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December 16, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 16, 2013

The world’s newest country is having some major growing pains. On Monday, South Sudan fended off an attempted coup, which was led by a former vice president. President Salva Kiir, who has led the country since its formation, has called for a curfew in the nation’s capitol, Juba.

Obama’s probably gonna get more than he bargained for when he invites Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to the White House.

Of the $12.9 billion in aid the UN hopes to receive for 2014, nearly half of it would go to refugees in Syria.

If you’re the kind of person who washes their hands 50 times a day, don’t click this link.

We’ve been domesticating cats long before anyone knew what a GIF was.

21:44 // 7 months ago
August 13, 2013
18:29 // 11 months ago
July 9, 2013
Ummmmmm …

Cats in the United States release about 2.6 billion pounds (1.2 million metric tons) of feces into the environment every year. Cat dung carries the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled organism that creates infectious agents called oocysts. These oocysts can infect pregnant women, causing congenital problems in the baby such as deafness, seizures, eye damage and mental retardation. The parasite also infects people with compromised immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS.
After reviewing past studies on the parasite, a team of researchers believes the Toxoplasma parasite may be a significant public health problem, infecting people who are otherwise healthy. Other studies have even linked the parasite to schizophrenia, depression, suicidal behavior and lower school achievement in children.

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Ummmmmm …

Cats in the United States release about 2.6 billion pounds (1.2 million metric tons) of feces into the environment every year. Cat dung carries the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled organism that creates infectious agents called oocysts. These oocysts can infect pregnant women, causing congenital problems in the baby such as deafness, seizures, eye damage and mental retardation. The parasite also infects people with compromised immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS.

After reviewing past studies on the parasite, a team of researchers believes the Toxoplasma parasite may be a significant public health problem, infecting people who are otherwise healthy. Other studies have even linked the parasite to schizophrenia, depression, suicidal behavior and lower school achievement in children.

… mmmmmmmmmmm

19:31 // 1 year ago
February 6, 2013
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Meet the new Monopoly token and say goodbye to the iron.

Everyone knows that fur and irons don’t mix.

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Meet the new Monopoly token and say goodbye to the iron.

Everyone knows that fur and irons don’t mix.

9:31 // 1 year ago
January 26, 2013

99 cats rescued from filthy upstate NY home, others not so lucky

67dead cats removed from a squalorous home in upstate New York

99live cats also removed from the grisly scene by local authorities

The details of this deeply sad tale are pretty unpleasant, be warned — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a neighbor’s complaint about a foul odor of cat urine and feces wafting from the home, only to find a bevy of living cats stacked in crates all the way to the ceiling, and the dead cats wrapped in plastic bags packed into the freezer. This is a horrible story, and one that particularly tugs on our hearts as animal lovers — charges are reportedly being weighed against the owner, who a worker at the animal shelter that has taken in the 99 survivors said had “a hoarder mentality.” source

15:47 // 1 year ago
October 29, 2012
idroolinmysleep:

InstaSnopes: Sorting the Real Sandy Photos from the Fakes (also, follow Is Twitter Wrong?)

Have been saying for years that you could create a hugely popular news publication that was like Snopes, but faster. This article? Proof.

idroolinmysleep:

InstaSnopes: Sorting the Real Sandy Photos from the Fakes (also, follow Is Twitter Wrong?)

Have been saying for years that you could create a hugely popular news publication that was like Snopes, but faster. This article? Proof.

23:49 // 1 year ago
August 8, 2012

Study: Cats are the brutal killing machines you always knew they were

  • 2.1 animals per week killed by cats wearing KittyCams source

» The secret world of cats: A test of the National Geographic Society’s Crittercam program, run by the University of Georgia, showed a couple of interesting things about kitties that we didn’t already know about — that, given the opportunity to go outside, they will kill, but they may not bring their prey back with them (something that happens only 23 percent of the time). “The results were certainly surprising, if not startling,” said the University of Georgia’s Kerrie Anne Loyd, in the understatement of the year. The study has prompted American Bird Conservancy president Dr. George Fenwick to estimate four billion animals per year — and 500 million birds alone — are killed by cats, whether domestic or feral. “Cat predation is one of the reasons why one in three American bird species are in decline,” Fenwick claims. That’s right, it’s Kitty’s fault.

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7:41 // 1 year ago
September 29, 2011
Two-faced cat sets longevity record: When this two-faced cat (named Frank and Louie) was born, it was super-cute if a little unique … but it had a strong chance at living a healthy life. And what a healthy life it’s had! The Guinness Book of World Records now says it’s the ”longest surviving Janus cat.” Well duh — that’s because it has 18 lives.

Two-faced cat sets longevity record: When this two-faced cat (named Frank and Louie) was born, it was super-cute if a little unique … but it had a strong chance at living a healthy life. And what a healthy life it’s had! The Guinness Book of World Records now says it’s the ”longest surviving Janus cat.” Well duh — that’s because it has 18 lives.

11:05 // 2 years ago
June 6, 2011

On the new Weinergate stuff, and why we’re waiting for better evidence than cats

pantslessprogressive said: The alleged news here is that, according to the BG, a woman has come forward saying she received dirty pictures. I say we should see the email exchanges from this AOL account.

» SFB says: Yeah, I’m not exactly trusting the info here. Who knows — maybe they’re not bluffing and they actually have something. But if they’re just showing pictures of cats and we’re hearing the background from Breitbart vs. a more-trustworthy source, it’s hard to get behind this. — Ernie @ SFB

10:55 // 3 years ago