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  • Rattlesnake Bites Florida Boy Who Mistook It for A Toy

    <p>Authorities say a 5-year-old Florida boy is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake that he mistook for a toy. The incident happened Saturday in DeBary, which is north of Orlando.</p> <p>Volusia County Sheriff's deputies tell local news outlets that the child was playing in the backyard when he saw the snake under a jungle gym. It bit him on the finger and he was rushed to a hospital where he was treated with anti-venom.</p>
  • Family Files Lawsuit in Canadian Filmmaker's Keys Dive Death (Islamorada Sharks)

    03/28/2017 9:02:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    <p>The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.</p> <p>Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, Canada, died while diving in January off the coast of Islamorada, Florida, to film a follow-up to his 2006 documentary "Sharkwater," which examined the impact of shark hunting on the ocean's ecosystem. He also made a 2013 documentary "Revolution" about environmental collapse and was a wildlife photographer.</p>
  • Wild Thai Tiger Cub Footage Sparks Hope for Endangered Species

    Conservationists on Tuesday hailed the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand as a “miraculous” victory for a sub-species feared wiped out by poaching. Images of four mothers and six cubs, captured by camera traps in an eastern Thai jungle throughout 2016, confirm the presence of what is only the world’s second known breeding population of the endangered Indochinese tiger. The last such tiger family was seen 15 years ago in a western forest corridor along Thailand’s border with Myanmar. ”The extraordinary rebound of eastern Thailand’s tigers is nothing short of miraculous,”
  • Hero Monkeys Helped Lost Man Survive for Days in the Amazon

    03/27/2017 8:47:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 24, 2017 | Lia Eustachewich
    A Chilean tourist survived for nine days while lost in a dense expanse of Bolivian rainforest — thanks to a troop of hero monkeys who “dropped him fruit and led him to shelter and water every day,” the man claimed. Maykool Coroseo Acuña, 25, went missing from his Max Adventures tour group at Madidi National Park, a protected rainforest in the northwest part of the South American country, National Geographic reported. The night before Acuña disappeared, he refused to take part with other tourists in a traditional ceremony that gives thanks to Pachamama, Mother Earth, for allowing them to visit...
  • Hilarious photos capture dejected pooches pushed out of their beds by crafty cats <tr>

    03/26/2017 9:54:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies ^ | Stephanie Linning
    Cats and dogs are natural born enemies. And if these pictures are anything to go by, things are not going to change anytime soon. The hilarious photos capture dejected dogs looking for somewhere to sleep after being pushed out of their beds by crafty cats. Some of the pooches are seen appealing to their owners for help while others curl up on the ground, resigned to a night in the cold. A handful of the dogs were particularly resourceful, squeezing themselves on to the smaller cat cushions left empty by the four-legged thieves.
  • Meet New York's vigilante rat-catching DOGS that are solving the city's vermin [tr]

    03/26/2017 4:31:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    An urban dog hunting club aims to help eradicate New York City's vermin.   Ryders Alley Trencherfed Society (RATS) was started by member Richard Reynolds in 1995, at the bequest of a park superintendent who had a rat problem.
  • Trappers Catch 'Monster' Nile Monitor Lizard in Florida Neighborhood

    03/25/2017 10:08:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | March 24, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Trappers in a Florida city set out trap cages that managed to snare a "monster" 4-foot Nile monitor lizard that had been hunting protected burrowing owls. Neighbors said they feared for the safety of their pets after spotting the massive lizard wandering near their Cape Coral homes, so trappers were summoned to capture the invasive predator. "That's really my fear," Julie Weiss, whose home is in front of the monitor's nest, told WBBH-TV. "I've never felt threatened by one, like one was going to attack me or anything like that, but it's the fear and safety of the animals." The...
  • Gonzaga!

    03/25/2017 5:22:03 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    Gonzaga ^ | 3/25/17 | Bulldogs
    Final Four!
  • Idaho Woman Says She Crashed Because She Saw a Sasquatch

    03/25/2017 4:42:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies ^ | 3/25/17 | AP
    A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that the 50-year-old Tensed woman was driving south on U.S. Highway 95 on Wednesday when she struck a deer near Potlatch.
  • One of Africa's Last Great Tusker Elephants Was Killed by Poachers

    03/24/2017 4:16:35 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 7 replies
    National Geographic ^ | March 7, 2017 | Sarah Gibbens
    One of Kenya's last great tusker elephants was reportedly shot and killed by poachers. During a routine flyover on January 4 by the conservation group Tsavo Trust in southern Kenya, the body of a famous, roughly 50-year-old African elephant known as Satao II was discovered, though news of his death was only announced Monday. While the cause of death has not been confirmed, conservationists believe he was killed by a poisoned arrow while feeding in the eastern region of the park. The area is known as a "poaching hot spot." African elephants are traditionally referred to as "tuskers" when their...
  • Today is National Puppy Day

    03/23/2017 10:00:50 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
  • Snake left behind on flight in Alaska (The snake is okay now)

    03/21/2017 6:39:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 83 replies
    Fox News Travel ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | AssPress
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board. The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not. "The pilot came, and said, 'Guys, we have some loose snake on the plane, but we don't know where it is,'" McConnaughy said Tuesday. Unlike the movie "Snakes On A Plane," this one wasn't venomous. Mostly, it was sleepy. A little boy, one of seven passengers on the Ravn Alaska commuter flight Sunday from the Alaska village of...
  • Houston man rides horse through Walmart to buy a candy bar, Facebook video goes viral

    03/21/2017 2:39:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    chron ^ | march 21, 2017 | Heather Leighton,
    KTRK reported that Walmart issued a response following the incident: "We in no way condone yesterday's reckless stunt inside our store and are thankful no one was hurt by these actions." The Facebook video has gone viral with over 31,500 shares and 8,300 comments as of time of publication. The Oklahoma native said on Facebook that the post has reached people across the country and many people have commented in different languages.
  • Dogs are getting facelifts, nose jobs and ball implants

    03/21/2017 11:38:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 20, 2017 | Christian Gollayan
    These days, it’s not enough to just bring Spot to the groomer. If you really want your dog to dazzle — and you have a chunk of cash to spend — you can take him in for a nip-tuck. Edgard Brito, a São Paulo vet and plastic surgeon, told DuJour that he wants his procedures to make pets more lovable to their owners. “I often say that a clean dog with well-kept teeth will always be in better contact with its owners, otherwise the dog ends up being [put to sleep],” he said.
  • Man burns down parents' house, kills pets while trying to exterminate ants

    03/20/2017 9:00:36 PM PDT · by dayglored · 52 replies ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | Associated Press writer
    Maine's state fire marshal says a man burned down his parents' house and killed three pets while trying to exterminate ants in his basement with matches. Investigators say 21-year-old Devon Doucette was trying to incinerate the ants with wooden matches when one of them ignited combustible materials. The fire quickly spread to the rest of the house. ...the house is owned by his parents, who were not home at the time... the fire killed two cats and one dog. They say charges are not likely.
  • Frat boy uses a washed-up shark to open a can of beer in Spring Break stunt provoking [tr]

    03/19/2017 5:34:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2017 | Scott Campbell
    An 'entitled' frat boy who used a washed-up shark to pierce open a can of beer before downing the drink has sparked outrage over the sick stunt. In footage posted online the shirtless youngster hits the can off the helpless animal's razor-sharp teeth breaking a hole in the aluminium. He then downs the beer in seconds as another reveller forces open the shark's jaw on a sunny beach in an unidentified location.
  • Tardigrades Use Intrinsically Disordered Proteins to Survive Desiccation

    03/17/2017 1:50:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    cell ^ | 16 March 2017 | Thomas C. Boothby
    Tardigrades are microscopic animals that survive a remarkable array of stresses, including desiccation [extreme drying]. How tardigrades survive desiccation has remained a mystery for more than 250 years. Trehalose, a disaccharide essential for several organisms to survive drying, is detected at low levels or not at all in some tardigrade species, indicating that tardigrades possess potentially novel mechanisms for surviving desiccation. Here we show that tardigrade-specific intrinsically disordered proteins (TDPs) are essential for desiccation tolerance. TDP genes are constitutively expressed at high levels or induced during desiccation in multiple tardigrade species. TDPs are required for tardigrade desiccation tolerance, and these...
  • Bomb-sniffing dog shot dead at New Zealand airport after escaping

    03/17/2017 9:36:55 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    nydailynews ^ | March 17, 2017 | Terence Cullen
    A New Zealand airport security dog was fatally shot after he ran onto the airfield — leaving many distraught over his untimely death. Grizz, a 10-month-old bearded collie mix, was training as a bomb-sniffing dog when he broke free around 4 a.m. Friday at Auckland Airport, according to media reports. Aviation Security Services tried for three hours to capture the pooch, who was not on the tarmac, according to reports. But officials said the prancing puppy’s escapades held up 16 domestic and international flights. “Auckland Airport staff directed police to shoot the Avsec dog, which was loose at the airport...
  • Larry? Downing Street cat catches a mouse in his claws only to let it run free [tr]

    03/16/2017 1:11:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2017 | George Odling
    He is one of the most famous mousers in the world and has spent half a decade longer at Number 10 than Theresa May. But has Larry the Cat lost his bloodthirsty edge? Downing Street insiders have said the docile moggy is happy to snooze while mice scurry past his nose and that he lacks the killer instinct of some of his more ferocious colleagues. While staff are full of praise for the skills of Treasury cat Gladstone and Palmerston of the Foreign Office, Larry has been spotted playing with a mouse before allowing it to scamper off.
  • Cheerios Is Giving Away 100 Million Wildflower Seeds to Help Honeybees

    03/16/2017 3:34:45 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 54 replies
    mentalfloss ^ | March 16, 2017 | Kate Horowitz
    Buzz the bee has disappeared from many cereal boxes across North America. The peppy mascot’s conspicuous absence is part of a campaign to raise awareness about the plight of real honeybees. To further spread the word, General Mills is giving away 100 million wildflower seeds.
  • 57-year-old musher becomes the oldest - and fastest - winner of the legendary Iditarod...

    03/15/2017 9:27:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 16, 2017 | Gareth Davies For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: 57-year-old musher becomes the oldest - and fastest - winner of the legendary Iditarod dog race beating his own son to the title A 57-year-old musher has become the oldest and fasted winner of the legendary Iditarod dog race after beating his own son to the title. Mitch Seavey won the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in year marred by an abnormally high number of dog deaths. He set a record time of eight days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds, shaving several hours off the record his son set last year of eight days, 11...
  • Adorable injured dog wags tail when he sees his rescuers

    03/15/2017 12:27:23 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    Animal Aid Unlimited, India ^ | Feb 27, 2017 | Animal Aid Unlimited, India
    Link to video
  • Why Do So Many Muslims Hate Dogs?

    03/14/2017 12:48:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 127 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 14, 2017 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    A Muslim taxi-driver in England, one Abandi Kassim, was recently fined for refusing to take on a blind passenger’s seeing-eye dog because, as Kassim claimed: “For me, it’s about my religion.” There have been many such cases in the U.S., the UK, and Canada of Muslims refusing to pick up fares with seeing-eye dogs. Many of the Somali taxi drivers who made up three-quarters of the 900 taxi drivers at the Minneapolis airport refused to pick up blind passengers because of their dogs. When forced to do so, some of them simply quit.
  • Terrified family forced to flee as a giant 'Godzilla' goanna scales their home [tr]

    03/14/2017 5:48:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2017 | Fiona Connor
    A giant goanna has terrified an Australian family as they attempted to feed the reptile after it emerged from their garden. The incident, captured on video, shows the beast to rethink its choice of prey and run up the porch straight toward the frightened householders. The family were throwing food at the over-sized lizard when the reptile headed for them forcing the onlookers to scramble indoors to hide.

    03/13/2017 3:54:21 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 6 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | 13 March 2017 | National Day Calendar
    March 13th recognizes National K9 Veterans Day. A lot of things changed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Oil, leather and rubber were rationed. Men were drafted. Women rolled up their sleeves and built war supplies. And dogs were called to duty. During the first world war, the United States took notice of the European use of canines as sentries, message carriers and several other functions. Dogs for Defense was a program initiated by a private citizen by the name of Mrs. Alene Erlanger. Along with the American Kennel Club and a handful of breeders, the group...
  • What a copycat! Enthusiastic kitty 'helps' workers cleaning the windows of its.....

    03/13/2017 5:32:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 13, 2017 | Charlie Moore For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: What a copycat! Enthusiastic kitty 'helps' workers cleaning the windows of its plush apartment by mimicking their every move Every time the window wipers clean his apartment building, this enthusiastic cat tries to help out from inside. Two-year-old Guinness is normally shy but springs to life every ten weeks when the cleaners get to work on his central London flat. Owner Rina Takei, 35, has filmed Guinness swaying side to side in sync with the entertaining workmen on their every visit since he was a kitten. VIDEO ON LINK
  • Dallas Seavey turns 30, but it's the drive for 5 that grips his attention (Iditarod)

    It may have been his birthday, but four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey's attention was on other things Saturday, like winning the Iditarod again. "I'm just a day older than yesterday," Seavey said as he bent over to velcro a red-colored bootie on a dog's foot on a snowy Anchorage street. "We've got bigger things to focus on right now." Seavey turned 30 Saturday. He holds the titles of the Iditarod's youngest champion as well as its fastest, setting a new record last year by breaking the one he set in 2014. "They told me you get older when you turn...
  • April the Giraffe in 'Great Condition', Continues to Grow as She Gazes at Mate

    03/12/2017 12:16:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/12
    >Tens of millions of people across the globe have tuned into the live stream in anticipation of the birth of April's fourth calf. April the giraffe and her long-necked lover, Oliver, shared a touching moment this morning as the two longingly gazed at one another from above their pens. The mom-to-be and fan favorite of millions around the globe is "in great condition" despite the blistering cold spell gripping the tri-state this weekend, the upstate New York zoo live-streaming her pen said. A photo posted by the Harpursville Animal Adventure Park shows dark, rough-looking spots, or wax caps, decorating April's...
  • Pack of Seven Gray Wolves Missing in Northern California

    03/12/2017 12:03:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Wildlife advocates say they are searching Northing California for seven gray wolves that haven't been spotted in months. The first wolf pack to make the state home in nearly a century hasn't been seen since May 2016, the San Francisco Chronicle reports Saturday. The family, known as the Shasta Pack, disappeared from southeastern Siskiyou County.
  • Search Crews Find Missing Hiker, Dog After Nearly Two Days

    03/12/2017 11:53:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/12 | Laura Malpert
    A 56-year-old woman and her dog, who were missing for almost two days after setting off on a hike in unincorporated Woodside, were found Saturday morning, San Mateo County sheriff's officials said. Bethnee Haury, who was last seen Thursday on Skyline Boulevard, was located alive and conscious in a deep ravine at 10:30 a.m. Saturday along with her Australian Shepherd named Camaro, sheriff's officials said. The dog not only stayed by Haury's side while she was lost, but also helped lead rescuers to her. "When we called out for her, we heard her yell back and then a couple seconds...
  • Turkeys Circling a Dead theme music [video mashup]

    03/12/2017 3:42:22 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 3/12/17 | Me (mashup only)
    By request.
  • Carefree prairie dog rescued from Pennsylvania house fire

    03/11/2017 1:29:09 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    upi ^ | March 10, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    A pet prairie dog became a viral sensation for its carefree attitude after it was rescued from a house fire in Pennsylvania. Red Paw Emergency Relief Team shared photos of Vern the prairie dog, one of three "dogs" rescued after a fire broke out in Montgomery County. Vern captured the hearts of the group's Facebook followers with his relaxed facial expression as he lay next to one of his canine housemates with his belly exposed. Volunteers from Red Paw Emergency Relief Team joined emergency crews at the scene of the fire to help rescue the pets and ensure they had...

    03/10/2017 11:21:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    What is Johnny Depp really afraid of? Is he really under attack from El Chupacabra, a reptilian monster who sucks the blood from goats? That is what he told reporters in Tokyo recently. Why is Depp building a fortress from five Hollywood Hills mansions in a cul-de-sac in Hollywood Hills? Is Johnny Depp losing his grip on reality in the wake of his messy divorce from Amber Heard? Is he really spending money irresponsibly? Perhaps there is a more rational explanation. As negative reports roll in about Johnny Depp’s extravagant spending, odd purchases, and strange behavior, one has to wonder...
  • Bizarre video of turkeys circling dead cat goes viral

    03/10/2017 5:37:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 60 replies
    RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP) — A bizarre scene of a group of wild turkeys walking in a circle around a dead cat was caught on video by a Massachusetts man who perhaps best described it: an attempt to give the feline its 10th life. Jonathan Davis came across the fowl play in the Boston suburb of Randolph Thursday. He posted a video on Twitter that he says was viewed a half million times by the late afternoon. The recording shows what appears to be 17 turkeys circling the cat.
  • Fisherman Causes Bald Eagle Feeding Frenzy

    03/10/2017 4:40:58 PM PST · by Twotone · 29 replies
    1funny ^ | Sept. 20, 2016 | Jesse Peck
    Jessie Peck has many bald eagle friends when he walks out on the deck of this fishing boat in Dutch Harbor, Alaska with a pan full of fresh fish. At first you see a few eagles on deck… then the camera pans around and WOW! There must be a hundred of them perched all over the boat and flying above. As an added bonus we hear the music “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd playing. For all of us bald eagle fans it just doesn’t get much better than this!! Wouldn’t you love to be there in person?
  • Farewell, old friend: Touching moment Air Force dog handler hugs his dead....

    03/10/2017 1:02:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 10, 2017 | Abigail Miller For
    FULL TITLE: Farewell, old friend: Touching moment Air Force dog handler hugs his dead K-9 draped in an American flag moments before he was laid to rest A heartbreaking photo shows the moment an Air Force sergeant had to say goodbye to his K9 partner. Air Force sergeant Kyle Smith, from Gastonia, North Carolina, said that having to put Bodza down was one of the hardest things that he has ever done. He was euthanized on Thursday, and a military canine trainer draped a flag over his body. A photo shows Smith giving Bodza one final hug as he was...
  • ‘Giraffe Mom’ From Viral Video Gives Birth Before April the Actual Giraffe

    03/10/2017 12:28:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KTLA ^ | MARCH 9, 2017
    Erin Dietrich, known as "the giraffe mom" after her video went viral over the weekend, has given birth to a baby boy. On Sunday, Dietrich went live on Facebook in a giraffe mask and impersonated the pregnant giraffe April. The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, mom's video, which has over 30 million views, is about eight minutes long. In it, Dietrich can be seen pacing her room, sitting in a chair and even dancing. On Wednesday night, Dietrich delivered. Meanwhile, April -- the actual giraffe -- has been livestreamed for about two weeks now. The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New...
  • Dogs can use surprisingly complex tricks to deceive humans [tr]

    03/10/2017 7:13:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2017 | Phoebe Weston
    Dogs aren't as honest and obedient as they might like to have us think. We think we're in control but new research shows that dogs can be very deceptive - especially when it involves them getting an extra sausage. Scientists found that dogs can be sneaky and manipulative in order to get what they want from humans.
  • Farewell, old friend:Touching moment Air Force dog handler hugs his dead K-9 draped in an American..

    03/10/2017 7:09:14 AM PST · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    daily mail ^ | 3/9/17 | abigail miller
    A heartbreaking photo shows the moment an Air Force sergeant had to say goodbye to his K9 partner. Air Force sergeant Kyle Smith, from Gastonia, North Carolina, said that having to put Bodza down was one of the hardest things that he has ever done. He was euthanized on Thursday, and a military canine trainer draped a flag over his body. A photo shows Smith giving Bodza one final hug as he was laid to rest. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • The Wild Boars of Fukushima

    03/10/2017 6:23:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 9, 2017 | Alan Taylor
    Six years after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains devoid of humans—but the boars have moved in. Reuters reports that after the people left, wild boars living in the nearby hills came down to the towns and made themselves at home. Now, the Japanese government is preparing to lift evacuation orders in some areas, but residents have voiced concerns about the dangers of encountering wild boars in their streets and backyards. A small group of local hunters have been assigned to catch and kill the boars,...
  • Looking Into The Horse Milk Story That The Dalai Lama Told John Oliver

    03/09/2017 12:53:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | March 9, 2017 | Angus Chen
    Like so many countries from the former Soviet bloc, Mongolia faced a terrible economic upheaval at the end of the Soviet Union. In the first few years, inflation went up over 250 percent; employment went down. And people started drinking much more heavily. "Alcoholism was devastating during the economic hardships of the '90s," writes Jargalsaikhan Mendee, a political scientist and former Mongolian defense attaché to the United States, in an email to Goats and Soda. The Dalai Lama says he made a difference. In an interview last Sunday with news comedian John Oliver, the Tibetan spiritual leader said, "I suggested...
  • PETA shelter was a 'slaughterhouse,' group claims

    03/09/2017 11:53:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 8, 2017 | Elizabeth Llorente
    A national consumer non-profit group is assailing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, for killing more than 1,000 dogs and cats last year at its headquarters in Norfolk, Va. In a press release, the Center for Consumer Freedom calls PETA’s shelter at its Virginia location a “slaughterhouse” where it “has once again massacred scores of potentially adoptable pets.”
  • In an Unexplained Case, Brain Activity Has Been Recorded as Much as 10 Minutes After Death

    03/09/2017 6:33:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | 8 MAR 2017 | BEC CREW
    Doctors in a Canadian intensive care unit have stumbled on a very strange case - when life support was turned off for four terminal patients, one of them showed persistent brain activity even after they were declared clinically dead. For more than 10 minutes after doctors confirmed death through a range of observations, including the absence of a pulse and unreactive pupils, the patient appeared to experience the same kind of brain waves (delta wave bursts) we get during deep sleep. And it's an entirely different phenomenon to the sudden 'death wave' that's been observed in rats following decapitation. "In...
  • Brother replaces sister’s fish with carrots; she doesn’t notice

    03/08/2017 11:54:54 PM PST · by Daffynition · 50 replies
    Fox13 ^ | March 8, 2017 | Ashton Edwards
    A brother played a prank on his sister and swapped out her goldfish with baby carrots days ago... and he is still waiting for her to notice!
  • Michigan to Offer Prize in fight Against Invasive Asian Harp

    03/08/2017 8:35:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 5, 2017 | Chris Ehrmann
    Faced with the threat that Asian carp could enter the Great Lakes, Michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish. Michigan's global search challenge comes after the U.S. government and others have spent hundreds of millions searching for a solution to stop the carp from entering the world's largest freshwater system. If they aren't stopped, officials fear the aggressive fish will crowd out prize native fish and hamper recreational boating in large sections of the lakes, which stretch from Minnesota, Wisconsin...
  • Want to be happier and more focused? Then watch nature documentaries to instantly boost [tr]

    03/08/2017 9:21:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2017 | Phoebe Weston
    Forget yoga. Nature documentaries could be just as good in helping you reduce stress. A new study has found even watching small clips of shows such as Planet Earth II boosts people's emotions of awe, contentedness, joy and amusement. It also can instantly help reduce anxiety, fear and tiredness.
  • Man on LSD calls police, says spider gave birth in his stomach

    03/07/2017 8:30:25 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 48 replies
    rtv6 ^ | Mar 6, 2017 | Staff
    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio - A Facebook post from an Ohio police department about a call they got from a man on drugs is going viral because of the bizarre nature of the call. According to the South Euclid Police Department, a 19-year-old man called just before 9 p.m. last Thursday, saying he swallowed a pregnant spider that had given birth in his stomach.
  • Hilarious moment panda cub turns to her dad keeper for comfort after being bullied by her [tr]

    03/07/2017 7:51:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2017 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Tumbling through the air with her paws outstretched, this little panda cub has had enough of her sibling for one day. Video footage captured at a giant panda breeding centre in Chengdu, southwestern China, shows the youngster named Qi Guo being mauled by her twin sister Qi Yi. Her fur is continually yanked roughly by her overly-playful sibling, causing her to plummet from a wooden climbing frame to the ground.
  • Poachers strike at EUROPEAN zoo: Rhinoceros is shot dead in France by killers who hack off [tr]

    03/07/2017 7:47:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2017 | Peter Allen
    Poachers have broken into a zoo near Paris and shot a rhinoceros dead before stealing his hugely valuable horn, police revealed today. In the first case of its kind ever in Europe, the four-year-old was found dead in Thoiry, west of the French capital. The raid happened late on Monday night, and it was not until 9am today that zoo keepers made the horrifying discovery.
  • Caught on film for the first time: One of the world’s rarest whales

    03/07/2017 6:21:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2017 | Sarah Kaplan
    Natacha Aguilar de Soto has studied beaked whales for 15 years. She has spent dozens of months at sea, floating above the deepest parts of the ocean, straining her eyes and ears to detect whatever might be moving in the fathoms below. She rarely finds anything. Beaked whales — a family of 22 cetacean species characterized by dolphinlike noses and missile-shaped bodies — are some of the most elusive animals on Earth. They dive deeper and longer than any other marine mammal and spend an estimated 92 percent of their lives far beneath the ocean surface. One species, the True's...