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The Lorax…Is It Real??

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(CNN)One of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters may actually have a real-life counterpart, and no, it’s not as horrifying as it sounds.

Admit it: While his fictional, fantastical creatures have shaped many a childhood imagination, we as a human species are probably better off that there are no ACTUAL Whos or Grinches or Kwuggerbugs roaming about.

But the Lorax, Seuss’ orange environmental ambassador, lines up suspiciously well with a type of monkey found in Africa.

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According to the study, the Lorax and the patas monkey share several traits, from their stout primate stature to their bushy faces and even their voices.
“[I]t is probable that Geisel encountered [patas monkeys] at the Mount Kenya Safari Club,” the study says. “Even the voice of the Lorax (a ‘sawdusty sneeze’) resembles the ‘whoo-wherr’ vocalization of patas monkeys; the ‘whoo’ is a loud, wheezing expiration of air.”
The similarities don’t stop there. The researchers also noted the Lorax’s beloved Truffula trees not only resemble the whistling thorn acacia, a type of tree found on the African Savannah, but that particular tree actually provides food for the patas monkey.
While all of this is informed conjecture (after all, Dr. Seuss wrote and drew a lot of really weird stuff), the appearance of the Lorax (the character) combined with the purposeful ecological message of “The Lorax” (the book) do paint an interesting picture.
“These findings support our hypothesis that Geisel drew inspiration from a cercopithecine monkey and its ecology,” the study reads. “When put together with the fact that the book was written while on safari in Kenya, the coincidence seems striking.”
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Budgie Balancing Trick

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Ok…so my Mom sent me an email that had the subject line “Budgie Balancing Trick” and I had to be honest with myself and admit that I had no idea what a Budgie was.  I clicked on the link and figured out it was a bird or a tennis ball.  So…I had to google it and this is what I found out:

A Budgie – The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus/ˈbʌərɪɡɑːr/, also known as the common parakeet or shell parakeet and usually informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot.

So…the Bird is balancing on the tennis ball.  Now…he seems to be quite good at this, although he does fall off quite a few times.  But hey…he is a bird…and it is a tennis ball.

Check out the video for yourselves:  BUDGIE BALANCING TRICK

Now…one of the things I love to do when I watch videos on Youtube is read the viewers comments and see how many people have Thumbed Up and Thumbed Down the video.  So far…this one had 37K Thumbs Up and 257 Thumbs Down.  COME ON PEOPLE!?  Seriously?  There are 257 people that took enough time out of their lives to say “I Did Not Enjoy Watching A Bird Balance On A Tennis Ball” – What The Heck Is Wrong With This World!?

Anyway…there was a comment I enjoyed…lets see if you can figure out which of these two made me LOL – OUT LOUD!!!

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Make A Horse With An Orange Peel…

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I love my Mom….I really do….but sometimes I think she is secretly trying to kill me.

So I get this email the other day simply called: How to make a horse with an orange peel

The contents of said email was a link to a You-Tube video, which I am posting for your enjoyment and delight.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Now…My Mom knows that I have oranges at my house.  My Mom also knows that I have knives.  My Mom also knows that I tend to be curious about things…and tend to want to try things out when I see them done online.

I MEAN SERIOUSLY…WHO DOESN’T?

But Mother (notice how I changed it to mother??) also knows that I have Menieres Disease which causes people to have bouts of Vertigo.

SO….Lets recap…ORANGE…KNIFE…CUTTING…VERTIGO….

I GIVE YOU….

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Just kidding…I didn’t really try.  Not my hand.

Probably the hand of some other idiot that tried to duplicate a video they saw online though!  LOL

If you want to try to make your own ORANGE HORSE….My recommendation is to draw one with one of these…

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A Cat Maze*

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The title of this entry is called “A Cat Maze” – and for those of you that noticed…I put an * next to the title.  There is a reason for this.

The asterisk is used to call out a footnote, especially when there is only one on the page.

My footnote for this title is that I am also calling this entry “Why This Man Will Never Have a Girlfriend or Wife”

With that all aside…what he does do for his cats…his quite elaborate…and a-MAZE-ing!

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And if you are a cat lover…totally worth the 2:09 minutes of your life!

If you do not like cats…you may enjoy this guys take on why he hates cats:

I HATE CATS

 

Hello Summer…

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So…this is Two For One “Crap My Mom Sends Me Day”

First…The Awesome Pineapple “Hello Summer” graphic up above!!   She sent this one awhile back!  Been saving it for “Good” – Do you guys do that?  Save things for “Good” and then never use them?  My mom has done that her entire life.  And now she has me doing it!  LOL

But fortunately…she sent me something “GOOD” to go along with the first “GOOD” thing.

If you LOVE summer…then you will probably enjoy watching these animals dance to the song “Hello Summer” by Rameez.

If so… CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER FUN!!

You’re Nuts!!!

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So….Once again…Mom sent me another video that had me laughing out loud!

But this one made me chuckle even more because for the first time after living in this house for almost 3 years…JUST TODAY….I saw a squirrel on my back porch just hanging out and having a good time.

Somehow…my mom always gets an email or sees something on the internet THE SAME DAY I tell her about something strange or different that happens in my life.

So…I tell her about the squirrel…she gets this video…she sends it to me…I SHARE IT WITH YOU!

CLICK HERE – MISSION IMPOSSIBLE SQUIRREL VIDEO

I promise…it won’t disappoint!

Why T-Rex Had Such Puny Arms

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When I was a kid…I wasn’t really into Dinosaurs.  Not sure why…just wasn’t my thing!

But then came along….

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And my life forever was changed!

I am now completely and TOTALLY in love with Dinosaurs!  But more specifically….the Tyrannosaurus Rex!

The killing machine…with tiny little arms!  In fact…I have been known to call my lovely wife Rex…because she is a tiny little killing machine…with tiny T-Rex arms!  LOL

But…I never thought about why they have such puny little arms.  At least…not until my Mom sent me this video!

So CLICK HERE to learn some T-Rex Crap!!!!

Things Cats Do…

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Now…if you have ever seen the Musical Cats…I am guessing that you absolutely LOVED IT!

I know I did!   And I had no problem with a bunch of humans dressed up pretending to be cats!  It was actually very very cool!

But then…My mom sent me the following video.

And now…when ever I think about humans acting like cats…I feel….DISTURBED!

Check it out:  Things Cats Do That’d Be Creepy If You Did Them

MEOW!

Patriotic Piano Playing Chicken…

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Honestly…you just can’t make this crap up!  LOL

Check out this awesome video and ENJOY!!

Patriotic Piano Playing Chicken

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