Even with the realistic, reassuring quacking sounds coming from his mobile phone, it took Louisiana firefighter Cody Knecht about 90 minutes to catch the first four baby mallards in the south-east Louisiana community of Slidell. Chad Duffaut of St Tammany Fire District said Mr Knecht rescued the two others.
After giving them about an hour to calm down, all six ducklings were reunited with their mother in the canal behind a home, where people first reported seeing the babies go into the drain.
When the Sea Life Awauarium in New Zealand decided to teach an octopus called Rambo how to take pictures, it only took her three attempts to figure it out.
“When we first tried to get her to take a photo, it only took three attempts for her to understand the process,” said one of the trainiers. “That’s faster than a dog. Actually it’s faster than a human in some instances.”
You might not be quite as overcome with a crippling sense of FOMO the next time your phone is dying if you knew that this little dude was on his way to the rescue. At this year's SXSW conference, many companies are vying for the most innovative ways to solve the ever present battery issues of festival-goers.
The winner is clearly Mophie's service which allows you to tweet a picture of your dying battery to them and promptly receive a mini charging station located in the barrel of one of these adorable Saint Bernard puppies.
Turn off battery saving mode, stream House of Cards Marathon, send me a puppy.