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Jan 16, 2019

 

A New York Post study states that women sleep better next to dogs than their human partners. Of the 962 women living interviewed, 55 percent of them said they slept better with a dog in their bed.  What’s another word for a soft and cuddly dog?  A  woopert.

The study found that dogs were less likely to wake...


Jan 14, 2019

 

A French theme park is using trained crows to pick up trash and dispose of it into wastebaskets!  Puy du Fou Park located in France’s western region was experiencing a litter problem.  But instead of hiring humans to police the trash, they were able to train Rooks, a type of crow to do clean-up duties.

The...


Jan 12, 2019

 

If you like Kentucky Fried Chicken, how would you like to enjoy it in the bath?  I’m not talking about taking a bucket of chicken to the tub, but the colonel has just introduced a new KFC bath bomb! There’s nothing better at the end of the day than taking a long soaking bath in hot and bubbly, fried chicken...


Jan 11, 2019

 

We use a lot of slang names for parts of the body, but many of these terms have very old origins.  A shnozz, another name for your nose, dates back to the 1940s. You may have heard some people refer to your mouth as a rattle-trap.  This term originated in the 18th century and is especially applicable to someone who...


Dec 8, 2018

 

My friend Celeste was devastated when the city said she couldn’t keep her pet pig in her Houston home. It caused quite a brouhaha.

Believe it or not, pigs make great pets.  Pigs are perspicacious and with a little food encouragement, they can learn many tricks. Perspicacious is another word for intelligent.  Pigs...