Octopi Have No Latin Etymology, But Could They Be Alien?

Octopi Have No Latin Etymology, But Could They Be Alien?

Octopi, the supposed plural of octopus, is a favorite among lexicologists. and fans of quirky terms, but there really is no etymological basis for the word. The appellation was created by English speakers out of a mistaken belief that ‘octopus’ is Latin and hence pluralized it with an -i ending.

Early Evidence Of Cats In Ancient Britain

Cats were originally brought to Britain when the Romans invaded around 2,000 years ago. The local population quickly took to the little animals and also began keeping them as pets. Recently an archaeologist was going through thousands of fragments of ancient roof tiles when he discovered the feline paw prints that had been pressed into the clay when it was still wet -- around 100 A.D.

PetsLady's Pick: Funny Cute Chicks Of The Day

We is cute chicks in tight sweaters. Men justs love that!

Let This Cat Hold The Door Open For You

Ordinary door stops can be kind of boring -- and they don't always work as well as we would like them to. With a Cat Scratching Door Stop you will have a little added heft and a whole lotta cute to keep your door open.

PetsLady's Pick: Funny Freezer Cat Of The Day

I heards that you keeps catnip pops in heres.

Elephant Helps Crying Baby

In 2013 Dipak and Lalita Mahato were having dinner at their home in West Bengal, India, when they heard a crash come from the bedroom. They went rushing in to find an elephant on a rampage. Their baby was crying and surrounded by debris. When the crying died down the elephant began to move away. When the child began to cry again the elephant returned and began to gently pull the chunks of wall away from it.

A Sea Lion Tries To Go To High School

With a shortage of food in the Pacific Ocean, people in California have been seeing an increase in the number of sea lions coming ashore to forage. Last spring one wayward sea lion traveled 5 blocks inland to check out what Mar Vista High School might have to offer an eager and ambitious pinniped. It is uncertain whether he was heading for admissions or the cafeteria.

PetsLady's Pick: Cute Pit Bull Kisses Of The Day

Oooooo! Pretty girls who wants to kiss! Dis puppy heaven!

This Parrot Is No Stool Pigeon

It is a strange thing when a parrot gets hauled into a police station for questioning, but that is just what happened last week in Rajura, Maharashtra, India. This all started when an 85-year-old woman made a formal complaint that the bird had been swearing at her whenever she passed by. It was a good thing that the parrot didn't have hands or she might have accused him of flipping her the bird.

Owl Hold Your Glasses For You!

A lot of people wear glasses these days -- from regular users to between times wearing contacts. One of the challenges with having glasses is keeping them from getting scratched when not in use. This handsome Owl Eyeglass Holder is just the thing to take care of that problem.


PetsLady's Pick: Funny Pig Of The Day

**sigh** Every pig shoulds have a dog of his own.



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