Delightful Creatures Archive

Incredibly aggressive squirrel tries to attack man through a window

This could be the beginning of a great “found footage” style zombie movie. report this ad Walking passed a Church and seeing this board outside “Forgiveness is swallowing when you want to spit.” That’s the sign that Reverend Bob Marshall placed outside his church in Buckley, North Wales. “When I put that sign out I had no idea what it meant over here,” he told …

Kid makes a diorama of her neighborhood disguised as an RPG rulebook

Jim Jones writes, “I have been playing The Warren, Marshall Miller’s role playing game about being rabbits, with my three kids for a little over a month. We play in an area based on our suburban neighborhood. My second grade daughter chose to do a diorama of a suburb for school so she could talk about our game and we built it so that …

Octopus George backpack

Belarusian crafter Orange Cat created the Octopus George felted backpack for “crazy octopus lovers” and “sailor man who loves the sea and marine creatures.” (via Crazy Abalone) report this ad Ursula Vernon’s amazing, wry poem, “This Vote Is Legally Binding,” is a double-barreled, remorselessly funny blast at the mansplainers, man-babies, and political correctness whiners of the world, written “In response …

Kitten with head stuck in jar rescued

A feral kitten with its head stuck in a jar is rescued by a jolly hammer-wielding Azerbaijanian. It takes a few whacks to free the poor little critter. report this ad The Mophie Sync/Charge Lightning/USB cable ($10 on Amazon) is the perfect short cable for charging an iPhone from a portable charging battery. It twists and bends and holds its shape. It’s now part of …

Wild birds show interest in their reflection

Wild birds show interest in their reflection / Boing Boing Are they happy, mad, or experiencing an emotion that’s utterly alien to us? report this ad Coinciding with a mumps outbreak on Long Island, a new survey by the American Academy of Pediatricians, has shown that increasing numbers of American parents deem vaccines “unnecessary.” Via WaPo: The AAP paper’s publication coincidentally comes during a week …

"Monkey Selfie" case headed to U.S. Court of Appeals

Self portrait by monkey In 2011 a crested macaque in Indonesia took a selfie using photographer David J. Slater’s camera. After Slater claimed copyright of the photo, PETA sued on behalf of the monkey, claiming it was the copyright holder. But in January a federal judge tossed out the lawsuit, ruling that non-human animals are not allowed to own a copyright. Earlier this week PETA …

Man places boy inside rhino enclosure at zoo

Man places boy inside rhino enclosure at zoo / Boing Boing What a cool grandpa! I wonder if he knows that rhinoceroses can run 30mph and weigh over a ton? From IBI Times: Dublin Zoo have said they are investigating after pictures emerged over the weekend of a child inside the rhino enclosure. The images shared on social media show a boy …