Life as a breeder and/or rescuer is often at its most frustrating when dealing with people. Here is what NOT to do when adopting an animal online.
So you've decided to buy some straight run chicks and raise the roosters for meat. This is what you'll need to know.
Enjoy this journey through history as we learn about where meat chickens come from, how they differ from each other, how they have evolved, and how they are raised.
Although it's tragic no one is really all that surprised when a $1000 show dog goes missing but who in their right mind steals bees? Or a single Sea World penguin?
This common dwarfism gene has been used to create everything from Dachshunds to miniature livestock. Understand how, why, and if this is a good or bad thing.
Everyone knows about lab rats and mice but did you know scientists also study fruit flies, baby hammerhead sharks, zebra finches, and parasitic roundworms?
What would it be like to have dinner with an animal that has to liquefy its prey to eat it? And how many other odd methods of eating are we completely unaware of?
Have you ever been terrified by a bunny? How about a 6 foot tall mutant bunny? They're everywhere! Here are some favorites.
Sure, your grandmother had Wind Beneath my Wings play at your grandfather's funeral and that was sweet and all, but what about all us deeply sarcastic people? What's on our dearly departed jukebox?
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Everyone thinks their children are the brightest but for those who do have the brightest children life can be a challenge.
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Do you like movies whose characters are completely socially awkward? Do you like cringing in your seat watching them get into one bizarre situation after another? Then these are the movies for you!
Are you tired of movies that are nothing more than hardcore gore being labelled "psychological thrillers?" Do you crave a movie that can disturb you without gratuitous violence? Then come on in...
Did you know something as simple as a goldfish can live past forty years of age and reach over a foot in length? Here's the how-to's of keeping tropical fish in an ethical manner.
After several years with my current beau I still call him Fish because I can't pronounce his first name. Culture clashes are at their most interesting while dating.
Are you tired of not being able to use banned words? Then this article is for you and all your hard-to-offend friends.
So how small is the smallest lizard? Or turtle? Or snake? As it turns out, very small.
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How old do you have to be to get married? Are arranged marriages valid? Can one person marry into a group? What does the world have to say about these many forms of marriage? Find out here.
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We might not be able to clone dinosaurs but did you know we are looking into "reverse engineering" them? And cloning more recently extinct animals?
Did you know rats die after 22 days without sleep? Or that sleep deprivation raises your risk of everything from strokes, emotional disorders, and even certain cancers?
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Did you know when a flea jumps it can reach 100G's? That's 95 more G's than our best astronauts can handle without passing out! And that's only the beginning...
Have you ever seen a frog with clear skin? Or one that birthed babies out of its back? Could you see the tiniest frog or believe one frozen solid could come back to life? Nature's wonders abound.
Have you ever wondered what a cricket sounded like in the Jurassic? Or found yourself trying to imagine what color dinosaurs were? Science is starting to uncover the answers...
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What is the difference between brown and white eggs? Yellow and orange yolks? How can you tell an egg is fresh, fertile, or free-range? This and so many more answers.. with just one click.
What would the world be like if it was socially acceptable to experiment on orphans, slaves, prisoners, and other voiceless individuals? Our past has the answer and it's not pretty.
Are you a woman who thinks that all women are smarter than men? Are you a "nice guy" who never gets the girl? Well then! This article could be a real wake-up call. Come on in, I dare you.
There's a weird sort of fascination surrounding diaries, journals, and now blogs. I got my first diary when I was a tender five years of age. Of course this original diary was more funny than anything with notes from my...
What tragedies struck down five once common species of bird in the USA within living memory? This article will tell you the winding and heart wrenching tale of the hard lessons we have all learned taking nature for...
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Just because something is animated doesn't mean it's made for children... Relive some of these cinematic horrors in this deeply sarcastic article.
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Are all calico cats female? Why are they called "Money Cats"? Are they mean? This and so many other mysteries answered!
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Most of the public thinks culling has something to do with killing animals but does it? Has it ever? What does culling really mean, how is it practiced, and what is it used for?
Would you eat the still beating heart of a cobra? A fish head fermented for weeks underground or an alcoholic beverage with a pickled critter sitting in the middle of the bottle? This and so much more is in this...
Ever want to blame all your bad luck on a creepy haunted doll? Well I did and here's the letter to prove it.
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Has a doll ever given you the heebie jeebies? Well, you haven't heard anything until you hear these three stories of possessed dolls.
Have you ever wondered if there is anything you can do to help with iron deficient anemia besides take supplements? Well here are some simple dietary suggestions that could really help!
Do real Frankenstein creatures exist in the laboratories of today and yesteryear? What have we done in the name of science?
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Bald is beautiful, or at least that's what many pet owners think these days. From furless guinea pigs to hairless horses, we've seen it all and now you can too.
People love to breed animals with extreme characteristics, but what does this mean for chickens? Take a gander at some truly freaky chicken breeds.
Loving purebred animals is not a crime, however doing great injustices in the name of the breed could be considered by many adoring pet owners to be a morally deplorable act. Learn where breeds come from, why we need to...
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Why do people get married? Where did this ritual come from and why do we still practice it today? Learn what it really means to be married through this journey through history.
Some psychologists believe that more than 2% of the population of the United States could be psychopaths. How can you tell who they are and are they that dangerous? Let me tell you my own personal story of how a...
Feral children. Its a term given to children who have been raised by animals instead of people. Who are they? What are they like? Where do they come from? Are they real?
American women now make up the largest part of the workforce and yet we are still dominating the entry level jobs and getting paid less for equal work. What gives? Learn about our great accomplishments, history, and the...
Follow the amazing 15,000 year history of condoms and learn more than you ever wanted to know about them.... seriously.
A funny little discussion between two people on who inhabits heaven.
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Did you know the United States holds many of the world's records for school shootings? Or that our first school shooting took place in 1764? Learn this and much more with this in depth article.
Tampons - they allow women to swim during their time of the month... and they're great at smuggling cocaine in to the country, apparently. Read this and many other cringe worthy tampon stories ripped from the news here...
1,200 human bones were recently found in Ben Franklin's basement. What were they doing there and who put them there? The mystery is on!
Animals are going extinct today at the same rate the dinosaurs did. What are the consequences, how is it happening, and what can we do about it? Learn about one of the most vivid environmental concerns of our day.
Earth has gone through seven mass extinctions according tot he fossil record. Here are some theories as to why they happened and when.
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Many people want a small pet but which is the right choice for you? Are you a fish person or do you want something cuddly and soft? Perhaps a bird or a frog would do?
Neglect can be a debilitating event in a child's life that literally stunts their brain growth and effects every aspect of their life. Read about real life cases and see the shocking truth for yourself.
A starfish ripped into pieces can grow a new starfish from each piece. What more could you possibly want to find the perfect science nonfiction monster living among us? Find out here.
Come take a peak into the fascinating world of animal dads. Learn what male bees loose during their in-flight mating ritual. Be stunned and awed by gender bending, rabid mating rituals, overwhelming genitalia, and even...
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Welcome the world of the "lifelong customer" where babies are taught from infancy to memorize brand logos and jingles. Do any of us stand a chance? How did this happen?
Have you ever had to stop at a public bathroom which is filthy or one that you just can't figure out? Here's a series of tips and anecdotes from a woman who spent 74 days traveling all 48 states and coincidentally...
Have you ever thought about what you would like to happen to you after you've died? Have you ever contemplated having your remains turned into a diamond or made into a structure to rebuild coral wreaths? Or perhaps...
Are you a teenager who is looking around at all your hormone-crazed friends and scratching your head wondering what all the fuss is about? Are you apathetic towards the dating world and feeling like you're from a...
We've all heard, "Art comes from pain," but is it true? Are artists carrying some unseen burden that makes them edge ever closer to a living Hell? Or is there hope?
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When were cats domesticated and what species gave birth to them? Explore the possibilities and learn about their history.
So you have decided you need to cage or crate your cat but you are unsure which style of cage is best for the situation. Come and learn how to use cages as a humane tool for better cat ownership.
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No one likes to cage their cats but sometimes it is for their benefit or safety and we have to do it as good and loving cat owners. Learn in this article how you can use cages as a humane tool for better cat ownership.
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So you've discovered your cat is peeing outside of the litter box but you don't know why or how to stop it. Well, you've come to the right place. In just one click you can crawl into their little kitty minds and figure...
Here is a list of the funniest animal stories that ever hit the internet.
Olms are a nearly extinct but mystical and beautiful creature living underground in deep dark caves. Come discover their magic.
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Some of the weirdest creatures known to science lived in the Cambrian era where critters that looked like spiky cockroaches swam at the bottom of the ocean and creatures evolved to have five eyes and strange appendages...
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How many children can one woman give birth to in a lifetime? How many children can one man father? Who is the oldest and youngest mother, father, and grand parent on record? How big was the world's heaviest infant?...
Paleontology and experimental biology are meeting for the first time in our history. Will this result in the resurrection of dinosaurs?
A dreadful series of gynecological horror stories guaranteed to make you squirm, giggle deleriously, or both!
Blasphemy - the bastard father of many Christian branches. Intrigued? Click and find out.
Ants may have been the first creatures to learn how to work together in a colony, build cities, and practice agriculture. Learn this and many more fascinating facts about ants here.
Are you tired of telemarketers calling you at all hours of the day? Perhaps you need to try some of these devilishly funny tactics to stump, confuse, and fluster them! After all there's nothing quite as funny as a...
Are rats dirty beasts or beloved pets? How did they go from being used in dog fights to being sent into outer space? Find out this and much much more in this cheerful list of rat trivia.
The pope is supposed to be the man closest to God but what have we here? A history of debauchery, blood lust, unholy fornication, jealousy, murder, and nihilism? These men could compete and win as the world's biggest...
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Sometimes life as an asexual is daunting in the amount of stupid comments you are bound to hear about it. So what is the truth? What are the myths? And can kill pop psychology, please?
As many as 1 in every 100 individuals might be asexual in today's day and age and yet no one really knows about us. We live in the shadows. Read one asexual's musings about others, the dating world, and the meaning of...
If you were dying and needed an organ transplant how far would you go to get one? Would you travel across the world and dole out your life savings for an organ you knew came out of some poor peasant who is likely to die...
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In the late 1990's paleontologists started to discover dinosaurs with feathers and all of a sudden a theory from the 1800's became viable again. Read about the fascinating journey of the dinosaur to bird theory.
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We have all learned that an ideal family usually has a mother, a father, and children, but this is a Western ideal. What does the rest of the world have to say about family? How do theirs look and function? You might...
Imagine waking up after surgery knowing you have someone else's heart in your chest. Now imagine coming to the shocking realization that with this gift of life came memories, opinions, and behaviors from its past owner....
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Cockroaches. They may be icky but they've got a lot of tricks up their hard little sleeves and you might be shocked to know what they're capable of and where they came from. Turn your repulsion to fascination right here...
The strange and mysterious beginning of the Easter Bunny - a lighthearted historical article.
We as a global community seem to have a lot of stories that remain almost the same through our varied cultures. Flood myths, tales of ape-men, and sea monsters, are they events that happened in the distant past that...
Dwarf elephants, pygmy hippos, miniature livestock - this is what happens when Insular Dwarfism shows up in the gene pool. Learn how, why, and where this occurs.
Tired musings that ran through my mind while I was staring at the ceiling in an insomniatic trance.
Breed profile and history of the lovable African Pygmy Goat.
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Ever wonder why there are so many striped cats in the world? This article will teach you the basics of tabby genetics, the correct terms, and how they arise.
Oh sure, cockatoos look all sweet and cuddly but are they really? Listen to my side of the story and you might see as I do that they are manipulative, malicious, little beasts, perpetually plotting to kill their owners...
Breed profile and history of the charming guinea hog.
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From miniature ponies to baby doll sheep, learn about the tiny world of miniature livestock.
Breed history and profile of the beautiful and friendly Kunekune pig.
The uses and history of the yak cow hybird.
What happens when a cow mates with a buffalo? Where do these hybrids come from and why are they being bred today?
Travel around the world and explore the possibility that there may have actually been a catastrophic flood that burned its way into the memory and traditions of thousands of different cultures and societies.
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Soma was an intoxicating drink made 4,000 years ago by by devout Zoroastrians and Hindus but what was in this hallucinogenic elixir made of? Read about many hypotheses here and make up your own mind.
See how psychotic the dating world is through the lens of an asexual observer. You never know what you might learn!
Its hard to believe that in a world full of cute little babies that there are people who truly revile them. Even harder to understand is a woman not wanting to rent out her womb to any little growing things. Well, I'm a...
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Fancy rats now come with three possible eye colorations, four different fur types, two ear types, and thousands of different markings and colors. How was such diversity achieved? Where did it all come from? Find out in...
Ever see a white lion, a black panther, or a king cheetah and wonder why they're different and where they came from? Here's your answer.
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What different species of animals can interbreed and how is it possible? From mules to ligers learn all about hybrids in this comprehensive article.
Are kids these days being pushed too far with sports, after school activities, clubs, and all the things their parents wished they had as children? Is over scheduling crushing little spirits and minds?
Not everyone that reads Antigone is all that impressed. Squint your eyes a little bit and you'll realize this story is to ancient literature what Dr Suess is to literature today.
Are you a intelligent teenager who feels that all your peers are insipid cookie cutter images of each other? Come, sit down, and read a speech that will let you know that you are not alone.
Ever wonder what a misanthropic asexual thinks about the dating scene and the gender wars? here's your chance to find out!
Do you need a new creative way to speak about death? Here's a great start! A list of funny, freaky, cryptic, peculiar, and creative ways to say someone has died.
Why are some people always smiling while others are always complaining about how hard life is? What lies int heir personalities that makes them so different?
Was Judas really the bad guy? Or did he just know something we didn't?
This is a recipe for a moist delicious vegan brownie cake.
Are you tired of going to the doctor's office, and no matter what the problem is, being asked if you could be pregnant or taking drugs? I have always been told stupid questions deserve stupid answers and decided to take...
Need a name for your new naked pet? Why not make it a fun pun? Here's a great list to get you started.
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Hairless rats make for wonderful pets but when it comes to breeding them one must consider their peculiarities and their special needs. This is not a hobby to enter lightly! Read more on the proper husbandry and...
Hairless rats make wonderful pets, but they do require a little more care than their furry counterparts and can suffer from a higher incidence of certain health problems.
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We live in a world where technology saves us time and effort in our lives and lets us live comfortably and hygienically but is there a cost to this culture? Are we cutting ourselves off from the rest of the human race?
Who was the inventor of Absinthe? What is it made of? Where does it come from? What does it do? Learn about its alluring history right here.
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Bengal cats are beautiful and intelligent but what is it really like to keep them? All I can say is its a wild ride! Here is my personal story.