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Nine things dog-owning motorists need to know as Brits upgraded cars to fit pet in 2020

More than a third of new dog-owning motorists had to ‘pup-size’ last year by buying a bigger or more practical car to accommodate their pet, according to new research. The pandemic saw a surge in interest in canine companions, with online puppy searches soaring by 115 per cent. A survey of 2,000 drivers with dogs […]

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Warnings issued over eight toxic house plants that can be fatal to dogs

House plant sales have boomed during lockdown – but some types can be toxic to dogs. With more time on our hands than ever, many of us are turning our hands to creating our own micro jungles within our homes, whether it be with serene peace lilies or towering monsteras. The online store Patch reported […]

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Colorado police rescue skunk with head stuck in cup

Police in Colorado responded to a potentially stinky situation when a skunk was spotted with a milkshake cup stuck over its head. The Arvada Police Department said officers responded to the Apex Recreation Center after witnesses spotted a skunk wandering with its head stuck inside a Chick-fil-A milkshake cup. The department posted a video to […]

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British speed-eater drinks Capri Sun in 15.71 seconds for Guinness record

A British speed-eater broke a Guinness World Record by drinking a Capri Sun beverage pouch in 15.71 seconds. Leah Shutkever, a speed-eater with more than 20 Guinness titles including most chicken nuggets eaten in 3 minutes and fastest time to eat 15 Ferrero Rocher, said one of the most challenging aspects of the Capri Sun […]

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Texas deputies wrangle loose cow on Houston highway

Authorities in Texas said a sheriff’s livestock unit was called to help corral a loose cow found running free on the highway. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a call came in about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday about a cow running loose in the westbound lanes of the East Freeway, near the East Beltway in Houston. […]

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Drivers stop on Chicago highway to move lane-blocking mattresses

Drivers on a Chicago highway got out of their vehicles to remove multiple mattresses that were blocking lanes of traffic. The mattresses were spotted Wednesday morning in the inbound lanes of Interstate 290, the Eisenhower Expressway, and multiple vehicles were seen driving around the obstacles blocking the center lanes. A driver ended up stopping his […]

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Ikea shopper finds exotic lizard hiding in houseplant

The RSPCA said a member of the public purchased a houseplant from an Ikea store in Exeter, England, and later discovered an exotic gecko hiding among the leaves. Photo courtesy of the RSPCA Animal rescuers in Britain said an Ikea shopper returned to their home and discovered a potted plant they purchased at the furniture […]