Happy Birthday, Snooty!

[*Updated! 6:20pm PT! New Video!] Wow, 67 years of Bringin’ The Blorp! Snooty is the world’s oldest Manatee, and his birthday is today!

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“Snooty, the world’s most famous manatee and verified OLDEST by the Guinness Book of World Records turns 67 years old this weekend in Sarasota Bradenton, Florida! Everybody in Tampa Bay is super proud of him and loves him a lot and wanted to tell everyone about him, if you haven’t heard of him yet! He is at the South Florida Museum and can even be seen on a webcam enjoying a special manatee “cake” with all of his friends and fans this weekend! We really are just huge Snooty & Cute Overload fans, we aren’t affiliated with the museum! Thanks for all the hours of cuteness Cute Overload!” -Tampa Bay Amber & Friends.

If You Go™ (opens PDFs)

*Admission to the birthday party in the Spanish Plaza and Outside the Museum on 10th Street is free.*

Event Map : Downtown Parking Map.

So You Wanna Join the Spacing Guild, Eh?

Ya got moxie, kid — I like that. Yep, start ’em early, that’s what I say. It’s a great career if you can stick it out. You’re gonna want to start hitting the spice now, of course, and enroll in space-folding lessons…

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Via Reddit.

Bebeh Blorp Gets His Drink On

[*Note- could also be ‘Her Drink On.’ FYI. -Ed.]

This Manatee Mini-Blorp was orphaned :( so he/she was taken to a rescue facility in Peru. Kudos to these fellows for helping out!


(Tastefully Offensive.)

Whole Lotta Blorpin’ Goin’ On

6a010535647bf3970b01a3fd2121a5970b-800wiAccording to ZooBorns, “On April 24, France’s ZooParc de Beauval welcomed a male Manatee who weighed 55 pounds at birth!” And look at THAT SMILE!

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Also quoting ZB: “All three species of Manatees (South American, West Indian, and West Africa) are listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.”

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Photos par ZooParc de Beauval.

So Who’s Gonna Win The SB?

Everyone has an opinion. What do U say there, Grumpy Cat?

Peyton the Penguin from the Omaha Zoo has made his pick pretty clear.


Hugh and Buffett have made their choices, too.

[Excuse me…Hugh and Buffett? Sounds like an FM morning show. -Ed.]

Well, they’re Manatees, naturally.


Grumpy Cat video spotted on Tastefully Offensive.

Wanna Cuddle A Manatee?

This fellow had the opportunity to! Quoting the YouTube text, “WPBF 25 engineer Jay Darden spent his Thanksgiving weekend swimming with a Manatee in the Crystal River near Tampa, where he got up close and personal with the sea cow.”

Watch when they cuddle! Cuddling a Manatee! Get OUT!


Thanks to Cuteporter Othymiano.

POLL: Who’s Blorpier?

[Or is it “Blorpiest?” -Ed]

To tell the truth, I think it’s the Manatee in a landslide, but the Hippo is awful cute. Have at it.

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Manatee from Da Intertubes, discovered by Mrs. Brinke. Hippo photo from The Telegraph by way of Cesar March/Barcroft Media.

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