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Former marine wins fight to adopt retired bomb-sniffing dog

 

 

After years of attempts to adopt the dog that stood by her side in Iraq, Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey will finally be reunited with Sgt. Rex, thanks to Sen. Charles E. Schumer and the support of 20,000 American citizens.

 

The dog handler and the bomb-sniffing German shepherd Rex served together for more than three years and through two deployments until a 2006 roadside bomb took them out of commission. Leavey, 28, recovered from her injuries, and when she completed her Marine Corps service in 2007, she attempted to adopt Rex. But her request was denied because the military determined that Rex was still fit for work.

 

“Rex is my partner. I love him,” Leavey said in an interview. “We have been through so much together. I’ve spent day and night with this dog. It’s a very strong bond.”

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in FML

 

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THE “SHARPIE LAMBORGHINI” GALLARDO

 

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sharpie_lamborghini

 

sharpie_lamborghini

 

Graffitist Jona Cerwinske was commissioned to draw all over this white Lamborghini. Although, it is not something you would think of doing, the end result turned out quite stunning!

 

Read about why and how this car became a unique work of art:

For Brett David, after the unfortunate passing of his father Irv David in January 2007, and his immediate transformation from heir to dealer principal of an automobile empire, he became fueled by an overwhelming desire to make a statement in the automotive industry.

 

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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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Architects for Animals’ creative cat shelters

 

 

H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture used found and recycled materials to build its Cat Shelter, which cost just $100 to make and weighs less than 40 pounds.

 

The architectural team salvaged cardboard tubes from a local print shop, bolted them together, caulked around them and then coated them with a polymer coating for weather protection.

 

Shredded newspaper provides insulation inside the tubes, and translucent plastic at each end of the shelter lets sunlight filter inside.

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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Beautiful Spring Blossoms – Central Park – New York City

 

Spring Cherry Blossoms - Central Park - New York City

 

It’s quite incredible how many trees are already in full spring bloom already. Usually the trees aren’t this far along with their blossoms until the middle of April or even the beginning of May. This particular photo which I took yesterday is of a favorite spring spot of mine in Central Park. It conjures up fairytale narratives and fills my heart with hope.

 

The spring blossoms on these trees are so gorgeous when they first bloom. When the wind blows little white and pink petals shed from their blossoms swirling in the air before falling to the ground, a phenomenon I like to refer to as spring snow.

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Beauty

 

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Curious Birds, Bugs and Lobsters

 

Zim and Zou

 

Zim and Zou

 

Zim and Zou

 

Zim and Zou

 

The “Cabinet of Curiosities” is a paper art project by Zim and Zou. This project will be exhibited at the PICK ME UP Contemporary Graphic Art Fair in London from 22 March to 1 April 2012. It’s really worth exhibiting!

 

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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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One Day in the Life of Chinese Pandas Huan Huan and Yuan Zi

 

 

 

 

Yuan Zi, a male giant panda and Huan Huan, a female giant panda, share their life inside their enclosure at Zoo Parc De Beauval on January 25, 2012 in Beauval, France.

 

A pair of giant pandas which have been loaned to the zoo by China, where they hope the pair will reproduce and help boost the world’s dwindling panda population.

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Beauty

 

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Sea Ice in Antarctica

 

 

 

 

Antarctica is the coldest continent on the planet and is roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined.

 

Experts believe that it contains 90 percent of the planet’s ice. It is covered in a layer of ice that is roughly a mile thick, reaching as many as 3 miles of thickness in certain areas.

 

The ice in Antarctica formed over millions of years of snowfall, covering a landmass that is made up of mountains and plains.

 

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Beauty

 

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