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10 New Weirdest, Worst Fears Inspired By The Porcupine That Fell On A Woman’s Head

10 New Weirdest, Worst Fears Inspired By The Porcupine That Fell On A Woman's Head

A big thank you to Sandra Nabucco, the Brazilian woman who reminds us that our weirdest worst fears can come true. While the 52-year-old was out walking her dog, a porcupine fell off a telephone wire and landed on her head, leaving 200 quills in Nabucco’s scalp. “It was a huge shock. I felt a thud on my head and then felt spines with my hands. The pain was enormous,” she said of the incident. If porcupines are literally falling from the sky now, who’s to say a shark couldn’t jump out of our car while we’re driving or a lion couldn’t randomly appear in the gym steam room right when you drop your towel? Inspired by Mrs. Nabucco’s unlucky plight, here are a few of our weirdly specific phobias that might be more realistic than we thought…. Keep reading »

The ‘Possum Drop’ Is The North Carolina Answer To New Year’s Celebrations

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Throughout the years, there have been hundreds of variations on the classic New Year’s Eve ball drop. Georgia drops a peach, Pennsylvania drops a Liberty Bell, and MTV even once dropped Mark Wahlberg’s pants. But in Brasstown, N.C., they drop a live possum … for real. Read more on Huffington Post …

2013: The Year In Goats!

2013 The Year In Goats

Even if you’re not an obsessive goat lover like me, you’ve got to admit 2013 was a huuuuuge year for goats. These mischievous little bovids bounced their way into music videos, Taylor Swift songs, the Guinness Book of World Records, airport maintenance programs, bars, and even Jose Canseco’s trunk. For posterity’s sake, here’s a compendium of all the top goat stories of the year: Keep reading »

Beep! Sugar Glider Impersonates Miley Cyrus

The tongue! The tongue! It’s so tiny, but it’s perfect. The sugar glider manages to makes it seem far more wholesome than Miley. [Reddit]

Your Daily Squee: The Real-Life Fox And The Hound

Norwegian photographer Torgeir Berge was stunned when his dog Tinni met a wild fox in the woods, and instead of fighting with it or chasing it away, seemed to enjoy its company. The fox, who was eventually named Sniffer, also showed an immediate affection for Tinni. The two animals quickly became best friends, and a real-life version of “The Fox and the Hound” was born. Keep reading »

British Bookseller Waterstones Overshadows Amazon’s New Drone Program

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Sorry, Amazon: your robot drone delivery program just got one-upped, in terms of both efficiency and novelty. The future of delivery will not be dependent on technology, but rather winged animals — that is, if one British book retail giant has any say in it. Waterstones has trounced Amazon’s plans (which, really, now seem quaint in comparison) by announcing the introduction of their O.W.L.S., or Ornithological Waterstones Landing Service. A fleet of specially trained owls will be ordained with the task of delivering your Waterstones package within 30 minutes. Dispiritingly, this is only proposed as a future plan: as the bookseller’s appropriately named press manager, Jon Owls, reasons, “It takes ages to train owls to do anything, and we only just thought of it this morning.” [Refinery29]

9 Vintage Photos That Prove Bears Are Awesome Forever

9 Vintage Photos That Prove Bears Are Awesome Forever

Bears always have been and always will be totally awesome, and we have the pictures to prove it. Click to see more awesome photos on Huffington Post…

Worst Nightmare: Dozens Of Deadly Spiders Hatch From A Banana And Infest Family’s Home

Fear Of Spiders?
Females may be more disposed to a fear of spiders than males. Read More »
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Woman Finds Brazilian Wandering Spiders In Her Banana

Consi Taylor was half done eating the banana when she noticed white spots on the peel. Upon closer inspection, she realized those spots were moving, and when dozens of the spots jumped off the banana and began quickly scattering around her family’s home, she realized they were SPIDERS. As if this fruit horror story wasn’t horrible enough, they weren’t just any spiders, either — they were Brazilian wandering spiders, AKA the deadliest spider in the world, with venom powerful enough to kill a grown man in about an hour. Keep reading »

The Daily Squee: The Bravest Little Goat There Ever Was

OMG! Goat GIFs!!
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10 reasons I'm totally obsessed with goats. Read More »
Baby Goats Jumping
These week-old baby goats are learning important jumping skills. Read More »
Skateboarding Goat
Skateboarding Goat
Meet Happie the skateboarding goat. Read More »
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Leap of faith!

This baby goat has decided that his days in the pen are over. They say you have to step on others to get to the top, but this escape artist took it literally. I wonder if he planned his way out for a while with his donkey friend before taking his leap to freedom or just seized an opportunity when it presented itself. Either way, I admire him for being so brave!  He could have ended up impaled on the side of a fence, but instead he’s runnin’ free around the barnyard. [Huffington Post]

Meet Kerri Wolter, The Queen Of The Vultures

Kerri Wolter, otherwise known as the woman who flies with vultures, has been paragliding with the carcass-eating birds for the last 11 years. (Yes, that’s a real job — flying with vultures in the African wilderness and caring for them at a vulture conservation center. You can add that to the long list of things you didn’t know people could make money doing.) The 36-year-old has learned a lot from these endangered creatures (which terrify most of us) and would like to spread their winged wisdom:

“When you’re up close and personal with them, you learn things other people don’t understand. They are as individual as humans with personalities and moods. They might look mean but they are gentle and intelligent. They fly right alongside and are very curious – they just want to play with you. To see them wild and free like that was almost spiritual.”

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