“Proof” of Time Travel!


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1,500-Year-Old Mummy Appears To Be Wearing Adidas Trainers

Time for conspiracy theorists to have a field day:

Adidas on a mummy

Photo credit: Fresh to death. Khovd Museum

That’s right, folks, a mummy wearing Adidas!

You don’t have to be a writer to come up with a half-baked plot for this one. Was someone sent back in time and can’t get back? Is this a call for help? Was sending them back an accident in the first place…or nefariously planned?! The mystery remains locked…in the past! /sosorryforthegodawfulteaserline

Seriously though, all this is proof of is that these guys were really good craftsmen.

The mummified remains were found 2,803 meters (9,196 feet) up in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains. The mummy, thought to be a native Turkic female, is estimated to be over 1,500 years old. Its discovery was prompted after local herdsmen stumbled across the grave and alerted the Khovd Museum.

Score one for history, here’s a nice little time-locked piece of history. They found other artifacts in the tomb as well, offering insight into the people of that time. You can see and read more here.

Well readers, can you come up with some crazy/hilarious/hokey plot-lines for an Adidas-clad time-traveler? Share in the comments!

Dog Days


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In response to some of the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having, here are some hot/sleepy/randomly passed out dogs, compliments of TheTango.Net.
tired corgi

asleep husky puppies

labrador puppy sleeping

faceplant dog

dreaming of flying dog

uncomfortably asleep doggie

tongue loll doggy

Dead? dog

puppy loves his food

passed out dog

puppy asleep on armrest

face in shoe

stretched asleep

Puppy thinks he's people sitting like that

Puppy is strapped in and ready to go...asleep

Yoga dog?

That can't be comfortable

Not appreciating the view, too busy sleeping

Pet my belly until I'm asleep. You don't need to work. Really.

Sleeping dog

Do you have a favorite, readers? I like “Yoga Dog” with his feet in the air.

The Hedgehog Cafe


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Today, in Adorable News, I bring you: The Hedgehog Cafe.

pat this  lil hedgepig

Photo Credit: Wiki Commons

Now, we all know, thanks to the internet, that something this odd (though adorable) could only be the brainchild of Japan! Thanks, Japan. We owe you one for this. In fact, we may just refrain from making any remarks about the next truly bizarre thing you come up with. (Maybe.)

Anyways, the Harry Cafe can be found in the Roppongi District of Tokyo.

The name “Harry” stems from a wordplay on the Japanese word for hedgehog.

For $9-11, you can go pet and play with hedgehogs (presumably while drinking tea? It is a cafe after all… Then again, maybe not.)

Mizuki Murata, who works at the cafe, told Reuters, “We wanted to show people the charm of hedgehogs, which give the impression of being hard to handle. We wanted to get rid of that image by letting people touch them.”

She added, “The cutest thing about hedgehogs is getting them to finally open up and show you their face.”

And what cute faces!
cute hedgehog
P.S. Did you know that a group of hedgehogs is called an array or a prickle? A prickle of hedgehogs!

So what do you think, readers? Would you like to pet a hedgehog, or are they too prickly for you?

I Love You Phone Free


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This ad made me giggle, and since I ran out of time for a real blog post, I thought I’d share it:

Regardless of what message is being pushed (even if it’s just “buy this!”, I do love me a genuinely entertaining ad.

How about you readers, are there some ads you don’t mind so much, or even enjoy? Are some Telus animals among them? /guilty

Watch Out For These April Fools:


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Cheezburger had a good one for us: On April 1st, You Should Hope These April Fools Day Pranks Don’t Happen to You

New Mayonnaise Flavored Toothpaste!
Mayo toothpaste

And This is What You Do With the Toothpaste
Toothpaste oreos

This Irish Spring Deodorant Smells a Lot Like Philadelphia
cream cheese deodorant

Hmm, Breakfast Looks a Little Undercooked

Maybe because the egg is made of yogurt and half a peach?

Maybe because the egg is made of yogurt and half a peach?

This Orange Juice Needs More Orange Dye
cheese juice

Who Knew Mayonnaise Had So Many Uses?
Mayo Kreme

Hopefully They have Good Enough Hygiene to Notice This One
Nail polished soap

Made You Some Fresh Brown Es
Brown E's

That’s Some Premeditated Evil
Play doh Gum

So readers, have any good April’s Fools jokes?

How To Release A Cougar Without Getting Killed


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Most of us haven’t had the (mis?)fortune of seeing a cougar in real life. Maybe at the zoo, but even then they like to hide. These two wildlife officers in Utah come across one stuck in a bobcat trap, and they don’t have any tranquilizer darts handy to help them free it. So…they make do.

These guys are pretty brave in my book – that was not a risk-free procedure! But the cat is free and hopefully fine.

Seeing creatures up close like that (even on camera) always leaves me in awe at their design. Who can not be impressed by that beautiful creature? Plus, that cougar reminds me of a character in my next book… You’ll see!

Original article.

Feline Foot Fetishes and Stolen Underwear


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This is my cat.

Loki the cat

Loki the cat.

She’s…a little strange. I mean, most animals, like people, have their quirks. My cat has a foot fetish.

This is mild:

Loki loves her shoes

Loki loves her shoes.

This is typical:



In fact, she rushes to do this pretty much the moment someone walks in the door. She will sniff feet before the shoes are off, then stuff her head into the first foot-related opening. And after she’s fully examined the shoes, she’s after everyone’s feet. Sniff, sniff, gotta know where ya’ll have been!

Especially men’s feet. I have no idea why. Needless to say, she can be a bit of a conversation-starter. And a source of endless familial heckling.

On the other hand, I suppose it’s not so bad. She could be like this cat, and have a socks and underwear fetish:

To quote kitty's owners: "Now it's getting silly. This is Brigit's haul from the last two months."

To quote kitty’s owners: “Now it’s getting silly. This is Brigit’s haul from the last two months.”

Cheezburger reports:
“Brigit, a cat in New Zealand, sneaks out every night and brings back socks and underwear that she’s stolen from the neighborhood. Her humans have tried to find the owners of the stolen goods, but can’t seem to figure out where Brigit is stealing from. Or why she seems to really love a particular brand of men’s underwear.”

So really, I don’t have it so bad.

What about you, dear readers? Do your pets have any bizarre quirks? Please share!

Microrobots, Bugs, and Cars


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What do you get when you create bug-inspired microrobots? Six tiny “MicroTugs” that can move car all by themselves. Check it out:

Now, I’m not much of a bug person, but that’s impressive. Each MicroTug weighs only 100 grams. The car weighs 1800kg. These little machines can move 100x body weight up a wall, or 2000x body weight along the ground. Wow.

Want more? I found their website: Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab!
They have this little guy too:

gecko robot

Credit: straight off the website linked above

For all the “I don’t want to live on this planet anymore” moments, there are cool things like this to give us a little hope. …Or at least keep us entertained.