The Royal Mail has stopped mail delivery to Jeff and Sheila White. It says that this is due to concerns about the safety of the country path leading to their home. The Whites say its because the postman has a "fear of cows." Well, cows can be pretty scary, especially when they attack! [Daily Mail
What's a Wottie
? It's a cross between a Rottweiler (the female) and a West Highland Terrier (the male). There are some really great pictures at the link.
The tables are turned, as carnivorous turkeys get ready to chow down on an Indian child.
Have a swell holiday!
That is one mentally unstable pachyderm.
The first ever pigeon "piggy-back" flight, carrying a live cargo, a canary, twenty miles from Elizabeth, N.J. to New York. Must have been a bizarre experience for the canary. San Jose News - Mar 23, 1939
During the 1930s and 40s, there was good money to be made by raising giant frogs, as evidenced by the number of ads promoting this income opportunity.
The plan was to buy the booklet "A Future in Frogs." Start growing the giant frogs. Sell them to the American Frog Canning Co. Then count all your money!
The booklet "A Future in Frogs" seems to have entirely disappeared. I can't find any copies used or in libraries. The world has lost a literary classic.
- Jan 1936
Los Angeles Times
- June 21, 1936
- Dec 4, 1940
Skunk Haven is the name Deborah Cirpriani chose for her home where she takes care of 50 domesticated skunks. These animals are well loved pets and Deborah devotes much time and effort to their care. She even hosts Skunk Fest
every September which is widely attended by other skunk owners from around the country. Apparently the animals can be affectionate and personable little creatures.
What animal features this distinctive ear? And why?
Answer is here.
Chessington World of Adventures animal park has noticed that, on occasion, their animals grow confused when they see people wearing animal-print clothing. For instance, a lion might think that a zebra-print shirt really is a zebra, albeit one "driving across the terrain in a 7.5 tonne truck." Also, the animals sometimes try to "communicate" with the people wearing the animal-print clothes. As a result, Chessington now asks that none of their guests wear such clothes while visiting the park. [This is London