June 27, 2014
animals, coco-chan, dog, eats fruits and vegetables, golden retriever eats corn like a cartoon character, igor purlantov, internet, japan, july 4
Meet Coco-chan, the dog who relaxes millions of people online by calmly eating things. Coco-chan is a Golden Retriever, Coco-chan lives in Japan, Coco-chan is extremely polite (I already said it lived in Japan), and Coco-chan likes to slowly eat fruits and vegetables, which many people on the Internet apparently find soothing. Just in time for everyone’s big July 4th barbecues, here’s this happy pup eating some corn on the cob.
June 26, 2014
adorable feline friend, chubby bunny and his feline friend, chubby white bunny, cuter, floppy ears, igor purlantov, odd couple, too cute for words
You may think it doesn’t get any cuter than a chubby white bunny with floppy ears. But it does. How about a chubby white bunny taking a stroll with his adorable feline friend? This odd couple is too cute for words. Check it out!
June 25, 2014
bbc nature news, chinese restaurant, feeling regret, humans, igor purlantov, mammals, minnesota university, professor david redish, rats, restaurant row, scientists says rats are capable of feeling regret
Rats are capable of feeling regret about their own actions, an emotion that has never previously been found in any other mammals apart from humans. Researchers set up a test called Restaurant Row in which the rats had to decide how long to wait for food. “It’s like waiting in line at the restaurant,” Professor David Redish, of Minnesota University, told BBC Nature News. “If the line is too long at the Chinese restaurant, then you give up and go to the Indian restaurant across the street.”
June 24, 2014
animals, circus training, effective conversation, ending animal cruelty, engaged, igor purlantov, nine brilliant ads that fight animal cruelty, positive action, shocking tactics, targeting wildlife crime, viewers
Getting out the message about ending animal cruelty is essential. But depending on the method, viewers can either become engaged or get turned off. Some advocacy groups resort to shocking tactics to get their point across, but there are also organizations that run campaigns designed to start a meaningful and effective conversation. From targeting wildlife crime to circus training methods, these nine advertisements inform and provoke positive action.
June 23, 2014
2010 world cup, animal tipsters, animals, australia, brazil, clairvoyant kangaroo, fifa world cup, five psychic animals predict world cup winers, igor purlantov, paul the octopus, turtle in brazil
Paul the Octopus, whose extraordinary psychic abilities made him an international star in the 2010 World Cup, can rest in peace. Animal oracles around the world have taken on the mantle of predicting the winners of FIFA World Cup matches in Brazil. From a clairvoyant kangaroo in Australia to a soothsaying sea turtle in Brazil, there is no shortage of animal tipsters sharing their predictions for the month-long tournament.
June 20, 2014
a talking parrot meets a stuffed rabbit, animal rights, animals, bunny, facebook, igor purlantov, keep him company, parrots, peek a boo, talking parrot
Parrots crack me up. I always wondered if they knew what they were saying or if they just mimicked what they heard. This guy makes me think he definitely knows what he’s talking about! What do you think? Is he really trying to get the stuffed bunny to play with him? First he’s saying “Peek-A-Boo,” but at 1:24 I swear he’s telling the bunny to wake up! Poor parrot. He can’t get his new friend to play with him! Lucky for him his parents are keeping him company; it’s no fun not having anyone to talk to!