We all have those days when being a functioning human gets to be a little too much. On days like that, it’s perfectly normal to just curl up in a fuzzy blanket with some popcorn and watch a few dozen episodes of Friends on Netflix. Everyone deserves a break. Well, designer and author, Thomas Thwaites, took escaping human responsibilities to a whole new level by spending six days acting and thinking like a goat. No joke. He designed an apparatus to help him walk on all fours and wore an electromagnetic helmet that prevented him from forming complex thoughts or speaking. Thwaites’ book on the experience, GoatMan: How I Took A Holiday From Being Human, was released on Tuesday. That’s bound to be an interesting read.
There isn’t a clear explanation for why Jordan Kajewski was naked, but his reasoning for being in a random chimney overnight is an epic game of hide-and-seek with his cousin (or more likely, breaking and entering gone wrong). He was found by the business owner and his wife after being stuck in their chimney for nine hours. Naked. Kajewski was charged with trespassing, while his cousin was charged with being the worst hide-and-seek player ever.
According to Karen Schoeve, her pet buffalo, Bullet, thinks she’s a dog. She’s gentle with humans, respectfully spends time in the house, and likes to hang out around the pool. Schoeve put her beloved pet up for sale on Craigslist when her needs became too expensive for the recent divorcee. Thankfully, she was purchased by a couple only 12 kilometers away and Schoeve can visit Bullet whenever she likes.
Infestations are the worst. Who do animals think they are, coming into our man-made sanctuaries? Why can’t rodents and pests just stay in the wild? A Nova Scotian couple knows how annoying unwelcome guests can be better than most. Terri and Gordon Bowie aren’t dealing with normal pests either. Their property’s overrun with deer. Since removing some wire fencing, the Bowies’ yard has become a popular hangout for as many as 15 deer at a time. Terri’s sure the problem’s because of someone feeding the animals nearby and would like the town to remove the deer by any means possible. She says she’s had enough of those pesky deer steeling carrots from her granddaughter’s snowmen.
It seems like Mary Anne Noland was a very opinionated old woman. She may have passed on Sunday, but that didn’t stop her from publicly expressing her political views. Her obituary wittily states: ‘faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68.’ We have to say, that’s a pretty discouraging message for Americans.