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‘RatGirl’ Breeds and Releases Rats in San Francisco

Batman, CatGirl, WonderWoman, Wolverine and now ... RatGirl!  Before saying, wow, that is cool, let it be known that RatGirl is not a superhero nor a fictional character in a comic strip, but rather a…

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8 Surprising Uses for Cream of Tartar

  You might not realize it, but you probably have one of the most versatile cleaning agents sitting on your spice rack. Cream of tartar, chemically known as potassium bitartrate, is typically …

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Russian Billionaire Saves Sochi Dogs

As final preparations were being made for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics ugly news trickled-out of this Black Sea resort that thousands of stray dogs would be exterminated before the Games began. Argu…

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Neighbor Trapping Pet Cats and Releasing Them Elsewhere

In Oklahoma City, there is one cat hater who is making his Edgemere Park neighbors very, very angry, according to a local news report from KFOR. The neighbor (who is unnamed in the report) is trapping…

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Snakehead ‘Monster’ Fish Invades NYC

A large "frankenfish" with piranha-like teeth that can live out of water for days was found in NYC's Central Park. Take one look at this bad boy and you know you do not want this fish in your backyard…

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Animal Thieves

I am lucky -- my almost-nine-year-old still loves for me to curl-up with her at bedtime and read out loud. Last night we started a funny book called Bad Pets: True Tales of Misbehaving Animals. The ch…

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10 Cancer-Causers to Remove From Your Home

Given poor government regulation, many of the cleaning products available on the market contain "everyday" carcinogens such as formaldehyde, nitrobenzene, methylene chloride, and napthelene, as well a…

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12 Unusual Uses for Garlic

  There's so much more to garlic than cooking and vampire slaying. From treating cold sores and athlete's foot to repelling mosquitoes and repairing glass, click through for some clever ways t…

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Would You Eat a Rat?

It has been said that there is a 12:1 ratio of rats to people in New York City. Granted, this is just an estimate, but it cannot be far off, considering the city has been plagued with rats for over a …

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Natural Pet Care for Fleas, Ticks, Bath Time and More

Our human lives are full of choices. We often obsess over the ingredients in the lotions we buy and search for the safest cleaning products for our home. Our pets, on the other hand, live a largely ch…

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Very informative article I had no idea there were so many species of sharks. The only other animal t…

A better query might have been "Is there any good from firecrackers or laser displays?" I'd vote "N…

I have the juice of one lemon in a jumbo glass of water every morning.I traded it for water with die…

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