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    Tibetan Mastiffs Bred with Mountain Wolves to Survive at Super-High Altitudes

    https://www.livescience.com/tibetan-mastiff-wolf-genes.html Tibetan mastiffs are monstrous dogs that survive high in the mountains, and now we know their ability to thrive in such harsh and low-oxygen environs comes from an extra shot of wolfishness in their genes.
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    Please Don't Step on the Fish! Vietnam's Unique Flooded Cafe

    https://www.curiousdoodle.com/vietnams-unique-floor-flooded-with-fishes-cafe/ Located in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, Amix Coffee features two flooded floors filled with hundreds of fish both small and large. They are both insulated with two layers of plastic tarp and furniture legs are wrapped...
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    Rare ‘cotton candy lobster’ seeks home after rescue by Maine fisherman

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/lobster-caught-maine-insanely-rare-181319594.html A lobster fisherman in Maine has caught an incredibly rare, one in a 100m “cotton candy” lobster that he has called Haddie and has now saved from being put in a cooking pot. In a Facebook post, Get Maine Lobster, a...
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    A parody of Creationism and old Hanna-Barbera cartoons

    I have been looking for this forever, I figured it was good enough for it's own thread
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    Christians advertise “JesusWeen” on buses, urge people to let Jesus inside them on Oct 31

    https://www.queerty.com/christian-extremists-advertise-jesusween-buses-urge-people-let-jesus-inside-oct-31-20211012 A group of Christian extremists are once again trying to co-opt Halloween (a.k.a. “Gay Christmas”) by turning it into “JesusWeen” and advertising about it on city buses. No, this...
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    Prehistoric Humans Kept World’s Most Dangerous Bird as Pets

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/prehistoric-humans-kept-world-most-202807947.html Humans are not shy about keeping dangerous animals as pets. Lion tamer is an actual job. Bears, elephants, and tigers have long histories performing in circuses and Las Vegas shows. And even the dumbest people on...
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    Pastor says gay people kill themselves as they “know it’s wrong” and “hate doing it”

    https://www.queerty.com/pastor-says-gay-people-kill-know-wrong-hate-20211001 Nashville-based pastor Kent Christmas is at it again. We recently reported on how the preacher (sporting some nice rainbow shirt buttons) warned a large audience in Washington DC of how the “demonic spirit” of...
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    For the First Time Ever, Scientists Witness Chimps Killing Gorillas

    https://gizmodo.com/for-the-first-time-ever-scientists-witness-chimps-kill-1847330442 New research details two fatal encounters in which wild chimpanzees attacked and killed gorillas. It’s a rare example of one great ape species attacking another Intraspecies violence, including lethal...
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    photos show a family of wild boars organizing a cage breakout of 2 piglets, demonstrating high levels of intelligence and empathy

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/family-wild-boars-organized-cage-095900563.html A wild boar can be seen freeing two piglets from a trap in images captured by researchers. The female boar can be seen strategically targeting wooden logs that blocked the doors of the trap. Scientists say it's the...
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    Dire Wolves Were Not Really Wolves, New Genetic Clues Reveal

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dire-wolves-were-not-really-wolves-new-genetic-clues-reveal/ Dire wolves are iconic beasts. Thousands of these extinct Pleistocene carnivores have been recovered from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. And the massive canids have even received some...
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    First Sighting Of An Albino Chimp In The Wild; Then Murdered By Other Chimps

    The ape, vilest of beasts, how like us! Quintus Ennius (239 B.C. – 169 B.C.) https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/first-sighting-of-an-albino-chimp-in-the-wild-and-his-tragic-death/ Among the dense forests of Uganda, researchers have observed the first known case of a wild...
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    This perfect tweet flipped the script on Kenyan official’s homophobic comment

    Ok. this really cracked me up https://www.queerty.com/perfect-tweet-flipped-script-kenyan-officials-homophobic-comment-20210628 Remember that time a wildlife photographer snapped photos of two male lions going at it? You might also recall that Ezekiel Mutua, head of the Kenyan Film...
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    Braveheart’s Warped History Keeps Suckering Evangelicals

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/braveheart-warped-history-keeps-suckering-041223197.html Twenty-five years ago, the Best Director and Best Picture awards went to a strikingly different feature film. That year, Mel Gibson captured both for his epic film Braveheart. Gibson also starred in the film as...
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    'A special kind of baby boom': Tasmanian devils born in mainland Australia for first time in 3,000 years

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/special-kind-baby-boom-tasmanian-171558161.html Seven Tasmanian devils have been born in mainland Australia, more than 3,000 years since they died out in the area, marking a hopeful step in conservation efforts for the endangered animals. "The wilds of mainland...
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    Packs of hyenas hunted Neanderthal men as prey and devoured their corpses in caves, new research finds

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/packs-hyenas-hunted-neantherthal-man-143506538.html Archaeologists have discovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals thought to have been hunted and mauled to death by a pack of hyenas in a cave just outside Rome, the Italian Culture Ministry announced...
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    Monkey See, Monkey Do, Monkey Sin

    https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/monkey-see-monkey-do-monkey-sin/ Bestiaries were medieval manuscripts of real and imagined animals imbued with Christological meanings. Theologians often used these stories for religious teachings, including to validate humans’ preeminence over God’s other...
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    Calling all beer lovers:I have a question about meat beers

    The title of this article says it all https://affotd.com/2014/04/09/meatbeers-12-beers-brewed-with-animal-meat/ Meatbeers: 12 Beers Brewed With Animal Meat I found this all pretty interesting, but sadly it does not give much info about what they taste like Have any of you tried any of these? If...
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    Bear cubs in California are developing an unexplained illness that makes them friendly and not afraid of people

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/bear-cubs-california-developing-unexplained-105223090.html Black bear cubs in California have been showing "dog-like" behavior, officials say. Officials say the behavior is on the rise and is likely linked to a brain condition. Scientists don't know the exact cause...
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    Chinese 'polar bear hotel' opens to full bookings, criticism

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-polar-bear-hotel-opens-075606805.html SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A hotel that bills itself as the world's first "polar bear hotel" has opened in China's far northeastern Heilongjiang province, drawing both guests and criticism for its central feature: live polar...
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    A Bare Ass & An Ass Bear

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/alaska-woman-using-outhouse-attacked-050220025.html ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman had the scare of a lifetime when using an outhouse in the backcountry and she was attacked by a bear, from below. “I got out there and sat down on the toilet and immediately...
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