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Kissing Chickens





"They ain't got no lips!"



Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 29, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, PSA's, Diseases

Cattle Delivery Via Motorcycle

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I really wish this practice had caught on, for I would be delighted to be driving down a highway and see such a sight.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 28, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Farming, Inventions, 1920's, Motorcycles

Bearly Conscious


Must not have been able to find any pic-a-nic baskets.
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Jul 22, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Sleep and Dreams, Eating

A Whole Sheep in a Can


In 1948, the Continental Can Company ran a series of magazine ads presenting "uncanny" facts about the history of canning. One of these facts was the great technological achievement from 1852 of packing an entire sheep into a huge can.

The ad didn't bother to say who exactly did this, but after a bit of googling I figured out that it was the French inventor Raymond Chevallier-Appert (1801-1892). Before Chevallier-Appert, canned food kept spoiling. He figured out that it needed to be cooked at higher temperatures. Here's the rest of the story from the Stravaganza blog:

Studying the problem, [Chevallier-Appert] decided that higher degrees of heat were needed in cooking. The apparatus called the autoclave, a closed vessel in which steam under pressure gave heat much greater than boiling water, had never been used for cooking food, however, and there was danger of over-cooking, because it lacked apparatus to measure and regulate the heat. Chevallier-Appert equipped the crude autoclave with another crude device, a manometer, which had been used for measuring heat in boilers. It would measure differences of only twenty degrees. He made it an instrument of precision, capable of measuring half a degree, and patented the invention in 1852. With greater heat, and an instrument to measure and control it, the difficulties of canning were overcome to such a degree that in June, 1852, Chevallier-Appert exhibited to scientists a whole sheep that had been cooked and sealed in a huge can in his autoclave four months before.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Jul 17, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Food, Technology, Nineteenth Century

Pistol-Packin’ Mouse Trap

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I am just going to go out on a limb and say that this is the best goddamn mousetrap ever invented!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 16, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Death, Hygiene, Appliances, 1930's

Vegans Have The Right To Contract SalmonellaToo!

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People are getting salmonella from cuddling chickens because apparently that's a thing now. Just another Darwinesque way to thin the herd.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Jul 12, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Disease

Mystery Illustration 7

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What is the meaning of this display?

The answer is here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 08, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Children, 1940's

Exploding Chickens

Spontaneously exploding chickens startle German farmer.



Source: The Ogden Standard - Nov 17, 1950
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Jul 01, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Farming, Explosives, 1950's

The Adorable Circle of Life

Chicago-based artist Alex Solis has a series of illustrations that show predators doing what they do best — killing — but simultaneously being adorable. My cat reminds me of this paradox on a regular basis, that what is adorably cute can also be a brutally efficient killer.







via Paste Magazine
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jun 23, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Art

Calling in the cows

Play trombone. Watch cows magically appear.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jun 13, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals
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