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How Do You Solve a Problem Like the 'Beefalo'?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, domestic cattle, bison, cross breeding )

Ray
- 8 hours ago - m.bbc.co.uk
When bison were cross-bred with domestic cattle, a hybrid dubbed the "Beefalo" was spawned. But the creatures escaped and are now causing environmental havoc in The Grand Canyon. Some want a cull, but is this the best way to deal with the animals?
GOOD NEWS for Coffee Drinkers! Regular Coffee Drinkers Have 'Cleaner' Arteries
Offbeat  (tags: Coffee, good news for coffee drinkers, Korean study, heart disease )

Evelyn
- 9 hours ago - bbc.com
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - Korean researchers believe. The study authors say more research is needed to confirm and explain the link.
Hunt for New Mother for Rescued Orangutans
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, orangutans )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - m.bbc.co.uk
They have spent their short lives being looked after by humans, but now these Sumatran orangutans are looking for new families.
How Millions of British Ducks Are Reared in Semi-Darkness Without a Pond to Swim in
Offbeat  (tags: Ducks, millions, darkness, cruelty, British, animal welfare, RSPCA )

Scooby
- 11 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
Millions of ducks raised for the dinner table are being denied essentials like a pond to swim and bathe in, warns the RSPCA.
Animal Tracks: Feb. 22 - March 1
Offbeat  (tags: Animal Tracks: Feb. 22 - March 1 )

Giana
- 11 hours ago - today.com
Beautiful photos.
Why Are Elephants and Other Animals So Wrinkly?
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, wrinkles, animals, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, wildlife )

Lone
- 11 hours ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Elephants have few sweat glands and can't use them for regulating their body temperature, so they disperse heat in other ways, including through their baggy skin.
Granddad Walks 35 Miles To Work To Support Sick Wife And Grandson
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humans )

Angela
- 11 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
To support his ailing wife and earn a paycheck, a 61-year-old Iowa man sometimes walks 35 miles to his job as an overnight janitor and works for $9.07 per hour; his shift starts at 11 p.m.
Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly
Offbeat  (tags: Food Stamps )

Angela
- 12 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Gene Alday, a Republican member of the Mississippi state legislature, apologized last week for telling a reporter that all the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps.
Bill Gates Is Named World's Richest Person Again
Offbeat  (tags: wealth, Bill Gates, riches man )

Ray
- 12 hours ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Bill Gates has been declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.
'Sound of Music' 50th Anniversary: Real Von Trapps Reflect on Iconic Film
Offbeat  (tags: movie, iconic, julie andrews, the sound of music )

Angela
- 12 hours ago - wcvb.com
"The Sound of Music" turns 50 on Monday and is still just as iconic as ever, decades after Julie Andrews starred as Maria in the 1965 classic.
The Daily Cute: Your Monday Muse
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pictures )

Christeen
- 14 hours ago - parade.com
More cuteness.

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