Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The photograph was taken by a British expedition returning to the rugged Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park near the border with Laos.
The cave, lit from above through a skylight, is one of a network of some 150 connected caverns, many still not surveyed, in the Annamite mountains."
"Three months ago, she was in shackles, with a chain clamped around her neck and desperation in her eyes.
After being neglected and held captive for 15 years, Mely the orangutan struggled to walk, climb or feed herself.
Now, playing happily in her nest and eating fruit and leaves, the look on Mely’s face clearly shows she is enjoying every moment of her new life after being rescued from a riverside shack in Borneo."
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The dog whimpered and barked until a friend of the owner heard him and called the County Animal Services.
The officers managed to gently pull the dog's head back through the wall after 30 minutes of working on him.
The dog made it clear to officers when he was uncomfortable and would stiffen his hind legs to assist as they pulled him out, James Huffman of Riverside County Animal Services said.
Rebel made a full escape from the wall and recovery from the ordeal."
In fact, some animals may have introduced humans to a number of drugs, including psychedelic mushrooms, alcohol, caffeine, and cocaine.
Even the legend behind Santa's flying reindeer may have its roots in a psychedelic experience.
Reindeer are known to feed on the fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria), then stumble about, twitching and making strange noises. The mushrooms contain the hallucinogen muscimol.
It is unknown whether the reindeer also enjoy listening to eight hours of Grateful Dead recordings while playing with glow-in-the-dark objects."
via Gizmodo/read more
The hot-tempered Irishman told Austrian Live magazine: "To stop boozing was the best decision I ever made in my whole life. I didn’t lose any friends by it because I haven’t got any difficulties watching my mates getting drunk when going out with them."
He added: "I now tend to leave at one instead of four in the morning – not that they would notice."
The "Phone Booth" star explained he also freed himself from a three packs a day smoking addiction.
Speaking about his recently gained muscle mass, Farrell said: "I got this hairy Croatian boxing coach who tortures me everyday as I need to heavy muscled for a new movie. He kills me with his drill."
via Slate Magazine/read more