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Today’s Awww…

For those of you needing a little cheer, here’s a baby sea otter safe in its mother’s embrace while mum floats on water.


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No One Summited Mount Everest In 2015

Apparently ‘summited’ is the word to use for climbing to the peak of a mountain.
For the first time since 1974 no one summited Mount Everest last year, despite record permits being issued for those attempting the climb.
This detailed blog post outlines what happened during 2015 to bring about this unanticipated occurrence.
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The Truth About Lemmings (via Today I Found Out)

You may have heard that lemmings commit mass suicide jumping off cliffs.
You may also have heard that is not true.
This video from Today I Found Out provides some background to clear things up.
Turns out appearances can prove deceiving.


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Tigerfail

A tiger is provided a live goat for lunch, but ends up with a new friend.
“Keepers said the tiger is quite lazy by nature…”


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Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads When They’re Listening?

The fact that Mental Floss published this article means that I’m not the only one who wonders about questions such as this.
The answers provided sound okay.
And having heard a bit about emotional ‘intelligence’ at my training days in Sydney, it’s interesting to think that this is a sign of dog’s capacity to read out emotions.
It would seem that cats don’t tilt their heads because they simply don’t care.
And, there’s always the ongoing debate about whether dogs can look up or not.


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Solar System To Scale

As Douglas Adams wrote, ‘Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.’
This video demonstrates that truth, as a scale model of the solar system is created on a Nevada lakebed.
The sun and planets are sized relative to orbiting distances.
The effect is compelling.


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GIF Of Pluto Images Through The Years

NASA has released this GIF image demonstrating the increase in resolutions of Pluto.

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