News Mash: Cats and dogs are two vastly completely contradicting species!

And if you really contemplate the contradictions?

They are too funny.

But, wait…

I won’t make YOU do it.

Let THIS guy give it a try:

However despite the fact that they ARE indeed two vastly completely contradicting species?

A middle ground…

Can be found.

Especially when the bonds of friendship & love have formed.

[via Newslite]An abandoned kitten and puppy at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have dispelled the age old saying ‘fighting like dogs and cats’ by becoming best friends.

At just weeks old, Buttons the dog and Kitty the cat were both abandoned. Now they are now being hand-reared together at the animal home and have become very close.

In fact the inseparable pair are so close they sleep together, play together and even feed together.

Battersea Veterinary Nurse Sascha Taylor. She says: “Normally we’d hand rear puppies and kittens separately but we thought we could try putting them together as they are both so young. “Luckily it’s paid off as they adore being with each other and do everything together – it’s really very sweet.

“Hand-rearing them is hard work – I have to feed them every two hours, even throughout the night – but it’s totally worth it. We’re not sure if they’ll be rehomed together, though it would be great if they did!”

Buttons is a four week old Jack Russell Terrier whose mum and dad came in to the Home after their owners could no longer care for them. Button’s mum Poppy arrived heavily pregnant and gave birth to a litter of eight puppies. Sadly Buttons was the runt of the litter and was struggling to feed on her mother’s milk, so staff at the Home decided to hand-rear her.

Shortly after staff started hand-rearing Buttons, a week old kitten arrived at the centre after she was left behind by her mother. A kind passer-by found the defenceless and vulnerable kitten and took her to Battersea where she was given the name Kitty, who is now four weeks old.

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All it takes?

Is the right opportunity, a little surprise…

And sure, a whole lot of humor?

To allow a miracle to form, right before your very eyes.

News Mash: Zombie pranks are fun, unless we are talking about ‘Zombie Planet’ and then? It’s about to get real!

This time of year?

Oh, yeah…

Zombies are everywhere.

Sure.

We can joke about it now?

But just in case you were wondering?

It just takes ONE instance of something coming back from the dead…

That’s how the whole Zombie Apocalypse gets started.

And the fact that the ONE instance in this case is a PLANET?

Oh…

It’s about to get real, all up in here!

[via LiveScience]Huge ‘Zombie’ Alien Planet Rises from the Dead

An enormous alien planet that some astronomers thought was dead and buried has come back to life, a new study suggests.

A new analysis of observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope found that the bright nearby star Fomalhaut does indeed host a huge exoplanet, which scientists dubbed a “zombie” world in an aptly Halloween-themed video on the alien planet. This conclusion contradicts other recent studies, which determined that the so-called planet — known as Fomalhaut b — is actually just a giant dust cloud.

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Oh, sure…

The fact that it is not OUR planet?

Should not reassure you in the least.

Because?

Scary = Zombies

But?

Scarier = ALIEN Zombies.

Yeah…

Alien zombies turn the thought of anal probes into a whole new classification of demented and scary.

Just sayin’.

News Mash: When it comes to your intelligence & alcohol? It’s all about focus!

This can’t be right…

Can it?

More intelligent people drink alcohol?

Hmm. Ponderism:

[via Discovery] The next time you’re inclined to enjoy an extra glass of wine, consider that it may be a reflection of your intelligence.

That is one of the findings from data from the National Child Development Study in the United Kingdom and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health in the United States.

Childhood intelligence, measured before the age of 16, was categorized in five cognitive classes, ranging from “very dull,” “dull,” “normal,” “bright” and “very bright.”

The Americans were revisited seven years later. The British youths, on the other hand, were followed in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Researchers measured their drinking habits as the participants became older.

More intelligent children in both studies grew up to drink alcohol more frequently and in greater quantities than less intelligent children. In the Brits’ case, “very bright” children grew up to consume nearly eight-tenths of a standard deviation more alcohol than their “very dull” cohorts.

Researchers controlled for demographic variables — such as marital status, parents’ education, earnings, childhood social class and more — that may have also affected adult drinking. Still, the findings held true: Smarter kids were drinking more as adults.

So why do smarter kids end up drinking more? Hypotheses abound.

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If this science is correct…

Why WOULD intelligent people drink more alcohol.

Lucky for you, you have found your way to Anguished Repose

And I am all to happy to answer:

Of course alcohol, and its implications regarding ones intelligence isn’t addressed DIRECTLY by the video.

That would be far too easy.

But?

Given the context of the video in this post, along with the first article, I think a reasonable assumption can be implied, don’t you?

It’s all about focus, my friends.

And…

You’re welcome?

It comes as No Surprise, man’s final lore, to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be!

“You told me you’d never make me cry. Now I’m slipping on the tears you’ve made me cry. Why does it come as a surprise? To think I was so naive. Maybe it didn’t mean so much to you, but it meant the world to me.”
~Trent Reznor

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“No utter surprise can come to him Who reaches Shakespeare’s core; That which we seek and shun is there – Man’s final lore”
~ Herman Melville