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The Blind Baby Rhino

Nicky is a four-month-old rhinoceros who was born blind. He lives with the family of Mike Watson, head of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, where he has round-the-clock supervision, a dog for a friend, and a padded pen to keep him safe. The folks at Lewa hope to bring in a specialist to remove [...]

How To Write a Love Letter

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research. (Image credit: Flickr user Kristina Alexanderson) An application of current communications techniqueby Joshua LedermanSpecial Instructor of Writing Department of English, Emmanuel College, Boston, Massachusetts [EDITOR’S NOTE: Professor Lederman has tried, for many years, to teach college students how to write. He got to thinking about [...]

10 Interesting Facts About Chameleons

There’s no denying that chameleons are fascinating creatures if only for their awesome color-changing abilities and amazing eyes, but Twisted Sifter has a list 10 facts about these amazing creatures and you might be surprised what you don’t already know about them. For example: Almost half of the world’s chameleon species live on the island of [...]

Radi-Aid

(YouTube link) Africans are banding together to help their brothers and sisters in Norway. The goal is to send radiators to those poor cold Norwegians, and spread the warmth of global brotherhood. The theme song is performed by an all-star group called Africa for Norway. Link -via Everlasting Blort

Urine-Powered Generator

At the Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, four teenage girls came up with a rather remarkable invention: urine-powered generator (well, supposedly – but don’t let skept-pee-cism* ruin our fun here). Possibly one of the more unexpected products at Maker Faire Africa [...]

13 Vintage Photos Of Hurricanes And Their Aftermath

As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast, here’s a look back at other dramatic hurricanes in American history. Galveston, Texas Hurricane, September 1900 This hurricane was the deadliest in U.S. history—the estimated death toll was 8000 (to compare, 1800 people died during Hurricane Katrina). Damage to a church. The hurricane, which had a storm [...]

Tituba, the Early American Witch

Barring fictional characters, a slave named Tituba is America’s most famous “witch.” She was there at Ground Zero in the case of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. But because she was a slave, her documented biography is sparse compared to other accused witches of Salem. Photograph by Flickr user ISD 191 Performing Arts Programs. Samuel Parris [...]

The Weirdest Dog You’ve Ever Seen

Photo: National Geographic Channel No, actually that’s not a dog. Herpetologist Brady Barr (previously on Neatorama) of Nat Geo WILD’s Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr is hugging a Japanese [...]

11 Legendary Monsters of Africa

The legendary monsters series continues with some scary stories from Africa. There are so many nations and discrete communities in Africa that the problem here was not finding the legendary stories, but whittling down the list to a manageable number. 1. Inkanyamba The Inkanyamba is a huge carnivorous eel-like animal in the legends of the Zulu and [...]

Billionaire Buccaneer Seized Argentinian Navy’s Flagship Over Unpaid Debt

What do you do when a sovereign nation refuses to pay its debt to you? Most people wouldn’t, couldn’t do anything … but not billionaire Paul Singer. He decided to play pirate: A billionaire buccaneer from Wall Street declared war on Argentina [...]