Posts tagged "animals"

Cat Proves The iPhone 5s Fingerprint Sensor Also Works For Pawprints

That fancy shmancy new sensor on the iPhone 5s that allows you to unlock your phone with a quick scan of your fingerprint? Turns out it also works for pets! TechCrunch tested the technology on a cat's paw, and while it took a few attempts, sure enough, the phone was able to identify the cat's unique…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 19, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Susan Scatena, The NYC Librarian Who Read To An Alligator

At the beginning of the summer, Queens Library Children's Librarian Susan Scatena came up with a unique way to encourage local kids to participate in her summer reading program: if 300 kids signed up and read at least 4,000 books, she would read a story to an alligator. The wacky challenge was alluring enough to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 18, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Meet Sonya, The Google Street View Rescue Dog

When a woman who had been feeding a stray dog in Los Angeles asked a shelter to help her get the dog off the street, she had a little help in describing the animal's location: "Just look on Google Street View." The dog, who is now named Sonya, had been captured by Google cameras passing…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 15, 2013

A Brief Eulogy For The Frog Who Got Blasted By NASA’s Rocket Launch

We are gathered here today to honor and pay our respects to Frog, the victim of NASA's recent rocket launch. While Frog's dramatic mode of passing may have produced an undeniably humorous photo, we realize that getting blasted 40 feet into the air by a rocket is not particularly pleasant for any species, and therefore…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 13, 2013

Pacu, Testicle-Biting Fish, Caught Near Paris In The Seine

Watch out, France. The infamous testicle-biting fish appears to be on the move. After a fisherman discovered a pacu in the strait of Oresund earlier this year, authorities warned Scandinavian swimmers to be wary while skinny-dipping. Now that a pacu was caught near Paris, it seems the piranha relative is making its way west. Read

By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 5, 2013

To Combat Big Cats, Aussies Deploy Bad Dogs

This just in: Australia's been taken over by enormous cats. Well, sort of: The country's Northern Territory is apparently overrun with feral cats that weigh up to 45 lbs; to smaller creatures, they're basically killing machines, Vice reports, alongside a pretty stunning image. It's posing a threat to the area's biodiversity. "Even a small cat…

By: Newser / September 1, 2013

Colonel Meow, Internet Cat Legend, Wins “World’s Hairiest Cat,” A Guinness World Record

Colonel Meow is revered among Internet cat obsessives for his perpetually smug scowl, and now he has even more reason to sneer at his adoring public. Guinness World Records has officially recognized the two-year-old Himalayan-Persian crossbreed as the cat with the longest fur. In order to get the hair-raising honor, three independent vets each meticulously…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / August 31, 2013

RIP: Gus, The Central Park Zoo’s Beloved “Bored” Polar Bear, Has Died At Age 27

Today in sad animal news (which, in my opinion, is often the saddest kind of sad news): Gus, the beloved polar bear who called the Central Park Zoo his home since 1988, has passed away at age 27. Arguably one of the most iconic animals of all time (he was once served tilapia by Rachael

By: Rachel Krause / August 28, 2013

6 Heart-Warming Stories Of Interspecies Love

Love is a funny thing. It urges us to do things we'd never imagine possible. It is what make us open our hearts to another creature, and this trait doesn't belong to humans alone. Sometimes animals form unusual bonds that bend our understanding of the wild kingdom. Read more at Your Tango...

By: YourTango.com / August 26, 2013

“How Animals Eat Their Food: Part 2″ Is Here!

Hell to the YEAH. I was hoping the comic heroes who made "How Animals Eat Their Food" would make a sequel and THEY DID. Watch funny humans reenact the eating habits of antelopes, bunnies, meerkats, cheetahs, llamas, fruit flies, horses, octopi, hawks, fish and more! By the way, this is exactly what I imagine the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 25, 2013

I Don’t Like The Looks Of This “Cute” New Olinguito Species

I'm all for cute animals. But something about this new species, dubbed the Olinguito, and discovered in Ecuador and Colombia, is suspect. Maybe it's his beady little eyes, or his old lady hands, but the Olinguito looks like he's up to no good. Of course, it can't be easy to be an Olinguito. You're one…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 17, 2013

Behold, The OstrichCopter!

Artist Bart Jansen thrilled us all with his dead cat helicopter. Well, now he's back, with a much bigger, more bizarre (is that possible?) dead animal 'copter project. Jansen and his buddy Arjen Beltman took a dead ostrich that had died at a nearby ostrich farm, strapped a bunch of motorized propellers on it, and created…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 4, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Just A Hillbilly & His Raccoon Dancing To Aretha

Love is a many-splendored thing, and it can exist in a variety of permutations. I mean, who are we to judge the love shared between a man and his raccoon? It's unclear just how "Coon Rippy," a self-described "hillbillly," came upon a raccoon and Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools." But whatever the circumstances, for this brief…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 1, 2013

Oh Mini Pig, I Think We All Feel The Same Way About Ice Cream

There are really only two ways to deal with super hot summer weather: 1) learn to own your boob sweat, because there's just no way to avoid it, and 2) eat ice cream. Lots and lots of ice cream. This mini pig knows what's up, and its facial expression is one we've all made before…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 13, 2013

Wasabi-chan Just Raised The Bar On Cute Kitten-ness

Kitten Wasabi-chan was brutally injured by an errant crow attack as a stray on the streets of Japan. A kind passerby picked up Wasabi-chan and decided to care for her. Wasabi's jaw was damaged and she required regular tube feedings, but hated having the tube stuck down her throat. So her owners came up with…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 12, 2013

10 Reasons I’m Completely And Totally Obsessed With Goats (Illustrated By GIFs)

As is well documented on this site and my Instagram "about me" section, I am hopelessly obsessed with goats, especially baby goats and pygmy goats and fainting goats -- OK, nevermind, I just love ALL THE GOATS. Why am I so enraptured with these bouncy little creatures? Allow me to explain in the most eloquent,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 11, 2013

Life Dream Status: Woman Is Momentarily Buried Under A Pile Of Cuddly Baby Goats

If I subscribed to subjective reality and believed that every person I cross paths with in life is actually a figment of my imagination who appears to teach me some cosmic lesson, I would be very certain that the woman in this video exists to teach me to deal with extreme levels of jealousy i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 8, 2013

Your Daily Squee: Who Knew Freshly Shaved Alpacas Would Be This Cute?

I have mixed feelings about alpacas because when I was growing up I lived next door to an alpaca farm, and let me tell you: those creatures are moodier than the vampires from Twilight. However, this photo, taken on shearing day at a German alpaca farm, is placing me firmly on team pro-alpaca. I mean,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 30, 2013

Pug Party: 10 Random, Adorable Facts About Pugs

My neighbors have an 8-week-old pug puppy that is perhaps the cutest creature who has ever graced this Earth. Right now its head is a bit too big for its body, so as it toddles around the yard it usually tips over, and then just starts chewing on whatever is in the immediate vicinity of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 25, 2013

Man Arrested For ‘Joking’ About Having Sex With Goats

I don't know about you, but to me, nothing screams "hilarity" quite like bestiality. In no-one-gets-the-joke news, Shuan Keith Orris was arrested for disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon after things got violent when questioning bar patrons about their thoughts on fornicating with goats. He was apparently making the rounds at a Wisconsin bar,…

By: Alyson Penn / June 21, 2013
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