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Interesting, in a creepy sort of way

Cat predicts deaths of nursing home residents

I thought he had kind of weird eyes, but maybe that’s due to being creeped out by the article combined with a bad red-eye remover touch up in the photo?

Update: The CNEWS article with the creepy-eyes picture was pulled off the site for some reason so I’ve updated the link to the CNN version. There is also an article in the New England Journal of Medicine but it’s not available online.

Update 2: The original link I tried to post on CNEWS is back up.

I think Hell just froze over

– or maybe it is the upcoming full moon tonight. Right on the heels of our actually managing to get pictures of all the animals together (well, at least in two groups) we now have THIS:

Lindsy and Simon
Lindsy and Simon

For the record, Lindsy can’t stand the cats and this is the first time she hasn’t ever immediately gotten up and walked away in disgust when Simon tried to be near her… well… at least she actually waited almost five minutes before walking away in disgust.

Even computers get stressed out

During a particularly hectic day at work, with all three phone lines ringing nonstop and a line of people at the front desk, I noticed this error message on the screen at our file server, where one of my coworkers had been doing a file transfer:
Peace of Mind error

Maybe it’s just one of those geek humor things but it made me chuckle… it seemed so fitting right at that moment :-)

Man peed way out of avalanche

A Slovak man trapped in his car under an avalanche freed himself by drinking 60 bottles of beer and urinating on the snow to melt it…. [more]

Very weird

A series of spontaneous fires started in mid-January in the town of Canneto di Caronia in about 20 houses. After a brief respite last month, the almost daily fires have flared up again — even though electricity to the village was cut off…