Cats Want You to Smile at Them
A new study shows that cats like it when their humans smile at them, but you have to do it the right way, and that means not baring your teeth, but, rather, squinting your eyes with a pleasurable expression on your face.
Fido Did It
A driver in Colorado tried to avoid a DUI arrest by swapping seats with his dog after being pulled over.The man was stopped for allegedly driving 52 mph in a 30-mph zone.
“The driver attempted to switch places with his dog who was in the passenger seat, as the SPD (Springfield Police Department) officer approached and watched the entire process,” the police posted on Facebook. “The male party then exited the passenger side of the vehicle and claimed he was not driving.”
A Better Mouse Trap?
Scientists have blasted the brains of mice and rats with ultrasound to knock them into a hibernation-like state, and researchers say the technique could one day be used on injured humans in critical care or on astronauts taking long-haul spaceflights.Or perhaps a better mousetrap?
Wyoming: Bring ‘Em Young
Wyoming Republicans were on a rampage over a bill they claimed would interfere with parental rights and religious liberty. The proposal would raise the state’s legal marriage age to 16. Republicans, opposing the age increase, called it an “arbitrary” limit on child marriage.
When You Gotta Go…
We’ve all been there: Rushing to the airport to catch a flight. But a Carbondale, Illinois, man added a new twist. He stole a backhoe and drove it ten miles to catch his plane at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois.
A study published in the journal Nature Communication finds that global warming is increasing the chances of gigantic underwater mudslides in Antarctica, and that enormous tsunamis could result. No word on whether the penguins will take up surfing.