According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says three in 10 people with other allergies will also have pet allergies. Up to 20% of the population have pet allergies, which means that having a four-legged friend isn't always feasible. There are many health benefits to dog ownership, like such as higher survival rates in the instance of a heart attack, and as it turns out, you might not have to forgo the companionship and benefits of having a dog just because you're allergic. You might not be allergic to all dogs.
A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.
Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.
"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.
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The other day, I came across this post on my Facebook page describing the way hermit crabs exchange shells. Never having given hermit crabs any thought, I almost passed it up, but the bold text "ALL EXCHANGE SHELLS IN SEQUENCE SO EVERYONE GETS A NEW HOME" caught my eye. Like, what?
I was astounded to find out that hermit crabs who need new, bigger shells will line up in a queue, biggest to smallest. When a crab that fits the largest empty shell shows up, the others all move up one shell, leaving the smallest shell empty at the end of the line.
These photos are mind-bending.
Through the magic of evolution there are countless instances where animals are so camouflaged to their environment, they're nearly impossible to see.
This helps them hide from predators or gives them cover to lash out and eat other animals.
The orca is black on top and white on the bottom so they're hard to identify from above or below.
Who'd notice this terrifying viper in the desert sand?
This seahorse perfectly blends into its environment.
But when human beings blend into the environment, it's not a miracle of nature, it's usually just dumb luck or poor fashion sense.
Here are ten times that things were camouflaged by pure coincidence.
Cat matches dog
The building is slowly fading into the sky.
This black car looks like a mirror after being washed
The cat in the carpet
The vines on the side of this house changed their color to match the siding.
She is the sea and the sky
The only time polka dots have worked as camouflage.
This woman is wearing the floor.
If she died right there, no one would notice.
This brings new meaning to the phrase, "Eat it or wear it."
Creepiest moment in a hotel since "The Shining"