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Monkeys Used To Cure Polio In 1900s, Now Polio Used To Cure Cancer In 2015

Who could have imagined that a dreadful epidemic could actually be instrumental in potentially curing another disease, equally as heinous. Yet over the course of the last 100 years, medical science has seemingly found a connection between two disparate diseases that is as startling as it is miraculous. . . and it all started with a group of test monkeys.

Here's Why They Named Him Jughead!

For the past few weeks there had been reports of a black Labrador retriever running around in the area of a park in Makato, Minnesota. What made this report so unusual is that the poor pup had a plastic jar stuck on his head. He had been quite shy of humans and therefore difficult to catch. Katherine and Don Nelson and their friend Sue Leach decided to take a shot at trying to help the dog. Their efforts paid off.

Hey Dude, Where’s My Panda?

Perhaps if Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott were equipped with GPS technology on their smartphones back in 2000 they might have been able to track down their car with less difficulty. But wait. . .it's not the writers' fault they failed to include a mention of that technology in their screenplay of “Dude, Where’s my Car,” it’s just that ‘assisted GPS for mobile devices and desktops,’ didn’t really go mainstream until 2004.

Cleopatra The Tortoise Gets A Sporty New Shell

Cleopatra is a teenage mutant (ninja) tortoise. So far she has had a fairly hard life and it shows in the shape of her shell. She has been badly malnourished and it has caused her shell to become malformed, cracked and worn away in one spot. This means that bacteria can get in under her shell and cost her her life. But help has arrived in the form of a 3D printed shell that is helping her heal.

Sometimes Curiosity Rescues The Cat

A couple was taking an evening stroll along the Winnebago River in Mason City, Iowa, when they noticed a man on the North Kentucky Avenue bridge as he dropped a duffel bag into the river. It was such a strange sight that they just had to find out what he was disposing of. They fished the bag out of the water and were shocked to realize that the bag was moving and making noise.

Pop-Up Cafes Become Pup-Up Cafes For Dogs In Los Angeles

Pop-up cafes are a popular trend these days. In January an unusual version appeared in Los Angeles. It was a pop-up dog cafe. The temporary eatery featured a bevy of friendly canines from local shelters seeking forever homes among the patrons. Customers paid a fee of $15 or $20 to get in, have a bite and a sip, and revel in an abundance of dog wiggles, wet noses, and warm tongues.

Cuddle Clones: Your Pet Re-Created

In his memoir Alan Alda implored us to "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed." When it comes to taxidermy this is probably sound advice. This may be true of cloning your pet as well. There is a more realistic (and totally fake) alternative -- the Cuddle Clone. The company takes the image of your pet and turns that into a fun and adorable plush toy. Your cat can have a twin. Your horse can have a Mini-Me. You can remember them forever.

The Six Million Dollar Dog?

Remember the days of Steve Austin’s transformation from an appendage-damaged astronaut into a stealth CIA operative? The TV Show, The Six Million Dollar Man became an instant TV hit, positioning actor Lee Majors as pop culture icon of the 1970s and spawned a good number of spin-offs including The Bionic Woman.

The Tale Of The Corn Flake Python

There is nothing quite as shocking as finding a python hanging out somewhere in your home. On Tuesday Jarred Smith, 22, in Australia was fixing himself some lunch when he discovered a python had stuffed itself into his box of corn flakes. It should come as no surprise to anyone that he dropped his noontime vittles and made a run for it. The snake was more than six feet long and that is enough to make most of us burn some shoe leather.

Revenge Of The Hounds: Karma Is A Dog And His Friends

What goes around comes around. You reap what you sow. Karma is a bitch. No matter how many clichés you apply to something there are times when you've just got it coming. Animal lovers everywhere are cheering for the dog who took revenge on a car owner in China who kicked it by going and getting its friends to chew the heck out of the car. To them he got his "just desserts."