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  • The Link Between Mosquito Spraying and Autism

    04/30/2016 10:49:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Time ^ | April 30, 2016 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    A new study suggests a connection between the two A new study finds a correlation between the aerial spraying of pesticides to kill mosquitoes and an increased risk of developmental delays and autism among kids. In the new findings, presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 meeting, researchers looked at the rates of autism and developmental delays from eight zip codes in a region of New York that is exposed to yearly airplane pesticide spraying to prevent mosquito-borne disease like eastern equine encephalitis virus. They compared those to the rates in 16 zip codes where the pesticide spraying doesn’t happen....
  • Little robin hits the worm jackpot

    04/30/2016 9:24:44 PM PDT · by fella · 10 replies
    Little Robin Hits Worm Jackpot
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Movie Clip - Black Panther vs Bucky (Black Lives Matter at Marvel)

    04/30/2016 4:15:31 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4-29-2016 | Marvel
    The whole reason I wanted to watch Captain America: Civil War, and I was excited to see it, was because of Bucky. Bucky is one, fantastic character. But, in this clip you can watch Bucky get slapped around like a schoolgirl by African super, super, superhero: Black Panther.
  • Rattlesnake Island: The Facts, Fear and Reality

    04/29/2016 6:59:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    WWLP ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ryan Walsh
    It's a heated yet intriguing debate. Protecting an endangered snake versus the fear of placing potentially deadly vipers on the Quabbin Reservoir. The 22News I-Team went out to the island where these snakes would live beginning next year. We discovered it's not an island at all, you could walk to it. We'll also show you the babies up close and we'll let you decide if the fear of a rattlesnake colony is rational. Timber rattlesnakes can swim and they can be deadly. Now the state wants to put a colony of these venomous vipers on a Quabbin Reservoir island. "I...
  • Temptations Made a Collar That Finally Gives Your Cat a Human Voice, So It Can Talk to You

    04/29/2016 5:57:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Adweek ^ | April 28, 2016
    Since the dawn of time, humans have been confounded by cats, those mystifyingly aloof creatures whose inner thoughts are famously inscrutable. But no longer! Temptations Cat Treats has invented a cat collar that lets your feline speak in a human voice—so you can finally understand (though probably not) exactly what she is trying to tell you. The Temptations Catterbox, created by London ad agency adam&eveDDB, contains a microphone, speaker, Bluetooth technology and wifi. It captures the cat's meows and translates them into human speech—words that may or may not actually be what they're trying to say.
  • Noah's Ark is Coming To San Diego

    04/29/2016 1:49:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Caroline Howe
    A Dutch-built ark plans to travel the world and stop along California's coast.Noah’s Ark will travel to San Diego, but not without making a few stops first. Beginning this summer, the massive boat will be shipped by barge 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Fortaleza, Brazil during the 2016 Olympic Games and later onto Rio de Janeiro for the Paralympic Summer Games, according to the Ark of Noah Foundation director, Herald Janssen. Shortly after the ark’s trip to Brazil, the barge will likely begin to bring Noah’s Ark to the California coast. "We cannot promise how long it...
  • Eagles eating cat upsets nest viewers

    04/29/2016 8:09:22 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 86 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4/29/16 | John Hayes
    It was inevitable, from the moment video cameras went up over Pittsburgh area bald eagle nests, that viewers would eventually see something disturbing. On Tuesday, eagles at the nest site in the Hays neighborhood brought a young cat into the nest to feed their two eaglets. "After reviewing the footage, we believe the cat was dead when it was brought to the nest," said Rachel Handel, spokeswoman for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. "We don't know if it was a pet or feral. It's impossible to know if the cat was killed by the eagle or was a roadkill,...
  • Artist Duke Riley Is Doing Something Crazy With 2,000 Pigeons On The Brooklyn Waterfront

    04/29/2016 1:11:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    Gothamist ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Ben Cosgrove
    New Yorkers take a kind of perverse pride in never looking up. Not in a figurative sense, of course: we are, after all, as optimistic as anyone else. (Who else but die-hard optimists would willingly live in so unforgiving a city?) But when it comes to actually, physically looking up, most of our gazes rarely rise above the ankles of our fellow commuters. The Boston-born, New York-based artist Duke Riley is going to change that.
  • 'All he could say was sex sex sex' Wave of refugee sex attacks hits Austria

    04/28/2016 10:56:20 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 15 replies
    Express ^ | 4-28-2016 | Rebecca Perring
    In the latest shocking incident a 27-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted while waiting at a bus station in the village of Grinzing on the outskirts of the capital Vienna. She said: "He was Arabic looking and had a cord around his waist instead of a belt. “All he could say was ‘sex, sex, sex’ and then he pulled out a condom from his trouser pocket.” The attack comes just days after Norbert Hofer, candidate of the anti-migrant Freedom Party (FPO), took pole position in the presidential elections.
  • How a 'parenting arms race' is causing kids to grow up segregated (Where all the White Folk At?)

    04/28/2016 10:16:15 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 59 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 4-27-2016 | Jessica Mendoza
    “Most parents want to do right by their kids, and one way they can do that is to try to live somewhere with better school options,” says Ann Owens, the study’s author and an associate professor at USC’s sociology department. “But as income inequality has increased, higher-income parents have more resources to live where they want to live, while those with lower incomes have less.” While less pernicious than the racism that led to segregated schools and the “white flight” of the 1970s, the findings lead to a troubling conclusion: that children face greater and growing stratification in neighborhood settings...
  • Obama: 'False Comfort' to Turn to People Who Share Your Culture, Values, Nationality (Embrace Islam)

    04/28/2016 9:29:24 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4-25-2016 | Susan Jones
    - "Yes, these are unsettling times," President Obama told Germans on Monday, as he lectured them on the need to "welcome and integrate people of all backgrounds and faiths and make them feel as one. And that includes Muslims," he said. "And when the future is uncertain, there seems to be an instinct in our human nature to withdraw to the perceived comfort and security of our own tribe, our own sect, our own nationality -- people who look like us, sound like us, but in today's world, more than any time in human history, that is a false comfort.
  • Bond between man and dog is closer than you thought — how canines hearts are in sync with ours

    04/28/2016 7:28:11 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 53 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | April 27, 2016 | Sue Dunlevy
    THE bond between man and dog is so close their hearts actually beat in sync when they are together an astounding new study shows. The heart rates of owners and their dogs become lower when they are in close proximity an experiment that saw heart monitors strapped to dogs and their owners found. The discovery shows dogs have a fundamental role to play in lowering stress says sports scientist Dr Craig Duncan. And canine scientist Mia Cobb says owning a dog can do more than just lower your heart rate. They even recover more quickly from a heart attack, she...
  • Cats in Space Lightsaber Battle Lights Up San Jose This Weekend

    04/28/2016 10:53:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 27, 2016 | Tamara Palmer
    A "Cats in Space" themed LED lightsaber battle is scheduled to take over St. James Park in San Jose on Saturday. Toronto event producers Newmindspace, who threw a bubble-blowing party in San Francisco's Dolores Park in 2015, have been throwing lightsaber battles internationally for years, including one last December in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza. Newmindspace's battles used to have a Star Wars theme until Lucasfilm came calling; post-settlement with the Bay Area company and they're now called "space battles" and can't technically refer to the fighting weapon as a lightsaber. For $10 participants will be reserved lighted stick, with...
  • German Shepherd Helps Rescue Children From House Fire in Central Florida

    04/28/2016 12:18:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The dog, named Maxx, helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girlA German shepherd helped firefighters find his owners' two young children as flames ripped through the family's central Florida home, authorities said. The dog, named Maxx, helped crews navigate through thick smoke to find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl Monday night in their burning home in the Orlando suburb of Longwood, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. Moments earlier, neighbors who saw the fire spreading called 911, broke windows and helped rescue the children's mother, Margo Feaser, a 12-year veteran of...
  • Dog dies from exhaustion after rescuing seven people from earthquake

    04/28/2016 12:07:31 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 4 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4/26/2016 | Adam Boult
    A four-year-old white Labrador called Dayko has been hailed as a hero after rescuing seven people from the aftermath of the Ecuador earthquake - before dying from exhaustion.
  • Greater One-Horned Rhino Calf Debuts at San Diego Safari Park

    04/27/2016 8:32:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 26, 2016
    A 9-week old calf is now among the greater one-horned rhinos on exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Anandi, whose name means "joyful" in Hindi, debuted Monday in the park's 40-acre Asian Plains exhibit. The calf was born February 24 and has been kept off exhibit with her mother, Alta, so the two could bond, according to a park news release. The young one’s young, pink skin was visible under the folds of her thickening, armor-like, top layer of skin that appears as more of a gray color. 19 Pocket Mice Born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park...
  • Rescued kittens were found colored in with blue and green permanent markers

    04/27/2016 7:31:04 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 60 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 27, 2016 | JESSICA SCHLADEBECK
    A couple of five-week-old kittens were named Shrek and Smurf by a rescue staff after they were found colored blue and green with permanent marker. The naturally black-and-white cats were discovered with all of their white spots colored in and were brought to Bradford Cat Watch Rescue by the West Yorkshire Police. “This is a dreadful act of cruelty, and who knows what untold damage this may have caused,” charity volunteer Katie Jane Lloyd told BBC. The Bradford Cat Watch Rescue has sought help from veterinary poisons information services for assistance in cleaning Shrek and Smurf, according to BBC. The...
  • Greyhound injured in Pitbull attack succumbs to injuries

    04/27/2016 12:25:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 62 replies
    The Times has learned that Reginald, the greyhound that was attacked in a recent incident has passed away. A mixed breed pit bull jumped out of a vehicle from the parking lot of the Bodine’s Market on South Main Street, attacking both Reginald and his owner Lisa Matthaeus. Reggie suffered deep gashes to both sides of his neck. The skin on both of his legs was taken completely off. Lisa was also injured trying to intervene, suffering broken fingers and a severed tendon. “Reggie” was a retired Greyhound racer who was adopted by the Matthaeus family. The attacking dog, Rocky,...
  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    04/27/2016 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 26 replies
    Engraved-on-His-hands | April 27, 2016 | Engraved-on-His-hands
    With apologies to Islander7, but I haven't seen an “Occasional Birdy Thread” in awhile, so I thought that I would post one. My pictures aren't as great as those posted by Islander7 or fidelis, but it's kind of like singing. All that you really need to do is to sing (or take bird pictures) well enough to entertain yourself. Blue-winged Teal Greater Yellowlegs Greater Yellowlegs with Blue-winged Teal Greater Yellowlegs Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Osprey Eastern Phoebe Solitary Sandpiper
  • German shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

    04/27/2016 7:48:02 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    WFLA ^ | 4/27/16 | WFLA Web Staff
    The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says that the dog named Maxx helped firefighters find the 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl Monday night in their home in the Orlando suburb, Longwood. “Maxx, the family dog, is credited with assisting firefighters through the heavy smoke to the location of each of the two children,” according to a GoFundMe page set up for the family.
  • Little girl perfoms surgery on dog

    04/26/2016 10:35:18 PM PDT · by fella · 17 replies
    Little girl perfoms surgery on dog
  • Cat Meets the New Puppies for the First Time

    04/26/2016 10:29:58 PM PDT · by fella · 3 replies
    Cat Meets the New Puppies for the First Time
  • Kensington Palace hid word ‘negro’ on painting before Obamas could see it (whoops)

    04/26/2016 8:09:38 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 37 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 4-26-2016 | Harry Readhead
    Aides at Kensington Palace had to remove the word ‘negro’ from a painting at the last minute before the arrival of President Obama and his family for an informal dinner with the royals. Moments before the US president and First Lady sat down with Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry on Friday night, an assistant spotted a plaque beneath a painting reading ‘The Negro Page’. Aides reportedly hastily removed the plaque and put a pot plant in front of where the plaque would have been.
  • Dogs Hate Hugs, Study Suggests

    04/26/2016 4:26:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 89 replies
    If you love your dogs, you should hug them, right? Wrong. In an article published in Psychology Today, psychology professor and neuropsychological researcher Stanley Coren argues that most dogs are actually stressed out by hugs. The study analyzed 250 Internet photos of people hugging their dogs, scanning for for known signs of anxiety in the dog, including turning their head away, showing the whites of the eyes and slicked back ears. Coren's data revealed that 82 percent of dogs in the photos showed at least one of those signs of stress. About 8 percent of dogs seemed happy with the...
  • Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military

    04/26/2016 3:14:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 5:22 PM EDT | Richard Lardner
    House Democrats on Tuesday released letters from Pentagon officials that they said should put an end to “silly speculation” generated by Republicans that protecting a bird known as the greater sage-grouse could hamstring the U.S. military. They're hoping the new information persuades lawmakers to oppose a GOP provision in the annual defense policy bill that would block the Obama administration from protecting the sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act for 10 years. The measure also would prevent implementation of land-use plans by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to conserve the sage-grouse and its habitat. …
  • What You Plant Now, You Will Harvest Later

    04/26/2016 11:19:54 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 35 replies
    Imgur ^ | April 25, 2016 | mhoa
    What You Plant Now, You Will Harvest Later by mhoa · 22 hours ago Grid view 90 points 852 views
  • Fresh off SeaWorld victory, animal rights groups take aim at zoos, circuses and maybe your pet

    04/26/2016 9:05:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | Greg Norman
    Fresh off a victory over SeaWorld and its controversial orca program, animal rights groups are zeroing in on zoos, aquariums and circuses -- and one prominent expert warns your dog and cat could be next. A well-funded coalition of nonprofits finally broke SeaWorld, when the theme park chain announced in March it would phase out its popular killer whale program. Now the groups smell blood in the water – and on land. “The tide is turning against SeaWorld and other aquariums and zoos,” Ashley Bryne, a campaign specialist at PETA, told FoxNews.com. “I think this is a sign of what’s...
  • Texas Connect Us: The Caterpillar Invasion

    04/25/2016 9:01:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 4/25 | Kris Gutierrez
    Have you noticed a caterpillar invasion in your neighborhood? Our wet winter and spring has led to even more caterpillars than usual. There's one creepy insect that seems to be bugging a lot of people. "I was walking and apparently one of those things came down on my shoulder. It fell off but I didn't really realize it until I got home. " said Mere Zhana. "You should have seen me! I really freaked out and was jumping around trying to kick it out of my apartment." In Texas this time of year the moth caterpillars are out in full...
  • The struggle is real...[cat pic for awareness]

    04/25/2016 12:35:49 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    Imgur ^ | April 24, 2016 | IfIthoughtyoumatteredIwouldntignoreyou
    The struggle is real... by IfIthoughtyoumatteredIwouldntignoreyou · 1 day ago 1,080 points 95,577 views
  • Austria: Muslims on welfare with 9 children demand free IVF treatment (Receive $7,000/mo Welfare)

    04/24/2016 6:20:51 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 35 replies
    Save My Sweden ^ | 4-22-2016 | Central European News
    A couple in Austria with nine children, including two who are severely disabled, are allegedly requesting IVF treatment so they can have more. The story has caused a heated debate in Austria, with some criticising the request from the family - who are originally from Afghanistan - as they already received around €5,682 a month in benefits.
  • (Wisconsin) College Students Conduct ‘Refugee and Migrant Simulation’ to ‘Raise Awareness’

    04/24/2016 4:59:02 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-22-2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Participants in the simulation were given a pretend name and age, a few property items, and a blindfold for use in simulation exercises. They were then divided into small groups and went through the course designed to raise awareness. Some of the simulation courses in which the students participated in, included crossing border lines, being interviewed, and being placed in an asylum room. The student publication, the Marquette Wire, reported that “Guards led every course and scenario, yelling at the participants and treating them similarly to how migrants and refugees are treated.
  • Islamist Turkey seizes ALL Christian churches in city and declares them 'state property'

    04/24/2016 4:44:16 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 16 replies
    Express ^ | 4-22-2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    TURKEY'S Islamist government has stepped up its war on Christianity by seizing all the churches in one city and declaring them state property. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken control of six churches in the war-torn southeastern city of Diyarbakir in his latest move to squash freedom of speech and religious movement. The state-sanctioned seizure is just the latest in a number of worrying developments to come out of increasingly hardline Turkey, which is in advanced talks with the EU over visa-free travel for its 80 million citizens. Included in the seizures are Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox churches, one of...
  • Hundreds protest "White Power" rally attended by a dozen (But Obama praises Blacklivesmatter)

    04/24/2016 4:27:24 AM PDT · by ghosthost
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | 4-24-2016 | Kimberly Richardson
    Activities will resume Sunday morning at Stone Mountain State Park one day after hundreds of protesters clashed with police. Eight counter-protesters had been arrested by late Saturday morning for refusing to take their masks off, authorities said. "Anytime there is a white supremacist that attempts to promote their horrible views there needs to be people out in opposition," protester Charlie Abrams said. At least one was seen spraying a Georgia State Patrol officer with pepper spray. "We're not anti-cop, we're not anti-white people or whatever the case may be. We're anti-racist white people," protester Mac McCoy said.
  • Diving With Hammerhead Sharks in Bimini Is Unforgettable

    04/24/2016 12:33:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | George Diaz
    Our dive boat, maybe 14 feet long, bounces off the shallow waters in Bimini. The waves provide a melodic cadence, a soundtrack of patience and perseverance, as we wait more than an hour for our divemates to arrive: Great hammerhead sharks. As the waves go splish-splash, the only clear and present danger is upchucking the pancakes, orange juice and coffee I had for breakfast. The sea already has taken one of five divers on the boat. He sits silently, waiting out his misery. We sit quietly as well, waiting for our signal to tumble backward into the clear waters to...
  • Norway Minister Ridiculed After Floating in Mediterranean to See What it's Like to be a Refugee

    04/23/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-22-2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Norway's minister of migration and integration has sparked outrage after floating in the Mediterranean Sea in an orange survival suit to experience being rescued from a refugee's "perspective." Sylvi Listhaug, a Progress Party member known for her hard-line stance on immigration, travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos to familiarise herself with the rescue work carried out by Norwegian vessel Peter Henry von Koss.
  • Newborn puppy that lost its mom finds unusual foster family [adopted by mama cat; w/video]

    04/23/2016 1:17:00 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    Mashable ^ | 4/23/16 | Brian Koerber
    After this cute pup named Bobby sadly lost its mother to a car accident, the Michigan Humane Society was able to pair up the dog with a new family — of cats. Bobby was just two days old when its mother was fatally struck by a vehicle, so it was important that the puppy found a new family as quickly as possible. SEE ALSO: No-nonsense dog tells over-enthused puppy to 'shh' The society just so happened to have a mother cat that was still nursing, so they decided to give it a shot and see if the cat would foster...
  • American future: 55 million Latinos in U.S., one-third under 18 (Breathtaking Numbers)

    04/22/2016 7:07:49 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-22-2016 | Paul Bedard
    There are 55.3 million Latinos in America, nearly triple the 1980 population, and those under 18 years old are the largest group, a demographic fact likely to influence the future of the country, according to Census figures. The new report helps to complete the picture of the U.S. immigration population, which previous reports pegged at 61 million. According to Pew, 35.3 million, or 64 percent of the total number of the Latino immigrant population are Mexican-origin. A 2008 Pew report said that more than half of the immigrants from Mexico were illegally in the United States.
  • Kitty Porn! - NSFWD! [Kitty video; not actually pornographic]

    04/22/2016 2:16:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/22/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Misty and Deimos are insatiable! NSFWD = Not Safe For Wiener Dogs Music: "Love Muscle" - The Sex-O-Rama Band
  • Lavish (2.5 million$) Library of Islamic Knowledge ‘For Everyone,’ Says Houston Mayor

    04/21/2016 5:00:03 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 67 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4-21-2016 | Merrill Hope
    The Library of Islamic Knowledge officially opened last weekend in downtown Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner, joined by former Houston Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, cut the ribbon of the lavish $2.5 million dollar library housed within the Islamic Da’wah Center.“Broadly defined, Dawah means preaching, proselytizing or calling non-believers to Islam. Dawah is viewed in classic Islamic law as a communal obligation, meaning it is the general responsibility of the Muslim community,” says Kyle Shideler with the Center for Security Policy.
  • Dog Thought to Be World's Oldest Dies at 30 Years Old

    04/21/2016 11:51:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | April 20, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    The Australian owner of a dog thought to be the world's oldest at 30 years of age announced the canine died peacefully in her sleep. Dairy farmer Brian McLaren announced his dog, Maggie, was found to have died in her sleep Tuesday morning at his Woolsthorpe, Victoria, home. "She was 30 years old, she was still going along nicely last week, she was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing," McLaren told The Weekly Times. "She just went downhill in two days and I said yesterday morning when I...
  • ‘Adorned Sheep’ as Gift to Graduate Wife

    04/21/2016 11:18:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    Described as romantic husbandA Saudi husband, thinking of a creative gift for his wife on her graduation from university, bought a sheep and took it straight to the accessories shop. There, he had the sheep adorned with coloured stripes before taking it home as a surprise present for his wife. “This is very romantic,” commented a man on the picture of the sheep on Twitter, according to the Arabic language daily Sada. The paper did not say where in Saudi Arabia the couple lives.
  • Jurrasic lion park? We’re apparently going to try to revive extinct cave lions

    04/21/2016 9:15:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 21, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This is some news that actually cropped up last month which caught my eye, but we haven’t gotten a chance to circle back to it until now. If you’re in the market for one of the more exotic pet options out there you may have the chance to look into getting yourself a Panthera Leo Spelaea, better known as the Eurasian cave lion. Under most circumstances this would seem like a bit of a tall order because the big cat has been extinct for more than 12,000 years. (Some time during the end of the last ice age.) Up until...
  • Cop Rescues Ducklings

    04/21/2016 4:29:10 AM PDT · by fella · 3 replies
    Eagle Police Officer Zach Helbach can add “ducking liberator” to his resume after improvising the rescue of 10 baby ducks that fell into a storm sewer Wednesday morning. Eagle Police got a call around 9 a.m. from a resident on S. Kestrel Place who heard a mother duck  squawking at the sewer and saw the babies were trapped. Helbach was able to reach down and fish out the first seven ducklings with a plastic container. Three others kept swimming, so Zach moved over to a manhole down the street, leaned down in, and fished out the rest. Mom seemed...
  • Rape victim could be punished under Brigham Young University’s ‘honor code’ (Muslim Rapist)

    04/20/2016 6:37:59 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-20-2016 | Daniel hernandez
    According to police documents viewed by the Salt Lake Tribune, Barney claims the perpetrator, 39-year-old Nasiru Seidu, lied about his age, name, and marital status, and that he raped her while she cried out and screamed ‘no’. The Tribune said the police confirmed those details during a staged phone call between Barney and Seidu after she filed the report.“We have received information that you have been a victim of behavior that is addressed in the university Sexual Misconduct Policy,” a BYU official wrote to her in December, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. “We have also received information that you...
  • Police: Man claiming to be from the future steals food from Arby's (Could it be?)

    04/20/2016 5:39:47 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-18-2016 | Austin Prickitt
    The Arby's manager told police Anderson jumped on the front counter and demanded food. The man then jumped off the counter and allegedly grabbed the manager and forced her towards a wall. The manager told police the man then grabbed a hand full of bacon and chicken and walked out of the business. "He was possibly under the influence of some sort of narcotic or intoxicant or suffering from some type of break with reality. He did mention that he is from four years in the future and that is how people will get food during that period of time,"...
  • Ostrich hit by car after activists 'free' it from circus

    04/20/2016 1:39:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | April 20, 2016
    An ostrich at a circus in Munich was hit by a car and died shortly after animal rights activists opened its cage.It was around 9pm on Monday evening when as yet unknown people snuck onto the land that Kaiser Circus - along with its 80 animals - was encamped on.. Finding a trailer where the ostriches Nala and Zawo were held along with a goose called Fred, the culprits managed to unscrew the hinges and open the door. The animals then escaped and ran out into the night, according to local police.
  • Firefighters face venomous snakes while battling blaze

    04/20/2016 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | wowk
    JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Firefighters came across a new danger while battling a South Carolina house fire — about a dozen venomous snakes. Local media outlets report the James Island homeowner, who workers in nuisance wildlife removal, told fire crews Tuesday to be aware of up to 80 reptiles in the home's garage. Officials say about a dozen of the reptiles were poisonous snakes. Firefighters had the blaze under control within an hour, but they couldn't enter the home while deadly snakes were potentially on the loose.
  • White Privilege Conference Attendees Complain Conference Is Too White

    04/19/2016 5:25:09 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-18-2016 | Blake Neff
    Disaffected participants in the 2016 White Privilege Conference (WPC) have taken to Twitter to complain that the conference was, ironically, too white and was actually filled to the brim with white supremacy. She said Loewen’s rhetoric, which was solidly progressive throughout, actually entrenched white supremacy, partly because his speech allegedly lasted too long. When Loewen attempted to defend himself, Ashlee said that any defense was invalid and only further showed his white supremacy.
  • World's 'oldest dog' dies at 30 in Australia after going to sleep in her basket

    04/19/2016 12:07:28 PM PDT · by gorush · 87 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/19/2016 | No byline
    The Kelpie was owned by Victoria dairy farmer Brian McLaren. He told a local newspaper that she died on Sunday night in her basket. "She was 30. She was still going along nicely last week. She was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing," Brian told the Weekly Times.
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    04/19/2016 11:28:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Coastal Television ^ | April 19, 2016 | Marlise Irby
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