking our Facebook page every day, you’re missing out on extra content, contests, discussions, and links you won’t find here. Also, our Twitter feed

Original Link: http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/23/this-week-at-neatorama-48/

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