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  • You Can Now Buy Christmas Fairy Lights For Beards

    11/18/2018 7:37:33 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 27 replies
    Ladbible.com ^ | 11/18/18 | Rebecca Shepherd
    What's the one thing you always wish you had around the festive period? You've already got a case of the finest ales, had a drone last year that you became really bored with, really quick and an unlimited supply of pigs in blankets are a given. So, there's only one thing left and that's to light up your beard with Christmas lights, right?! If you've been blessed with a good chin of facial hair (unlike myself, thankfully) this is surely going to be top of the list. Firebox is selling beard fairy lights that flash (added bonus) meaning they're definitely...
  • The DOG accused of a hate crime after fouling outside a home in just one of 2,500 cases...

    11/18/2018 6:07:00 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08:58 EST, 18 November 2018 | By JAKE HURFURT
    We all know it’s irritating, unsightly and unhygienic, but one case of dog fouling has been logged by police as a racist hate crime. The incident is among numerous alleged hate crimes uncovered by The Mail on Sunday that critics say are so petty they are undeserving of police time and expense. Further examples in a list of more than 2,500 alleged ‘hate incidents’ logged by the Metropolitan Police in 2015 and 2016 include: An envelope that had been opened and resealed; An accident involving a car that bore a Remembrance poppy; A disputed line call in a tennis match;...
  • Millennials are disrupting Thanksgiving with their tiny turkeys

    11/17/2018 9:33:38 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 178 replies
    MSN/Money ^ | November 17, 2018 | Leslie Patton
    Small birds are having a big moment. Tiny turkeys will increasingly grace Thanksgiving tables next week, thanks to the millennial generation’s ongoing campaign to remake American gastronomy. The holiday depicted by Norman Rockwell—Grandma showing off a cooked bird so plump it weighs down a banquet plate—is still common. But smaller families, growing guilt over wasteful leftovers and a preference for free-range fowl have all played roles in the emergence of petite poultry as a holiday dinner centerpiece. “People are starting to understand it’s not natural to grow turkeys up to 30 pounds,” said Ariane Daguin, co-founder and owner of D’Artagnan...
  • [YouTube video] Posters ask very important question about "Camp Fire Video on Skyay"

    11/16/2018 10:18:34 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 59 replies
    YouTube ^ | Richard Silva [poster]
    #CampFire video on Skyway this morning.
  • Masked Intoxicated Bandits Taken into Custody by Milton Police

    11/15/2018 3:03:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | November 15, 2018 | Adrienne Robbins
    MILTON, WV (WOWK) - The Milton Police Department had a little fun with one of their arrests this week. A masked bandit was taken into custody by Ptl. Scarberry and Sgt. Collins. The bandits were intoxicated on crabapples and yes were both raccoons.
  • 'Rabid' Racoons Turn out to be Drunk on Fermented Crabapples

    11/15/2018 9:44:10 AM PST · by Jaded · 24 replies
    GMA/ABC News ^ | 11/15/18 | Bopha Phorn
    Police in West Virginia have apprehended masked bandits who were drunkenly acting up in town -- but they weren't humans. Neighbors had reported two raccoons that they thought were rabid to police, but it turned out they were just drunk on fermented crabapples, the Milton Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.
  • Sneaky dog goes viral after it drinks owners' beer .....

    11/15/2018 7:52:37 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/15/18 | Annabel Murphy
    Sneaky dog goes viral after it drinks owners' beer (and double-checks to see if the coast is clear) ......
  • Seven cute Labradors pile in and enthusiastically groom ginger cat who is remarkably unphased [tr]

    11/15/2018 3:30:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Terri-Ann Williams
    his is the adorable moment a cute ginger tabby cat made friends with seven Labradors after the enthusiastic dogs affectionately groomed the cat. Giuseppe the red tabby cat had led down on a patio chair, when a big group of Golden Retriever puppies licked him all over. Giuseppe sat calmly and looked unphased by the dogs, as he continued to enjoy his new found friendship with the puppies in Alessandria, Italy.
  • Burlington County woman had 44 dead dogs wrapped in plastic in freezers, State Police say

    11/14/2018 7:55:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 11.14.18 | NICOLE LEONARD
    A woman in Shamong Township, Burlington County, was found living with 44 dead dogs and 130 living dogs in "deplorable" conditions, State Police said. Donna Roberts, 65, was charged with animal cruelty Tuesday after State Police from the Red Lion Station inspected her home on Oakshade Road. With the Burlington County Health Department, authorities discovered "evidence of animal cruelty inflicted upon various breeds of dogs on the property," State Police said in a statement. The odor of animal feces and ammonia permeated the inside of the residence, which caused several responders to feel dizzy and nauseous, State Police said. The...
  • Prince Charles is 'infatuated' with squirrels, keeps 'nuts in his pockets'

    11/14/2018 6:12:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Leah Bitsky
    Prince William has revealed that his father, Prince Charles, is absolutely obsessed with a certain type of squirrel. “He is completely infatuated by the red squirrels that live around the [Birkhall] estate in Scotland,” Prince William told Country Life in a special edition of the British weekly guest-edited by Prince Charles himself. He added that the Prince of Whales likes them, “to the extent that he’s given them names and is allowing them into the house.”Prince Charles, who celebrated his 70th birthday Wednesday, noted that the rodents are “incredibly special creatures.”
  • California firefighters rescue burned cat as Camp Fire continues to burn

    11/14/2018 4:46:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Nicole Darrah, Fox News
    Firefighters from California's Foster City Fire Department on Monday came to the rescue of a cat who was burned in the Camp Fire, which has left at least 48 people dead and over 100 missing. The cat — named "Foster" — was meowing while hiding in the bushes of a property that firefighters were checking, the department wrote on Facebook. Foster was coaxed out of hiding by Firefighter Downing, and "an instant friendship was formed." "The cat had burns to its whiskers and bottom of its paws. [Engine 28] crew were able to get some much needed food and water...
  • Must see YouTube: A talking dog!!

    11/14/2018 2:14:03 PM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
  • Video Shows Wild Boar Attacking Salaryman On Fukuoka Street [Video]

    11/14/2018 11:05:15 AM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    JapanKyo ^ | 11/13/2018
    Ferocious and fairly common, wild boar are a major problem across Japan. Run into one of these beasts and, as one man in Fukuoka found out firsthand recently, you could end up in serious trouble. The video below shows a while collar worker walking down a street in Fukuoka City’s Nishi Ward near JR Imajuku Station on October 26 at a little after 7 a.m. when all of a sudden a wild boar charges at him and hits him head on completely knocking the man off of his feet. Following the first charge the wild boar turns around and continues...
  • Pooch is caught on camera downing his clueless owner's pint after first checking the coast [tr]

    11/14/2018 7:42:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2018 | Lara Keay
    This is the hilarious moment a dog was caught sipping from his owner's pint outside a pub. Jake Pulford, 26, was passing the Errigle Inn in Belfast on the bus when he spotted the pooch standing on its back legs with its paws on a table outside. The pet, believed to be a Shiba Inu, had been left alone and appeared to be scouring the scene for its owner to check the coast was clear - before sticking its face in the glass and taking a sip. Mr Pulford managed to whip his mobile phone out in time to catch...
  • Shivering horse found waiting out Camp Fire in backyard pool

    11/14/2018 6:50:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | By Dianne de Guzman
    A horse was found in the backyard pool of a Paradise, Calif. resident, after the animal apparently tried to find a safe space as the Camp Fire moved through town. Paradise resident Jeff Hill shared photos of the horse Sunday on Facebook. The photos showed the horse in a pool, but entangled in the pool cover. Recommended Video "There's no telling how long she was there but she was shivering uncontrollably," Hill wrote. "She was all caught up in the pool cover but her being suspended by it prevented her from drowning." Hill said he and a friend undid the...
  • 115,000-Year-Old Bones Found In Poland Reveal Neanderthal Child Eaten By Gigantic Prehistoric Bird

    11/12/2018 8:17:05 AM PST · by Gamecock · 26 replies
    Hasan Jasmin ^ | 11/9/2018
    A few years ago, a team of researchers in Poland came across a pair of Neanderthal bones that held a grisly secret: Their owner had been eaten by a giant bird. The two finger bones belonged to a Neanderthal child who had died roughly 115,000 years before, making those bones the oldest known human remains from Poland, according to Science In Poland. Once the bones were analyzed, the scientists concluded that the hand bones were porous because they had passed through the digestive system of a large bird. It is unclear if the bird killed the child and then ate...
  • Dog in Missouri receives lifesaving kidney from one of her ‘hero’ puppies, family says

    11/10/2018 12:02:43 PM PST · by ETL · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 10, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    A dog in St. Louis recently received a lifesaving gift from one of her puppies. A few years ago, Star and her litter of 13 puppies were found in a box in southern Missouri. The mom was dehydrated and malnourished, local news station Fox 2 reported. When Star and her puppies were taken to Murphy Animal Hospital in High Ridge, veterinarians there determined she was in advanced kidney failure -- a near-death experience Star somehow managed to survive. She was then adopted by the owner of the animal hospital, Shannon Flegle, and many of her puppies went to homes in...
  • Vietnam veteran, 67, dies days after his PTSD service dog was 'stolen by a lesbian couple'

    11/08/2018 6:25:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 8, 2018 | Associated Press and Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    A lesbian couple have been charged with stealing a Pomeranian service dog from a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran, who died from a suspected heart attack just hours before he was to be reunited with his beloved pet. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office in Florida has announced the arrests of Jennifer Gotschall, 51, and Monique Cosser, 53, on grand theft charges for allegedly abducting Joseph Hanson's dog Kira. According to the agency, Hanson was taking a walk at Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida, on October 28 with his two Pomeranian service dogs, 21-year-old Kira and 11-year-old Star, when a woman he did...
  • No spring in his step! Lazy cat deals with stairs by acting like a slinky

    11/08/2018 9:42:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2018 | Claire Anderson
    This sleepy cat pretends to be a slinky toy as it slides down wooden steps in the laziest way possible. Unable to even lift its head, the furry felines slips head first as the rest of its body slumps on to each step. The adorable black and white striped cat gives up even getting to the lower floor and lies aimlessly on the stair.
  • Lions suspected in drowning of 400 buffaloes in Botswana

    11/08/2018 7:41:27 AM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | November 8, 2018
    More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Bostwana this week, the government said. The mass drowning occurred in Chobe River near the border with Namibia.