1. The true story (we checked on Snopes!) from Christian the Lion. The story (video quality shows it was clearly from the 1970′s and early 1980′s) of the domesticated Lion released to the wild and his last meeting with his owners.
Bella the Elephant and Tarra
2. The story of Tarra and Bella and how friendship can overcome any differences. Unfortunately, Tarra has died. Insert crying here.
Dog Welcomes Home Soldier from Afghanistan
3. I’m assuming the wife greeted her husband earlier, othewise, this one is both touching and . . .divorce worthy.
Cop Surprised by Dog
4. Dog surprises cop when he is rescued from being trapped in a fence.
Baby is adopted by Dog.
5. Dog takes abandoned baby as one of her pups. Awww.
Dog Traffic Rescue Video
6. Dog rescues dog from highway traffic. Roadkill averted.
Mama Gorilla saves toddler Brookfield Zoo
7. Mama Gorilla saves human toddler at Brookfield Zoo. And this isn’t the only time. Wonder if we can toss the parents in too next time.
Dolphin saves drowning Dog
8. Another cross species animal story!
Cat disapproves of babysitter
9. Cats aren’t always the smartest, but in this case. . .
In a number of recent studies, both in the US and in the UK, astounding numbers of divorces are now being attributed (atleast partially) to Facebook. More than a third of divorces mention Facebook in the divorce documents while over 80% of attorneys say that they have seen a rise in the number of cases using social media.
Social media is also serving as a new way to “out” a cheating spouse with Youtube videos dedicated to cheating spouses, Twitter and Facebook status updates mentioning cheating, and even Craigslist getting in on the “reveal” action.
Social media and cheating news
Creative “Outting” of a Cheating Spouse
Not only is this embarrassing, but let’s be honest, it’s viral. Not only is this all over YouTube (and the news), it will likely make the round of many a blog. . . saved for all eternity on the interweb (ha).
Craigslist Cheater Outted
Caught Cheating on Facebook
Facebook is also a great place to catch a cheater. Note to cheaters, you may want to log out of Facebook when you aren’t using it (and don’t tell your s/o your password). Just sayin’.
Poor Marshall. Log out, Buddy, LOG OUT.
Ok, so this one is just for fun. I mean, really. Who does that?
Once a Cheater on Facebook
So cheaters beware, social media is not your friend.
No, dear reader, the image above has not been photoshopped. This is Venus, an adorable kitten with more than a passing resemblance to a certain two-faced Batman villain. Venus’ furry face, as you can see, is distinctively split into two halves: the left is covered in black fur and features a yellow eye, while the right is covered in ginger fur and features a blue eye. Widely thought to be a chimera (google it), she looks like two completely different cats spliced into one.
“She’s as sweet as can be…. gentle, loving, and has this little tiny kitten like “meow” even though she is 3 now,” says her currently nameless owner. “She acts like a big baby in the way that she loves to be babied. She doesn’t bother any furniture with her claws and uses a scratching post. She does not have one single bad habit. She’s perfect!”
Venus was adopted from a North Carolina dairy farm in 2009. Images of her curious appearance, taken by “mommy,” have just recently gone viral. She has her own official Facebook page, which has now garnered over 5,000 likes, and has been named the “coolest cat ever” over on Reddit, understandably so.
The Mars Curiosity rover has peaked interest in celestial bodies. Looking back on humanity’s space aspirations allows us to see just how far we have come in the last 60 years.
The Apollo program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was the first and only program of it’s kind and was the first and only program to land humans on Earth’s Moon(1969 through 1972). Conceived during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Apollo began in earnest after President John F. Kennedy proposed the national goal of “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth” by 1969 in a May 25, 1961 address to Congress.
Kennedy’s goal was accomplished when the Apollo 11 mission (astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin) landed the Lunar Module ,”Eagle”, on the Moon and walked on its surface (July 20, 1969).
“Walter Cronkite: “Neil Armstrong, 38 year-old American, standing on the surface of the moon, ont his July 20th , nineteen hundred sixty-nine.”
Neil Armstrong: “That’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.”
Venera 9 images from Venus
Venera 9 (Russian) was a USSR unmanned space mission to Venus. It consisted of an orbiter and a lander and was launched on June 8, 1975. The orbiter was the first spacecraft to orbit Venus, while the lander was the first to return images from the surface of another planet. This makes Russia the second country to successfully land on a celestial body.
Images returned from Viking 1 lander
The Viking Program
Viking 1 was the first of two spacecraft sent to Mars as part of NASA’s Viking program. It was the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars.
Pathfinder snaps a photo of Sojourner in action (1997)
Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner rover
Mars Pathfinder was an American spacecraft that landed a base station with a roving probe on Mars in 1997. It consisted of a lander, renamed the Carl Sagan Memorial Station and a wheeled robotic rover named Sojourner.
Opportunity digs up some dirt on the surface of Mars.
Spirit and Opportunity
Launched from Earth in 2003, both Rovers greatly exceeded their life expectancy; becoming one of the most successful JPL missions in history. The amount of data collected by each rover is still being reviewed and new discoveries are made regularly.
The first images from the inhospitable surface of Jupiter’s moon, Titan
Huygens probe/Cassini probe
The Huygens probe (Cassini) was specifically designed to survive landing on land or liquid. It was thoroughly drop-tested to make sure it could withstand impact and continue functioning for at least three minutes. However, due to the low impact speed , it continued providing data for more than two hours after it landed.
Curiosity waking up on a new world
The Curiosity rover is a robotic, car-sized rover exploring Gale Crater on Mars. Curiosity carries a radioisotope powered, mobile scientific laboratory and is part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory. The MSL mission has four main scientific goals: investigation of the Martian climate, geology, and whether Mars could have ever supported life, including investigation of the role of water and its planetary habitability. Curiosity has been billed as humanity greatest chance yet to find life on another planet.
Walking on Mars
Into the future
With many more planned rover and lander missions in the coming years. Along with the first Manned mission to Mars in the 2030′s. Humanity’s need to expand from our lonely blue marble has never been more promising.
1. Darth Vader would reappear with the Joker, Hannibal Lecter, Lord Voldemort, Norman Bates and Michael Corleone as a part of the villainous recast of “The Expendables”.
Han Solo in “Armageddon Remade”
2. Han Solo would appear in “Armageddon Remade” in which Harrison Ford and Bruce Willis die in a fiery death together, saving the world from unknown asteroids and leaving young women swooning at their aging manliness.
Princess Leia in “Cathouse the Movie”
3. Princess Leia would star in a movie version of HBO’s series “Cathouse” wherein geeky young men would be able to not just “pretend” they were sleeping with Princess Leia, but would shockingly actually sleep with Princess Leia. Preferably the young version, right out of the movie.
Obi Wan in “Celebrity Rehab the Movie”
4. Obi Wan would reappear on a movie version of Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab, offering life counciling for those poor adrift celebs that can’t seem to get or stay straight. His sage wisdom may not have helped Anakin, but certainly the celebs should benefit from some “let the force be with you”.
Yoda in “ET II”
5. Yoda would join the cast of E.T. II saying things like “phone home, you must”. They would both ride off into the sunset together, moving to Massachusetts where they could have their relationship legally recognized. And, by the way, if that seems like “not that far of a stretch”, that’s because ET did actually appear in Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace.