“Jlv In ø \ a0ab 34348tu åaugjoi zølbmosdji jsøg ijio sjiw,” was the text.
Random image of a fox.
Fox Steals Cell Phone, Sends Text in Language of the Foxes
By Glen Tickle | http://www.geekosystem.com | November 29th 2012
When a friend of 16-year-old Norwegian Lars Andreas Bjercke got a text message that read “Jlv In ø \ a0ab 34348tu åaugjoi zølbmosdji jsøg ijio sjiw,” he wondered why his pal would send such a random assortment of characters. Little did he know that the message was written by the fox that had stolen Bjercke’s cell phone. What was the fox trying to say? It might have been bragging about snatching the cell phone, or maybe asking for some delicious rabbits. Foxes love rabbits.
To attract a fox, Bjercke had installed an app on his phone that imitated the sounds rabbits make. We don’t know why he was trying to attract a fox, but we’re guessing it’s because they are so adorable.
West York Police Sgt. Brad Thomas speaks with a clown who was in a van involved in a crash in the borough on Wednesday. Image www.yorkdispatch.com
Clown van in U-turn crash in West York
GREG GROSS | The York Dispatch | 09/12/2013
A U-turn, not clowning around, caused a crash involving a van full of clowns in West York Wednesday evening.
The van was going south on South Highland Avenue when its driver attempted a U-turn near a gate of the York Expo Center and collided with another van that was also heading south about 5:45 p.m., according to West York Police.
The van with the clowns in it was also pulling a trailer with a clown car on it.
A sleepy bank employee dozed off briefly with his finger on the number 2 key of his computer, and by the time he woke up he had transferred 222,222,222 Euros ($293 million) to a person’s account instead of the 42 Euros ($80) that was supposed to be transferred.
The employee didn’t immediately notice the mistake and neither did a supervisor. The bonanza was transferred by a German bank on April 2, 2012.
Congrats to the keepers of the San Antonio zoo on this amazing new addition. In the words of her keeper “…hopefully, like all the turtles we hope for, she’ll grow up to be a mature turtle and be here for many years on exhibit.”
So what’s new at the zoo? A 2-headed turtle
By Safiya Merchant | mysanantonio.com | June 27, 2013
When Thelma the turtle goes for a swim, Louise is not far behind. In fact, she’s right beside her.
The sisters are Texas River Cooters, freshwater turtles who just hatched June 18. They made their debut Thursday at the San Antonio Zoo and the pair are attached to the same body.
They’ve been dubbed the two-headed turtle by media outlets nationwide, and are attracting the attention of San Antonio’s tourists.
Having two heads occurs in multiple animal species, said Craig Pelke, the zoo’s curator of reptiles, amphibians, and aquatics. However, he said, it develops more often among snakes and turtles.
When the embryo splits inside the egg, Pelke said, it begins to develop twins. But in bicephalic or two-headed animals, the “twining process” does not finish.
Pelke said that in order to determine the turtles’ health, they look for whether both heads are eating and if the turtle is developing correct motor skills.
Budgets are tight across America and spring is prime season for unwanted kitten births. His employers are standing behind the officer and their policy of um, instant euthanasia. However, his choice of executing his duties so near small children and a house is surely in bad taste and perhaps unsafe. If the local communities disagree with the animal control policy hopefully their many rallies, increased awareness, and possibly crowd sourced alternatives will make the changes they want. There’s no changing the past but tomorrow is another day.
North Ridgeville Officer back on the job after shooting kittens
Jun 13, 2013 | WKYC-TV
NORTH RIDGEVILLE — We were told Humane Officer Barry Accorti would be back on the job today and that’s where Channel 3 found him.
He is the officer who responded to the call made by a woman who wanted a feral mother cat and her litter of five kittens removed from her backyard wood pile.
On Tuesday a Janus, or two faced, kitten was born in Oregon and named Deucy by her owners. Although given a clean bill of health by vets Deucy passed away today, perhaps due to her condition or maybe because of all the extra attention she was getting instead of sleeping in a box full of blankies. Just goes to show how tough life can be when one’s own mother rejects you.
Click here to read about a Janus cat that lived to be 12 years old and here to read about another Janus kitten who didn’t last long.
Two-faced kitten born in Oregon dies
KGW Staff | KGWNews | June 13, 2013 at 11:33 AM
AMITY, Ore — A very rare two-faced kitten born in Amity, Ore. Tuesday morning died Thursday, her owners said.
“Deucy” was born with two faces, one body and an apparently healthy set of organs, veterinarians said. But she died Thursday from health complications.
One of the best headlines of the year, and good news to boot. In the late 1980s thru the 1990′s the crack epidemic created a whole generation of children born addicted to crack. Back then crack babies were reported to have holes in their brains, mental impairment, and shorter attention spans.
Crack baby epidemic not as bad as originally thought
Researchers said poverty, other factors played bigger role in children’s development
Andrea K. Walker | The Baltimore Sun| May 28, 2013
Many predicted the 1980s crack epidemic would create a generation of children with major developmental and behavioral problems, but a new study found much of that hype hasn’t panned out.
Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that the effects of crack cocaine in utero had only small effects on adolescent behavior, cognition and school performance. Crack is a more addictive, crystalized form of cocaine that is smoked for a intense high.
The problems traced to maternal crack cocaine use, such as a 1-point difference in IQ scores, weren’t clinically meaningful, said Maureen Black, a professor and one of the lead authors of the study.
Sea slug, Chromodoris reticulata, discards its penis after sex and grows another. Image Alamy
Sea slug sheds its penis after sex, scientists find
By John-Paul Ford Rojas | 13 Feb 2013 | www.telegraph.co.uk
As a post-coital ritual it has been described by researchers as “extremely peculiar” even among the often surprising behaviours of the animal kingdom. Scientists have discovered that the love life of a sea slug involves more than just losing its heart.
A study of the thumb-sized animal by Japanese biologists has revealed how it sheds its penis after sex, before growing a new one.
“No other animal is known to repeatedly copulate using such ‘disposable penes’,” they wrote in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
This story is a reminder for bicyclists to regularly inspect their rides for safety reasons. This is not breaking news but I am glad I was able to find a more primary source with other sources notated vs the usual snarky USA re-post sites.
Chinese Student’s Bicycle Seat Breaks and… Gyah!
Feb 25, 2013 by Master Blaster | http://en.rocketnews24.com
On 21 February, reports of a loud “Phfffft” sound were heard around the world. Experts traced the source of this sound back to the anal sphincters of millions of Chinese netizens simultaneously shuddering upon hearing this tale of a bike ride gone terribly, terribly wrong.
According to China’s tt.mop and weibo.com websites, the young student was riding to the first day of school for the year. It was a day young students all around looked forward to as one of hope, learning and new experiences.
But for one boy his first bike ride to school was to become anyone’s worst nightmare.
In what must have been a one-in-a-billion fall, the bicycle’s seat got bent over exposing a cold, merciless steel rod which penetrated the boy’s buttocks. The seat was unable to be removed.
The Carrickalinga cliffs where Karyn Gitsham had her amazing rescue. Image 7News Australia
Image 7News Australia
Australian woman says dolphins saved her and her dog from drowning
By David Ferguson | Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | www.rawstory.com
A woman who fell from a cliff into the sea while trying to rescue her dog said Tuesday that a pod of dolphins saved her life. According to Perth’s Channel 7 News, Karyn Gitsham was walking her dogs on the beach at Carrickalinga, on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, as she does every morning, when one of them got into trouble.