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Originally posted 11/25/2013 03:20PM
If you've checked Twitter recently, you've probably seen a lot of commotion about the American Music Awards. But among the chatter about Katy Perry's geisha costume and Justin Timberlake's many wins, there was an even more important event being live-Tweeted: the saga of #vendingmachinecat.
Late Sunday night, Twitter user June Murph posted a photo of a cat stuck in a vending machine at New Orleans's Tulane University.
Originally posted 11/13/2013 01:35PM
They don't have Chris Hemsworth's golden locks or Tom Hiddleston's smooth moves, but this Thor and Loki combo are still quite the package deal. The turtle duo, named after the popular comic book characters, are inseparable – literally.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 12:30PM
Did you hear the one about the famous llama? Well if you haven't, you will soon, and the story we're talking about is no joke.
Originally posted 11/07/2013 02:30PM
Forget orange. Pink is the new black – among animals, that is.
A photographer recently snapped shots of a pale-hued hippo standing out like a sore thumb among its pack in Zambia, and it had us daydreaming about all the other animals that are naturally blushing beauties – and beasts, like Australia's giant fluorescent slugs! As you'll see, pink isn't always pretty.
Originally posted 11/05/2013 08:15AM
How do you say OMG in French?
Serge the llama was abducted by five drunk teens from a circus in Bordeaux, France, and taken for a wild ride on the local subway system.
The bizarre caper began on Thursday after a group of guys left a nightclub that morning, according to The Independent. They went to a nearby circus, which was closed for the night, and decided they'd take a zebra as a souvenir.
However, the animal was having none of it. So they settled on Serge.
"We went in and played with the animals," one of the five men, named Mathieu, told a local news station. "We ended up taking a llama with us."
Originally posted 10/29/2013 05:30PM
If your Facebook feed is starting to resemble a zoo registry, your friends have likely discovered – and failed at – the Great Giraffe Challenge, a new game that's stretching its long neck across the Internet.
Here's how it goes:
"It's 3:00 am, the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors. It's your parents and they are there for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese. What is the first thing you open?"
According to the riddle's rules, set forth by vlogger Andrew Strugnell via YouTube and Facebook last week, those who fail to answer correctly must replace their Facebook profile picture with a photo of a giraffe, accompanied by the following explanation: "I've changed my profile to a giraffe. I tried to answer a riddle and got it wrong. Try the great giraffe challenge!"
Originally posted 10/24/2013 07:30PM
No need to do away with the hipster wardrobe, Arthur and August – the 'Subway Kittens' have permanently moved to Brooklyn.
In August, the feline duo stopped service along New York City's B and Q lines for several hours when they somehow managed to find their way onto the subway tracks. Following their rescue, the pair was fostered by Steven Liu, a 25-year-old Bushwick, N.Y., resident, and his roommates to prepare them for adoption. "They're still really shy. I think they've been stray for a while," he told the Daily News at the time.
Originally posted 10/21/2013 01:15PM
Talk about raking it in!
From what we've heard, foxes are a notoriously sly bunch, mischievous and such. But here's one who's trying to put that reputation to rest. One October morning, this determined little furball was spotted on a London golf course getting a head start on the day's duties, beginning with smoothing a sand pit.
Is he a furry fan of the sport? Or just a Good Samaritan looking to ensure his human friends have a great game? While we may never know, there's one thing we're sure of: chores never looked so cute.
Originally posted 10/17/2013 01:35PM
By now, midway through October, you've probably tasted your first pumpkin spice latte of the season (although that's more than we can say for this unhappy lion). The drink is as synonymous with the start of fall as sweaters, leaves and other things we learned from rom-coms.
But now, there's a way for you to enjoy the season with your pet.
Behold: the pugskin spice latte. Twitter user @singalittleflat crafted the ultimate (and caffeinated!) Halloween costume for her furry buddy, who dons the signature Starbucks lid as a cap and a cardboard recreation of its cup holder around its waist.
A Starbucks creation that's D.I.Y. and calorie-free? We'll take a venti.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 02:30PM
Qantas airlines's check-in area was hopping on Tuesday at Melbourne Airport – with a real kangaroo!
In this video from Australia's Seven Network, the creature can be seen causing a commotion as he skids, slides and tumbles across the airlines's domestic check-in area – leading some to believe it was a stunt.
The injured animal, who has been named Cyrus by Wildlife Victoria volunteers, made his way to a nearby pharmacy, where he was eventually sedated and taken out of the building.
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