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If People Ate Like Animals, Dinner Would Be More Entertaining

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This is how flamingos eat salad!

I’ve been watching this “How Animals Eat Their Food” video non-stop this week and wondering why it didn’t occur to me to make this video first. It should have because I’ve been eating like a flamingo since 1989 to annoy my brother (minus the pink unitard). All this time I could have been entertaining the world. At least my brother knows I thought of it first. After the jump, a German comedy group made a second installment of “How Animals Eat Their Food” parodying the original. It’s equally as captivating and features a sloth and a horse. Keep the animal eating videos coming, world. [Laughing Squid] Keep reading »

Today In Florida: Ginormous, Rat-Sized Snails Invade

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The state of Florida continues to prove that end times are nigh with an infestation of giant African land snails.

This species of snail is a very special one that can grow as large as a rat and subsist on stucco and plaster to keep their shells healthy. (That means they will be devouring Floridians’ homes.) A typical African land snail produces about 1,200 eggs a year, which means that lots more are on the way. AND — added bonus! –they carry a parasitic rat lungworm that can cause illness in humans, including a form of meningitis. (Try to stifle your cheers.) Keep reading »

The Gasoline Huffing Bears Of Russia Need Help

Gasoline huffing has become a serious problem for brown bears living on the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Russia. The bear population has gotten into the kerosene and gasoline, which is used to power the reserve’s helicopters and generators, and have become addicted. The 1,200 pound creatures have taken to stealing fuel barrels, sniffing them until they get woozy and digging holes to pass out in.

Photographer Igor Shpilenok spent seven months documenting these bears and captured them in various stages gasoline use. According to Shpilenok, some of the bears have become so hard up to feed their addiction that they stalk departing helicopters so they can sniff the fumes at takeoff. That sounds like rock bottom to me. Maybe Jeff VanVonderen or Candy Finnigan can help. No bear deserves to live that way. [The Fixx[Photo credit: Igor Shpilenok]

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Watch This: Two Dogs Playing Banjos

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Even better than humans playing banjos!

This is a video of two dogs playing “Dueling Banjos.” And I’m pretty sure that’s all you need to know. [YouTube]

Meet Napoleon And Rojo, Portland’s Therapy Llamas

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"He just brings a smile to absolutely everybody."

Rojo, a 5-foot-tall llama, was happily accepting hugs from passersby at a fair when someone suggested his calm demeanor would make him a great therapist. That’s when a lightbulb went on for his owner, Lori Gregory. She started Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas, and now takes Rojo, along with his alpaca BFF Napoleon and a few other furry camelids to visit children’s hospitals and retirement homes throughout the Portland area. The animals always get a great response from patients and caregivers, and help people forget their worries for awhile. “Everybody has their gifts that they’re given,” says Gregory. “And I believe our llamas are our gift that we share with the community and world.” Check out the sweet video to see Rojo and Napoleon in action! [KOIN 6]

Cats In Pantyhose, It’s All Happening

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I said it couldn’t be done. I was wrong. Here, my friends, is a cat in pantyhose, just chilling with his control top like it’s no big deal. [TruTV]

An Open Letter To Whoever Stole A Goat From A Petting Zoo And Took It To A Bar At 1:30 AM

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Dear Goat Thief,

Listen, I get it. There is nary a time when I watch a funny goat video or walk by the urban goat sanctuary by my house (I live in Portland) and don’t plot a way to steal the adorable goats and make them my pets. My eventual life goal is to have a herd of a thousand pygmy goats who all wear coordinating sweaters, and it can be frustrating that my current lifestyle does not allow for that. Stealing just one goat often seems like a quick fix for my sad, goat-less life.

Perhaps you felt the same way when you abducted a pygmy goat from a Montana petting zoo. The next part though, the part where you took said goat to a bar at 1:30 in the morning, that’s the part I don’t really understand. Keep reading »

This 3-Year-Old Sea Lion Has Excellent Taste In Music

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Watch her rock out to "Boogie Wonderland"!

This is Ronan, a three-year old sea lion living at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and she loves to dance. She first bobbed her head to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Down On The Corner,” and since then has rocked out to songs by the Backstreet Boys and Earth, Wind & Fire. Aside from being adorable, Ronan’s dance moves are actually kind of a big deal from a scientific perspective: researchers previously believed that animals could only keep a rhythm if they were able to mimic the sound vocally (which is why certain birds can “dance” to pop songs). “It may be that rhythmic ability is more widespread in the animal kingdom than previously thought,” says Peter Cook, one of the researchers who has been working with Ronan. Personally, I can’t wait for “So You Think You Can Dance: Animal Edition.” Ronan will be a tough act to follow. [YouTube via Huffington Post]

9 Animals Who Are Into Oral Sex

A recent study of fruit bats found cunnilingus to be a major part of their repertoire. While following a colony of 420 bats roosting in a fig tree over the course of 13 months, researchers witnessed 57 incidences of sex — both oral and intercourse. The female bats who received oral sex before intercourse were found to last longer during copulation. Imagine that. Oh, the power of foreplay.

“Initially, males groomed their penises to go erect before approaching females. When they gently touched females with their wings, females typically moved away, and males followed. When the females stopped moving, the males started licking the females’ vaginas,” reports Live Science.

I have to stop because this bat porn is getting way erotic. All those wild roostings in the fig tree are making me blush. Male bats have officially earned their stripes as the most giving dudes in the animal kingdom.

Click through for some more animals who are known to be orally inclined. [Live Science]

Your Daily Squee: Newborn Lambs In Neon Sweaters

Britain’s winters get chilly. What’s a newborn lamb to do? Augment your natural wool coat with a trendy neon sweater, obviously. [Buzzfeed]

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