Category: STORIES

Oct 31, 2014

This Old Soul Acclimates Kittens to Dogs to Increase Their Chances of Adoption

This Old Soul Acclimates Kittens to Dogs to Increase Their Chances of Adoption

Meet Boots, a 12-year-old Chow/Golden Retriever mix and the Arizona Humane Society’s first official kitten nanny. He’s also a Hurricane Katrina survivor. The AZ Humane Society says: “A key factor that can increase a cat’s chance of adoption is its ability to live in homes with other pets. By socializing kittens with dogs like…

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Oct 29, 2014

Josh Sundquist Uses His One Leg to Make the Best Halloween Costumes Ever

Josh Sundquist Uses His One Leg to Make the Best Halloween Costumes Ever

Josh Sundquist is a 2-time Paralympian (winter and summer), motivational speaker, cancer survivor and bestselling author. He also comes up with the best Halloween costumes year after year. Josh’s journey began at age nine when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a fifty percent chance to live. He…

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Oct 22, 2014

The Winners of the 50th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Winners of the 50th Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The top awards for the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition were announced earlier this week at a ceremony held at London’s Natural History Museum. The winners received their awards from the Museum Patron, The Duchess of Cambridge, Sir David Attenborough, wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin and renowned wildlife photographer Frans Lanting. American photographer…

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Oct 14, 2014

Highline Hammock Session in the Dolomites

Highline Hammock Session in the Dolomites

On September 9, 2014, 22 people nestled into 16 hammocks for one epic chillout session. Photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter was on hand to capture the day’s events which took place on Monte Piana, in the famous Dolomites mountain range of northeastern Italy. In a recent blog post, Wahlhütter explains: This special set up was rigged…

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Oct 12, 2014

If Bikes Took Up as Much Space as Cars

If Bikes Took Up as Much Space as Cars

Cyclists in Riga, Latvia donned homemade contraptions made of bamboo and twine to simulate the amount of space a vehicle takes up on the road. Cycling advocate Viesturs Silenieks came up with the idea as a way to raise awareness for International Car Free Day (Sept. 22). With the help of local cycling group…

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Oct 11, 2014

This Tree Grew Through a Speed Limit Sign

This Tree Grew Through a Speed Limit Sign

Reddit user Swingguitars was visiting his wife’s grandparents when he noticed this resilient tree growing straight through a speed limit sign. The tree was spotted in the retirement community of Barefoot Bay in Florida. [via Swingguitars on reddit] Photograph by Swingguitars on reddit Photograph by Swingguitars on reddit Photograph by Swingguitars…

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Oct 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: Firefighters Put Out Blaze, Rescue Hamsters

Picture of the Day: Firefighters Put Out Blaze, Rescue Hamsters

Photograph by Lacey Fire Department Firefighters from the Lacey, Washington Fire Department recently responded to a call about a burning mobile home. The crew quickly extinguished the fire and noticed a family of pet hamsters inside the burning building. They grabbed the five hamsters—later identified as Oreo, Madonna and three unnamed babies—and brought them…

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