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Gorilla Gets Pet Bunny Rabbit

Samantha is a 47-year-old western lowland gorilla who lives at the Erie Zoo. Her gorilla partner died in 2005, and zoo officials believe she is too old to confront another new gorilla. But to keep her from loneliness, they found her a companion in a young Dutch rabbit named Panda. “To have something sharing their space [...]

Evil Twins from ’60s Television

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The “evil twin” is a very old plot device in many forms of entertainment. Edgar Allan Poe used the device in the short story William Wilson. The story (almost a perfect pattern to the much later “evil twins” [...]

Samantha The Raccoon Is At The Centre Of Controversy

A Toronto Ontario man took a shovel to a family of raccoons that were damaging his gardens. Neighbours, woken by screams, called Animal Services. Meanwhile the mother raccoon came down to the injured baby that had been hit with the spade and picked it up and carried it away. A second pup was taken to Procyon Wildlife, [...]

11 Fictional Family Trees

They say you can’t tell the players without a program! When a story is an “epic saga” or a long-running series, some kind of guide will help immensely. Plot lines turn on family secrets, and fresh material is injected by the introduction of yet another relative. And sometimes, complicated bloodlines meet as characters marry each [...]

This Week at Neatorama

Arrrr! Tomorrow is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! To get ready, you might want to check out these Neatorama articles about pirates: Pirate Lore: 7 Myths and Trrrrruths About Pirates! or The Last Great Buried Treasure Mystery: The Money Pit at Oak Island or Neatorama Facts: Pirates of the Caribbean. You’ll also want to [...]