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LET’S BE PALS! – Odd Friendships End Old Feuds (Jul, 1940)

Is it just me, or does that cat look fake? If there is one thing the internet should be good at, it’s determining the authenticity of cat pictures. After all, that is what it’s made of (video).

LET’S BE PALS! – Odd Friendships End Old Feuds

A DOG that adopted twin mice, a cat that mothers a bloodhound, and a parrot that is chummy with a St. Bernard—these are the strange animal relationships pictured on this page

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‘Hydrophobia Skunk a Fake Myth (Jul, 1932)

If it’s a fake myth, does that make it true?

‘Hydrophobia Skunk a Fake Myth

THE dreaded “hydrophobia skunk” of the southwestern states is both an affectionate pet and a valuable helper in keeping down field mice, insects and other harmful creatures.

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Phonograph Records Teach Parrots to Talk in One Week (Sep, 1931)

I want to see a parrot opera. Modern parrots seem to prefer dubstep or K-Pop.

Phonograph Records Teach Parrots to Talk in One Week

PETER JENSEN, a veteran bird trainer at the Luna Park zoo, Los Angeles, has simplified the task of teaching parrots to talk.

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Baby Bottles Feed Young Porkers (Apr, 1931)

Baby Bottles Feed Young Porkers

WHEN a family of his young porkers were orphaned at the age of two days, John Vincent, a farmer of Wayne, Michigan, constructed a novel feeding trough to supply the pigs with milk. The bottles were arranged on a board as shown below.

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Worm by the Yard (Jul, 1952)

Worm by the Yard

NEAR Loch-on-the-Bass, a tiny village tucked away among the green hills of Southern Victoria, Australia, a hunter stamps his way along the mossy banks of bush gullies. Suddenly he hears a squelching, sucking gurgle, reminiscent of the last gallon or two of water leaving a bath.

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FLEA FROLICS (Jun, 1946)

FLEA FROLICS

Here are some highly talented fleas —dancers, pullers, racers, kickers.

CAN you jump 1500 feet?

Can you carry four tons?

These fleas can (in proportion), so don’t look down your nose at them. They’re strong guys. And tough.

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A New Way of Keeping the Wolf from the Door (Oct, 1932)

A New Way of Keeping the Wolf from the Door

IN THE drought-stricken section of North Dakota, Ed M. Canfield, of Williston, and his wife, Dorotha, keep the wolf away from the door by dragging him in and making him pay the family’s winter expenses. Canfield is one of the West’s best coyote hunters. But, unlike other hunters, he uses an airplane to track down the coyote, or, to be more correct, his wife flies the plane while Dad Canfield handles the shotgun.

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Surgeons Save Life of Huge Python (Apr, 1923)

Surgeons Save Life of Huge Python

BY PERFORMING two operations within two weeks—probably the first attempt to apply surgery on such a scale to the treatment of reptiles— surgeons recently saved the life of a valuable python transported from India to Long Beach, Calif.

The python is 29-1/2 feet long, weighs 280 pounds, and is nearly 100 years old.

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Did Prehistoric Man Kill Sloths in Old Nevada Cave? (Oct, 1931)

Unless sloths used to be a whole lot quicker (video), I don’t think this would have been much of a fight.

Did Prehistoric Man Kill Sloths in Old Nevada Cave?

Mute evidence of what may have been a war of extermination by prehistoric men against giant animals has been revealed by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D. C. Bones found by explorers in Gypsum Cave, Nev., a deep, dry cavern 300 feet long with a crystal-encrusted roof, showed that this cave must once have been the home of a great herd of giant ground-sloths.

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How to Tame Wild Humming Birds (Oct, 1952)

How to Tame Wild Humming Birds

RALPH J. AYER, a farmer living on a rural route out of Eastonville, Colorado, has a hobby that requires a great deal of patience—that of taming wild humming birds. The humming bird is very suspicious of mankind as a rule, but Mr. Ayer decided to try to trick them into becoming better acquainted with him.

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