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Oskar and the Christmas Tree

(YouTube link) Oskar the blind kitten (previously at Neatorama) has grow into a good-sized cat -and he has a Facebook page. In this video, he wrestles that strange thing we call a Christmas tree. His friend Klaus watches from the sidelines. -via The Daily What

Insects In Amber Fossils Oldest In The World

Insects In Amber Fossils Amber is fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has been appreciated for its color and natural organic beauty since Neolithic times. Amber is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry. There are five classes of amber, defined on the basis of their chemical [...]

Did Czech President Steal a Pen?

Czech President Václav Klaus really, really liked a pen put in front of him during his official visit to Chile. Check out his smooooth moves in palming the pen. No one will notice … : Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]

Soviet Work Safety Posters

English Russia, a blog that presents readers with the oddities and wonders of Russia, has a collection of graphic work safety posters from the Soviet Union. They get rather blunt, but it would be hard to top the German masterpiece Forklift Driver Klaus. Link via The Agitator

Baby Born With Massive Head

Neurosurgeons at a hospital in San Antonio are fighting to save the life of an 11-month old baby born with a rare condition that caused his head to swell to more than twice the normal size. “Baby Klaus,” as his parents and local media are calling him, was born with hydrocephalus, a build-up of excess fluid [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Attended College Post-Fame

Just because you’ve made millions before the age of 18 doesn’t mean you don’t need an education. Just ask Emma Watson and the Olsen twins. Despite earning a more-than respectable living before most of us have even held down a part-time job, these 10 celebrities decided they needed something to fall back on should the [...]