Are Cats Alien Invaders?

alien cat

A Polish scientific institute has added house cats to a list of “invasive alien species.” Not that they are otherwordly, but because cats damage biodiversity by hunting and killing birds and mammals. Biologists at the Polish Academy of Sciences, which maintains the list, were stunned by the reaction of cat lovers, who are furious. Maybe a certain group of Polish […]

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About that robot attack

robot chess player

A robot in Moscow violated Isaac Asimov’s First Law of Robots when it broke the finger of a 7-year-old boy. The kid was playing the robot during a chess tournament and apparently reached for a piece out of turn. The robotic arm grabbed his finger and crushed it. In case it’s been a while since you read Asimov’s I Robot, the […]

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Honorary Florida Man Award Goes to…

Bigfoot

A 53-year-old Oklahoma man was arrested after police said he killed his friend for summoning Bigfoot to murder him. Larry Doll Sanders was fishing with Jimmy Knighten, also 53, when he realized Knighten “intended to feed him to Sasquatch/Bigfoot,” according to police reports. The incident took place on the Canadian River about 85 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Police said […]

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Tasty Tumble into Chocolate Vat Not So Sweet

chocolate vat

It sounds like a dream come true: Swimming in a tub of liquid chocolate. But it was a nightmare for a pair of workers at a candy factory when they fell into a partially filled vat and had to be rescued by emergency responders. The mishap occurred in Elizabethtown, Pa., at the Mars Wrigley plant. It’s unclear how the workers […]

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West Virginia to America: Kiss This!

Kiss the Dog

West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice, recently ended his State of the State address by telling singer Bette Midler to kiss his dog’s ass. Justice was responding to a swipe at West Virginians that Midler took–specifically designed to embarrass Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin–by calling West Virginians “poor, illiterate and strung out.” She was referring to Manchin’s blocking  his own political […]

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Feline Good: Noodles the Cat Has Been Found!

By Alexander Strange Noodles the Cat, well known for its habit of riding bareback—well, actually, just sitting—on horses, had gone missing from his farm west of Chicago. Ann Kandis, Noodles’ human, said the kitty’s misadventure began when it hopped into the trunk of her father’s car several years ago. Her dad heard a commotion in the trunk, pulled over, and […]

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No More Bird Brain Jokes, Please

Smart birds

By Alexander Strange Make all the jokes you want about ‘bird brains,” but these cockatoos have been intriguing scientists with their learning capabilities. The photo, above, really tells the story. What you are seeing is a sulfur-crested cockatoo in Sydney, Australia opening the lid of a trash can to forage for food. But notice how the other birds are watching. […]

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