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Prisoners Rehabilitate Death Row Cats

Small programs like this can have big impacts on the people (and animals, in this case) involved.  Sadly this is the kind of thing any cost-cutting, tough-on-crime government would be quick to cut in funding. “When you’re doing prison time, you get set in certain ways and forget what it’s like to have everyday interactions […]

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I’d known about the recent development of lobster as “fancy food”, but this article had some surprises to it. I particularly love the idea of servants rebelling against thrice-a-week lobster dinners.  “More potatoes and cabbage, or else!” In North America, the American lobster did not achieve popularity until the mid-19th century, when New Yorkers and […]

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Kitty Corliss

I didn’t realise this was a reference to a basejumping video that used the same dramatic music cues. I also didn’t care. I’ve watched this easily 20 times now and it still makes me cry with laughter. SAIIIIIIL! Kitty Corliss “Grinding the Crack” – YouTube.

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Spider That Builds Its Own Spider Decoys

The test of advanced animal intelligence is tool use. More and more animals are joining the primates in this group.  This artistic spider has even learned how to make decoys. In September, Torres was leading visitors into a floodplain surrounding Peru’s Tambopata Research Center, located near the western edge of the Amazon. From a distance, they […]

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Monkey Found at Toronto Ikea

Animal control came to collect a monkey from a Toronto Ikea store on Sunday, after the animal was spotted in the parking lot… “It must be somebody’s pet because he was wearing a jacket,” the spokesperson said, referring to the monkey, which was wearing a miniature, brown, shearling-type jacket. Ikea shopping in a shearling jacket. […]

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19 Reasons Cats Are Better Than Dogs

14. Cats are better at their jobs. Here’s a photo that was taken of a cat just after she decided to employ more negative space to create tension and dynamism in the logo she is working on. Via: ebaysellingcoach.blogspot.com This dog’s computer is not plugged in. via 19 Reasons Cats Are Better Than Dogs.

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Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump, Redux

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-Smashed-In_Buffalo_Jump buffalo jumps on trampilene00370 – YouTube.

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Walter the Crow

This family in Ottawa was adopted by a crow. I had a pet crow for an hour on a park bench in Paris, and it was entertaining as all get out. They are smart and have a wicked sense of humour. Walter the crow becomes part of Ottawa family – Ottawa – CBC News.

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Tapetum lucidum

And now you know! Eyeshine is a visible effect of the tapetum lucidum. When light shines into the eye of an animal having a tapetum lucidum, the pupil appears to glow. Eyeshine can be seen in many animals, in nature and in flash photographs. In low light, a hand-held flashlight is sufficient to produce eyeshine […]

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