Dog shot 0ver 50 times with BB gun proves just how resilient and inspiring rescue pets can be.
It’s no secret that the Geyser of Awesome loves a good sweater, particularly when they’re impressively ugly and/or being worn by cute animals. We’ve seen sweaters on Shetland ponies, cats, pugs, turtles, mini pigs, lambs and even snakes. There was also that unforgettably upsetting clown sweater worn by wilwheaton, but let’s try to stay on track.
Let’s talk about penguins, penguins that don’t just look cute in little sweaters, but who desperately need them to help recover from the potentially lethal affects of oil pollution. When their feathers become coated with oil, penguins lose their ability to keep warm. And when they try to preen their dirty feathers they end up ingesting the toxic oil. As a result oiled penguins frequently die from exposure and starvation. The Penguin Foundation at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia takes in oiled penguins and uses knitted sweaters to keep the birds warm and prevent them from preening until their feathers can be properly cleaned.
And you can help them.
If you’re a knitter you can download the penguin sweater pattern here and send in sweaters. But wait, if you aren’t a knitter but still want to help, you can support the foundation by clicking here to donate or adopt a penguin. Put a penguin in a sweater and you’ve not only made the world a cuter place, you’ve also helped save a penguin.
Click here to learn more about the Penguin Foundation and their awesomely good work.
[via Fashionably Geek]
Knitters, if you have not previously seen this- it is your opportunity to contribute to the cutest charitable need on the planet. I wish I had stuck with knitting so I could go put a little sweater on a little oily nugget. Humans and their oil really suck.
I’ve lived in Pawnee my whole life and it can be a strange place but overall it’s a warm and wonderful town
We felt Leslie’s pain here.
Shit got real in Pawneegleton last night. It was a serious turn.
African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said.
The study suggests elephants, already known to be intelligent creatures, are even more sophisticated than previously believed when it comes to understanding human dangers.
African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are the largest land animals on Earth and are considered a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and illegal hunting for their ivory tusks.
Researchers played recordings of human voices for elephants at Amboseli National Park in Kenya to see how they would respond, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Elephants can tell difference between human languages)
Whoa. Elephants rule.
I wonder what the ex’s name is? How on earth could we figure it out? Can we get 16 hints?
P.S. I am also furious you giant asshole. Stalker dummy, is that you?
This week in EW: We shine a spotlight on criminally underrated entertainment and track exactly how the cult of Orphan Black was born, from the series’s unlikely genesis to the even more unlikely casting of Tatiana Maslany — who had never played even one truly adult role before, much less seven.
Hey pal, there’s nothin’ to see here, got me? Get outta here ya perv!