Technically speaking, a hug is a near universal form of physical intimacy in which two people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. However, one thing dog owners know is that their pet also loves hugs, or so these images will make you think. First up, we have a Goldendoodle and a labrador who just need a hug. Continue reading for more.
The lion's mane jellyfish (above) is the largest known species of jellyfish. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of the Arctic, northern Atlantic, and northern Pacific Oceans. Divers may also find them in to the south-western part of the Baltic Sea (where it cannot breed due to the low salinity). Similar jellyfish, which may be the same species, are known to inhabit seas near Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading for more.
GoPro is known for their extreme sports videos, but now, they've just unveiled a Fetch Harness for dogs, enabling pet owners to easily and safely create viral videos for the world to see. This padded harness straps comfortably onto your dog's chest or back, letting you see the world from their point of view using the ultra rugged action camera. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a child who really does not want his mother to have another baby.
No, this isn't an old April Fools' Day joke. According to the official Google Blog, "A herder brings about 200 goats and they spend roughly a week with us at Google, eating the grass and fertilizing at the same time. The goats are herded with the help of Jen, a border collie. It costs us about the same as mowing, and goats are a lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers." Continue reading for more.
Going on vacation to a tropical island sounds fun for most people, but what if you throw in a bunch of stingrays? If that's your cup of tea, Stingray City is a dream destination. It's basically a series of shallow sandbars found in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Southern stingrays are found here in abundance and visitors can pet and interact with the animals. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Dog (or cat) owners sometimes need to leave home, and when that happens, keeping in contact with your pet might be a tough task, should the person looking after them not be technologically inclined. Introducing PetChatz. It's basically a wall-mounted two-way video system, complete with a built-in treat dispenser. It can be operated either remotely via any desktop computer or mobile device equipped with the PetChatz app. Continue reading for more.
Everyone knows the internet loves cats, and that's why Pizza Hut Japan decided to use the adorable animals for their latest promotional campaign. Tencho, Hime, Dora, and Detch, are the four newest cat employees their Pizza Cat! store, a fictional Pizza Hut location being run by the animals. In 2012, the company counted more than 6,000 Pizza Hut restaurants in the United States, and more than 5,139 store locations in 94 other countries and territories around the world. Continue reading for four more videos.
There's no denying that fully-grown bears are something you don't want to encounter while trekking, but stumbling upon one of their little ones, is an entirely different story - as long as their mothers aren't ready to tear you apart for photographing them. Did you know that bears by nature have far superior navigation skills to humans, as well as excellent memories, a large brain to body ratio, and also use tools in various contexts from play to hunting? Continue reading for more.
According to Fishing Fury, this gigantic manta ray you see above is the biggest one ever captured. Measuring a staggering 19 feet, 9 inches from wing-tip to wing-tip and weighing over 5000-pounds. That's right, on August 26, 1933, this monster ray became entangled in the anchor rope of Captain A. L. Kahn's fishing boat off the shore of New Jersey. Believe it or not, a 45cm baby manta (held in the hands of Captain Kahn above) was born shortly after its mother fish was dragged ashore. Continue reading for one more picture.
In just a few days, the video above has accumulated over 11-million views, mainly due to the fact that it shows a goliath grouper fish devouring a 4-foot shark whole off Florida's Gulf Coast. These massive fish can grow to be over 8 feet long - the largest ever caught in Florida weighed 680 pounds, which is about the weight of the world's largest cat, the Siberian tiger. Continue reading for another video on the goliath grouper and for more information.