The humble platypus is a creature I never considered the cuteness of. But as this squee-dorable video of a platypus enjoying belly rubs clearly shows, platypi are a cuteness force to be reckoned with. The critters, which are native to Australia and Tasmania, have bills like a duck and slick fur and tails like a beaver. Just be careful around a male platypus because he carries enough venom to kill a small animal, or so says Wikipedia. Not quite as cute as baby pandas, but cute enough. [Neatorama]
Since the world has reached a dangerous Miley Cyrus oversaturation point, we’ve vowed to limit our Miley coverage to stories involving strange, endearing Celine Dion quotes or cute animals reenacting her sexy music videos. With that in mind, here’s a pug dressed up as the wrecking ball from the “Wrecking Ball” video. Enjoy. [Neatorama]
You mean this baby panda video existed on the Internet for a full 24 hours before I saw it on HyperVocal? You mean no one else noticed that the almost-eight-week-old panda at the National Zoo was squealing adorably as it got some shots? You mean no one thought to call, email, tweet, Facebook message, Instagram, Vine or skywrite write to me immediately? Who are you people?! [HyperVocal]
I really was planning on putting the kibosh on Miley Cyrus-related posts for awhile, but I hope you’ll forgive me for making an exception so soon. Because this “Wrecking Ball” parody, featuring an obese hedgehog named Regina, is too flawless not to be shared. [YouTube]
Are you still serving your cat a tepid bowl of tap water alongside their crystal plate of Fancy Feast? Ugh, how dare you insult them like that? Distinguished felines deserve a much more refined beverage pairing. Like wine. For cats. Thanks to a Japanese company, now oenophile kitties can partake in a vino just for them: it’s called ”Nyan Nyan Nouveau,” and while it doesn’t have any alcohol in it (probably for the best, as everyone knows there’s nothing meaner than a wine-drunk cat), it does contain Cabernet grape juice and catnip to get them feeling nice and frisky. [Kotaku]
If you are a human being with a heart and a soul and the ability to emote and feel, you will most certainly enjoy clicking on the video above and watching the mesmerizing live feed of these baby fainting goats from the Barnyard Buddies farm in Colorado. For the uninitiated, fainting goats are goats that have a inherited and harmless genetic condition that causes their muscles to freeze when they’re startled or excited. They don’t actually faint — just collapse to the ground, completely aware of their surroundings, and are not harmed! This is truly the most adorable affliction I’ve ever heard of. This live cam is highly recommended, but if goats aren’t your thing, check out some other animal cams after the jump!
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