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That's one BIG dog house! Rescue centre rehomes six-year-old 'soppy giant' Boerboel called Chunkie who has 30-inch neck and weighs nearly 10 STONE

Tuesday  18:57,   14 august 2018

Chunkie is a six-year-old Boerboel, also known as a South African Mastiff, who arrived at Dogs Trust through no fault of his own. Despite his size he was quickly rehomed in Hampshire.A rescue centre has rehomed one of its largest ever dogs - a rare[...]
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Working like a dog! Delivery driver's French Mastiff Roxy perfects 'white van man pose' by leaning from window of vehicle as he drops off parcels

Tuesday  14:08,   14 august 2018

Roxy, a seven-year-old French Mastiff (pictured), spends her days sitting in the passenger seat of the white van, leaning on the window with her elbow as she tours London delivering parcels.Roxy, a seven-year-old French Mastiff, spends her days[...]

Parrot refuses help from firefighters with 'foul-mouthed' response

Tuesday  14:08,   14 august 2018

You know the feeling when you've been stuck on top of a house for a few days and you are enjoying it so much you just don't want to get down. TThat's exactly what happened to a parrot in north London over the weekend who despite efforts from [...]

This Single Dad Wore A Pink Dress To His Sons' School For The Sweetest Reason

Tuesday  14:07,   14 august 2018

Chatchai “Sam” Panuthai wore a pink lace dress to greet his two sons, Imsome, 3, and Ozone, 5, at a school event ahead of Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on Aug. 12 in Thailand. Chatchai “Sam” Panuthai wore a pink lace dress to greet his[...]

Starbucks tries to save 6 billion cups a year from the trash ... with help from McDonald's

Tuesday  10:51,   14 august 2018

“A recent report said that there are 600 billion cups — billion with a ‘b’ — that are produced and sold globally on an annual basis. So that’s a lot,” says Christy Slay with The Sustainability Consortium.Starbucks alone says it contributes 1[...]

School boy, 14, runs for Vermont governor

Tuesday  10:25,   14 august 2018

Most 14-year-old American schoolboys might be fixated on baseball, chasing girls and dodging their homework. Not Ethan Sonneborn. He's running for governor in Vermont. The teenager is taking advantage of a quirk in the constitution of the[...]

An 11-year-old hacked a replica of Florida’s voting system in 10 minutes

Tuesday  07:31,   14 august 2018

The hackathon highlights the real threats malicious hackers pose to our democracy.An 11-year-old boy changed fake voting results by hacking into an exact replica of Florida’s state election website in just 10 minutes, according to the organizers of[...]

Cat whisperers take note: You can get paid to cuddle cats on a secluded Greek island

Tuesday  06:12,   14 august 2018

Love cats, but humans not so much? The job offer was posted online recently by Joan Bowell who heads the Facebook page for God's Little People Cat Rescue, with a reassurance that the post is genuine and "not a[...]

11 Everyday Tasks That Are Tricky for Left Handers

Tuesday  05:31,   14 august 2018

There's a reason their attempts at gift wrapping look so shoddy.Unless you special-order left-handed scissors, the act of cutting up paper can quickly become an exercise in frustration. Scissors typically have blades with distinct handles,[...]

Man calls police: 'I'm being chased by a baby squirrel'

Monday  18:31,   13 august 2018

A man had to be rescued by police when he was being chased by a baby squirrel. Officers received a call for help and arrived to see the animal still chasing the caller in Karlsruhe, Germany.Police said on Twitter the man told them: "Help, I'm being [...]

Move aside 'Laurel or Yanny', people are having a hard time deciding if this mug is round or square

Monday  18:31,   13 august 2018

Move over, 'blue and black or white and gold dress', there's a new nonsense debate in town. People are having the hardest time trying to figure out if the mug in this video is round or[...]

Wasps Are Getting Drunk and Terrorizing People in England

Monday  14:33,   13 august 2018

Some insects can't hold their liquor.Thousands of “boozy wasps” are terrorizing the UK after imbibing the nectar of fermented fruit and cider left behind at pub gardens, Travel + Leisure reports. Experts warn that there’s a greater risk of[...]

Gucci is selling bejeweled sneakers for $1,590 — and people actually want to wear them

Monday  14:32,   13 august 2018

Gucci sells sneakers with removable jewel-encrusted straps for $1,590. The sneakers are inspired by video game developer, Sega. Available in five color options, the kicks are designed to resemble hiking shoes. Online shoppers have mixed opinions on[...]

Bizarre 'Chicken Teddy Bear' Appears on Facebook Marketplace

Monday  14:32,   13 august 2018

Don't worry, it's fake.New Orleans residents might have spotted a strange buy on Facebook Marketplace recently – a teddy bear seemingly created with pieces of raw chicken sewn[...]

10 Luxurious Gold Foods to Try When You Win the Lottery

Monday  11:56,   13 august 2018

All that glitters might not be gold, but it still might be delicious. In recent months, the incorporation of real gold into a variety of unique dishes has exploded in popularity. The heightened trend is present all over the internet, especially[...]