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Dogs Trying to Catch Treats

Photo credit: Christian Vieler via Bored Panda

Christian Vieler from Waltrop, Germany recently embarked on a creative photo project, capturing the many expressions of dogs trying to catch treats in mid-air. "Every shoot I am looking for that specific moment when the dog is looking as cute or funny as they can be. That cannot be seen without the power of freezing motion - dog's faces with magnificent lineaments, telling us stories of panic, desire and joy," said Vieler. Continue reading for more. Click here to view some bonus amazing and luxurious dog houses that cost upwards of $50,000 USD.

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Comedy Wildlife Awards

Photo credit: Julian Rad via My Modern Met

Paul Joynson-Hicks has just launched the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards to show the lighter side of everyday animals, including hamsters. The winners includes a gorilla pickings its nose, a hippopotamus who can't seem to escape the birds hanging on its back a large deer that just doesn't want to blend in. "I often enter wildlife photography competitions but I love seeing the funny pictures. Strangely enough, they are harder to come by than you might think," said Paul. Continue reading for more.

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Cat's Forehead Fragrance

These days, there are companies that specialize in selling empty gag product boxes, but "Mohu Mohu Odeko no Kaori" (Fluffy Forehead Fragrance) Fabric Water from Japan-based retailer Felissimo isn't one of them. Available a 3.4-ounce bottle, priced at $10.60, this product is described as sweet and aromatic, designed to freshen up fabrics like cushions. You could also pick up a $25 kitten head plush toy to spray it on. Continue reading for more pictures and information. click here to see cats as 1960s scientists and pilots.

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Giant Salamander

A high school student "Yu" from Kyoto, Japan has discovered a giant Salamander casually walking down a footpath on his journey to class. He called the police to watch on, so he was not late for school, as the amphibious creature made its way back to the river. The Japanese giant salamander, is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List as a near threatened species. They can grow up to 150cm most found in the wild are between 60-70cm long according to Japanese environment agency data. Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here to view more pictures of giant slamanders.

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Kingfisher Dive

Photo credit: Alan McFadyen | Scottish Photography Hides

Photographer Alan McFadyen has spent the past 6-years trying to capture the photo you see above. In all, it took 4,200-hours and 720,000 photos to get a perfectly symmetrical shot of a kingfisher diving straight into the water without a splash. "The photo I was going for of the perfect dive, flawlessly straight, with no splash required not only me to be in the right place and get a very lucky shot but also for the bird itself to get it perfect. I would often go and take 600 pictures in a session and not a single one of them be any good. But now I look back on the thousands and thousands of photos I have taken to get this one image, it makes me realize just how much work I have done to get it," McFadyen told The Herald Scotland. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Spiders on Drugs

In one little known experiment, a NASA research group in 1995 repeated Swiss pharmacologist Peter N. Witt's 1948 experiments on the effect of caffeine, benzedrine, marijuana and chloral hydrate on European garden spiders. Their results were qualitatively similar to those of Witt, but the novelty was that the pattern of the spider web was quantitatively analyzed with modern statistical tools, and proposed as a sensitive method of drug detection. The drugs were administered by dissolving them in sugar water, and a drop of solution was touched to the spider's mouth. In some later studies, spiders were fed with drugged flies. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's simplest motor, which consists of several batteries.

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Catstacam Wearable Cat Camera

The Whiskas Catstacam is essentially a wearable collar camera that weighs in at just 1.5-ounces, and is designed to automatically take pictures from your feline's point of view. The fun doesn't stop there, it also posts the snaps onto your cat's very own Instagram account. Approximately six photos are snapped every minute, and then batch uploaded when connected to a Wi-Fi network. Continue reading for more cool items your cat would love.

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Bird-Eating Spider

Add the Golden Silk Orb-Weaver spider to the list of creepy crawlies found in Australia, as the images above show one of them with their black legs wrapped around the body of a dead bird suspended in its web. The shots were captured in Atheron, close to Queensland's tropical north. "It uses its venom to break down the bird for eating and what it leaves is a food parcel. It builds a very strong web," said Joel Shakespeare, head spider keeper at the Australian Reptile Park. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Black Dragonfish Alien

At first, this looks like some sort of other-worldly creature, but it's actually just the Black Dragonfish, which lurks at depth of 3,300-feet, where its body shimmers with light, disguising its shape from predators and prey. With long, jaggedy razor sharp teeth, and a wide-opening jaw, it can easily swallow prey that is more than half its size. It also has four rows of photophores - two on each side of its stomach - which emit blue light. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a Power Wheels with a leaf blower mod.

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Poodle Moth

H/T: My Modern Met

People have mistaken this creature for a real-life Pokemon, but in reality, it's just the Venezuelan Poodle Moth, first discovered in 2009 by zoologist Arthur Anker, and the rest is internet history. Its bizarre-looking antenna as well as physical characteristics have caused researchers to believe that it's actually a new species of moth, belonging to the lepidopteran genus Artace. Physical characteristics include white fur, bulging black eyes and a brown antenna. Continue reading for two more videos and additional images.

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