Belugas talking like people! Or at least one! »
So this is what can happen when a beluga lives in San Diego for seven years.
We do not claim that our whale was a good mimic compared to such well-known mimics as parrots or mynah birds. However, the sonic behavior we observed is an example of vocal learning by the white whale. It seems likely that NOC’s close association with humans played a role in how often he employed his human voice, as well as in its quality.
You really must listen to this recording of NOC talking [mp3], it is the weirdest thing you will hear all week.
You guys already know how I feel about animals in people clothes (LOVE), and how I feel when Cute Overload features rescued animals (LOVE, MUST POST). These two minor, entirely healthy obsessions come together in this video of Angelo, the cutest fucking lamb in the entire world. Look at him sproing! Look at him wear a sleeveless turtleneck sweater—perhaps the only instance of a turtleneck sweater ever looking good on anyone, ever (seriously they’re awful)! Look at how teeny tiny he is compared to the giant pig! Look at him EAT FLOWERS!
Excuse me if I never post again, I may have died of an actual cute overload. Thanks, Farm Sanctuary, for being so unbelievably great.
Dogs need Snuggies too! I know you might be thinking, “This is CRAZY (stupid),” but come on! It keeps them warm—especially necessary in this chillywilly SF weather—and leaves their paws free to do other things. Activities pictured on the package include changing the television channel, eating popcorn, playing backgammon, and smoking ciggies (JK smoking’s bad for you).
Snag yours at Walgreens for only $10, and give the gift of fleecy love to your favorite canine. While you’re at it, get yourself a human version (It’s the fanny pack of 2009! And 2010! That doesn’t even make sense!), take a photo, and submit it to one of those “I look like my companion animal” competitions. You know you want to, fame whore.