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The entrance of the Lascaux cave in southwestern France, famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings, was discovered in 1940 by 18-year-old Marcel Ravidat and his dog, Robot. Robot fell into a hole, and Ravidat explored it with his friends, finding walls covered with depictions of animals.

Lascaux For Lascaux in the Corrèze department, see Lascaux, Corrèze. Lascaux (French: Grotte de Lascaux, “Lascaux Cave”; English: /læsˈkoʊ/, French: [lasko]) is a complex of caves near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne in southwestern France. Over 600 parietal wall paintings cover the interior walls and ceilings of the cave. The paintings …

The entrance of the Lascaux cave in southwestern France, famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings, was discovered in 1940 by 18-year-old Marcel Ravidat and his dog, Robot. Robot fell into a hole, and Ravidat explored it with his friends, finding walls covered with depictions of animals. Read More »

Cats can drink seawater without becoming dehydrated where most animals (including humans) would die of dehydration

Surprising Facts About Cats And Their Weird Relationship With Water Cats have a weird love-hate relationship with water. Most cats can’t stand water, but there are a few exceptions. Some breeds even LOVE to swim! But what’s stranger is how cats have evolved to interact with water. Some of these facts may really surprise you! …

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Queen Elizabeth II stopped breeding Welsh Corgis so none would outlive her. Her last Corgi died in April of 2018.

Queen stops breeding corgis as ‘she doesn’t want to leave any behind’ The Queen’s deep affection for her favourite breed of dog is such that she will always be associated with them. But it is understood that the monarch has stopped breeding Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgies because she does not want to leave any behind when …

Queen Elizabeth II stopped breeding Welsh Corgis so none would outlive her. Her last Corgi died in April of 2018. Read More »

In 1963 a VW Beetle donated by the manufacturer became the first car in the Antarctic. It was so good for Antarctic use, being able to withstand temperatures below -50°C and winds above 150 km/h, that it was nicknamed “Red Terror” by the users.

Polar Bug: When the Volkswagen Beetle Conquered Antarctica In 1963, the humble Volkswagen Beetle became the first production car to explore the Antarctic under the auspices of ANARE, the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions. Dubbed Antarctica 1 and painted ruby red so as to stand out in the snow, the car was provided free of …

In 1963 a VW Beetle donated by the manufacturer became the first car in the Antarctic. It was so good for Antarctic use, being able to withstand temperatures below -50°C and winds above 150 km/h, that it was nicknamed “Red Terror” by the users. Read More »

When President Gerald Ford wanted to end a conversation in the Oval Office he would signal Liberty, his golden retriever, and she would go to the guest wagging her tail, creating a natural break.

Liberty (dog) Susan, Betty and President Gerald Ford with Liberty and her puppies at the White House in 1975 Honor’s Foxfire Liberty Hume (February 8, 1974 – 1984) (AKC Registration Number SB578950) was the Golden Retriever Presidential pet of Betty Ford and Gerald Ford. Liberty was born February 8, 1974 and given to the president …

When President Gerald Ford wanted to end a conversation in the Oval Office he would signal Liberty, his golden retriever, and she would go to the guest wagging her tail, creating a natural break. Read More »

In 2011, a 13 year old Norwegian boy encountered a pack of wolves while walking back alonefrom school. He managed to fend them off by removing his headphones and blasting the song “Overcome”, by Creed on full volume

Saved by Creed? Norwegian Boy Fends Off Wolf Pack with Heavy Metal Walter Eikrem listened to music on his mobile phone as he often does as he made his way home from school in the southern Norwegian town of Rakkestad earlier this week. The path leading from the stop where he catches the school bus …

In 2011, a 13 year old Norwegian boy encountered a pack of wolves while walking back alonefrom school. He managed to fend them off by removing his headphones and blasting the song “Overcome”, by Creed on full volume Read More »

President Andrew Jackson owned a parrot named Poll. When Jackson died Poll was present at his funeral, but had to be removed due to “Swearing and yelling profanities” that he learned from Jackson himself

Presidents & Their Pet Parrots Can you imagine a parrot perched in the White House? It’s probably happened at some point during our country’s history; after all, some of our past presidents had parrot companions during their presidencies. There have been no presidential parrots in recent years, but there certainly were some in our recent …

President Andrew Jackson owned a parrot named Poll. When Jackson died Poll was present at his funeral, but had to be removed due to “Swearing and yelling profanities” that he learned from Jackson himself Read More »

IKEA is serving food because they realized that customers don’t buy and don’t stay for long when being hungry. Their policy is to be the absolute lowest price on food within a 30-mile radius, even if it means selling at a loss. So, they take a hit on the food, but they make it up in furniture

The untold truth of the IKEA food court Admit it: You’ve pretended to need just one more BILLY bookcase for the sole purpose of noshing at IKEA’s food court. Whether it’s the $2 breakfast plate, or the iconic Swedish meatballs from the restaurant, or the unbeatable hot dog deal from the bistro, it’s impossible to …

IKEA is serving food because they realized that customers don’t buy and don’t stay for long when being hungry. Their policy is to be the absolute lowest price on food within a 30-mile radius, even if it means selling at a loss. So, they take a hit on the food, but they make it up in furniture Read More »

Martin Couney set up infant incubator shows at Coney Island, Atlantic City and World’s Fairs, charging 25c to view premature babies. He offered free care for ‘weakling babies’, proving the success of incubators. He saved over 6,500 babies from ~1900-43.

Coney Island’s Incubator Babies Tourists strolling along the Coney Island boardwalk in the summertime, circa 1920, would have heard the barkers beckoning: “Don’t forget to see the babies!” Those that heeded the call, perhaps after enjoying a hot dog or a ride on the Cyclone, paid a quarter and stepped into a room where the …

Martin Couney set up infant incubator shows at Coney Island, Atlantic City and World’s Fairs, charging 25c to view premature babies. He offered free care for ‘weakling babies’, proving the success of incubators. He saved over 6,500 babies from ~1900-43. Read More »

In Japan, you can hire a handsome man to show up at your place, watch a sad video with you until you cry, then wipe your tears for you.

The ‘handsome weeping boys’ paid to wipe away your tears Japanese companies hire people to make staff cry Employees watch sad films while a “handsome weeping boy” wipes away their tears It is supposed to help people bond There are about 10 of us sitting in a conference room in an office block in Tokyo …

In Japan, you can hire a handsome man to show up at your place, watch a sad video with you until you cry, then wipe your tears for you. Read More »