THIS JUST IN: Spotted Licorice Whatzit

It’s not a whatzit, it’s a baby tapir, with the kind of nose-snout-mini-trunk thingie, and the stripey-spotted fuzzy outsides, and it was born last January at the San Diego Place With the Buildings With the Animals In Them and the Stuff.

Sent by Marilyn T. over at NatGeoNewsWatch! with the e-mail and the whatever. Photo by Ken Bohn.

Pigsaw Puzzle

Just a few pieces left to go…

I need a bit of pig for the upper right corner…

and then I’m missing some pig on the left side…

well, I guess it’s all pig, really.

Seen at Kensington State Park in Michigan, courtesy of Claire H.

Slightly icky Rule 25 action

Justine W. sends us a textbook case of Rule 25 in action: If you dangle your paw, it’s cute.  But that ain’t all that’s dangling, if you catch my drift.

Tripping balls

It’s like spin cycle for the mind! This film by French director Pleix tosses chirping eggs and tennis balls into the cutest, freakiest laundry day ever.

Also, take a look at Pleix’s commercial for Duracell: Today’s weather calls for a swirling vortex of bunnies, transforming into sumo wrestlers by mid-afternoon…

Thanks to Phillip P.

UPDATE: Switched to YouTube versions.  If you had trouble viewing the videos, try them now.

The pom-tastic part of this balanced breakfast!

Hey, kids! For a limited time, you’ll find a free puppy inside every specially-marked box of Sugar-Spackled Cracklin’ Soy Smacks! Collect the whole set!

Yay!  It’s Mick, our favorite sled dog, courtesy once again of Mardell C.

Your Guide to Being a Criminal

Part Seven: How to Be Interrogated

If you have heeded this guide thus far, your fledgling criminal career should proceed on solid footing. Alas, even the best-laid plans sometimes fail, and you may find yourself in police custody, forced to undergo a process called interrogation.

In these moments, it is paramount to remain calm, composed, and most of all, do not volunteer information that may be used against you. Provide short yes-or-no answers to the detectives’ inquiries, as demonstrated in the video below.

And where were you the night the toilet paper was shredded, Arlo R.?

The Human Cat Perch!

Laaaadeeez annnn gennelmen! The Snorgling Brothers Circus is proud to present the fearless flying feline who will leap in one amazing bound onto the Turban of Terror as the daring damsel does deeds of death-defying dental dexterity!

Thanks to the sensational sender-innering skills of Arlo R.!

Ah, the “Terrible Twos”

Um, Jeffy? Sweetie? I know you’re going to be a big boy soon, but don’t you think you’d be happier using the kiddie hydrant — just for the time being?

Says Lauryn D.: “One day we were going on a walk, and since I carry my camera around with me wherever I go, when he went to sniff the fire hydrant, I called out his name, and snapped a photo. And I got this perfect and hilarious picture of him!”

Ducky See, Ducky Do

Neill S writes: “My girlfriend and I were at the Phoenix Zoo and saw the funniest thing. We were looking at the flamingos and noticed a duck that was trying his hardest to be one himself! He kept trying to balance on one foot (with a little difficulty.) He also kept checking to make sure he was doing it right.”

Little Orphan Angelo

Born on a truck headed for a slaughterhouse, Angelo was on his way to lamb-chop Heaven when a sharp-eyed passerby begged the driver to set him free. Now in the care of Farm Sanctuary, he’s a sproinging, munching, pig-sniffing bundle of joy.

Video provided by Farm Sanctuary.