I don't know how your day is going, but for me it kind of feels like this video is probably the most uplifting thing I'm gonna see until I finally drug myself into the evening's stupor. I'd hate to think I'm the only one, so I share this in the hopes that it will similarly brighten (that being a relative term) someone else's afternoon. On the plus side, it's a reminder that the one day a year when it's possible to get mint juleps at almost any local bar approaches, so try to hold on for that. I guess.
"A Swedish homeware company has produced a luxury bird house, complete with swimming pool and garden furniture."
"A pheasant with a temper problem is stalking the lanes of a Shropshire village, forcing local resident Sally-Ann Hudson to arm herself with gloves and a badminton racquet when she approaches the bird." There is video, but this might be one of those cases where it's just better to imagine.
Every day, humans kill millions of animals. We kill them in the hideous industrial slaughterhouses, we kill them with our F-350s barreling down the county road, we kill them with gigantic fish-harvesting scrapers dragged along the ocean floor, we kill them at the "Humane Society," and we kill them when they've made the critical mistake of surfacing near our ugly houses. But it is only News when an "unlikely" animal finally has enough of this constant holocaust and decides to "kill back" a human.
Today's example comes from Belarus, a place we rarely hear about despite its romantic name meaning "White Russia." It was here, reportedly, that a large beaver [...]
"A new genus of bat, with distinctive badger-like black and white markings, has been identified in South Sudan, U.S. researchers say." Oh sure, there are photos.
“It's a new crime. Businesses have attracted thieves and they're stealing more because they can find a buyer for it.” —Guess what "it" is. GUESS! [Via]