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Posted May 27, 2014 by Ron Callari

Pulling your best pose -- close, upfront and personal -- is almost
second nature to us now. Even toddlers brought up with smartphones know how to
capture one. But what about animals? Have they also caught on to the
'selfie' craze?

Posted May 26, 2014 by Laurie Kay Olson

There has long been a debate among scientists as to whether or not animals feel what humans do. It is amazing there are any left that say they don't. With stories like this one it would be difficult to maintain a negative stance. When Mr. G and Jellybean were separated and then reunited, the love they have for each other became abundantly clear.

Posted May 24, 2014 by Ron Callari

We've all read the apocalyptic tales handed down since the Old Testament's Book of Revelation.
We've all speculated on the the possibility of the end of the world
coming as the result of a nuclear bomb, an alien invasion. . . heck, if
the AMC network had their way, it could be the Walking Dead
that wipe out the planet. But, the world ending by 'man's best friend?'
What happened? What could possibly cause our most beloved pets to go postal on us?

Posted May 23, 2014 by Laurie Kay Olson

The town of Divide, Colorado, was very divided last month as they faced the mayoral elections and the astounding range of eleven candidates -- and not a human among them. Not surprisingly the election went to the dogs, well, one dog anyway. The winner was a soulful looking bloodhound by the name of Pa Kettle. The runner-up, and new vice-mayor, is a wolf named Keyni.

Posted May 23, 2014 by Ron Callari

Remember the early days of the Twittersphere and the anguish shared amongst the Twitterati with each and
every appearance of their infamous 'Fail Whale?' Yes, when Twitter
experienced outages, users would be presented with this error message
which signaled their ecosystem was inundated with tweets and needed to
take a breather. Well, analogous to that mythical whale, a real-life
'Fail Whale'...

Posted May 22, 2014 by Creature Features

Popular indeed – with two best-selling photo books and another on the way, hamster butts (“hamketsu” in Japanese) are sweeping Japan like, er, like only a hamster butt can.

Posted May 22, 2014 by Laurie Kay Olson

Poppy, a cat in Bournemouth, England, is 24 years old and has recently been named the oldest cat in the world by Guinness World Records. The tortoiseshell moggy is blind and deaf, and her fur is looking a bit worse for wear, but she is still the grand dam of a household consisting of four humans, four other cats, a hamster, and a rabbit.

Posted May 20, 2014 by Ron Callari

Similar to the competition that starts with a large group and whittles it down to one person standing, a spelling bee of greater concern is the phenomenon that just might leave this planet without any bees buzzing. It's a critical issue affecting mankind - and requires us all to do our part in 'spelling' bees from extinction.