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Hay bale-jumping sheep show off woolly acrobatics


Sheep jumping from bale to bale
A YouTube user shared footage of a talented flock of sheep showing off their acrobatic skills by leaping from hay bale to hay bale.

Karen McKovuson posted a YouTube video showing a trio of sheep on a farm jumping between hay bales in a display of woolly athleticism.

The video is believed to have been filmed in Ireland.

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Skinnydippers in Scotland are caught out when red kites steal their underpants and socks to build their nests


Surprise!: Baffled skinnydippers were stunned to discover their missing underwear in the nest of a pair of local birds of prey
Skinnydippers at a Scottish beauty spot were left completely stumped when their underwear vanished while they were swimming.

But a gamekeeper at the popular bathing spot near Glen Esk in Angus, Scotland, solved the mystery when he chanced upon the nest of a local pair of red kites.

The birds of prey had stolen the swimmers' underpants and socks to help make their nest .


Comfy home: Two red kites were discovered in the nest at the Scottish beauty spot, Gannochy Estate
The gamekeeper took photographs of the nest, which had been built with a selection of socks and a pair of navy underpants.

'Our trainee gamekeeper discovered the nest and we rang the RSPB to have them ringed and tagged,' said Dave Clement, head keeper at the Gannochy Estate.

'What was really interesting was to see socks and underwear from a popular swimming spot actually in the nest and the surrounding trees.


The Russians are coming! ABBA parody mocks Swedish 'invasion' paranoia (VIDEO)

This video is from last year, but it's been hot in Russian internet-land lately...

Another reason Washington is losing the propaganda war: Russians have a better sense of humor than the policy-wonks manning the info trenches in the West.

It also helps that only Truth can be genuinely humorous...


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Democalypse 2016: Jon Stewart mocks Chris Christie's presidential bid

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"Daily Show" host calls Christie's excuse for lack of support in home state New Jersey "the saddest thing I have ever heard"

Another presidential candidate just means more fresh meat for Jon Stewart, who has been having a field day with so many interesting personalities joining the race for the White House.

And with 17 major candidates currently in the running, "there is already a whiff of desperation," Stewart said.

The "Daily Show" host's latest target was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who officially declared as a candidate this week.

"Why, why, why?" the Comedy Central star asked on Wednesday night's episode as he aired Christie's laughable announcement speech.


Cheeky crow hitches lift on bald eagle in mid-flight

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Taxi: The cheeky crow on board the bald eagle as he piggy backs mid-air
This chance-meeting was captured by an amateur photographer while the much larger predatory bird was trying find itself an early morning snack

This cheeky crow was pictured hitching a lift on a bald eagle's back.

Fancying a free ride, the brave black bird landed on the wings of the much larger predator mid-flight.

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Hitchhiker: The crow performs a flawless landing in these incredible pictures
The surprise guest interrupted the bald eagle who was searching for an early morning snack.

Miraculously, the predator didn't even flinch and carried on as if nothing had happened.


Cattle auctioneers admit to just talking shite half the time

Auctioneers at livestock markets across the country have finally confirmed what people have suspected for years; that when it comes to selling cattle, the man with the microphone is basically talking high-speed gibberish for no good reason.

"We've been just throwing in fibbiddy bibbiddies for the laugh," said Con Harding, one of the country's most sought-after cattle auctioneers.

"Just for the fuck of it. Anytime you hear an auctioneer get up to full pelt, you're listening to about 20% information about the animal in the ring, 20% bidding, and 60% of made up words that we just throw in for the craic".

The admission has shocked livestock traders up and down the country, who for years have prided themselves on being able to understand an auctioneer, with many claiming to "know exactly what he's saying" despite today's revelation that they are in actual fact just talking pure shite.

"I feel kinda foolish right now," admitted Kieran MacCaughan, a dairy farmer from Laois who regularly attends livestock markets.

"Whenever the auctioneer started up with the 'hoobiddyboobiddythreehundredfourhundred', I'd nod along as if I was following him word for word... to learn now that they were just taking the piss out of us is pretty annoying, to be honest".

Following their admission, the cattle auctioneers association of Ireland have promised to quit the messing and just speak English when selling livestock.

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'Handsome' gorilla stealing women's hearts in Japan

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A gorilla who grew up in an Australian zoo is stealing the hearts of women in Japan.

Shabani the gorilla, who now lives in Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya, has attracted a large following of admirers who visit him because he is so 'handsome'.

CNN reported that about 100 admirers constantly surround the primate's exhibit, shouting and call his name whenever he comes out.

The hunky gorilla's rise to fame took off after mugshots of the 18-year-old animal began going viral on Twitter.

The western lowland gorilla was raised at Sydney's Taronga Zoo but moved to Japan in 2007.

Sorry ladies. He's taken. According to zoo officials, Shabani has two wives, Ai and Nene. They also said he's an excellent father to his children, Kiyomasi and Annie.

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How to get work done in spite of your cat assistants

Cats can be a bit of a distraction, so on here are some tips to help you through take your cat to work day!

The video gives you all the tips you need to have a productive work day with your cat. If you do it right, both you and your cat can have an enjoyable day without getting in each other's way.


Little candle in the wind: One dying orphan's talent for loving life

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Children are talented. It is an axiom. Some of the children in the orphanages we help are great in music, others win sports competitions. Letting the talent develop is one of the priorities for the teachers of the orphanages we are friends with.

In the rehabilitation center for children in difficult situations in Gvardeyskoye village, in the Tula Region, children live only temporarily, but the staff always stays in touch with them to see how they are doing and help when necessary.

One of the boys who was in the care of the center was diagnosed with cancer, and it was a terminal case. Misha knew he was going to die. But his talent for loving life and telling beautiful stories outlived him. When in the hospice, Misha wrote "Tale of Little Moon Ray" - a story of loving life and bringing light and hope.


Maintenance worker accidentally destroys sculpture at outdoor art show


An image of the work installed for the Sculpture Mile event, before its removal.
There are some people who will tell you that most contemporary art is "garbage," but it's not everyday that it's literally mistaken for trash.

But somehow, a wood and tile sculpture by New York-based artist Jim Osman, valued at $10,000, was removed from a public art show in Madison, Connecticut this week by a local maintenance worker, who tore it apart and threw it in the garbage.

The piece was installed as part of the shoreline town's Sculpture Mile exhibition, which is organized by the Hollycroft Foundation, a non-profit that supports artists and art exhibitions.

The worker, who remains anonymous, believed the sculpture was trash left behind by local skateboarders and used a hammer to dismantle the structure.

"He didn't think it was art," foundation president William Bendig told the Associated Press. "All he had to do was call us and we would have moved it."

Osman spent a month creating the piece—a contoured bench lined with green artificial turf that was inspired by the designs of French architect Le Corbusier and meant to be climbed on by passersby. Osman has previously exhibited at the Lesley Heller Gallery on the Lower East Side, and teaches Fine Art at Parsons.