Animals History

15 Awesome Animal Heroes

The Dickin Medal is awarded to animals who went above and beyond the call of duty during WWII. Here are 15 of the most amazing recipients of the medal, including Mary, who completed all of her missions despite being attacked by hawks and shot by the Germans until she needed 22 stitches.

Animals Geekery

The Grand National Pigeon Champions

If you think pigeons are all those boring old rats with wings we see crapping on city statues, these images of championship pigeons will show you that you are sorely mistaken.

Daily Goodness

Daily Goodness

Quote of the Day:
“You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.” -Carrie Fisher

Fact of the Day:

Those doves released at weddings and other formal ceremonies are actually white homing pigeons. True ring-neck doves are bred to be kept as pets and rarely survive out of captivity. –Source

Today’s Holiday:
Ukraine’s National Holiday to celebrate independence from the USSR –hey, there aren’t that many holidays in August, I’m sorry. You could always celebrate my dad’s birthday with me.

Link of the Day:
Futurama as Hellboy.