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  • Mueller Orders Trump To Sit On Scale To See If He Weighs The Same As A Duck

    03/26/2019 2:18:59 AM PDT · by Norski · 2 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a major breakthrough for the Mueller investigation, the head of the FBI's special counsel on Russian interference ordered President Trump to sit on a large golden scale in order to see if he weighs the same as a duck. According to Robert Mueller, should Trump weigh the same as a duck, it will prove that he is made of wood, which will in turn prove that he is a witch working for the Russian government. "The logic is pretty clear," Mueller said as FBI agents set up the large, custom-made set of scales for Trump to sit on...
  • Verizon SUSPENDS worker for using work equipment to rescue cat which was

    03/25/2019 10:07:44 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 40 replies
    Daily Mail, UK ^ | 23 March 2019 | LEAH MCDONALD
    A Verizon worker was suspended from his job for rescuing a cat which was stranded on top of a telephone pole. Maurice German was working in a neighborhood in Port Richmond, Pennsylvania last Saturday, when a resident asked him to help rescue 'Momma' the cat.
  • Young, Dead Gray Whale Washes Ashore In Malibu

    03/24/2019 9:33:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 03/24/2019 | Adrianna Weingold
    The whale — about a year old — came ashore near the county line, bringing with it crowds of people, curious to see the majestic creature up close. But with the curiosity also came sadness for some — why did the whale die? How did it end up washed up on the beach? “I was wondering if it died naturally or if it died from a boat because it looked like he had a lot of cuts on it and that could have been from an engine or something,” said Davenport Milgalter. Authorities say gray whales are migrating by our...
  • Woman Dies After Attack by Her Own Dogs Outside Animal Hospital

    03/23/2019 7:45:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies
    NBCDFW.COM ^ | 23 MARCH 2019 | NBCDFW.COM
    A woman died from her injuries after her own two dogs mauled her outside an animal hospital in Irving Saturday morning, police say. Police shot and killed the dogs when they arrived because the pets would not allow authorities to come close to the owner, police say.
  • Man arrested at airport for smuggling drugged orangutan in luggage

    03/23/2019 4:46:05 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2019 | Janine Puhak
    One Russian man was arrested at a Bali airport for attempting to smuggle a drugged baby orangutan in his luggage out of the air hub and back to his home country. The tourist now faces up to $7,000 in fines and five years in prison. On Friday night, Andrei Zhestkov was detained at Ngurah Rai International Airport before boarding a flight back to Russia, The Independent reports. Officials found the 2-year-old orangutan fast asleep in a basket, evidently drugged with allergy pills, after a routine security screening. Zhestkov, 27, reportedly told officials that he had been given the protected primate...
  • Senior dog gets 'seeing-eye puppy' after losing eyesight

    03/23/2019 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2019 | Janine Puhak
    Two golden retrievers in North Carolina have taken social media by storm for their uniquely pawesome bond. Best friends. Earlier this year, Chelsea and Adam Stipe adopted Maverick, a 4-month-old pup, to provide companionship and support for their blind 11-year-old dog, Charlie, who lost his eyesight to glaucoma and, eventually, a double enucleation, NBC Philadelphia reports. Welcoming Maverick into their home on New Year’s Day 2019, the Stipes say that the elder canine was initially skeptical of the rambunctious junior, though he has since warmed up to accept his very own "seeing-eye puppy” as part of the family.
  • ‘This thing is unreal:’ Seafood fans gawk at massive California Costco lobster claws

    03/21/2019 11:01:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    www.tri-cityherald.com ^ | March 20, 2019 04:25 PM, Updated March 20, 2019 04:27 PM | By Jared Gilmour
    Northern and Southern California seafood fans say they’re buying giant lobster claws sold at Costco stores, and photos on Instagram and Reddit suggest each claw is much larger than a human hand. Screenshot from Instagram ================================================================= Seafood lovers on Instagram and Reddit are freaking out over photos showing gigantic lobster claws, and those posting the pictures say they bought them at Costco stores. “This thing is unreal!” one Instagram user wrote this week, sharing a couple of photos of a massive claw in Southern California’s Newport Beach. “I mean, come on. I’ve seen a few big claws at Costco...
  • Sarasota Police Department: RACCOON RESCUE: It’s the video you’ve been waiting for (maybe?)

    03/21/2019 12:21:07 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Sarasota Police Dept Facebook ^ | 21 Mar 2019 | Sarasota Police Dept
    [video] Around 12:15pm, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium was responding to an injured turtle & noticed a raccoon stranded on a channel marker! Our Marine Patrol, FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Mote Marine Laboratory & Longboat Key Police Marine Patrol worked together to capture (twice!) and release the furry friend!
  • Texas homeowner reports "a few" rattlesnakes under house. Removal company finds 45.

    03/20/2019 1:43:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 20, 2019 / 11:15 AM | Staff
    <p>Albany, Texas — A Texas homeowner who reported seeing "a few" snakes under his home actually had dozens of rattlesnakes living beneath his house. That's according to Big Country Snake Removal, whose workers pulled 45 rattlesnakes from underneath the home near Albany, about 150 miles west of Dallas.</p>
  • Mathematicians reveal secret to human sperm's swimming prowess

    03/20/2019 3:16:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 46 replies
    Psy.Org ^ | 19 Mar 2019
    Only around 15 out of the 55 million sperm that embark on the treacherous journey to fertilise the egg are able to make it through the reproductive tract where cervical mucus, which is one hundred times thicker than water, forms part of one of nature's toughest selective challenges. ...With no central nervous system to make decisions about how to move and when—what controls sperms movement remains a scientific mystery
  • Government scientists fed cat and dog parts to cats in sick experiments: report

    03/19/2019 7:14:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 Mar 2019 | Ruth Brown
    The US Department of Agriculture bought dozens of cats from Chinese meat markets, butchered the felines — and then fed their parts to healthy kittens at a Maryland lab for twisted experiments, according to a disturbing new watchdog report. The experiments, which took place as recently as 2015, were aimed at studying toxoplasmosis, a common parasitic infection that causes food-borne illness.
  • Armando the racing pigeon sells for record $1.4 million

    03/19/2019 11:14:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 19, 2019
    Brussels -- A star racing pigeon named Armando has fetched a record 1.25 million euros (about $1.4 million) in an online auction, Belgian media reported Sunday. The prized bird -- Belgian's best long-distance racer of all time according to those in the know -- was snapped up by a Chinese buyer for the princely sum that caused a flutter of excitement among fanciers. Armando had been expected to break the previous record of 376,000 euros ($425,000) paid for a pigeon called Nadine -- but not by such a wide margin. "Earlier this week it became clear that Armando would be...
  • Iditarod dog dies two days after finishing the race to Nome

    03/17/2019 10:25:49 AM PDT · by Viking2002 · 65 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 17, 2019 | Beth Bragg
    An Iditarod sled dog that crossed the finish line Thursday night in Nome died two days later at an Anchorage animal hospital, race officials reported Saturday night. The dog, a 5-year-old female named Oshi, was a member of rookie musher Richie Beattie’s team, which was the 21st team to finish. Beattie was the first rookie to reach Nome, but he has been withdrawn from the race and his finish is no longer reflected in the Iditarod standings. The death is the first of this year’s Iditarod, which started March 3 with 52 teams. Nine teams remained on the trail as...
  • Florida Man Calls 911 after Finding Iguana in Toilet

    03/16/2019 1:17:51 PM PDT · by bgill · 58 replies
    spectrum ^ | Mar. 15, 2019 | Ashley Carter
    A Fort Lauderdale man was in for a surprise when he went to use the bathroom Thursday. Man finds iguana in toilet, calls 911. Firefighters respond to the home, remove the lizard. Iguana was taken outside and released into the wild. The man found an iguana inside his toilet bowl and called 911. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the man's home and removed the lizard from the toilet. Firefighters then took the iguana outside and released it. The fire department shared pictures of the iguana on social media. "Can you imagine lifting the toilet seat and finding this? Fort...
  • Veteran musher Jessie Royer takes 3rd in 2019 Iditarod

    03/16/2019 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    KTVA.COM ^ | MARCH 13, 2019 | Elizabeth Roman
    Jessie Royer, the 42-year-old veteran musher from Idaho, checked in to Nome at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday, taking third place in the 2019 Iditarod. Royer arrived at the burled arch with 11 dogs in harness. She finished the race in 9 days, 18 hours and 34 minutes. Her average speed was 4.21 miles per hour, according to standings on Iditarod.com. Coming in first was another veteran musher, Peter Kaiser, who crossed the finish line six hours earlier, outrunning defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom by just 12 minutes. At the finish line, Royer said for the last 50 miles of the race...
  • Iditarod Day 14: Nine remaining mushers closing in on Nome

    03/16/2019 12:30:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 16, 2019 | KTUU STAFF
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - As of 10 a.m. this morning, 32 mushers have completed their 2019 Iditarod runs. At this time, only nine mushers remain on the course, all sitting within the final three check points. Leading those teams is Sarah Stokey of Seward. She left the White Mountain checkpoint at 4:27 a.m. this morning.
  • LISTEN: Mackey makes it to Nome for 14th Iditarod finish

    03/16/2019 12:22:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 16, 2019 | Kortnie Horazdovsky
    ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey has reached the Burled Arch in Nome after sitting out two consecutive races, and scratching from his most recent attempt in 2016. Mackey’s 27th-place finish at 1:41:40 p.m. came just five seconds before Jessie Holmes, last year’s Rookie of the Year, at 1:41:45 p.m. KNOM radio station interviewed Mackey at the Burled Arch in Nome and has shared that audio with us. Hear Mackey address the crowd and respond to KNOM questions in particular at approximately 4 minutes and 10:30. Visit KNOM.org for the latest KNOM coverage. ***VIDEO ON LINK***
  • Meet The Lykoi AKA The Werewolf Cat

    03/15/2019 3:45:43 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 36 replies
    Certapet ^ | 10/25/2018 | N/A
    The Appearance of the Fierce Lykoi Kitty! Scary as they might be, their appearance is really just down to the breed not having an undercoat, and beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Lykois have the roan pattern, which is an intermix of normal color hair with white hair, and the mandatory balding of the hair coat. Kittens appear quite normal at birth and only begin to lose their coats a week or two after birth when they start to look fluffy. At three to four month, the kitten will have the Lykoi appearance. Although the coat appears...
  • Cool Runnings. What does it take to mush 1,000 miles through the Alaskan wilderness?

    03/15/2019 1:17:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    vogue.com ^ | MARCH 6, 2019 | Blair Braverman
    Share this story Growing up in California, I first fell in love with mushing through a picture book about Balto, the famous Siberian husky. The true story—which I turned to again and again—began in January 1925. Children in the village of Nome were dying of diphtheria, and with every attempt to deliver supplies of antitoxin in the thick of an Alaskan winter—by plane, by train—ending in failure, an epidemic seemed imminent. With the community growing increasingly desperate, the local trappers proposed a far-fetched solution: a sled dog relay to mush the medicine from camp to camp. And though many dogs—and...
  • WATCH: Peter Kaiser wins 2019 Iditarod

    03/15/2019 1:10:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    KTUU. COM ^ | MARCH 13, 2019 | Sean Maguire
    NOME, Alaska (KTUU) — Bethel musher Peter Kaiser has won the 2019 Iditarod early Wednesday morning, making him the first Yup'ik Iditarod champion. Kaiser arrived in Nome at 3:39 a.m., driving his dogs under the burled arch to fanfare and applause. He finished in 9 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes and 6 seconds. According to Iditarod officials, Kaiser had eight dogs in harness when he crossed the finish line to win the Iditarod XLVII title. He will be awarded his prize money as well as a new 2019 Ram truck on March 17. Kaiser came in 12 minutes ahead of...