Archive for November 29th, 2015

Americapox: The Missing Plague

Diseases brought by Europeans wiped out 90% of the people living in the New World, which allowed conquest and colonization. That happens when long-isolated populations meet for the first time. Have you ever wondered why...

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Finding Your Purpose

(Lunarbaboon)Your life could serve as an inspiration for others. Or it could be a warning.But no matter what you do, in even small ways, you can help other people find fulfilllment and joy. So go out and do good in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Finding-Your-Purpose/

Americans Watch Anime For The First Time

It's hard to imagine anybody who grew up watching cartoons in the last thirty five years or so could have completely avoided watching any anime, but believe it or not poor anime deprived souls are out there.They have no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Americans-Watch-Anime-For-The-First-Time/

Brothers Rescue Bald Eagle, Take Selfie

Neil and Michael Fletcher, brothers from Sudbury, Ontario, found a bald eagle with one foot stuck in a hunting trap. They approached the skittish bird and draped a sweater over its head. The eagle eventually calmed down...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Brothers-Rescue-Bald-Eagle-Take-Selfie/

Lions Play Laziest Game of Ball Ever

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r05k1yFTDdU](Video Link)The three lions are playing ball--just barely. In contrast with a fast-paced game of human soccer, the trio remain firmly affixed to the floor. To make it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Lions-Play-Laziest-Game-of-Ball-Ever/

SF Selfie - Social Media Has Hit The Streets

SF Selfie by LouisrosWhen the selfie craze reached the Street Fighter universe it immediately started causing all kinds of problems, mostly because that stretchy goofball Dhalsim wouldn't put his phone down and fight! T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/SF-Selfie-Social-Media-Has-Hit-The-Streets/

Wacky Big Mac Videos From McDonald's Dubsmash Competition In Malaysia

McDonald's runs some pretty lame ad campaigns here in the U.S., but overseas they run all kinds of crazy promotions that make them look a heck of a lot cooler than some commercial aimed at hipsters. (Via Insta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Wacky-Big-Mac-Videos-From-McDonalds-Dubsmash-Competition-In-Malaysia/

22 Fun Facts About Scrooged

The Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol has been adapted in many different ways. In 1988, it was made into a comedy! The characters were brought into the modern world, and the plot centered around Bill Murra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/22-Fun-Facts-About-Scrooged/

Security Guards Report The Strangest Things They’ve Seen On Camera

Video Surveillance Camera | Image: Author name unknown / Wikimedia CommonsYet another gem from Ask Reddit: a security guard tell-all. What sort of oddities show up on surveillance camera footage or is observed b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Security-Guards-Report-The-Strangest-Things-Theyve-Seen-On-Camera/

Dreams: Potential vs. Reality

Have you ever tried to direct your dreams? Think of something wonderful as you are falling asleep to see if it stays in your brain. Well, your brain has different ideas. Sarah Andersen illustrates that terrifically in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Dreams-Potential-vs-Reality/

Japanese Railroad Creates Turtle Tunnels

(Photos: Suma Aqualife Park)Rocket News 24 reports that railroads in Japan have a problem: turtles wander onto their tracks and get stuck between the switching rails. When the switches flip, they fail to close completely...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Japanese-Railroad-Creates-Turtle-Tunnels/

Sad, Sad Jingle Bells

Your winter wonderland of snow is cold, wet, and slippery. The sleigh skids off a cliff and everyone dies. Or else you get pneumonia and frostbite, too. That’s the mood of this version of "Jingle Bells."[https://yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Sad-Sad-Jingle-Bells/

2,300-Year Old Board Game Discovered in Ancient Chinese Tomb

(Photos: Chinese Cultural Relics journal)In 1974, farmers in China uncovered the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Since then archaeologists at the site have found well-preserved grave goods dating back 2,300 years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/1400-Year-Old-Board-Game-Discovered-in-Ancient-Chinese-Tomb/

Does It Pay to be Kind to Strangers?

Science has shown us that people who are generous and altruistic are happier and healthier than people who aren’t, no matter what economic class they belong to. But it’s not as easy to be kind to strangers as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/29/Does-It-Pay-to-be-Kind-to-Strangers/
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