An incredible photo pf two mice fighting over crumbs of food has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice award. The BBC reports: Anyone who's travelled on London Underground's network will know them - the little black mice that scurry along the platforms and under the rails. Sam Rowley was so fascinated by these subterranean rodents, he spent a week down the tube trying to picture them. And one night, he captured an image of two of them literally battling over a morsel of food dropped by a passenger. That persistence to get the snap has won [...]
This 62-inch firework shell weighs over 2,800 pounds. On Saturday night, in Steamboat Springs Colorado, explosives propelled the firework out of the ground at 300 mph and set a new world record. Watch: DAZZLING DISPLAY: A record-setting, 2,800 pound firework launched high above Steamboat Springs, Colorado, lighting up the nigh sky to the cheers of the crowd gathered. https://t.co/nWU2Lu03qE pic.twitter.com/rddlqMn0dD — ABC News (@ABC) February 10, 2020 https://twitter.com/tylerdrichard/status/1226356664829267970 A representative with Guinness World Records was present and presented project manager and financier Tim Borden with a certificate, validating the attempt successful. Saturday’s display was Borden’s second attempt at beating [...]
People around the world are coming together in an attempt to help those affected the Australian wildfires. Many have donated money, others time, and valuable resources. The fires have had a devastating impact on Australian wildlife, with reports that an estimated one billion animals have died. Huge numbers of kangaroos, koalas, wombats and wallabies have perished in the fire and smoke, creating countless orphans to fend for themselves. So knitters around the world are coming together to make pouches, blankets, and mittens for those left behind. The Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild based in Brisbane have put out a [...]
The Hershey Bears collected 45,650 teddy bears and stuffed animals in Sunday's annual Community Aid Teddy Bear Toss. The famous event sees fans throw stuffed animals onto the ice following the team's first goal of the game. The stuffed animals are then collected and donated to around 40 local charities ahead of Christmas. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=QLxkA3G2IoU&feature=emb_logo This shatters the club's previous world record of 34,798 collected in 2018. The best Cyber Monday deals and discounts on Amazon.
Seattle dad raised over $20,000 to pay school lunch debts in over 90 schools. https://t.co/0gKMsgjFlv — Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) May 26, 2017
Sainsbury's has become the first major UK supermarket to ban the sale of fireworks in all 2,300 stores ahead of the November 5th Guy Fawkes Night celebrations. The decision comes over concern of the distress they cause to pets, local wildlife, and the elderly. The announcement has been welcomed by pet owners and local animal charities. https://twitter.com/sainsburys/status/1184082233503703041 A spokesman for the Dogs Trust said that while fireworks “can look beautiful” they can be “distressing” for dogs and left owners on “tenterhooks” as they’re accessible all year-round. They added: "To reduce the distress caused to dogs we would like their use [...]
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This is 89-year-old Maisie Green. Maisie has hand-knitted 450 dog coats and blankets for abandoned pooches at the The Dog's Trust re-homing center in Islington, UK. Ms Green donates her gifts to the center three times a year. The Basildon Standard reports: She said: “I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully. It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat. It keeps me busy and often I like to knit whilst watching television. Dogs Trust is the [...]
D-Day veteran reunited with long-lost French sweetheart over 75 years after they fell in love during World War II.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=AjpGzuLJCS0 In 1944, US soldier K.T. Robbins met Jeannine Ganaye while he was stationed in northeastern France and the two quickly became lovers. From the Irish Post : AN American D-Day veteran and a French pensioner have been reunited 75 years after they fell in love during World War II.But the pair lost touch after Mr Robbins had to leave in a hurry when he was reassigned to the frontline, leaving them both wondering whether they would ever meet again.Mr Robbins, now 97, kept a black-and-white photograph of his long-lost sweetheart and showed it to journalists from French broadcaster France 2 while [...]
After being diagnosed with cancer, Diggy was given only nine months to live. After going through chemo, however, his owner was able to give him the amazing news that he’s now cancer-free! https://twitter.com/MetroUK/status/1093933731042058240 Caters News Reports: American pitbull had been diagnosed with grade III mast cell cancer with a high mitotic index in September 2017 and given just nine months to live. When owner Chris Hughes received a call from the 10-year-old pooch’s oncologist on December 28, 2018, he wasn’t expecting good news. Stunned by the information Stig's (Diggy) cancer had disappeared, the 32-year-old couldn’t wait to tell his beloved [...]