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  • Watch Tiny Hamsters Eat Tiny Burritos

    05/01/2014 1:35:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Time ^ | Olivia B. Waxman @OBWax April 30, 2014 | Olivia B. Waxman @OBWax April 30, 2014
    Given the Internet’s love affair with burritos, it is no surprise that people are eating up this viral video simply titled “Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos.”
  • Richard Gere Ends 11-Year Marriage

    09/25/2013 12:24:03 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    Newser ^ | 09/25/2013 | Evann Gastaldo
    Newser) – Richard Gere is splitting with his wife of 11 years, sources tell Page Six. Gere, 64, and Carey Lowell, 52, are reportedly separated and planning to divorce; they haven't been photographed together since last year, and Page Six last fall reported that Gere had been spotted flirting with another woman. One source says the couple drifted apart because Gere, a Buddhist, likes "quiet" and "solitude" while Lowell enjoys "being ... in the limelight." Another says they've "been spending time apart for quite some time." They were together for seven years before marrying, and they have a son together...
  • Hamster- VTEC -missed shift-Video 30 sec.{Warning: Potty Mouth}

    01/17/2013 12:58:54 PM PST · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    Mr. Wiskers spins out, loses control and crashes...oh the humanity.... http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=166306
  • Hamster Placed In Police Protective Custody Following DUI Stop

    10/20/2012 4:18:37 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 26 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 10/18/12 | Anon
    Dateline Beaverton, Oregon Local authorities placed a hamster into protective custody after its owner, an intoxicated driver, was arrested. Early Tuesday morning, three officers with the Beaverton Police pulled over 27-year-old Nicole Huey after suspecting her of driving while intoxicated, according to Oregon Live. During the 12:30 a.m. stop, officers reportedly observed the hamster – whose name is not known – placed in her lap. It was the only other occupant in the car, the website learned. When Huey stepped out of the car, she placed the hamster on the dashboard. At that point, officers allegedly attempted to take the...
  • Teen Charged With Killing Hamster in Fit of Rage

    03/13/2011 1:32:45 PM PDT · by B Knotts · 34 replies
    KTLA ^ | 3/10/2011
    NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn teenager is facing two-years in prison for killing her brother's pet hamster. Monique Smith, 19, is charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals for allegedly killing the 4-ounce hamster during a family dispute last June. Witnesses say the girl grabbed the hamster, choked it and threw it outside the house. Authorities say the teenager suspected her brother of killing her own hamster earlier in the day. "Sadly, very often, pets find themselves in the middle of these situations," said ASPCA Assist. Dir., Joe Pentangelo. "A family will have a disagreement and unfortunately...
  • Cholesterol-lowering drug shrinks enlarged prostates in hamster model

    10/21/2010 3:29:22 PM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies
    Children's Hospital Boston ^ | October 21, 2010 | Unknown
    Boston, Mass. - A cholesterol-lowering drug reduced the enlarged prostates of hamsters to the same extent as a drug commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), report researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and their colleagues in the October issue of the Journal of Urology. Together, the drugs worked even better. "We don't know the mechanism, but the results suggest to us that lowering cholesterol has the potential to reduce BPH in men," says senior author Keith Solomon, PhD, a biochemist, and member of the departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Urology at Children's. "This brings up the possibility that other...
  • Red Onion vs. Heart Disease: Has High Cholesterol Met Its Match?

    10/09/2010 4:50:39 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 35 replies
    CBS News Healthwatch ^ | October 8, 2010 | David W Freeman
    Can eating red onions lower your risk for heart attack and stroke? A new study suggests the answer to that question may be yes. At least if you're a hamster. Scientists in Hong Kong fed crushed onions to hamsters that had been on a high-cholesterol diet. After eight weeks, the little guys' levels of low-densitiy lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol fell by 20 percent, the Daily Mail reported. That's good news, because elevated LDL cholesterol levels are linked to cardiovascular disease. At the same time, there was no decline in the hamsters' levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol - the good...
  • Sprout McGee, Hamster Assassin

    04/03/2010 9:56:19 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies · 330+ views
    Zanibar19 ^ | Zanzibar19
    Sprout McGee, Hamster Assassin Do you have enemies? Do your enemies have hamsters? Then you need Sprout McGee, Hamster Assassin! (Watch the video at the link provided)
  • Snake 'Befriends' Snack Hamster

    07/26/2009 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 9,051+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 26h 2009
    Snake 'befriends' snack hamster Aochan, the snake 'seems to enjoy' being with Gohan, the hamster A rodent-eating snake and a hamster have developed an unusual bond at a zoo in the Japanese capital, Tokyo. [Pic in URL] Their relationship began in October last year, when zookeepers presented the hamster to the snake as a meal. The rat snake, however, refused to eat the rodent. The two now share a cage, and the hamster sometimes falls asleep sitting on top of his natural foe. "I have never seen anything like it," a zookeeper at the Mutsugoro Okoku zoo told the Associated...
  • Even A Cockroach Has Rights (Animal rights in the UK)

    03/08/2009 10:43:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1,790+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1/14/2009 | James Delingpole
    My bunny-hugging antagonist’s embarrassed silence on the BBC radio phone-in told me all I needed to know. Yes, it really is now a criminal offense in Britain to abuse an ant, a worm, a slug, cockroach, a scorpion, a stick insect or whatever creature you care to name. The moment you decide to keep it as a pet you are obliged by our Animal Welfare Act to take full account of its welfare needs -- or face a $30,000 fine or a twelve-month prison sentence. And if you think cockroach rights sound crazy, wait till you hear how the law...
  • Top Gear's Richard Hammond out of Hospital: Six Month Recovery

    09/28/2006 11:43:33 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 1 replies · 330+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 9/28/2006 | Chris Tryhorn
    Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond will be "back to his old self" in about six months, according to the specialist looking after him. Hammond, who was today transferred to a private hospital in Bristol, was said to be "doing well" eight days after the 300mph dragster crash that left him with a brain injury.
  • Goodbye Cruel World (Humor)

    05/19/2006 8:29:28 AM PDT · by Digital Disaster · 6 replies · 589+ views
    The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles ^ | 5-19-06 | Peace Moonbeam
    May 19, 2006 Berkeley, California Well, this was one dramatic week. It all started late Monday night when Scooter, still in obvious distress over the death of his hamster "Jumpy," called to tell me goodbye forever. It seems he couldn't face a world "where little innocent hamsters die for no reason, and Republicans are on the verge of sending everybody they don't like to religious forced-labor camps that are controlled by Halliburton." I guess the fact that the little rat died after Scooter had forgotten to feed him for about a month hadn't influenced Scooter's fatalistic reasoning. I jumped into...
  • Celestial Jumpy (humor)

    05/13/2006 1:22:06 PM PDT · by Digital Disaster · 4 replies · 434+ views
    The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles ^ | 5-13-06 | P, Moonbeam
    May 13, 2006 Berkeley, California Scooter's hamster, "Jumpy" died this week and Scoot's been taking it pretty hard. He came over drunk the other night and dragged me into a long, deep discussion on Heaven, Hell, and the meaning of life. He was obviously seeking assurance that Jumpy was in Heaven. I guess I shouldn't have told him Jumpy went to Hell because he pooped all over the coffee table, or made those sizzling noises and "hamster screams" like he was burning up, as Scooter got real hysterical and fell to his knees begging God to rescue Jumpy. I finally...
  • Hamster, Snake Best Friends at Tokyo Zoo

    01/18/2006 10:03:24 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 91 replies · 10,678+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news ^ | 1 18 05 | Associated Press
    TOKYO - Gohan and Aochan make strange bedfellows: one's a 3.5-inch dwarf hamster; the other is a 120 yard-long rat snake. Zookeepers at Tokyo's Mutsugoro Okoku zoo presented the hamster _ whose name means "meal" in Japanese _ to Aochan as a tasty morsel in October, after the snake refused to eat frozen mice. But instead of indulging, Aochan decided to make friends with the furry rodent, according to keeper Kazuya Yamamoto. The pair have shared a cage since. "I've never seen anything like it. Gohan sometimes even climbs onto Aochan to take a nap on his back," Yamamoto said....
  • Boy invents hamster-powered phone charger

    08/25/2005 8:43:54 AM PDT · by linkinpunk · 82 replies · 1,433+ views
    Annanova ^ | 8/25/05
    Boy invents hamster-powered phone charger A 16-year-old boy invented a hamster-powered mobile phone charger as part of his GCSE science project. Peter Ash, of Lawford, Somerset, attached a generator to his hamster's exercise wheel and connected it to his phone charger. Elvis does the legwork while Peter charges his phone in an economically and environmentally friendly way. He came up with the idea after his sister Sarah complained that Elvis was keeping her awake at night by playing for hours on his exercise wheel. "I thought the wheel could be made to do something useful so I connected a system...
  • Hamster mailed in British post

    06/25/2005 2:10:06 PM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 9 replies · 337+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 24JUN05 | N/A
    LONDON (AFP) - A frightened hamster was mailed first class to a British address in an act slammed as "utterly cynical" and "very stupid," reports said. A postman picked up a moving parcel, marked 'do not bend' from a post box in Cambridge, eastern England, and fearing it might contain a rat, rushed it to a local vet. "The envelope was a bit gnawed and I just saw the grey fur first," vet Patrick von Heimendahl said in The Sun. "The hamster is fine and I think she will survive," he added on the rodent, now named Postie, before blasting...
  • Transplant shock as 3 die from hamster virus: Victims include 2 from Bay State

    05/24/2005 4:21:10 AM PDT · by billorites · 5 replies · 447+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 24, 2005 | Jessica Heslam
    Three critically ill patients - including two from the Bay State - died from what they thought were lifesaving transplants because the organs they received were infected by a virus transmitted by the donor's pet hamster, health officials said. ``This is an unfortunate series of events,'' said Dr. Jay Fishman of Massachusetts General Hospital, who treated one of the organ recipients who died. ``It's terrible for the patients and their families. These kinds of things happen, but it is very rare.'' Four people - two from Massachusetts and two from Rhode Island - underwent transplant surgery on April 10 and...
  • BUSH WON, YOUR BOY LOST. TROLLS WILL BE ZOTTED ON SIGHT.

    01/22/2005 8:25:16 AM PST · by Loyal GOPher · 146 replies · 2,734+ views
    (Troll's original title: W IS OUR LEADER, DISSENTERS SHOULD GO TO JAIL)
    I THINK PRESIDENT W SHOULD THROW EVERYONE WHO CRITISISES HIM IN JAIL! WE ARE AT WAR AND DISSENT LOWERS MORALE SO THEN WE COULD LOSE LIKE IN VIETNAM WHERE JOHN KERRY BETRAYED US! JUST LIKE EVERYONE HERE I AM A LOYAL GOP MEMBER WHO SUPPORTS THE PRESIDENT IN EVERYTHING HE DOES! WHY IS TED KENNEDY NOT IN JAIL? JOHN KERRY IS A TRAITOR! BARBARA BOXER IS A TRAITOR! WE SHOULD THROW THEM IN JAIL! THERE IS A FORUM CALLED DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND THAT IS A PLACE WHERE ACTIONS AGAINST US ARE PLANNED, LET'S ARREST THEM ALL!
  • Top 10: Signs Kerry has already lost the election

    09/22/2004 7:20:07 AM PDT · by GOP and the City · 60 replies · 4,129+ views
    GOP and the City ^ | 9/21/2004 | GOP and the City
    Top 10 Signs Kerry has already lost the election 10. Hillary sends email asking for donation to Hillary-2008 9. Gore keeps calling and giving concession speech advice 8. Edwards goes back to work in the Senate 7. Dan Rather calls to ask what he can do 6. Michael Moore calls him "a lousy candidate" 5. Mike Dukakis sends a "Welcome To The Club" FTD basket 4. No more Letterman, has to settle with a spot on Tony Danza's show 3. Is told to "shove it" by Teresa 2. Awarded 4th purple heart by Federal Election Committee And the #1 sign...
  • Now Playing: Saving Private Hamster (Freeper Video)

    08/05/2004 1:20:25 PM PDT · by GeorgiaYankee · 54 replies · 1,801+ views
    The reviews are in... "It's the FEELGOOD movie of the Summer!"--Alexandra Kerry "Four paws up!"--Licorice "Shove it!" - Teresa Heinz-Kerry
  • GOP Questions Kerry's Hamster Heroism (Borowitz mocks damning Vietnam allegations)

    08/05/2004 7:25:20 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 746+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Aug. 3, 2004 | Andy Borowitz
    A mass e-mail from the Republican National Committee is questioning whether or not Democratic nominee John Kerry actually saved his daughter Alexandra's pet hamster, Licorice, from drowning during a family boating trip as she has claimed he did. advertisement The e-mail, with a subject line reading "Kerry Hamster Story --We Smell a Rat," was sent to more than 2,000 news outlets just hours after Alexandra Kerry charmed the Democratic national convention with her tale of the Senator's hamster heroism. In the e-mail message, the GOP quotes an unnamed witness who claims that not only did Kerry not save the rodent's...
  • Our National Hamster

    07/31/2004 4:15:33 AM PDT · by Rodger Schultz · 118 replies · 4,128+ views
    Knowledge Is Power ^ | 7-31-04 | Rodger Schultz
  • Licorice Speaks (Vanessa Kerry's hamster)

    07/30/2004 10:05:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 124 replies · 12,769+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2004 | COLIN McENROE
    OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR My name is Licorice, and I am a hamster. I have never shared my story before because, frankly, sometimes all a hamster has is his privacy. Thursday night, however, Alexandra Kerry described the circumstances of my rescue by her father after I had fallen off a pier in Massachusetts. I have come forward now to set the record straight. I was the hamster of Alexandra's sister, Vanessa, and she, on balance, was a good person, although a bit of a tickler. On this occasion, as the family gathered on the pier to depart for a vacation, somebody -...
  • Here I Come To Save the Day!: Rush Portrays Kerry As Mighty Mouse Comic Hero

    07/30/2004 6:55:48 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 49 replies · 2,462+ views
    EIB Network ^ | July 30, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Listen to Rush... (…play the new Kerry update theme song and discuss wet hamsters)Windows Media Format (.asx)BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I got an e-mail, just now received it. It's from Diane Rich in Woburn, Massachusetts. "Hello, Rush, I just thought I would share this thought with you. It seems the Kerry slogan from last night, "Help is on the way," if you listen to that it reminded me of Mighty Mouse and his slogan, "Here I come to save the day!" TRANSCRIPT BREAK A little audition here, ladies and gentlemen, wasn't enough time to audition this during the commercial break....
  • Hamster That Stopped The Train Finds A Home

    07/30/2004 3:42:35 PM PDT · by Shermy · 11 replies · 547+ views
    Beacon News, IL ^ | July 29, 2004
    No longer tucked away in a brown paper bag, the hamster that stopped Metra trains in Aurora on Friday evening is safe and sound — with a new home and a new name. "Scratchy" is now in the hands of a daughter of an Aurora canine officer. His original owner, who apparently left the hamster behind on a Chicago-to-Aurora commuter train, has not come forward to claim him. Aurora fire and police departments, along with the Kane County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, were called to the Aurora Transportation Center on Friday evening to investigate a suspicious brown paper bag found on...
  • Hampster Blast - This is a parody of the hamster dance. Now you can shoot them. (WARNING... ;)

    07/30/2004 12:38:22 PM PDT · by paulat · 15 replies · 1,774+ views
    Hampster Blast - This is a parody of the hamster dance. Now you can shoot them. Just move your mouse over a hampster. Requires Shockwave plug-in. http://www.newgrounds.com/assassin/hamster/
  • Daughter: Kerry Showed Love By Saving Hampster (Private Hampster Makes the Wires!)

    07/30/2004 7:25:22 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 131 replies · 4,580+ views
    In a prime time address to the Democratic National Convention and millions of Americans at home, Alexandta Kerry stepped to the microphone Thursday night with a mission: Help humanize her father, a man plagued with descriptives such as 'aloof' and 'distant.'The younger Kerry told how, when they were youngsters, her sister Vanessa has insisted on taking her pet hampster on the family vacation.While the family was on the dock waiting for a boat to pick them up, the family's golden retriever became tangled in its leash and bumped the hampster cage, knocking it into the water.As the cage sank beneath...
  • Hamster in Labor?

    05/16/2003 10:32:01 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 41 replies · 2,656+ views
    If you have raised kids (or been one), and gone through the pet syndrome, including toilet-flush burials for dead goldfish, the story below will have you laughing out LOUD! Overview: I had to take my son's hamster to the vet. Here's what happened. Just after dinner one night, my son came up to tell me there was "something wrong" with one of the two hamsters he holds prisoner in his room. "He's lying there looking sick," he told me. "I'm serious, Dad. Can you help?" I put my best hamster-healer statement on my face and followed him into his bedroom....
  • WELCOME TO SMOKEY BACK ROOM!:)

    03/22/2003 7:04:44 PM PST · by restornu · 195 replies · 2,394+ views
    Hi I Am SmokeyWelcome to my establishment!
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    01/30/2003 1:01:30 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 296 replies · 2,229+ views
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  • shocking propaganda against France

    01/28/2003 5:05:12 PM PST · by PierreEsbaillart · 219 replies · 851+ views
    Fédéraliste
    I am very shocked by the current propaganda against France and, in a minor extent, Germany and the EU, which is developing on the American web and media. As we are some "old Europe" countries, let me tell you that some elements of this propaganda remind me of the atmosphere that existed between European peoples of 1914-18 : the Frenchman is the USA's Jew, the traitor, the coward, which plants knives in the back. These are paranoid ideas. Bush has declared "you are with us or you are against us"… your enemies are "evil's axis"… A deeply thought political theory...
  • Police Investigate Rodent in a Roadster

    09/08/2002 10:59:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 425+ views
    Yahoo News - Oddly Enough ^ | 9/8/02 | Reuters - London
    Police Investigate Rodent in a Roadster Sun Sep 8, 9:56 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - British detectives are investigating the mystery of a hamster found driving a toy racing car along a promenade at a northern seaside resort, newspapers said on Saturday. The hamster, nicknamed Speedy, was handed in by a member of the public who found him cruising through Cleveleys, near Blackpool in the modified toy, which he powered by a treadmill. "It is a model hotrod racing car with large wheels at the back and small ones at the front," the Daily Express quoted Constable Quentin Allen...