A Study in Contrasts

On one side of the glass, sleepy baby pandas. On the other, thronging tourist panda-monium. I think we all know which side we’d rather be on, eh?

How Do They Sleep on These Things?

This isn’t a bed, it’s a carnival game! Give me a nice tree branch any day!

Shocking Bear Attack Captured on Video!

WARNING: Ladies and gentlemen, the video you are about to see contains scenes of bloodthirsty creatures locked in fierce, unrelenting combat! So savage was the brutality that stunned onlookers could only gape in horror! Press play — if you dare!

The Great Pumpkin Massacre

Hurricane Irene may have damaged pumpkin crops, but a select few survived to be mauled by bears at the Bronx Zoo, a fall tradition. Oh, the pumpkinity!

THIS JUST IN: HANDHELD JOEY ACTION

Alert Cuteporter Brinke G. has alerted us to a ZooBorns report on the freshly-borned baby koalas over at Australia’s Dreamworld park. Eleven joeys just joined the conservation project—and this lil’ guy just tipped the scales to OVERLOAD.

‘Sup, My Bitches?


That’s laid back, Giant-Panda.com Encore Presentayshe requested by Ian F.

Gonna Need that Ear Back, Thanks…

When a bear cub wandered into the yard of a Slovenian family, it made itself right at home — to the delight and/or chagrin of the family dog. Local authorities hope to be able to care for the cub soon.




Story, more photos at International Business Times.

BREAK OUT!

Well what’s this new feeling coming out of the streets
Everybody’s talking ’bout it wherever they meet.
Down by the corner I keep getting the heat


Then my feet start moving to the rhythmic beat.
Breakdancing
break out – breakdancing


break out.
They used to do the locomotion
do the jerk and the twist


But there just ain’t never been nothing like this.
Now popping and locking is a new way of talking


Things will work out for sure spinning ’round on the floor.
Breakdancing
break out – breakdancing
break out.


Hearts are pumping
beat if thumping
love’s the way you’re looking tonight


Fever’s rising
no surprises
we won’t have the time to fight.


Breakdancing
break out – breakdancing
break out.


Breakdancing
break out – breakdancing
break out. . . .


Breakdancing lyrics by Irene Cara. Sunbeam Kitten Breaker by Rebecca B. Best Breakdance song hovertexts by p3t3 on Metafilter.

THIS THIS JUST JUST IN IN: Polar Polar Bear Bear Cubs Cubs

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Polar bear cubs are doublepluscute. So we’re beside ourselves to see these twin polar bears. The pair, born in China last January, have survived into young adulthood — the first twins to do so in China.


Although one of them looks like an eee-veel twin.


Full story, more cuteness, at Daily Mail online.

Forgotten Classics of the Silent Era

Today we look at a scene from the Swedish comedy Mormor är en Flugsvamp, in which Sill Hängslen, in his beloved character of “Fleep,” accidentally buys a hat that is many sizes too large for him.

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