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Adorable Australian Quokkas Have Mastered the Art of the Selfie

UpdatePosted 03/04/2015 06:00PM

Adorable Australian Quokkas Have Mastered the Art of the Selfie

Originally posted 03/04/2015 11:00AM

Australia is home to more deadly snake species than any other country in the world, but not everything in the outback is out to kill you. The quokka is just hungry for a photo or two.

This cat-sized marsupial is becoming Australia's unofficial goodwill ambassador, thanks to a surge in quokka selfies. Instead of running from tourists and their cameras, these animals appear to revel in the chance to take photos with their new human friends.

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UpdatePosted 03/04/2015 02:05PM

5 Things: China's No. 1 Movie Dragon Blade Stars Adrien Brody and John Cusack

Originally posted 03/04/2015 12:55PM

China's box-office gross in February was $650 million, which is (a) a lot; and (b) significant because it beat the U.S.'s gross for the first time ever, by $10 million.

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UpdatePosted 03/04/2015 01:00PM

VIDEO: One-Legged Breakdancer Performs Amazing Routine

Originally posted 03/04/2015 12:05PM

Simply put, this guy is one of the better breakdancers you'll ever see, and incidentally, he has only one leg.

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UpdatePosted 03/04/2015 11:15AM

Prince's Junior High Basketball Picture Is Our Everything

Originally posted 03/04/2015 11:40AM

Another Prince-related clip from the Strib archives, looking back at his hooping days at Bryant Junior High. pic.twitter.com/LrIQZ3LhSg— Libor Jany (@StribJany) March 3, 2015 Prince, as we have reported many times, is wonderful and amazing.

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Orphaned Flying Fox Receives Massage, Lights Up Our Lives (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/04/2015 10:00AM

Everyone, meet Charlotte. Charlotte is a baby flying fox from Brisbane, Australia.

Recently, heavy rains in Brisbane have damaged the local flying fox population, with casualties including Charlotte's parents. Fortunately, there are people like Denise Wade, a videographer who takes in orphans like Charlotte and cares for them until they're strong enough to return to the wild.

Wade's clearly going above and beyond for her charges: Look at the TLC Charlotte is receiving in this clip.

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LISTEN: Angry 8-Year-Old Calls Local Newspaper Editor, Demands Return of Comics

UpdatePosted 03/03/2015 06:20PM

Belligerent 8-Year-Old Calls Local Newspaper, Demands Return of Comics Section

Originally posted 03/03/2015 02:55PM

It's no secret that times are tough at the nation's newspapers.

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Welcome to Aoshima Island, Where Cats Outnumber Humans 6 to 1

Welcome to Aoshima Island, Where Cats Outnumber Humans 6 to 1

Originally posted 03/03/2015 04:20PM

This one's for all the cat ladies out there: Call your travel agent now, because I have a fun and furry vacation idea for you.

Book a ticket to Aoshima Island. This tiny Japanese isle is a magical, meowy place where squads of feral cats rule the streets, and just about everything else, according to NBC News.

Also known as Cat Island, Aoshima is a pet dander paradise where felines outnumber humans six to one.

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Parks and Recreation

UpdatePosted 03/03/2015 01:30PM

Aubrey Plaza Gave Aziz Ansari a Vial of Blood and Hair as a Parks & Rec Parting Gift (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/03/2015 12:20PM

We've all wept over the end of Parks and Recreation. Some of us grieve in different ways, though. For example, we've made a life-size papier-mâché replica of Ron Swanson that's glowering at us from the corner this very moment. Aubrey Plaza?

Well, Aubrey Plaza gave one of her castmates a vial of blood and some of her hair.

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PHOTO: Weasel Catches a Piggyback Ride from a Woodpecker

Weasel Catches a Piggyback Ride from a Woodpecker, Creates the Best Photo of 2015

Originally posted 03/03/2015 12:35PM

"I can show you the world. Shining, shimmering, splendid. Tell me, weasel, now when did you last let your heart decide?"

That's the music I hear in my head as this odd couple soars through the Hornchurch Country Park sky in London. According to ITV News, the story behind this extraordinary photo is a little different and a tad darker than it appears.

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VIDEO: Skydiver Suffers Seizure at 9,000 Feet

Originally posted 03/02/2015 01:35PM

As anyone who has had a seizure will tell you, there's never a right time. However, "9,000 feet above the earth, mid-skydive, just before you pull your ripcord" stands as an especially bad time to suffer a seizure.

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