Friday Catblogging: Central Asia

Kyrgyz Cat Hurling

Your daily science lesson!

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German barn explosion caused by 90 farting cows

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 […]

Living in the middle of a miracle

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 […]

What to Do When a Blue Jay Isn’t Blue?

Here is a photographic collection, so far, of all the “jays” I’ve seen in the world. Seven of the eight come from the Western Hemisphere, but one is from India and is called the Indian Tree Pie. We’ll start with him:

You can see the rest here.

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This week’s Headline of the Year

PETA: Chicken Causes Small Penises

Findings published by the Study for Future Families showed that eating poultry during pregnancy may lead to smaller penis size in male infants. Looking at dairy products, eggs, fish, fruit, bird meat, potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables, and red meat, researchers found the most significant link between chicken consumption and decreased penis […]

Decent People

Last Sunday I witnessed the third or forth instance of busy traffic stopped to allow geese to cross the road. I’m talking about Northern Virginia traffic, a strong number two on the top ten Worst Cities for Traffic according to The Weather Channel. Each time this happened, as I approached the stalled cars, I […]

Tyson drug ban for cattle welfare riles markets

(Reuters) – When top U.S. meat packer Tyson Foods Inc abruptly announced it would stop buying cattle fed with a widely used drug that can add more than 30 pounds to the average steer, the implications for markets were clear: less meat, higher prices.

Exploitative Television

Normally, I look forward to this time of year. It’s Shark Week. If you don’t know or don’t care for it, Shark Week has some interesting programming about sharks, which is sadly interspersed with more and more exploitative programming.

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‘Holy sh*t!’ Humpback whales appear to almost eat divers in shocking video

Raw Story

EPA to Allow Consumption of Toxic Fracking Wastewater by Wildlife and Livestock

EcoWatch

New Mexico Coalition for Community Rights

Millions of gallons of water laced with toxic chemicals from oil and gas drilling rigs are pumped for consumption by wildlife and livestock with the formal approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to public comments filed yesterday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Contrary […]

Chompy the Shark

I was reading over at ABC news and came across this video, enjoy.

Today In “Stupid S**t People Do”

Have their dead pets turned into gemstones at a minimum $1,400 a pop.

#headdesk

Cruel new fact of crustacean life: lobster cannibalism

Reuters, by Jason McClure

(Reuters) – Researchers studying Maine’s lobster population, booming in recent years amid warming waters and disappearing predators, have detected something never before seen in the wild: lobster cannibalism.

It has long been known that lobsters will attack and eat each other if confined together in a small space — hence the […]

Washington Examiner Reports Paul Ryan and Daughter “Bag Bucks”

That’s adult male deer, not dollars:

Deer season gave Rep. Paul Ryan the perfect father-daughter outing.

Hunting in Oklahoma over the Thanksgiving holiday, success came to the Wisconsin lawmaker and his 10-year-old daughter, Liza, making her first solo trip into the woods.

“Congressman Ryan was grateful to spend time with his family over […]

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