Archive for December 21st, 2014

How Adopting a Pig Changed One Couple's Lives

Canadian couple Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter adopted what they thought was a pygmy piglet and brought her to live with them. They named their pet Esther. Within two years, Esther grew to be a whopping 667 pounds! It wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/How-Adopting-a-Pig-Changed-One-Couples-Lives/

10 of the United States' Most Intriguing Archaeological Mysteries

There are quite a few places where early Americans left their marks, but did not leave us any explanations. European explorers had never seen anything like them, and local people said they’d always been there for r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/10-of-the-United-States-Most-Intriguing-Archaeological-Mysteries/

Venus Flytrap Wearing a Santa Costume

This is Charlie, the star of a YouTube channel maintained by Kluna Tik. His owner feeds him and dresses him on camera. Charlie lives a wild, adventurous life. In this video, he dons a Santa Claus costume.In another...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/Venus-Flytrap-Wearing-a-Santa-Costume/

Kangaroo Puts Quick End to Drone

[http://youtu.be/UFWUlObSgn0]YouTube LinkWe've seen Rambro the angry ram smash a noisy quadcopter drone that got too close up in his biz. Here's new footage of what looks to be a mama ka...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/Kangaroo-Puts-Quick-End-to-Drone/

The Year in Media Errors and Corrections

In Poynter’s annual roundup of the funniest, weirdest, and most egregious errors and corrections, the top prize went to an incident in which a satirical website was quoted as real. That happens more often than you&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/The-Year-in-Media-Errors-and-Corrections/

How One Little Addition Can Change The Entire Meaning Of A Photo

Ever since Photoshop came to town photos have become much less believable overall, because anybody can now erase, shape, edit, airbrush, color correct, clone stamp, warp, filter, soften via blur and add to any and all ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/How-One-Little-Addition-Can-Change-The-Entire-Meaning-Of-A-Photo/

Merry Cthulhumas! - Have You Been Naughty Or Nice?

Merry Cthulhumas! by Captain RibManThat Great Old One with the squid for a face used to be a real sourpuss, hell bent on subjugating and eliminating mankind, but then he met a man named Santa who changed his entire outl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/Merry-Cthulhumas-Have-You-Been-Naughty-Or-Nice/

Best Films of 2014

[http://youtu.be/er8-Vq__cRE]YouTube LinkFlavorwire has assembled their end-of-year selections for the best films of 2014. They list 25 titles, one of which is the fascinating documentary Finding Viv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/Best-Films-of-2014/

Husky and Puppies

[http://youtu.be/BHJHnUAgZ3Y] (YouTube link)Parenting can be a lot of fun when you’re not stressed out about daycare and bills and what Timmy just ate. Here, a husky mom discovers that when herpuppies learn to get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/Husky-and-Puppies/

College Offers a Minor in Comedy

(Photo: Matt)Are you funny? Your jokes on open mike night at the local comedy club may not make the audience laugh, but an official college degree in comedy probably will. Emerson College, a private college in Boston and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/College-Offers-a-Minor-in-Comedy/

18 Animals Whose Lives Were Improved by Prosthetics

Chris P. Bacon When injuries cause the loss of a functioning body part, the results are the same in animals as well as people. There is a sense of profound loss and a period of grief and depression as a res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/18-Animals-Whose-Lives-Were-Improved-by-Prosthetics/

A Pictorial History of Santa Claus

We often think that the image of Santa Claus as we know him came from Thomas Nast’s illustrations or the description in Clement Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Some people will tell you that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/A-Pictorial-History-of-Santa-Claus/

Busking at NYC Subway Turns into an Impromptu Ballet Performance

A string quartet plays inside a subway station in New York City. That's awesome. But then, at the 2:07 mark in the video below, it gets awesomer. A group of ballet dancers pass by. They join in the fun,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/21/Busking-at-NYC-Subway-Turns-into-an-Impromptu-Ballet-Performance/




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