The Guinness Book of World Records has a new listing for oldest pet cat: 26 years and 15 days.
Since kittenhood, Corduroy has lived with owner Ashley Reed Okura, who was only seven years old when the cat entered her life, Guinness officials said.
“The secret has been allowing him to be a cat – hunting and getting plenty of love,” Reed Okura said in a statement.
Aside from chasing mice, the cat also likes to eat cheddar cheese, according to Guinness officials.
Some cats don’t age as well – after the fold.
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Full series of pictures on this cat’s rescue here
Deflation (footballs, economies, congress…whatever)
Salon, By Lindsay Abrams
On the many dangers of methane gas
Cows, man. Their manure, belches and flatulence are a major contributor to human-caused emissions of methane gas, itself sizable contributor to global warming. They pose a more immediate danger, too, the AFP reports:
Flatulence from 90 cows in a German barn sparked a methane gas explosion that damaged the building and left one cow slightly injured with burns, police said Tuesday.
“In the barn for 90 dairy cows, methane built up for unknown reasons and was probably ignited by a static discharge, exploding in a darting flame,” said local police in the central town of Rasdorf in Hesse state.
“Parts of the roof cover were slightly damaged and a cow suffered minor burns,” said police, adding that a fire crew rushed to the scene of Monday’s accident and a gas field crew later measured methane levels.
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Two Young Women Went On a Canoe Trip. What They Caught on Video Will Stun You.
From The Good Men Project
As a man (vs. a boy), I often get caught up in the day to day process of getting it all done. I forget joy. I forget nature. I forget that its all so amazing. When we’re kids, the wonder of the world is right there. As a man, I’m supposed to be excited by a fumble in football, or a spike in the stock market. And don’t get me wrong, that stuff is fine. But this? This reminds me I’m living in the middle of a miracle.
The first few seconds of the film are still-frames, but just wait until the video starts—you will be astounded. Two young filmmakers in Ireland, Sophie and Liberty, document a natural phenomenon that will remind you of the deeply miraculous nature of the world around us. Some folks will see the hand of God in this, others, the wonder of Darwin’s natural world. Whatever your point of view, you must agree our world is an amazing place.
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