Saturday, 29 September 2012
INTERESTING STUFF: 29 September 2012
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EDITORIAL NOTE: You guys send me so many good ideas for Interesting Stuff that I'm way behind in posting them and there is lately an abundance on one topic that apparently engages us all – animals.
So today is almost all animals except for a short political interlude in the middle.
AMAZING ELEE THE SHIBA INU
I had never heard of the Shiba Inu breed of dog before. If they have a tricks repertoire as large a Elee's, they are astonishing.
THE BIRTH OF A DOLPHIN
It happened on 17 September at Dolphin Quest in Hawaii that a baby girl dolphin was born to her 12-year-old mother, Keo. Trainers were in the water during the birth.
A GOOSE LOVE STORY
Claire Jean sent this video. I saw it a long time ago and don't remember if I posted it them. If I did, it doesn't matter. It's still an odd and sweet love story.
MUDD THE TRAMPOLINE DOG
Sometimes people get hooked on repetitive bahavior. Do you suppose animals do too? But Mudd is clearly enjoying himself. (Hat tip to Norma Hall.)
A MITT RAP
87-year-old World War II veteran, Stuart Hodes wrote and delivers this rap – a short history of Mitt Romney from his British grandfather to presidential candidate.
SARAH SILVERMAN ON VOTER ID LAWS
It's Sarah Silverman so you know this is not safe for work or possibly the grandchildren. But it's really good, so watch and then visit Let My People Vote 2012. (Hat tip to Larry Beck of Woodgate's View.)
I COULD PEE ON THIS
said the cat. Sorry the text is so small. You can see a larger version of the photo and text here.
These are from a book titled, I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats by Francisco Marciuliano. You can find out more about it here and see more of the photos and poems. (Hat tip to reader Tony Sarmiento.)
MARU THE JUMPING CAT
In three years, this video has been viewed more than 8 million times. It doesn't seem like much but it grows on you.
PROOF THAT CATS ARE SUPERIOR TO DOGS
Pam Gallagher of Costa de la Luz Gardening sent this video. I hope it doesn't set dog and cat owners against one another. Whether or not it does, it's really funny (or maybe I think so because I'm a cat owner.)
Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun.
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