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400-Year-Old Japanese Festival Has Babies Compete To Cry The Loudest

400-Year-Old Japanese Festival Has Babies Compete To Cry The Loudest

The Naki Sumo or Nakizumo Crying Baby Festival celebrates the belief that crying babies bring good health and fortune to their futures as well as ward off evil spirits.
Meet The Armadillo Lizard: A Mini-Dragon That Curls Up Like An Armadillo

Meet The Armadillo Lizard: A Mini-Dragon That Curls Up Like An Armadillo

Discover why the armadillo lizard (Ouroborus cataphractus) is one of the most unique creatures on Earth — and why that's caused the species to become threatened.
Meet The Chinese Water Deer: The “Vampire Deer” That Grows Fang-Like Tusks Instead Of Antlers

Meet The Chinese Water Deer: The “Vampire Deer” That Grows Fang-Like Tusks Instead Of Antlers

Despite its name, Chinese water deer are found across Europe and possess remarkable survival tactics that allow them to thrive in varied climates.
Thai Oil Rig Workers Rescue Dog Found Swimming 135 Miles Offshore

Thai Oil Rig Workers Rescue Dog Found Swimming 135 Miles Offshore

"We just saw her small head but if the ripples were bigger, I think we probably wouldn't have noticed her at all."
Meet the Desert Rain Frog, The Squeaky Amphibian That Broke the Internet

Meet the Desert Rain Frog, The Squeaky Amphibian That Broke the Internet

At 2.5 inches with stubby legs and a squeaky-toy squeal, you've seen or heard nothing like the desert rain frog.
Remarkable 120-Year-Old Letter To Santa Discovered In England

Remarkable 120-Year-Old Letter To Santa Discovered In England

"When you come see us on Christmas Eve will you please bring us some little toy ducks and chickens for a present, also a canvas stocking like you brought us last year."
These Pictures Of UPS Dogs Are Guaranteed To Brighten Your Day

These Pictures Of UPS Dogs Are Guaranteed To Brighten Your Day

"It's a good example of the relationships our employees build with their customers, two- or four-legged!"
The Dark History Behind Okunoshima, Japan’s “Rabbit Island”

The Dark History Behind Okunoshima, Japan’s “Rabbit Island”

Rabbit Island, a.k.a Okunoshima was once used as a top-secret location for chemical weapons testing. All that remains today are thousands of feral rabbits, whose lives may still be in grave danger.
Lost Baby Koala Rescued By Golden Retriever — And The Photos Are Adorable

Lost Baby Koala Rescued By Golden Retriever — And The Photos Are Adorable

An orphaned koala found his way to the fluffy, gentle back of Asha the golden retriever, whom the koala refused to leave until forcibly removed.
A Lost Narwhal Was Adopted By A Family Of Beluga Whales In Canada

A Lost Narwhal Was Adopted By A Family Of Beluga Whales In Canada

One researcher said that the act of kindness between the two species displays the compassion that these creatures naturally possess.
Cat Sanctuary On Stunning Greek Island Posts Dream Job Caretaker Position

Cat Sanctuary On Stunning Greek Island Posts Dream Job Caretaker Position

This is a paid opportunity that also includes free rent in a house with a view of the Aegean Sea.