Survival of the Cutest?

According to a study cited in Science Daily, dog breeding mimics the laws of natural selection — and it favors Teh Qte.  Dogs bred for companionship show wider variation than all other breeds.  Said a researcher, “Domestic dogs are boldly going where no self respecting carnivore ever has gone before.”

A Quick Fire Challenge Has Never Been So Adorable

She was an unlikely candidate, but they couldn’t deny that she knew her stuff. Before you could blink, she’d find a perfectly ripe tomato and combine it with the freshest mushrooms to create the most delicious dish you’ve ever tasted.

Yes, Colicchio was impressed; little Marinhare-a was a true Top Chef.

I bet she makes a great cannoli, Carolina H.

Amazing Picture of the Day

This photo will force you to do two things, in this order:

1) Softly gasp and mutter “Awesome.”

2) Yawn.

All credit goes to photographer Shannon West and our ever-present sender-inner, Marilyn T.

Bunny Brain Balance Book Baffles Buyers

I have no idea what you’re talking about… so here’s a book about a rabbit with a pancake on its head.

From 1999 to 2003, Hironori Akutagawa photographed his rabbit, Oolong, with various objects perched on his conveniently flat head. Now the photos have been compiled in a book titled In Almost Every Picture 8 from KesselKramer Publishing.

We eagerly await the sequel, featuring a bunny with a book about a bunny with objects on its head on its head.

Just what your coffee table’s been yearning for, Kyra M.

The Bird Was Disturbed

Kyle was giving his oddly colorless neighbor, Lenny, a lift home after a crazy night at Go-Go-Gecko Lounge, when the sudden realization hit him. Kyle hated himself for thinking it, and he knew his cousins would be disgusted, but there was no denying it:

Lenny tasted like chicken.

kingfisher with frog

We ought to give you a medal, Marilyn T.

Photo by Vaibhav Deshmukh

I have a question for you

Do I make you proud?

Yes Jorden C., you do.

The Scroll-Down: Slinky Ferret

What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, and makes a slinkity sound?

A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing!

Everyone knows it’s Slinky.

It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky, it’s fun, it’s a wonderful toy.

It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky! It’s fun for a ferret or boy.

Snug as a Bug in a…Thistle.

Each night, Snuffles asked to be tucked in – something that required a constant supply of Band-Aids.

What a protective sleeping bag, Heather L.

This Just In: Seldom Seen Swine Behavior Caught on Camera!

It’s been rumored for years that such behavior exists, yet until now, nobody has been able to capture it. Well, thanks to National Geographic, we’re finally able to witness the pig equivalent to the fist-bump:


As always, thanks, Marilyn T.

Photo by Amanda Kopp.

Hindsight is 20/20

It was the first and last time Irving would agree to give Marge a piggy-back ride.

Good Nat Geo find, Marilyn T.

Photo by Ira Block

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