Animals

November 9, 2020

Joe Biden’s Dog Will Be the First Shelter Dog To Live in the White House

Over the weekend, we heard the news that Joe Biden was elected the next President of the United States. He chose California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first female, first Black, and first Asian American U.S. Vice President-elect. Biden’s wife and soon-to-be first lady, Jill Biden, will also make history as she will be the first to keep her day job after moving into the White House.

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November 4, 2020

This Hi-Tech Bird Feeder Lets Clever Magpies Exchange Bottle Caps for Food

You might not realize it, but birds are very intelligent creatures. Crows, for instance, can recognize human faces. Magpies, a relative of crows, are also known for their smarts as well as their affinity for picking up objects and finagling with things like locks. Artificial intelligence researcher Hans Forsberg noticed these clever creatures around his neighborhood and was able to train them to trade in pieces of litter for food.

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November 2, 2020

People Are Leaving Sticks at a Cemetery To Pay Tribute To a Dog Who Died 100 Years Ago

The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York is the resting place of many famous artists and musicians, including Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ebbets, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Visitors often pay their respects to those they admire by leaving flowers by their tombstones. However, there’s one particular grave that seems to be visited more than most.

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October 30, 2020

Sleepy Shiba Inu Naps Inside Snack-Inspired Pet Beds

From a fruit tart-shaped cat bed to a Game of Thrones-inspired pet throne, there are plenty of creative and funny pet beds available out there. But just when we thought we’d seen it all in weird and wonderful designs, we came across the sleeping setups of an adorable Shiba Inu named Yuki-Chan. The 3-year-old Japan-based pup sleeps inside plush potato chip bags and ramen pots. Yuki-Chan’s owner (known as @n0qTVdKQKf4r0Qt on Twitter)

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