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“But Elmer, I didn’t say it would make you live to 90!” said Elsie, the Borden Cow. (Jun, 1954)

“But Elmer, I didn’t say it would make you live to 90!” said Elsie, the Borden Cow.

“I don’t need anything to help ME live to 90,” bellowed Elmer the bull. “I HAVE DECIDED THAT I’M GOING TO LIVE TO 105 WITHOUT ANY HELP!”

“Well, if you’re planning to live that long,” laughed Elsie, “there’s more reason than ever for you to drink Borden’s Buttermilk every day.”

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Dog Is Mother to Baby Rabbits (Feb, 1934)

Dog Is Mother to Baby Rabbits

BESSIE, a three-year-old purebred Alsatian dog in Orsett, England, had no puppies of her own, but longed for something on which to lavish her affections.

She adopted a baby rabbit, and was happy for a time. The rabbit died, however, and Bessie was so grief-stricken that her master bought her a tame rabbit.

Although rabbits generally have a deep fear of all dogs, they seem to sense the affection of Bessie, and are happy with her.

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Cattalo —A New Animal from the North (Dec, 1931)

Cattalo —A New Animal from the North

“Cattalo steak, sir? Nice and tender today.” You may hear that in dining-cars and hotels in the near future.

The “cattalo” is the result of crossing the buffalo and Hereford cow, and has been bred by the animal husbandmen of the Canadian Department of Agriculture with a view to transforming the Arctic prairies into a profitable ranch.

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How to Photograph Cats (Oct, 1955)

Apparently Walter Chandoha is the man who invented the internet (video).

WALTER CHANDOHA. world’s most famous cat photographer, tells how

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For first time Chandoha explains, in beautifully designed and printed book, how to pose your cat…set camera… take “magazine-cover quality” photos in black-and-white, color! DOs and DON’Ts can save you dollars on wasted shots. Can’t be bought in stores. Send coupon now!

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Air Photos Made by Army Pigeons (Jul, 1930)

Air Photos Made by Army Pigeons

TINY aerial photos, snapped by a little camera attached to a carrier pigeon, are being made in Germany, where these birds are trained for military purposes. One of the small cameras, fastened to a pigeon’s body, can take six automatic snapshots while the bird is in flight.

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Well-Bred Parrot Uses a Spoon (Mar, 1940)

Meme makers, start your engines.

Well-Bred Parrot Uses a Spoon

Bobby, an African gray parrot, imitates the table manners as well as the conversation of his master, John Gillen, of New York City. Grasping a spoon in one claw, Bobby shovels mashed potatoes and strawberry shortcake into his beak in the best society manner. Between spoonfuls, he entertains with table talk.

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Owl Declares War on Man (Feb, 1930)

Owl Declares War on Man

ANYONE who has met a “man-eating” owl is invited to communicate with Professor Albert M. Reese of the University of West Virginia, at Morgantown. Such a bird came to live in Morgantown one day last summer, Professor Reese declares and for a few days actually terrorized pedestrians in one section of the city. Hiding in a tree until some passerby approached on the sidewalk, the vicious bird swooped down suddenly on the unsuspecting humans and struck them violently with its claws. The bird is described as a small one.

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Take A Letter, Miss Bunny (Dec, 1936)

Take A Letter, Miss Bunny

TO ALL SPORTSMEN: DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE FROM HUNTING AND FISHING BY LEARNING TO MOUNT YOUR BEST TROPHIES…

IT’S EASY!

YES! It’s Easy to Learn, Right in Your Own Home, to MOUNT ANIMALS, FISH and BIRDS!

WILD GAME in growing scarcer. Every specimen you get from now on is doubly interesting and valuable. Mount them for yourself and your friends. Learn quickly in spare time to Restore and Recreate birds and animals no they appear actually ALIVE.

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Moving Animals of the Circus and Race Track Overnight (Aug, 1929)

Moving Animals of the Circus and Race Track Overnight

How valuable race horses and circus animals are transported from one place to another in record time. Airplanes, ships, trains and huge motor vans are used to carry captive beasts to site of next performance.

“CLOSING in Chicago August 3rd. Opening in New York August 5th. Two weeks later, August 19th, opening in London………” So runs the schedule of a circus booking agent. And in these few scribblings in his notebook is entailed the most picturesque phase of circus life.

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Surgical Boots Help Baby Elephant Support His Weight (Aug, 1929)

Surgical Boots Help Baby Elephant Support His Weight

THIS TINY elephant at right—he is tiny for an elephant—is the baby of the Kensington Gardens Zoo in London. At the time the photo was taken he weighed close to 300 pounds and his legs were not yet strong enough to permit him to gambol about the zoo in healthy elephant style.

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