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This dog has a heart of gold: desperately tries to save fish by splashing water on it

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 14 August 2014

This all happened on a pavement in the city of Phetchaburi, Thailand, where a particularly nurturing dog came across an unconscious (dead?) fish in need of salvation. And help it did. Somehow cognizant of the fish’s needs, the dog was filmed frantically pushing small puddles of water towards its new friend in need. Sadly, all […]

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These photos show the heartbreak of Koko the gorilla when learning of Robin Williams’s death

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By Zolton in New Events on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Once again we’re reminded about the remarkable sensitivity of animals. These photos of a mourning Koko the gorilla have been released by The Gorilla Foundation and show her immediate reaction when told of the news of her friend Robin Williams’s passing. Via a press release, The Gorilla Foundation noted that in the wake of Williams’s death, the phone at the facility that Koko lives in started ringing incessantly. ‘After the first call, Koko came to Dr. Patterson with an inquiring look on her face. Dr. Patterson explained that “we have lost a dear friend, Robin Williams. Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful’. [watch Robin Williams and Koko tickling each other]

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This girl walked the streets of France in body-painted jeans and no one batted an eye

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 13 August 2014

We’ve become so used to NOT looking that even a beautiful young lady wearing bod-painted jeans and sauntering down the bustling streets of Lille, France, fails to attract any attention – or stares. Model “Marie” was filmed by Belgian students Sarah Baboro and David Lesagewearing wearing just a thong. And she totally gets away with […]

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Here’s what the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman had to say about Life, Death, and Happiness

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 13 August 2014

In the wake of the tragic passing of comedic genius, Robin Williams, it’s probably an apt time to look back at what an equally brilliant yet troubled figure, Philip Seymour Hoffman, had to say about Life, Death, and Happiness in this excellent animated short by Patrick Smith, produced for the PBS series Blank on Blank.

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Parents of beautiful stillborn child share devastating photos to help break the silence around fetal death

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By Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Ok, this is a real tearjerker. A Californian couple recently experienced a tragic loss when their baby girl – Monroe Faith Staley – was stillborn. Emily and Richard Staley had a suspicion something was wrong when the normally active baby stopped moving in the womb some eight months into the pregnancy. An ultrasound confirmed the awful news and the baby was delivered via C-section the following day.

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Woodchuck gets rescued from grate, thanks the lord there were no foam bats around for Whac-A-Mole

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By Zolton in New Events on Saturday 9 August 2014

Yes, this really DID happen, in America (Boston to be precise), as only it could. Danvers police were called out to an unusual rescue today after a terrified Woodchuck had ended up wedged rather unceremoniously between the imposing bars of a local grate. Surreal? Yes.

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Photographer takes a self-portrait in her underwear on her birthday every year for 40 years!

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By Zolton in New Photography on Saturday 9 August 2014

Well, I guess you could call this titillating. Photographer Lucy Hilmer has kept up a tradition for 40 years of taking a self-portrait on her birthday wearing nothing other than her ‘white Lollipop underpants, shoes and socks’. Not quite a birthday suit, but close enough. Her first Birthday Suit self-portrait was taken in Death Valley, California, in 1974.

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The most famous monkey selfie of all time is now the subject of a legal battle with Wikipedia

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By Zolton in New Photography on Thursday 7 August 2014

From the ‘you can’t script it’ category comes this somewhat bizarre story about a pending legal entanglement between a clever monkey, a photographer, and Wikipedia. It all started back in 2011 when nature photographer David Slater had his equipment, erm, borrowed by a rather forthright primate who proceeded to take hundreds of selfies, including the ubiqitious one above which has since been adopted by Wikipedia in its Wikimedia Commons collection.

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Commuters push a train off a trapped man in Perth: our faith in humanity is restored

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 7 August 2014

This highlights the absolute power of the people when they work together for the benefit for others. A man walking casually onto a Perth train slipped and became wedged between the train and the platform last night. [watch the dramatic video below]

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Incredible photos show 180-year-old Jonathan the giant tortoise in 1902 and today

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By Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 6 August 2014

This tortoise has seen a lot. In fact, over some 180 years, Jonathan the giant tortoise has pretty much seen it all. Heck, when he was born, back in the early 1830s, Charles Darwin was still roaming the earth! These remarkable photos show the slow moving marvel in 1902 at his full adult size, which, […]

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Yes, you’re seeing correctly: these really are peaches in sexy panties

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By Zolton in New Trends on Tuesday 5 August 2014

There’s a new craze sweeping China’s Yangshan, an area known as much for its fruit as it is for its lingerie: panty-wearing peaches. That’s right, it’s rows and rows of peaches in panties, designed to make the luscious peaches look that much more appealing to prospective buyers. And it seems to be working. As for […]

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This couple did a ‘new born’ photo shoot with their dog, and it pretty much broke the Internet!

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By Zolton in New Photography on Tuesday 5 August 2014

Count It Joy Photography may well be ‘a portrait studio and on-location photographer based in Huntsville, AL’. But as of today, it’s also the creator of a viral shoot going nuts on the web. Ladies and gentlemen, we present Snuggles’ Doggie Newborn Pictures, a photo shoot that happened when, having wrapped a baby shoot for another couple, one of them remarked how nice it would be to do their own baby shoot. But there no baby in sight!

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You won’t believe the lengths this Beagle goes to to steal chicken nuggets from the oven

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 2 August 2014

This video has been doing the rounds lately on YouTube and it’s not hard to see why: deceptively titled, Lucy the Beagle gets into a 325 degree oven to retrieve some chicken nuggets, it’s not quite as easy as that. You see, first she has to move some furniture around to enable the great nugget heist. Then she has to nab the nuggets and wrangle them to the safety of the floor.

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17 year-old Kiwi boy wins Instagram fame by dressing up as various female celebrities

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By Zolton in New Photography on Friday 1 August 2014

How do you amass 1.5 million Instagram followers in the snap of a finger? Simple: follow the lead of 17-year-old Kiwi, Martin, who has created a massive online buzz for his regular uploads of him dressed as various female celebrities and film characters. His characterization is flawless, as is his burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit.

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Sir Mix-A-Lot performed Baby Got Back with the Seattle Symphony and plenty of butt slapping ensued

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 14 June 2014

Ok, so the song was a hit back in 1992 (off the seminal album, Mack Daddy) but this version of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back STILL sounds fresh today as performed by the, wait for it, Seattle Symphony. Yes, that’s right, Sir Mix-A-Lot is mixing it up. A lot. Check out the front row dancers in this performance who are hamming it up and butt slapping their way through the entire song. Priceless.

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