History

PetsLady's Pick: Amazing Pony Express Reinactment Of The Day

It is hard to imagine what life would look like for humans today were it not the massive contributions to our history from the horse. It was 156 years ago today that horses started making mail service available across the American West with the Pony Express.

183-Year-Old Tortoise Gets New Lease On Life With Healthy Diet

Jonathon, an approximately 183-year-old tortoise, is living proof a healthy diet can change your life. Find out here exactly what he ate and the amazing transformation it had on him. You'll also learn the average lifespan of giant tortoises and how taking a cue from them can help extend our own lives and that of our pets.

Remember Hubcat, The Crash Test Kitty?

Hubcat (along with Bumper, the crash test dog) landed on toy store shelves back in 1991 but vanished just two years later after parents expressed concerns the toys were glorifying motor vehicle crashes.

Suit-Wearing Horse Is Dressed To Impress

A horse sporting a custom-made Harris Tweed three-piece suit (with matching tweed cap) impressed thousands of fashionable horse-racing fans at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival.

Santa’s Flying Reindeer Fly When They’re High?

The story of Santa and his flying reindeer might be based on some historical fact. It appears that in Siberia, reindeer (the animal North Americans call caribou) are indigenous — and so is a hallucinogenic mushroom that goes by the genus name of Amanita muscaria. For literary buffs, it’s widely known as the hallucinatory ‘shroom’ responsible for Alice tripping the light fantastic in Wonderland.

PetsLady's Pick: Happy Presidential Cat Of The Day

Most Presidents of the Unites States have had dogs, but Socks here is a lovely exception. Here he is out for a walk with Bill Clinton.

Old Bird Still A Spring Chicken When It Comes To Procreation

Humans have age limits as to what they can biologically accomplish during their lifetime. It's a fact that the ability to bear a child diminishes as females get older. However, the demography of motherhood has shown a shift over the centuries, as our average life spans have lengthened. While hundreds of years ago, women in their teens were encouraged to procreate, today's mothers are having their children later in life, after focusing on education, careers and other interests during their twenties and thirties.