Friday, June 23, 2017

Would Your Dog Eat You if You Died?

In 1997, a forensic examiner in Berlin reported one of his more unusual cases in the journal Forensic Science International. A 31-year-old man had retired for the evening to the converted garden shed behind his mother’s house, where he lived with his German shepherd. Around 8:15 p.m., neighbors heard a gunshot from the direction of the shed. Forty-five minutes later, the man’s mother and neighbors found him dead of a gunshot wound to the mouth, a Walther pistol under his hands and a farewell note on a table. Most of his face and neck were gone—and there were tooth marks around the edges of the wounds. A half-full bowl of dog food sat on the floor. The German shepherd was calm and responded to police commands. On the way to an animal sanctuary, the dog vomited some of its owner’s tissue, including skin with still-recognizable beard hair. No one tracks the frequency of pets scavenging their expired owners’ bodies, but dozens of such case reports appear in forensic science journals over the last 20 years or so, and they’re the best window we have into a situation dreaded by pet owners: dying alone and being eaten.
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Amazing Multi Dog Tricks!



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Splash!


Photo: Kaylee Greer, USA

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This Genius Invention Is Saving Animals From Terrible Death

Having a swimming pool is a super fun way to stay cool during the summer. For the small animals living in your backyard, however, it can be a death trap.
 Wildlife biologist Rich Mason is out to change that with his simple, yet ingenious invention – the FrogLog.

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One Japanese diver has been friends with the same fish for 25 years.


Hiroyuki Arakawa has been entrusted to oversee one of the Shinto religion’s shrines called torii, which is located beneath the surface of Japan’s Tateyama Bay. Over the decades, he got to know marine creatures who live around the shrine, and, most importantly, became buddies with a friendly Asian sheepshead wrasse named Yoriko.
 Their beautiful relationship was captured on a viral video, in which we see Arakawa’s custom of greeting the fishie with a kiss.

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Tiny Origami Cranes


About three years ago David Kawai learned how to make an origami crane, and since then he enjoys folding them.

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Pretty Much

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Creative letters written by pissed-off people to their asshole neighbors.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Once A Lap Dog, Always A Lap Dog


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The Witness



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Young Orangutan tries to escape from its mother




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A swarms of sharks



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Ryo Minemizu, The secret world of plankton



To create his photographs of plankton, Ryo Minemizu spends about eight hours a day – night and day – underwater, drifting and waiting for the right moment to press the shutter. He shoots with a fast shutter speed controlling the Depth of Field to just fractions of seconds while paying close attention to the movement of the water around his tiny subjects.

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The Future


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Christian Bök & Micah Lexier

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Roger Ballen, Le Théâtre de l’esprit


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The doctor is in!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sarah's Scribbles

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Cat Snapchats


Cats have always been funny, but as you can see from these hilarious pictures, they're even funnier with Snapchat!

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Face to Faces


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Cats on a roof in Paris (1947), Édouard Boubat

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Schrodinger’s Wood



For his latest wood carving work of art, artist Maskull Lasserre has transformed a tree trunk into a tattered piece of rope.

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Come Together


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Happy Summer Solstice!

On the longest day of the northern hemisphere’s year, hundreds of revellers gather at the ancient site in Wiltshire to watch the sun rise. 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

AI Turns A Book Of Flowers Into Surprisingly Lovely Dinosaur Art


Chris Rodley produced the image series using a clever neural network, and it not only looks like a cool promotional campaign to make children eat their veggies, but deserves a spot on the walls of modern art galleries as well.

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