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Believe it or not, these two - 11-week-old baby Eisleigh and 8-week-old Pitbull puppy named Clyde - are best of friends. MyFOX8 says, "Clyde was connected to Eisleigh as soon as we picked him up. Surely he wasn't aware what was happening to him. He climbed into Eisleigh's car seat and snuggled with her the whole way home. It seemed very comforting to him. To both of them really...it was love at first sight, oddly enough." Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Rather than give coins back, Turkish company Pugedon's new machine in Istanbul gives food and water for the city's stray dogs when plastic bottles are recycled. After a bottle is deposited up top, food is released at the bottom, and the Pugedon Smart Recycling Boxes operate at no charge to the city, with recycled bottles covering the cost of the food. For those who can't see the video above, continue reading for an animated image showing exactly how this machine works.

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Don't count disabled seven-year-old dachshund, Anderson Pooper, out in the annual Wiener Dog Races at Emerald Downs in Washington State. Her hind legs were left paralyzed after a freak accident and her owners had a wheelchair custom made for her. Though some may feel sorry for Anderson Pooper, Dave and Brenda Sizer from Seattle says she is 'as happy as she could be.' Continue reading for one more video (wheelchair view) and more information.

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Researchers have just discovered a new member of the Megaloptera on a mountain in Chengdu, Sichuan province in China. This giant insect has a wingspan of 8.3 inches and can be found in or near a variety of wet environments including ponds, lakes and swamps. Don't let its mandibles fool you, they are not used for eating, but rather attracting females. Continue reading for the news report and more images.

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It's finally midweek and just about everyone in the workplace could use a breather. These adorable images of dogs with babies show that properly trained animals could become your child's best friend. What you may not know is that "some small breeds are also unsuitable around children because of their tendency towards nipping and aggression," according to Bored Panda. Continue reading to see more.

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Geeky cat owners who love technology rejoice! A California-based startup has unveild Bistro, a cat feeder that tracks appetite and weight change patterns using "cat facial-recognition technology." Featuring a built-in camera that constantly monitors a cat as it eat and drinks and then transmits the info to a live video feed, which owners can view on their smartphone using a special app. That's not all, "the device also measures and charts the amount of food and water a cat is consuming, so owners can easily notice strange behavior," says Mashable. Continue reading for a video, more information, and the project page.

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Think of One Fast Cat as a giant hamster wheel treadmill hybrid for cats. According to its creator, Sean Farley, "There are many ways to keep your cat lively, giving them access to energetic companions, making a play session part of their day, and/or offering them tempting exercise equipment for use when you're not at home...that's why we came up with 'One Fast Cat' cat wheel." Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter page.

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Photo credit: Chris Morgan

If you've ever tried getting close to a hummingbirds, the only thing you saw was probably a hum, blur, and then nothing. While in-flight, they are nearly impossible to see clearly, that is unless..you have a Phantom high-speed camera ready to go and already set up. Scotland-based photographer wanted to capture this beautiful creature during a recent trip to Costa Rica. He says: "It took a while to be able to get any shots of one. In the space of an hour I took nearly a thousand shots. A good proportion were excellent out of focus pictures of bushes with no birds to be seen." Continue reading for a couple more images.

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It's not everyday that you catch a bird sleeping, much less on a $2,000 laptop, but fortunately, this geek captured it all on camera for the internet to see. When times get tough, boring, or just downright nasty, taking a breather and looking at a few pictures like this, just might brighten things up a bit, mood wise. Continue reading to see a dog that makes sure its owner never forgets lunch and lots more.

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If someone were to have photographed you trying things for the first time, the reactions probably would've been priceless, and these animals show why. First up, we have the dog dressed as an Ewok from Star Wars for his very first costume. Others include: going on a first hike, meeting a new sister, and first time in a box. Continue reading to see them all.

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