This week on The History of Fun, we are delving into the wild history of Neopets, from its British origins to its surprise takeover by high-ranking Scientology members and the eventual collapse.
Special thanks to everyone who participated in our new segment, Reader Only Memories, wherein we share listener stories about the topic at hand. Here is the full thread of responses:
hello! were you ever big into NEOPETS? did you manage to get a petpet or, better yet, a poogle? or were you only on there for the minigames? tell me and you may be featured on @TheHistoryOfFun :3— allegra frank (@LegsFrank) April 12, 2018
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