Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’
Most children today have grown up watching the classic Christmas special 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' that was filmed using stop-motion animation. As the winter holiday season fast approaches and you settle down to watch 'Rudolph' on television, check out these ten cool facts that you didn't know about one of themost famous Christmas specials of all time.
The Top 10 Creepiest Disney Villains
While most Disney villains were bumbling idiots, there were a few who weren't. These black-hearted rogues sent chills down our spines as we watched our favorite animated movies over and over again. Read on to find out why these characters were the creme de la creme of the Disney villain world...
Get a Sneak Peek at the Cute Canine Contenders of Animal Planet’s 2013 ‘Puppy Bowl’
The Animal Planet's 'Puppy Bowl' has announced their lineup for 2013. This hit Superbowl spoof features adorable puppies that hail from rescue organizations both in the US and Puerto Rico and will air on February 3rd at 3PM. The show will also feature the fan favorite Kitty Halftime Show to satisfy the cat lovers who just adore watching cuddly kittens play and the fuzzy baby chicken cheerleaders t
Oxford Graduate Lives ‘Hobbit’ Lifestyle in Wales
58-year-old Oxford Graduate Emma Orbach decided 13 years ago to shun society and live in a mudhut she built herself and named 'Tir Ysbrydol' or "Spirit Land" in Welsh. Emma keeps absolutely no technology or electricity in her home; even when her children visit, they are banned from bringing devices such as cell phones or laptops with them.
The Best ‘Les Miserables’ Covers on YouTube
In honor of the upcoming release of the big screen version of the beloved musical 'Les Miserables,' we've compiled a list of the 10 most creative 'Les Mis' covers on YouTube. From protests to dance pop remixes, these videos are a unique spin on a much-beloved musical-turned-movie.
10-Year-Old Thief Steals Over $1,600 So She Can Play Video Games
In China's Quangang, Fujian province, a ten year-old girl is now in big trouble after she stole $1,600 from a cell phone shop to buy video games. Had it not been for the security cameras catching a video of her crawling on the floor, she would've gotten away with it too.
New Verizon Cable Box to Spy on Customers
Verizon has recently patented a cable DVR box that will use audio and video to record and analyze what's going on in your living room so that they can provide targeted ads in real time on the TV to suit what's going on. Um, Big Brother much?
Robotic Mannequins Are Being Used to Spy on Shoppers
If you ever get a creepy feeling that the mannequins in the department store are watching you, you just might be right. Some fashion brands are now using mannequins equipped with technology used to identify criminals at airports to watch shoppers at their stores.
Real Life Grinch Busted for Telling Kids That Santa Doesn’t Exist
Bah, humbug! A Canadian Grinch ruined the annual holiday parade for dozens of children last Saturday. The intoxicated 24-year-old man, who hailed from Kingston, was arrested after police received a complaint. Parents informed authorities that this jerk ruined Christmas for their youngsters by walking up and down the parade lines and telling them that Santa Claus doesn't exist.
Used Bookstore Introduces Book Vending Machine
What bibliophile hasn't dreamed of just putting money into a vending machine and out comes a book that you can read to your heart's content? Sounds great, but not very likely, right? Well, that's where you're wrong. The Monkey's Paw, a used bookstore in Toronto, Canada has created such a machine.