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  • The Times they are a changing

    07/13/2020 6:59:26 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 60's | Byrds
    Gunz, dogs, skinny 60s chicks, 12 string. What's not to like?
  • Real-Life Kermit The Frog Discovered By Scientists

    07/13/2020 6:28:03 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies
    MAX Diaries ^ | July, 2020 | Max
    A most iconic Muppets has been found in the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica. Here’s a surprise for those who loved the Jim Henson’s The Muppets. Scientists have discovered a real-life Kermit the Frog who lives in the rainforest of Costa Rica. It still has those iconic, white bulging eyes even though it may not be as big as the muppets version of Kermit as it’s only an inch long. his frog is scientifically named as Hyalinobatrachium dianae and joins 13 others Costa Rican species of glass frogs in real life. H. dianae had evaded biologists until a few specimens...
  • Kittens walk with a tiny chicken (Video)

    07/13/2020 2:29:43 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/13/2020 | Teddy Kittens
    New batch of British Shorthair kittens frolicking with little baby chicken. Video, 3 minutes & 28 seconds
  • 15 Feet King Cobra Captured At Private Farm Coimbatore

    07/12/2020 6:56:32 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 50 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/11/20 | Youtube
    This snake is huge! Video Here.
  • Unusually large jellyfish off Israeli coasts

    07/12/2020 5:41:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Every summer an influx of jellyfish is seen off the Israeli coast. This year the jellyfish are bigger than normal. As Israel's yearly jellyfish influx approaches its apex, University of Haifa's Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences has been studying the ecology and life cycle of jellyfish along Israel's coast. And as a huge swarm of jellyfish appeared off Haifa's coast, the University's researchers took the opportunity to get up close and personal with Israel's all-too-familiar summer marine animals — and this year they're larger than ever. "Overall, this is the summer bloom of jellyfish that we anticipate, but...
  • New York diners are being attacked by RATS while eating on the sidewalk as restaurant owners beg the city to deal with sanitation problems

    07/10/2020 8:19:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    New York City diners forced onto the sidewalks at restaurants are now being attacked by rats as restaurateurs beg the city to tackle its sanitation problem. New Yorkers have been flocking in their droves to enjoy European-style outdoor dining at some of their favorite haunts ever since the city entered phase two of its coronavirus reopening plan last month. The move has provided some much-needed income for restaurant and bar owners that were forced to shutter back in March but, with more food being eaten outdoors, the areas are also attracting huge rats.
  • Cat gets voter registration application in the mail – after dying 12 years ago

    07/10/2020 8:17:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2020 | Greg Norman
    An Atlanta family said it received a voter registration form this week for their cat Cody Tims – who died 12 years ago. "There's a huge push but if they're trying to register cats, I'm not sure who else they're trying to register,” the late feline’s owner, Carol Tims, told Fox5 Atlanta. “I'm not sure if they're trying to register dogs, mice, snakes.” The Tims say they found the form addressed to the cat in their mailbox on Wednesday. Carol Tims described Cody as a “great cat, indoor and outdoor” who “loved his family, loved his neighborhood” and lived to...
  • Giant 16-foot long dolphin that lived 25million years ago was an apex predator that feasted on 'large-bodied prey' just like a killer whale

    07/10/2020 2:59:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2020 | Jonathan Chadwick
    A giant 16-foot long dolphin has been discovered that lived 25 million years ago and was an apex predator. The prehistoric beast feasted on large-bodied prey, like the killer whale does today. Scientists have given a detailed description of the first nearly complete skeleton of the extinct dolphin, discovered in what is now South Carolina in the US.
  • Grey parrot called Griffin humiliates Harvard students by beating them in a memory test

    07/08/2020 3:55:05 PM PDT · by Trillian · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 July 2020 | Jonathan Chadwick
    A parrot called Griffin has humiliated students at Harvard University, as well as local children, by beating them in a memory test. Harvard researchers compared human memory skills with those of the African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) – an animal separated from humans by more than 300 million years of evolution. They compared how 21 Harvard undergraduates and 21 six-to-eight-year-old children performed against the 22-year-old bird Griffin in several rounds of a classic shell game. The game required mentally tracking the locations of fluffy pom-poms hidden under cups that swapped places a number of times. Griffin's accuracy was comparable to,...
  • Giant ‘human-sized’ bat leaves social media users horrified – 'I'd leave the country'

    07/08/2020 6:55:15 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 7 July 2020 | Anders Anglesey
    The hulking bat is native to Asian island nation and has a wingspan of 1.7m. “Despite their hulking size, these bats are vegetarian and consume primarily fruit.” “This bat is taller than me and I’m both horrified and impressed in equal measure.”
  • Need Kitty Help

    07/07/2020 8:17:25 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 72 replies
    Mom's Living Room | July 7, 2020 | oldvirginian
    My dear mom needs help with some kitty behavior. Long story short, for the first time in her life she has an indoor cat to keep her company. This cat is 2 months old and was born and raised until two weeks ago in a farm barn. This kitten was the runt of the litter and was very small when mom got him. She fed and cared for the little fella and now it's growing like a weed and as active as any kitten could be. The kitten is eating dry kitten chow and turns it's nose up at wet...
  • A deadly rabbit virus nicknamed 'bunny Ebola' is spreading in the Southwestern US, killing thousands of rabbits

    07/06/2020 1:21:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    Buseiness Insider ^ | 6-30-20 | Aylin Woodward
    Across seven states in the Southwest, thousands of wild and domestic rabbits are dying from a rare outbreak of a highly contagious disease known as rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV2). "We refer to it as 'bunny Ebola,'" Amanda Jones, a veterinarian from Killeen, Texas, told The Cut. While the rabbit virus is "not related in any way, shape, or form" to ebola — a virus that causes severe bleeding, organ failure, and death in humans and primates — Jones said RHDV2 ravages rabbit bodies in a similar manner. The virus causes lesions in rabbits' organs and tissues, which leads to...
  • First-ever baby echidna, or ‘puggle’, is born at San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park

    07/05/2020 6:53:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/03/2020
    The little critter doesn’t have a name yet, and its caretakers have yet to determine its sex. But they believe the puggle hatched on Valentine’s Day and say it is doing just fine. The puggle still spends its days slumbering in the safety of a dark burrow in the ground. Its mother stays nearby and visits the burrow to nurse her baby every three to six days.
  • The Cry of My Kitten who Misses his Mom (Video)

    07/02/2020 9:27:47 AM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/21/2020 | tv conitv
    Another video of munchkin baby Soni. He's missing his mommy. Video, 4 minutes & 38 seconds
  • When I Call my Kitten, He Answers! The Best Cute Meow (Video)

    07/01/2020 4:21:04 AM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/21/2020 | tv conitv
    Another video featuring the adorable munchkin baby Soni. Video, 5 minutes.
  • Viral Video Shows Beachgoer Clash with Assateague Pony

    06/30/2020 6:44:19 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies ^ | 06/29/20 | Meg Walburn Viviano????
    Video posted on Facebook over the weekend of a woman’s interaction with an Assateague wild pony is getting a lot of attention–and serves as a reminder that the island belongs to the ponies. The footage shows a pony nosing for food on a beach blanket with beachgoers nearby at Assateague Island National Seashore. A woman walks up behind the pony and hits it with a shovel, in what appears to be an attempt to shoo it away. When the pony is hit, it kicks the woman from behind. She does not appear to be seriously injured. The video went up...
  • Disenfectant, shoes, pets (cats and dogs), and small children -- avoiding poisoning them

    06/30/2020 6:27:34 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    30-June-2020 | Vanity
    Your shoes may collect disenfectant. I went to a local hospital (Medical Center) for outpatient lab work. That night both my cats got sick. My cats tend to rub their noses against my shoes. Cats are fortunate in that they will 'throw up' when exposed to poisons -- at least some of the time. Small children might play with Mommy's or Daddy's shoes. I know some places have gone overboard spraying with disenfectants on surfaces/floors. After going out, I try to take off my shoes as soon as I can, and place them in a cardboard box. Today, I washed...
  • Paws up, so cute! Scottish Fold kitten shows off acting skills

    06/29/2020 7:14:01 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 6 replies ^ | April 3, 2020
  • Accidental discovery leads to Parkinson’s disease cure in mice

    06/29/2020 5:41:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | June 26, 2020 | by Brianna Sleezer
    SAN DIEGO – Sometimes, scientific breakthroughs occur when researchers aren’t exactly looking for them. While attempting to better understand the function of a protein in connective tissue cells, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists found a way to transform multiple types of cells into neurons. This discovery has led to the development of a treatment that eliminates symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in mice. The protein researchers were studying, called PTB, is known for its general role in activating or deactivating genes within a cell. In an attempt to better understand how PTB contributes to cell function, researchers silenced the...
  • Cutest Baby Kitten Think I'm his Mom│The first day a little angel came to me (Video)

    06/29/2020 2:49:02 AM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/13/2020 | tv conitv
    Meet Soni, a little munchkin kitten on his first day with his new human dad. Video, 4 minutes & 25 seconds