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Photobombing ‘Shark’ Actually A Dolphin, Expert Says

When is a shark not a shark? When it’s (likely) a dolphin. Last Friday, June Emerson of California took a picture of her 12-year-old boy and a friend at Manhattan Beach. It was a typical fun-in-the-sun shot, except for a scary looking, shadowy figure in the surf, just behind the boys. It immediately went viral as a… More »


Glow-In-The-Dark Piglets Created In China Using Jellyfish DNA

Just in time for Christmas, a team of scientists in China were able to create 10 little piglets that glow green under black fluorescent lights, thanks to a technique developed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Medicine.

Scientists, however, are not creating glowing farm animals for seasonal décor. The goal of… More »


5 Animal Rights Campaigns That Managed To Screw Over Animals

Let’s face it: If good intentions were all it took to accomplish anything, we’d have fixed the world centuries ago. But a poorly thought out good idea can do just as much harm as a well-executed terrible one, and if you don’t know what we mean, just look at the animal welfare movement. Sometimes, in… More »


Poor Patch The Puppy Has To Go Around Looking Like Adolf Hitler All The Time

Not cute: Hitler. So cute it should be condemned: Patch, the puppy who bears an irrefutable, if unfortunate, resemblance to the Nazi leader. With his black “mustache” and a large dark area covering the left side of his head, the French bulldog/shih tzu cross could almost be mistaken for the dictator, if he weren’t a… More »


This Is A Video Of A Dolphin Masturbating With A Dead Fish

OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS. I have no idea why this video, which is almost a year old, has just begun making the mass rounds on the internet, but it is NOT TO BE MISSED. It’s 44 seconds of a DOLPHIN IN AN AQUARIUM MASTURBATING WITH A BEHEADED FISH, why would you ever not want… More »


I Don’t Really Understand The Appeal Of Japan’s New Owl Cafes

Is it just me, or does the concept of an owl cafe not quite possess the same appeal as their predecessor, cat cafes? A bird of prey is not exactly my ideal coffee ‘n’ crumb cake companion … but as Japan would have it, “fukurou” cafes offering owl-themed food and drink are all the rage,… More »


Giant George, Former Guinness World’s Tallest Dog, Has Died

A gentle giant has gone to doggy heaven.

Giant George was formerly the world’s tallest dog, according to Guinness World Records. With a staggering height of 43 inches, Giant George towered above most living things he came into contact with. Read more at Huffington Post…More »


Rihanna Brings Some Serious Style To The Johannesburg Zoo

Rihanna gets a lot done in a day, regardless of whether or not a proper pair of pants is involved. Her trip to South Africa this week yielded not only a history-making performance as the youngest ever female artist to sell out the Johannesburg stadium, but also — more importantly — plenty of opportunities to… More »


It’s Tuesday, So Watch This Baby White Lion Cub Try To Roar

Who needs breaking news and celebrity coverage when there’s a baby white lion cub to be watched? Especially one that’s trying to roar for the very first time? The cub, who has yet to be named, was just born last Thursday at Belgrade Zoo in Serbia. That is one fresh cub! White lions, by the… More »


Animal-Control Officer Hid 850 Snakes Worth $500,000 In His Home

An animal-control officer had hundreds of snakes, including two 6-foot Burmese pythons, at his home, where he ran an illegal side business selling them, authorities said Thursday.

There were 850 snakes worth half a million dollars in a detached garage at the Shirley home of Richard Parrinello, including the Burmese pythons, which are… More »


Nothing To See Here, Just Your Standard Horse On A Roof

It’s a rare, impressive instance in which a legitimate photograph outdoes a Photoshopped piece in all-around inconceivability, but I daresay this real-life horse on a roof does just that. Pat Downey’s brother-in-law Archie snapped this bizarre photo of one of Pat’s racing horses just hangin’ out on the roof of her New Brunswick farmhouse. Don’t… More »


Choupette Scores Her First Vogue Cover, Seriously Upstages Linda Evangelista

As far as designers go, Karl Lagerfeld is notoriously loyal to his muses — for instance, while most brands will hold on to a spokesmodel for only a few years before ushering in the new guard, Karl has retained Keira Knightley as the face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance since 2006. Model monogamy is kind… More »


This Is How Parisians Trim The Grass

In an effort to make Paris a greener city, this week, city officials introduced a group of two-foot-tall Bretton sheep to “eco-graze” their way through half an acre of park in the in the 19th Arrondissement. These adorable lawnmowers will be keeping the grass well-maintained until October at which time they’ll be moved to a… More »


This Cat Is What I Look Like When I’m Watching My Stories

Is there anything funnier than a cat sitting up like a person? How about a cat sitting up like a person watching TV? Not bad, Internet, not bad. [YouTube]

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10 Corgis Getting Ready For Halloween

Corgis are, to me, God’s comedy. I understand that they had some breeding reason to make a dog with short legs and a wide body, but come on, look at those guys! THEY ARE WALKING HILARITY! And what’s better than a regular ol’ corgi doing corgi things? A corgi in a costume. Which is why… More »


7 Adorable Interspecies Adoptions

Earlier this week, important news broke: a mutt named Lejon adopted white lion cub JoJo after JoJo’s mom became sick and was unable to take care of her. They’re the best of friends, and oh my God, my mind is exploding from the combined cuteness. Make. It. Stop.

But Lejon is hardly the… More »


This Cat Really, Really Doesn’t Want To Go To The Vet

It might just be that I happen to own to highly evolved cats (hello Colonel Mustard and Pony), but it really sounds like this unhappy cat is saying “I don’t want it.” As in, I don’t want to go to the vet you stupid, stupid lady why are you making me? I’m inclined to agree… More »


The Cat Relaxation You Didn’t Know You Needed

Cats live very stressful lives. You might not have known it, because they hide it very well, with all their fur licking, sleeping, pooping and general air of cool detachment and remove. But if this video of a cat enjoying the spoils of a neck massager is any indication, cats need all the relaxation they… More »


The Sloths Are Coming! The Sloths Are Coming!

We love sloths, and we couldn’t be happier that the slow little buggers will be getting their own one hour television show on Animal Planet, debuting this Saturday evening. Mark your calendars! … More »


The Thing About Ostrich Penises

Oh, the things I learn in a day of trolling the interweb for penis stories. Today, oh glorious day, I learned that the ostrich hard-on, unlike other bird erections, is of the blood vascular variety as opposed to a lymphatic type. If you are learned in the science realm, then you’ll know that reptiles and… More »


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