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Be mesmerized by this perfect pet owner making homemade sushi for his adorable cats






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Why buy store bought cat food when you can just make your own?

Youtube user Jun, previously known for his amazing work polishing a rusty knife to perfection, has taken his skills to a new level by preparing some delicious sushi. But this meal isn’t for him — it’s for his beloved cats.

His preparation is a combination of magic and chemistry, meticulousness and dedication. Watch him mince fish and chicken into a fine paste using his extra sharp knife, make his own broth using some kind of bubbling cauldron contraption, slice the veggies with hair-splitting precision, steam and mold the meat into perfect little buns, and assemble everything into restaurant-grade sushi. For his two cats.  Read more…

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New species of sunfish discovered by scientist in New Zealand






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Of all things, Marianne Nyegaard didn’t expect to find a new species of sunfish — the heaviest of all bony fishes.

The PhD student from Murdoch University in Western Australia made the discovery while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish off the coast of Bali in Indonesia.

Previously undescribed, it’s called the Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta). The fish has long eluded recognition from researchers, despite the species weighing in excess of two tonnes, and growing to three metres in length.  Read more…

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Today in nature is scary, here’s a crocodile dragging an entire cow through the water






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You know not to play around with crocodiles.

Especially when they can drag an entire cow through the water, as witnessed in a video uploaded onto the Facebook page of Trip In A Van, who said the moment happened during a fishing trip in the Kimberley, Western Australia. 

“We follow him with the drone as he swims down the river with his lunch,” the post reads.

“He eventually gets the shits with the drone buzzing around him and tries to pull the cow underwater. An amazing display of how powerful these big creatures are!”

The animal was estimated to be about 5 or 6 metres (16 or 17 feet) long, and once again, a creature you definitely don’t want to get too close to. Read more…

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This giant snail that looks like a rabbit will give you nightmares






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Hello, welcome. We have something that’ll creep you out.

This is a giant African land snail and it has come to scare your pants off.

Please. My rabbit. He’s very sickpic.twitter.com/MSejV0hvtn

— madds (@whatmaddness) July 23, 2017

Twitter user madds posted this picture of someone holding the giant snail that scarily resembles a rabbit, and we don’t know how to feel about it.

One half of us can’t help but love this thing. The other half? It wants to cry.

Like us, Twitter users had mixed feelings about the humungous creature and really didn’t even know where to begin. Read more…

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Get a load of this kitty with extremely long legs






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If you needed more reasons to love shelter cats, here are four more.

Reddit user McPokie posted photos a local shelter cat with a shockingly long set of legs. The cat and her wild proportions prompted more than 1,600 comments wanting to know more about this little lady.

Per McPokie, Quenda is 2-years-old and lives at a rescue shelter in Australia. 

“Contrary to her leg length she is, in addition, ridiculously tiny for an adult kitto,” the Redditor shares.

Happily, McPokie also reports that the cat has been adopted and has “found her forever home.” Read more…

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Stubbs the cat, longtime mayor of an Alaska town, dies at 20






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Stubbs, a big yellow cat who survived a dog assassination attempt during his 19-year tenure as honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, died peacefully last Thursday. He was 20.

Stubbs was elected in 1998 through a write-in campaignAccording to the AP, the 900-person town has no human mayor, and perhaps that’s just as well — Stubbs appeared to be extremely popular with the electorate.

Stubbs the Cat Mayor of Talkeetna #whp

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And despite surviving both a dog attack in 2013 and false rumors of his death in 2016, Stubbs remained trusting and cuddly to the end, a quality his family lauded in a statement Saturday. Read more…

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Parrot has no qualms showing swiping cat who’s boss






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Don’t mess with this bird.

A Japanese parrot by the name of Karin isn’t one to shy away from showing who’s boss, in a series of videos uploaded by Twitter user @masaki_1133.

While playing around, Karin thought it’d be a wise idea to try and trap the kitten in the box, closing the lid on the feline.

Perhaps feeling bad, Karin pulls open the box lid to let the kitten out — who returns the favour with a swipe on the parrot’s head.

But Karin has the last say to the rude cat, much to the amusement of its owner. Read more…

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Giant Australian spider hitches a ride to the UK, gives mover quite the shock






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Another Australian has moved to the UK.

This one, however, was a giant Australian huntsman spider, much to a British removalist’s horror.

The huge spider was discovered in a shipping container, used to move family belongings from Brisbane to the town of Merstham, located south of London.

The 18 centimetre (7 inch) specimen managed to survive after three months on the road and more than 16,000 kilometres (10,000 miles) of travel, BBC News reported.

“I had three guys unloading, one ran about two miles up the road when he first saw it,” Dave Aldridge, manager at Britannia Movers International, told the news outlet. Read more…

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We have a winner in that wild-sounding Michael Phelps vs. shark race






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Famed 23-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps is fast in the water.

But he wasn’t quite fast enough for a great white shark, as viewers found out on Sunday night. The animal and the swimmer competed against each other in a Discovery Channel special aptly named Phelps vs. Shark.

It wasn’t a complete blowout, with the shark beating Phelps by only two seconds.

One thing worth noting is that the shark isn’t actually in the water with him. He’s swimming against the time of the shark, which has been digitally superimposed next to him on screen.

“Well, we’re not in the water at the same exact time. I think that’s the one thing we all wanted everybody to know — I was safe, which is number one,” Phelps told Good Morning America on Thursday. Read more…

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