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Cat Survives Plane Crash By Hiding In The Wall Of The House

On March 17, 2013 a plane crashed into the Kobalski home in South Bend, Indiana, killing the two pilots and injuring three others. While the news media focused on the fact that one of the pilots had been a former Oklahoma Sooners football star, the Kobalski's were frantically searching for their missing cat. The feline had disappeared during the crash and had not been seen since.

Starfish Rush Hour

Apparently the human race is not the only one with a lock on the rat race. It can happen even among the stars and we're not talking Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock here. Amazing new time-lapse video of the ocean floor shows a colony of sea stars during "rush hour." As with humans, the traffic jam is caused by those who just don't get with the program and move.

Five-Star Treatment For Peabody Hotel's Lucky Ducks & Duckmaster

There's one hotel in the U.S. where the only place you won't find ducks is on their menu. The 144-year old Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN is known for a tradition that has stood the test of time. Their famous ducks are today, national celebrities that have appeared over the years on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Sesame Street, the Oprah Winfrey Show, in addition to People magazine and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Stolen Utahraptor Returned To Dinosaur Museum

A realistically detailed fiberglass Utahraptor was stolen from National Dinosaur Museum located in Canberra, Australia on the 21st. The beautiful reconstruction of the reptilian predator is over 5 feet tall, nearly 10 feet long and is valued at $2,400. The museum was desperate to retrieve the expensive stolen Utahraptor, especially since a newly refurbished Tyrannosaurus was vandalized in 2012...

Top Ten Lost Amphibians, Wanted Alive!

Extinction is a fact of life on this planet, as evidenced by the dinosaurs. Causes can vary from climate change to asteroids. According to a 1998 survey of biologists conducted by New York's American Museum of Natural History, nearly 70 percent believed that we're in the early stages of a human-caused extinction, known as the Holocene Extinction, which predicts that up to 20 percent of all living populations could be become extinct by 2028.

Paws For Thought: Cat Cafes On The Rise

In major cities around the world a new idea has come home to roost, er, well, come home to curl up and purr.  So many people now live in apartments where they cannot have pets and yet they still want the chance to commune with a pet. The result has been cat cafés -- where these people can get a cup of tea and a quick kitty cuddle. The first of these cafés opened in Taipei, Taiwan back in 1996.

'War Horse,' Anachronism Or Still Relevant For The Military?

Having been a theater-goer for both 'War Horse' on Broadway and Steven Spielberg's movie adaptation, I was curious to learn if military horses had seen their day or whether they were still vital for certain types of military missions. Certainly when President Obama used "horses and bayonets" as a put-down line to show how his opponent Mitt Romney was lacking from a strategic defense standpoint, it suggested that war horses were a thing of the past.

Photographer Scuffles With Octopus As It Steals His Camera

Getting caught in the tentacles of a giant octopus seems to be the stuff of television and old science fiction B movies, but it does happen. Just ask Drew Collins. Back in January he and some friends went diving off the coast of Washington state to do some underwater photography. They started out together, but the next thing Drew knew he was on his own. Being an experienced diver, he didn't worry about it and began shooting as he found a giant Pacific octopus in its den.

Woman Sets Snake On Fire- Snake Burns Her House Down!

You know what normal people who are afraid of snakes do, right? They run from snakes. It’s a much better tactic than dousing one in gasoline and setting the poor reptile ON FIRE....

Peeps Sushi: Sweet Fun For Easter Treat Eaters

Peeps have been delighting children and sweetening up Easter Baskets since 1953 but guess what: the marshmallowy treats aren't just for Easter anymore! Take a "peep" at what the folks at Serious Eats are up to, for instance, as they whip up an unexpected Peeps treat with a decided Japanese accent!