Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Police Respond to Emergency Call from ‘Heavy Breather’ Who Ends Up Being a Dog

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When authorities in Buckinghamshire, England, received a mysterious 999 call from a heavy breather, they arrived at the scene expecting an emergency, since that's usually how things work.

But there was no emergency, and the heavy-breathing caller turned out to be a dog who'd stolen his owner's phone, the BBC reports.

"Thames Valley Police arrived and said they'd heard heavy breathing and didn't know what our emergency was," said the pooch's owner, Mary Amos-Cole.

Apparently, police already knew the dog — a two-year-old Belgian Malinois named Leighton — because he has set off Amos-Cole's burglar alarm several times by tearing around the house. So clearly he has a crush on one (or several) of the police officers and keeps doing things to try and get them to come around more often.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Why Do Elephants Have Big Ears?

When humans are hot, we sweat. Elephants, however, cannot sweat like we do. So how do they regulate their body temperature? Elephants are huge, which means they produce a lot of body heat.

from Pocket