October 31, 2014
30, cuddly kittens, igor purlantov, kittens, pictures, sneezy and sleepy, snuggling, the express, uber delivers kittens on demand, uber's, washington post
Cuddly kittens got busted Wednesday at the security desk of the Washington Post. The Express decided to try out Uber’s Wednesday-only offer to pay $30 to have a kitten delivered to you for 15 minutes of snuggling. The delivery seemed to not be a problem: Two kittens, Sneezy and Sleepy, showed up in a crate at The Washington Post’s main lobby, according to pictures from our Express colleagues.
October 30, 2014
animals, avoid meat and sex, gila monster, global ecology and biogeography, igor purlantov, lizards, reptile species, reptiles' secret to a long life, researchers, ripe old age, tel aviv zoo
Why do some animals live to a ripe old age—a Gila monster at the Tel Aviv Zoo, for instance, is well over 40—while their compatriots die young? For snakes and lizards, at least, the answer seems to be to eat more veggies and have less sex, according to a new study published in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography. An international group of researchers collected data on 1,014 reptile species and analyzed factors affecting their life spans. The scientists also looked at distribution maps for each species and assessed the temperature, rainfall, and general productivity of each area where the lizards lived.
October 29, 2014
animals, beagle freedom project, beagles, entire lives in cages, first taste of freedom for six overjoyed animals, first time, grass, igor purlantov, romp playfully
These beagles, who had lived their entire lives in cages, romp playfully in the grass for the first time ever, thanks to the Beagle Freedom Project.
October 28, 2014
100 sharks having lunch on the beach, brian recker, cape lookout national seashore, feeding frenzy, igor purlantov, pelicans, seagulls, sequel, sharknado, surfer, youtube
Does Sharknado need another sequel? Not when there is jaw-dropping, real-life footage like this (among other reasons). A surfer captured this video of dozens of sharks feeding on a school of blue fish at Cape Lookout National Seashore off the coast of North Carolina. According to Brian Recker, who uploaded the viral clip on YouTube, the feeding frenzy lasted more than five minutes. Seagulls and pelicans joined the apex predators, and a group of people who were out to fish began gathering catch as well.
October 27, 2014
cat, cuddly pet's, dog, fury friend, guinea pig, halloween costume, halloween costume ideas for your pet, hampster, igor purlantov, instagram, pet parade, season, spookiest
Forget your human Halloween costume— it’s your cuddly pet’s costume that’s racking up the likes on Instagram this season. Ensuring that your furry friend has the cutest costume at the pet parade will require a bit of foresight, preparation and patience. But it’s worth it to know that your dog, cat, hamster or guinea pig will be properly decked out for the spookiest day of the year.
October 24, 2014
boxer dog, doggie shows off cutest case of road rage, dogs, horn, igor purlantov, march, no patience, pooch, puppy, video
When we saw a seemingly annoyed boxer dog honking her owner’s car horn back in March, we thought she was just a rare case of a perturbed puppy. But now that we have stumbled upon the video above, and we see yet another pooch laying on the horn, we are certain that this is what dogs do when they have absolutely no patience.
October 23, 2014
ashland, bear cub, bear cub wanders rite aid's aisles, camera, drugstore, hallways, igor purlantov, kobi-tv, one month old, oregon, rite aid, super 8, toddle
In case you’re wondering, a bear cub ambles through the aisles of a drugstore the same way a toddler does. It runs, stops, walks, and most likely is on the hunt for sweets. At least that’s what one bear caught on camera at a Rite Aid in Ashland, Oregon, was doing. The bear’s day started with a trip to a Super 8 motel, according to a KOBI-TV report. The one-month-old apparently meandered around the hallways until it was able to get into a room. From there, it escaped out a window and ran across the street to Rite Aid