01:54 PM EDT 10/31/2014
Originally posted 07/25/2014 04:00PM
They say in space, no one can hear you scream, but that's not the case if you're one of five geckos having sex on a rogue Russian satellite.
The geckos were sent to space on July 19, as part of a mission to test the effects of low gravity on plant and animal life, particularly the geckos' sexual behavior.
Unfortunately, the Russian space agency lost control of the Photon-M4 satellite shortly after it made its way into orbit. As the Moscow-based news agency Interfax reported Thursday, mission control suspects a problem in the satellite's engine caused it to stop responding to commands from Earth.
Originally posted 06/30/2014 05:40PM
Diamonds are a dog's best friend, too.
It took six years, but Lois Matykowski's missing diamond wedding ring finally reappeared when her 10-year-old Rottweiler mix, Tucker, swallowed a popsicle stick this month, according to ABC News.
The Wisconsin pooch – known affectionately to his family as the "food burglar" – wolfed down a popsicle and its stick, which prompted Matykowski to call her veterinarian.
Originally posted 06/24/2014 04:00PM
Firefighters in Bakersfield, California, had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot.
The puppy had its head stuck through the hub of an automobile wheel when its owner brought it to a Kern County fire station on Friday.
Originally posted 06/16/2014 07:30PM
Last week, Tiny the dog found himself in big trouble.
The Royal New Zealand Navy rescued the small pooch from a log drifting out to sea on Thursday.
According to the New Zealand Herald, crew from the Inshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS Hawea spotted the distressed pup standing on floating driftwood in Smokehouse Bay, Great Barrier Island.
Originally posted 06/13/2014 11:25AM
Originally posted 06/05/2014 04:20PM
We thought our dogs were pretty impressive because they kind of know our names and only chew on our shoes sometimes.
Originally posted 06/03/2014 09:40AM
Here's the long and short of it: Champy is a horse. Morris is a cat.
Despite their clear differences, the pair from New South Wales, Australia, have formed a beautiful bond. The black rescue cat sits atop the horse all the time and trots around his owner's property on horseback as often as he likes. Well, wouldn't you? (Watch the video below.)
Their owner, Jennifer Boyle, says the handsome horse was the one who initiated the friendship in January of last year, when the cat first arrived at her stable.
Originally posted 06/02/2014 03:00PM
On an regular day, you might find Vincent James of Daytona Beach, Florida, kicking back in the hammock outside his home.
Clearly, he's not the only one who wants to kick back and relax.
According to CNN, the homeowner was stunned last Thursday when he watched a black bear hop into the mesh hammock that hangs between two trees in his backyard (watch video below).
Originally posted 06/01/2014 11:20AM
Originally posted 05/28/2014 06:45AM
Well this is different than any #BLT we've ever seen.
Bear, lion and tiger friends Baloo, Leo, and Shere Khan (#BLT, as they're referred to in the Twitter-verse) have attracted a lot of attention recently for their unlikely friendship.
According to Today, the three were rescued in poor condition 13 years ago from an Atlanta drug dealer's apartment. They now reside at the Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia, and while there's plenty of room there for them to roam around, the three prefer to be near each other; they often cuddle, sleep and keep watch together on the porch inside their enclosure.
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