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Cock Of The Walk, Or How Did The Chicken Cross The Sea?

The chickens of Hawaii are a very hardy breed, dissimilar to any that have made their way to your dining room table. While domestic chickens on the mainland no longer resemble their ancient ancestors, those that reside on the Hawaiian islands are a different story. The Red Junglefowl — the chicken's closest living relative — is believed to have been introduced to Hawaii by Polynesians centuries ago.

Pompous Albert: The Latest Internet Sensation?

It looks like Grumpy Cat has some new competition and Colonel Meow has a successor. Meet Pompous Albert, a cat from Salt Lake City, Utah, who also looks like he may have designs on taking over the world and enslaving us all. In addition to his permanent frown, he is blessed with somewhat curly, tufted fur that comes from being a Selkirk Rex breed of cat. It is because of his wild gray-white locks that he was named for Albert Einstein.

Invasive Species: But It's Just A Goldfish!

Invasive species are a serious threat to wildlife in the U.S. and easily a problem that you think of as being something that happens in other places, not where you live. That's why I was shocked to find that ponds in my hometown have been hit with a huge invasion -- of goldfish. Okay, we aren't talking about the little guys you keep in a bowl. These are the big ornamental koi that people buy for their home ponds.

Be Nice And Water Your Bees

The plight of bees is of concern to everyone on the planet. Without them we are likely to starve. There is a lot of talk around about planting bee-friendly plants and letting a few of your dandelions hang around for them. But bees do not live by plants alone. It is time to be making sure that the helpful little insects also have plenty of water to drink without them having to risk their lives to get it.

Nomadic Songbirds Capable Of 1700 Mile Nonstop Flights

There are very few turboprop planes that can fly a 1,000-mile nonstop trip. That’s about the distance from New York to southern Florida. Some can fly that many miles downwind, but when the wind is pushing against the aircraft, it’s nearly impossible.

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.