Watch This: A deer rescued from slippery ice, one man's incredible Christmas lights display, and more

Watch This: A deer rescued from slippery ice, one man's incredible Christmas lights display, and more





For 30 years, "Mr. Christmas's" lights display has drawn spectators from all over the world. Plus, the real Saint Nicholas, and more | 
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Watching This Starving Polar Bear Is Heart-Wrenching
Climate change is largely a silent and hidden disaster. Its impacts are often discussed in terms of years or decades, accompanied with charts and graphs that don't easily portray the dire real life consequences.

Though it is common not to see ice in this part of the world in the summer, this video is a sobering look at what happens when ice disappears. Polar bears worldwide rely on seals as the main part of their diet, and as ice vanishes, so does their food. They starve to death. It's rare to have footage that so emotionally and explicitly shows what humans are doing to the planet, and to all of the other living creatures that inhabit it with us.

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Firefighter Saves Deer Stranded on Slippery Ice
Do you ever feel like you've fallen down and just can't get up, no matter how hard you try? Well, maybe you have that in common with the deer in this video. The stagnant fellow somehow got stranded out in the middle of a frozen pond on a golf course in Oregon, unable to get traction with its slippery hooves. Then, in comes a good-guy firefighter with an ice rescue sled to save the day.
Elaina Zachos, online writer
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Meet the Real Man Beneath the Legend of Saint Nick
Over the centuries, Saint Nicholas has morphed from a fiery defender of Christianity to the list-making, gift-giving Santa Claus who visits good children all over the world. At first, the stark contrast between these two men seems incompatible. How could one give way to the other? But as I researched this topic, I came to realize that while Saint Nicholas's image has softened in popular culture, the essence of his giving spirit has remained the same, and lives on through his modern representation, Santa Claus.
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See Incredible Masterpieces Unfold… From Footprints in the Snow
We tend to think of patterns as something human-made—the windows of a skyscraper, a houndstooth jacket. But from snowflakes to sunflowers, nature is full of patterns beyond our imagination. In this short film by Flash Studio, artist Simon Beck paces seemingly random paths in fresh snowfields only to reveal that his tracks form stunning fractals and spirals. It's as if instead of meticulously plotting his course, he's simply following a pattern already present in the earth.
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The Heartwarming Reason for This 30-Year Christmas Lights Tradition
Every Christmas, Bruce Mertz brightens the holiday season by covering his house with more than 50,000 lights. He has obsessively added to his dazzling display for decades, creating beautiful, towering fixtures that people travel across the country to see. In this offbeat, heart-warming portrait, we discover how a kid who grew up on a farm with no electricity became the magical "Mr. Christmas" so cherished by his community.
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