Munchkin the Shih-Tzu's owners didn't want to buy a traditional costume for their dog on Halloween. So, they came up with this custom teddy bear suit, which has won over the internet. Here's how they did it: "Measure your dog in the front from feet to top of head (Munchkin is 14"). Buy a teddy bear in similar color to your dog in their size (I got hers on Amazon for $30). Cut the face off, cut the bottom of the feet off, cut open the back. Take all the stuffing out except for the arms. Bear only goes on front part of their body/legs and back half is exposed. Put a string or velcro through the back behind the neck to tie/close. The bear's arms hung down, so I sewed them up a bit higher so they stuck out to sides more instead of hanging down. Took me maybe 15 minutes to make!" Continue reading for the video.
Graphic designers and digital artists alike are probably very familiar with the website Worth1000 and its many Photoshop contests. Recently, they held a contest that asked users to create unique dog bird (DIRD) hybrid animals, and these entries are some of the best. Click here to view the first image in this week's celebrities who look like other people and funny video game pictures gallery. Continue reading to see what 80GB worth of Earth photos captured from space looks like when compressed into a 2-minute, 50-second video.
Another day, another bizarre internet trend, and this time, it has to do with hamsters. Japan-based photographer, who goes Kawanabesatou on Twitter, shows us what bars and restaurants would look like if hamsters ran things. You'll also see them in bookstores and even one relaxing at home, enjoying a nice hot pot meal. As many hobbyists already know, there's plenty of tiny objects designed for dollhouses, available for purchase, should you want to create your own hamster world. Continue reading for more pictures.
Monty isn't just any cat, when not gathering likes and shares on social media, he can be found in Copenhagen with two other feline friends. What makes her unique is that she was born without a nasal bridge bone due to a chromosomal abnormality, which also gives him a very unique look. One problem, he tends to sneeze more than most cats. Continue reading for more images and information.
The glass frog (above) are primarily lime green, and the abdominal skin of some members of this family is translucent. The heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract, are visible through this translucent skin, hence the common name. They live along rivers and streams during the breeding season, and are particularly diverse in montane cloud forests of Central and South America, although some species occur also in Amazon and Chocoan rainforest and semi-deciduous forests. Continue reading for more transparent animals that have not been Photoshopped.
Let's face it, not all dog owners pick up after their pets, but "Poo Wi-fi" aims to change that. Mexico-based internet portal Terra has teamed up with ad agency DDB to create a machine that offers a free Wi-Fi in exchange for dog poop. In other words, people are rewarded with a number of free Wi-Fi minutes - depends on weight - for dropping off poop. Don't think that throwing anything into the machine will work because there is an actual attendant that hands out the bags and watches over what people put in them. Continue reading for a video and more information.
You know what they say, a dog is "man's best friend". This phrase highlights their close relations, loyalty, and companionship with humans within many societies. Many of these domestic dogs form close bonds with their little human masters as well, and these images prove it. Previous to the 19th century, dogs, other than lap dogs, were largely functional. Used for activities such as hunting, watching and guarding, language describing the dog often reflected these positions within society. Continue reading for more.
No, you're not looking at a flower, but rather the ever elusive Orchid Mantis. According to researchers, orchid mantises are the only insect species in the world that imitates flowers to attract prey. One researcher says, "There are other animals that are known to camouflage amongst flowers and ambush prey, but they do not actually attract the pollinators themselves." Continue reading for more.
The National History Museum in London has been organizing their annual Wildlife Photographer Of The Year contest since 1964, and this year, 9-year-old Carols Perez Naval from Spain took home the grand title of Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year. To get him inspired, Silva's parents always take him on all of their trips around the world. At just 4-years-old, he received his first compact camera, and now he effortlessly snaps breathtaking photos with professional equipment. He rewards himself with better lenses as his works become known. Continue reading for more images.
Just like humans, there are animals born with unique and / or geeky fur markings. They range from moustaches (above) to a cow with the number seven on its head, but regardless of the marking, all of these animals were destined for internet stardom. Most popular animals with these markings? If you guessed dog or cat, you'd be right on the money. Continue reading to see them all.