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Dog Learning To Talk Through Custom-Made Soundboard

Wait, what?! We've heard of parents teaching their infants sign language to communicate at an early age, but teaching a dog to talk? That's definitely something you don't see everyday. Or ever. 

Christina Hunger, a speech-language pathologist, has devised a soundboard to help her dog Stella literally tell her things. Things such as being too tired after playing and would like to take a nap, or instead of playing she would rather like to be eating, or even she'd like to go outside. 

Dogs, like all animals, are always trying to communicate with us humans in their own way but with Hunger's soundboard, Stella is quite literally getting her voice heard. 

Story via PEOPLE

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Artist Creates Hyperrealistic Paintings Of Fish, Insects, Reptiles And Snails

Meet Young-sung Kim, the extraordinary artist from Seoul, Korea, that is about to take your senses on a magic ride! Kim creates insane hyperrealistic pictures that look way too real for the mind to even comprehend that it's just a painting! 

His paintings, oil on canvas, look more realistic than actual photographs!

The Insider interviewed Kim on his process of what he calls, "an advanced, extreme hyperrealism that precedes any reality — more real than photographs and high-definition monitors." 

He continued describing the process and how planning each new piece involves, "collecting small animals, taking photographs, preparing a canvas, sketching, drawing, and painting with small brushes."

Kim also informed the Insider that he works 12 hours per day on creating these masterpieces.It can take anywhere from 3 to 10 months to complete one painting. 

Since Kim was a small child, he's been "collecting, observing, and studying .. I was amazed at the detail and the subtle colors that I saw in my work, just as I looked through a microscope." 

Why hyperrealism? Kim explains, "I have chosen my genre as hyperrealism because people in today's society think of animals and nature as methods of ornament, experiment, and edibility, My genre may be able to make the people think twice about the unintentionally abusive nature of their behavior towards animals and nature."

"Let's take care of small animals," Kim said. "If they cannot live, humans cannot live either."

We completely agree, Kim! Keep creating and loving life! 

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"'Cause I had...the time of my life! And I owe it all to you!" Actually, we owe this incredible Photoshop gem to talented OwlKitty!

OwlKitty, aka Lizzy, is well known for being tossed into blockbuster films and popular TV Shows, thanks to her human who is a master at special effects, he's seamlessly brings OwlKitty to life in all of your favorite movies! 

This time, it's the famous 'Dirty Dancing' dance sequence and OwlKitty's human is taking us behind the scenes! Watch as the magic comes to life! 

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Tigers Have A Pattern On Their Ears That Look Like A Set Of Spare Eyes

Tigers are such incredible, strong and unique cats. What makes them unique? First of all, tigers are the largest cats in the world! They are the embodiment of bravery, competitiveness and self-confidence. The are also difference from other wildcats due to their solitary nature. 

Not only that, they have a unique marking on the backs of their ears, a white spot that resembles that of a set of eyes. This marking is called 'ocelli,' according to Tigers.org. But why would an animal so dangerous need such a unique pattern? Find out below! 

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Spotted: Wild Baby Zebra Has Spots Instead Of Stripes

An extremely rare spotted zebra was spotted (no pun intended) in Maasai Mara! A photographer at the Maasai Mara camp was completely surprised to come across the rare "blacker" newly born zebra. Mr Antony Tira, a renowned tour guide at the camp was able to photograph the black-dotted foal and posted it on the camp's Facebook page, where it has gained a lot of media attention. 

Tira told Nation, "At first I thought it was a zebra that had been captured and painted or marked for purposes of migration. I was confused when I first saw it." Upon closer inspection, Tira realized it was actually a zebra with melanin disorder, hardly a week old.

This is Mara's first record case of such a rare zebra.

Story via Nation

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TIL All These Crazy New Animal Facts

'Today I Learned' is a popular subreddit full of interesting facts that you probably didn't know! If you love facts, and not just animal facts, you should head over and check it out!

We've collected 10 of this months top animal facts that blew our minds! Which fact surprised you most? 

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Bears Kept Stealing Mans Honey So He Offers Them Options In A Taste Test

If you can't beat 'em -- join 'em! Or something along those lines...

Meet Ibrahim Sedef, an agricultural engineer, living in Trabzon, Turkey. Sedef works in beekeeping, and has been having a problem lately protecting that precious and delicious honey from all the bears in his area. Through various different attempts, the bears kept finding ways to reach the hives. It seemed like there was nothing he could do to protect the hives from the lickerish bears... until he came up with a creative way to make the best out of this situation. 

Turn the bears into test tasters. 

Story via DHA

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Japanese Sculptor Isana Yamada Creates Breathtaking Translucent Whales

Isana Yamada, a postgraduate student created these 6 translucent whales to signify the 6 realms of Buddhism. The whales are swimming in a circle, which represents the six stages of Samsara. And within each of these whales, there are various objects such as: a submarine, volcano, sailboat, and a sea of clouds. The title of the piece is "Rinne Samsara", which is a Buddhist term for "cycle of existence".

Whale done.

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Artist Makes The Coolest Pokémon Terrariums That Light Up (30 Images)

The artist behind these awesome Pokémon terrariums, James Croft, loves crafting popular themed dioramas! And is damn good at it, too! 

You can purchase one of these terrariums on his Etsy account PocketWorlds or follow on Instagram at pocket_worlds

If you're a Pokémon fan, you're going to love these! 

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Meet The Coolest Cat Of The Summer; Tissy, The Maine Coon Who Loves To Swim!

This Maine coon is definitely having a Hot girl Cat Summer! 

Tissy, a 5-year-old Maine Coon from Pennsylvania is fighting the stereotype that all felines hate water. Not only does Tissy love water, she goes swimming in the family pool at least once a week (supervised, of course). 

Tissy was adopted five years ago by the Herr family after she was rescued as a kitten from a busy parking lot. The Herrs didn't know at the time that tiny, flea-covered kitten would grow up to be so large and fluffy! 

Tissy's owner, Sonny told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "People say it's crazy, but she's just a laid-back cat that loves to swim."

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What happens when we provide cats with smart home energy products? 1 minute and 42 seconds of pure magic! Creators Nils Keller and Georg Nikolaus tested this idea out! There's only one item on the agenda for today -- the family photo. Will they get it done? Watch and find out! 

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Photographer Places Giant Cats In Photos With Himself And It's Something Out Of A Ghibli Movie

You can say that the artist, Petechka Odnobokov (Peter, for short), is larger than life! Peter places these images of giant cats (who you may have seen circulating the interwebs) in urban, and not so urban landscapes. A man with glasses and a beard is also present in each and every photo, this is Peter himself! 

Peter is always looking at ease and relaxed in the pics as the giant felines roam about (or nap about). Peter writes under one of the photos, a photo with cats is a peculiar way of communicating with the world around him. This allows you to draw a bridge between his total isolation from childhood and the outside world with other people.

The world he has created is certainly better than our reality!


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Allergic To Cats? Rejoice! A Vaccine Is On Its Way!

Hallelujah! For all the cat lovers out there who suffer from cat allergies, there's soon to be a vaccine that'll set you free! 

No more sneezing and that awful congestion. No more suffering around your own or your family/friends cats. This vaccine could be a total game changer! 


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15 Gifs That Prove Goats Are The Ultimate Masters Of Parkour!

Who knew goats were so bada**?! These little fellas could be in the league with all the other pros! 

Prepared to be awed the sheer cuteness of these goats hopping around without a moment of hesitation! 

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