Woman Treats Pet Kangaroo Like A Child

A woman who treats her pet kangaroo like a child has been forced to move town because she is terrified authorities may take her beloved companion away. Christie Carr dresses Irwin the great red kangaroo in nappies and children’s clothes and even has a special car seat for him. The 39-year-old from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, nursed the partially paralyzed marsupial back to heath after he fractured his neck and suffered brain damage in an accident as a joey. Carr offered to take Irwin home after meeting him while volunteering at a local animal sanctuary and now the companions share a bed at night. ‘He’s always stealing my pillow,’ she said. Last year, Broken Arrow’s city council introduced a permit which required exotic animal owners to have a $50,000 liability insurance policy to cover any injuries inflicted by the animal.” w/ photos

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Odd Stair Climber

“This is obviously is a young, playful cat who is being stalked relentlessly by her dastardly tail. She is only doing what she needs to do to keep humanity safe. She and her courageous owner should be applauded for their bravery.” — Wifeybooo

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Olympic Sheep Shearing?

The Federated Farmers of New Zealand are calling for sheep shearing to become an Olympic sport, pointing to the ‘shear hard work’ required. ‘I can testify to the physical effort shearing takes,’ said federation spokeswoman Jeanette Maxwell. Shearing is recognized as a sport by the New Zealand funding body SPARC. In 2008 Sports Shear Australia, which oversees competitions in the country, also mooted the idea for the Beijing Games. ‘Surely, time has come to elevate shearing’s sporting status to the ultimate world stage?’ said Ms Maxwell, in a statement. “One way would be to make shearing a demonstration sport at a Commonwealth Games, if not, the Olympics itself.” She emphasized the athleticism of top shearers.” w/ photo

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5-Year-Old Skydiver

“This pint-sized-daredevil displays the courage of a grown man as he jumps from a plane 14,000ft above the skies of Mexico. Taken in 2008, then five-year-old Alan Lachman fulfilled a life-long dream when his father allowed him to tandem jump with family friend and legendary skydiver Antonio Montano from the small propeller driven aircraft. Leaving nothing to chance, Alan and his father Aaron, who is a pilot, spent months planning the jump, double-checking everything from the reserve parachute to the safety harnesses that the young boy would rely on. Making that jump in 2008, Alan, now aged seven is busy planning his next ascent into the skies.” — barcroftmedia

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Thieves Dig 100ft Tunnel To Steal Cash

Thieves in Manchester dug a 100ft underground tunnel to get to a cash machine. The theft happened overnight at Blockbuster in Fallowfield Shopping Precinct. A similar plot was foiled in the same area in 2007, and police believe it may have been carried out by the same gang. Thieves dug the tunnel directly under the cash machine and used machinery to cut through more than 15in of concrete to steal the money. Det Sgt Ian Shore from Longsight CID said: ‘In all my years of service, I’ve never seen anything as elaborate. However, the thieves only escaped with about $7,762 – because the machine had not been re-filled after the New Year bank holiday.” w/ photo + video

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Top 9 Unexpected Tattoo Consequences

“Over 36% of Americans have at least one tattoo, whether it was a design that took ten years to create or a random Japanese character chosen from the parlor’s wall after a night of binge drinking. In most instances, the image is a permanent mistake, always reminding people of an insane night filled with liquids and regrets. In some cases, however, there are consequences for which the tattooed just aren’t prepared. These are their stories.” w/ photos

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