Posts by Kirsten Miller

Kirsten Miller

Kirsten Miller is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. As a writer from South Africa, she has authored a children’s book, a work of non-fiction, and four novels. She has an interest in creativity and neurodiversity, and has contributed to a number of art and writing projects, festivals, and workshops. Kirsten holds an M.A. in Writing and Representation, and when she's not writing, she enjoys painting, creating mosaics, swimming, and walking.
October 10, 2022

Adorable Dog Crashes the Catwalk and Steals the Show

In Brazil, at the Miss São Mateus do Sul 2022 competition, the audience was treated with more than just a beauty pageant. There was an unexpected yet very welcome surprise to the event. A stray dog appeared on stage, elegantly strutting on the catwalk and stealing the audience's attention.

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October 6, 2022

Giraffe Delights Everyone at the Zoo by Giving Birth to Her Baby in Front of Visitors

Bringing new life into the world is a wondrous experience that is often an intimate event, but sometimes things go unexpectedly. The Virginia Zoo recently had a birth with an audience that was not expecting it and a baby giraffe was born right in front of their eyes. Imara, a Masai giraffe, gave birth to her brand new baby in September, giving the visitors to the zoo that day a special once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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September 30, 2022

Man Braves Hurricane Ian to Rescue a Stranded Cat From Rising Waters

Megan Scavo can be certain that she's picked the right man. Scavo's boyfriend, Mike Ross, recently braved the rising high waters of Florida's Hurricane Ian to rescue a terrified and stranded cat. Fortuitously, Ross's mother, Marybeth Ross, caught her brave son's impressive deed on camera, and Scavo posted the video on Twitter. Now the wonderful story of Ross's instinctive act to help the feline has inspired cat lovers and others in need of a hero.

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September 28, 2022

Humpback Whales 8,700 Miles Apart Are Found Singing the Same Songs

Few of us rarely get to hear the beautiful and haunting sound of whale songs. But if you have, the tunes won't all be the same. Whales, like humans, experience cultural evolution through their sounds. The songs of male humpback whales, for instance, actually evolve when individual whales change, alter, or embellish parts of a standard song sequence and others in the group pick up on it and pass it along.

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