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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Today in History

1540 Henry VIII of England marries Catherine Howard; Thomas Cromwell is beheaded on Tower Hill in England.
1615 French explorer Samuel de Champlain discovers Lake Huron on his seventh voyage to the New World.
1794 Robespierre is beheaded in France.
1808 Sultan Mustapha of the Ottoman Empire is deposed and his cousin Mahmud II gains the throne.
1835 King Louis-Philippe of France survives an assassination attempt.
1863 Confederate John Mosby begins a series of attacks against General Meade's Army of the Potomac.
1868 The 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees citizenship to all those born or naturalized in the United States, is adopted.
1898 Spain, through the offices of the French embassy in Washington, D.C., requests peace terms in its war with the United States.
1914 Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, beginning World War I.
1920 Pancho Villa surrenders to the Mexican government.
1932 The Bonus Army of impoverished World War I veterans is violently pushed out of Washington, D.C.
1941 A Japanese army lands on the coast of Cochin, China (modern day Vietnam).
1945 A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 13 people.
1965 President Lyndon Johnson sends an additional 50,000 troops to South Vietnam.
1988 Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for the first time in 21 years.
1990 A fire at an electrical substation causes a blackout in Chicago. Some 40,000 people were without power for up to three days.
1996 Discovery of remains of a prehistoric man near Kennewick, Washington, casts doubts on accepted beliefs of when, how and where the Americas were populated.
2005 Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces an end to its 30-year armed campaign in Northern Ireland.
2005 Britain experiences its most costly tornado to date, causing 40 million Sterling Pounds of damage to Birmingham in just four minutes. There were no fatalities.

Non Sequitur


Obama Turns The Tables and Uses Economic Patriotism To Blast repugican cabal Corporate Enablers

President Obama used the idea of “economic patriotism” to push forward his budget, in which he closed one of the tax loopholes that lets companies avoid paying taxes by Romneying themselves to another country just to avoid paying taxes here. That does seem pretty unpatriotic, lazy, and entitled especially since said companies use the resources that U.S. taxpayers fund. It is currently legal to do this, if “you” are a certain kind of big money company.
The President also pushed for business tax reform that would create incentives for companies to create jobs here.
Watch here:
Transcript from the White House:
Hi, everybody. Our businesses have now added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months. The unemployment rate is at its lowest point since September 2008 – the fastest one-year drop in nearly 30 years. 401(k)s are growing, fewer homes are underwater, and for the first time in more than a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that the world’s number one place to invest isn’t China; it’s the United States of America – and our lead is growing.

None of this is an accident. It’s thanks to the resilience and resolve of the American people that our country has recovered faster and come farther than almost any other advanced nation on Earth.
But there’s another trend that threatens to undermine the progress you’ve helped make. Even as corporate profits are as high as ever, a small but growing group of big corporations are fleeing the country to get out of paying taxes. They’re keeping most of their business inside the United States, but they’re basically renouncing their citizenship and declaring that they’re based somewhere else, just to avoid paying their fair share.
I want to be clear: this is only a few big corporations so far. The vast majority of American businesses pay their taxes right here in the United States. But when some companies cherrypick their taxes, it damages the country’s finances. It adds to the deficit. It makes it harder to invest in the things that will keep America strong, and it sticks you with the tab for what they stash offshore. Right now, a loophole in our tax laws makes this totally legal – and I think that’s totally wrong. You don’t get to pick which rules you play by, or which tax rate you pay, and neither should these companies.
The best way to level the playing field is through tax reform that lowers the corporate tax rate, closes wasteful loopholes, and simplifies the tax code for everybody. But stopping companies from renouncing their citizenship just to get out of paying their fair share of taxes is something that cannot wait. That’s why, in my budget earlier this year, I proposed closing this unpatriotic tax loophole for good. Democrats in Congress have advanced proposals that would do the same thing. A couple Republicans have indicated they want to address this too, and I hope more join us.
Rather than double-down on the top-down economics that let a fortunate few play by their own rules, let’s embrace an economic patriotism that says we rise or fall together, as one nation, and as one people. Let’s reward the hard work of ordinary Americans who play by the rules. Together, we can build up our middle class, hand down something better to our kids, and restore the American Dream for all who work for it and study for it and strive for it.

Thanks, and have a great weekend.
It’s true that companies who know the right people and have enough money can legally pick and choose if they want to pay taxes here even if they actually do business here. Do not try this if you are a person. Do see the Supreme Court about the difference, or lack thereof.
Democrats have proposed closing the tax loophole, but naturally, there is no time for piddling matters of legislation, finance, economics, tax reform, or patriotism when there are Obama witch hunts to be manufactured out of nothing. And now that the taxpayers are paying for Speaker John Boehner and the House repugican cabal to sue the President while they take even more days off, it would be foolish to expect anything from this Congress.
Oh, wait. I stand corrected. repugicans did make time for matters of finance and tax reform. They have been trying to add $310 billion (some say closer to a trillion all told) to the deficit in unpaid for, permanent tax credits for businesses. These tax credits were supposed to be temporary to “stimulate” the economy (trickle down already!) but since they didn’t work according to repugicans, who claim the Obama economy is awful, repugicans figured why not devastate the deficit permanently just in case it might start working (do not apply this logic to “stimulating” the economy with long term unemployment benefits, because this actually works, so naturally it won’t be done). So much for “it must be offset” as an excuse for why repugicans won’t pass legislation. “It must be offset UNLESS it benefits big business.”
It has become quite clear that this Congress will do absolutely nothing except troll President Obama on your dime when they aren’t robbing you blind to make things cushier for their corporate masters, unless and until they are replaced with actual lawmakers who take pride in a days work. We need some economic patriotism, but we also need a little legislative patriotism.

Did you know ...

Make no mistake:  Google is the establishment
Does decriminalized prostitution decrease rape?
Why are there malnourished people in the richest nation on earth?
About getting the government out of your wedding
That at least in Hong Kong, democracy is bad for business
That multi-generational houses are on the increase in the U.S.
Here's the story of Tama, the cat who saved an electric railway company
Here's an update on the little girl's science project vs. marine biologist:  it's the media's fault
About how your tax dollars fund climate denialism
That a man puts his hospital bill on line and it went viral
When you are allowed to discuss your pay with co-workers
Help, stop the jerktech
That Kansas is a failed experiment
That  more than 1/3 of Mississippi repugican cabal would back the confederacy in a second civil war
About capitalism's deeper problem
About how a 12-year-old girl's science project made everyone rethink established science (update: whoops! maybe not!)
That because of climate change: Lake Mead is drying and Miami Beach is drowning
That I was a teenage Faux News robot
Why do banksters get help but not home owners?
Here's un-update on all 6 flags we left on the moon
That half a billion christians decide not to invest in fossil fuels anymore
That the U.S. ranks 11th in plague
About how lax gun laws turn domestic abuse into murder
That an anti-choice agitator admits harassing women outside abortion clinics don't change minds

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Stabbed man walks in to MacDonalds

Stabbed man walks in to MacDonalds
Far from being the start of a joke this really happened.
A stabbing victim walked into a New York City McDonald’s restaurant with a knife stuck in his back, before collapsing and receiving medical care.
The man was speaking on his mobile phone, apparently to family members, as he entered the restaurant, eyewitnesses told media. The incident was filmed by other restaurant goers.
“He was on the phone, I’m pretty sure he was on the phone talking to somebody in his family or a loved one or something, he was talking to them and telling them it might be the last time he’s speaking to them,” witness Tromaine Yancey told news channel CBS 2 local affiliate.

Chat with bushes led to man's arrest

Police in Hickory, North Carolina, arrested a Connelly Springs man after a store manager spotted him talking to bushes on Monday, officials said.
Phillip Hugh Norman, 40, was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Chrystal Dieter, spokeswoman for the Hickory Police Department.
Officers also found outstanding warrants for felony larceny by servants and other employees and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance from Buncombe County, according to an arrest report. Norman was given a $27,000 secured bond. Dieter said the the call to police was made because the suspect was falling around the parking lot, speaking to bushes.
Officers arriving at the store found the suspect asleep in his parked car. The suspect consented to be searched, Dieter added, but officers didn’t find anything on him. When they searched his car, officers found needles and a spoon. Officials could not confirm if Norman was under the influence of any substances.

Man stood in pond in attempt to avoid arrest

A handful of golfers discovered a new water hazard at the Eagle Hills Golf Course in Idaho on Wednesday afternoon — a 21-year-old man standing in a pond to avoid arrest, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office reports.
It took about 30 minutes for Ada County sheriff’s deputies to coax Nathan M. McCoy out of the water. Before he took to the pond, deputies chased the suspect for about a mile through the neighborhood and onto the golf course. Once McCoy came out, deputies charged McCoy with a probation violation, resisting arrest and filing a false police report - all misdemeanors.

He is on probation for a stalking case from earlier this year that was resolved when he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of using a telephone to intimidate or harass. Wednesday’s incident began just before noon when ACSO deputies were investigating a report from McCoy that a woman violated a no-contact order against him at his home  in Eagle.
Investigating deputies determined that wasn’t true, and McCoy ran at about 1:30pm, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies followed McCoy while officers from Boise and Garden City came over to help. After about 15 minutes of foot pursuit, McCoy went into the pond, which is near the fifth hole. The sheriff's office says one ball was hit into the pond during the incident.

Controversy over prison staff organizing regular 'happy hour' nights for inmates

A row has erupted in Italy over prison staff allegedly organizing regular "happy hour" nights for inmates, complete with alcohol and external guests.
Female prisoners at Milan’s San Vittore have been enjoying the twice-weekly happy hour, organized by staff at the jail. The events have sparked the disapproval of Osapp, the prison guards’ union, which has sent a complaint to both the Ministry of Justice and the Senate president.
According to Osapp, prison staff agreed to organize the happy hours which ran until “late at night” with “external guests”. Prisoners were provided with a catering service and offered alcohol. The union has called into question both the costs and profits of the venture, asking for “urgent clarification” from the Italian authorities.
But Luigi Pagano, deputy director of Italy’s prison service (Dap), said he had not received the message from Osapp and requested more information. The prison service stated that organizing events was not unusual, when everything happens “in broad daylight, as in this case, we believe.”

Shop owner duped by man with sock full of cash

A business owner in Vineland, New Jersey, was left with a sock full of fake cash and no money in her register after a man claiming to be from Africa scammed her last week, according to police. The scam began earlier this month when a man identifying himself as "Derrick" entered the Martinez Meat Market on Southwest Boulevard. Police describe the suspect as dark skinned, approximately 38 years old and wearing a suit. Derrick claimed to be visiting from Africa and asked owner Socorro Torres if she was interested in selling her business.
Derrick told Torres that he received a large sum of money after his father died in Africa and produced a sock from his waistband to show the business owner. Inside the sock was $10,000. "Torres stated she agreed to sell the business at which time Derrick provided her with a phone number (646-593-4085) and informed her that he would be in touch," the police report states. Ms Torres quickly began to receive phone calls from men with "African accents," police said, claiming to be brothers of Derrick and asking if he bought the business yet. "She refused to speak with them about it because they had nothing to do with the purchase," the police report stated.
"Derrick then contacted her and advised her not to provide them with any information." During the phone call, Derrick also advised Ms Torres not to contact the police because he could be arrested for the large sum on money, deported back to Africa and "executed" upon his return. About a week ago, police said, a black man with an African accent and whiskers tattooed onto his face entered the business. The man identified himself as Derrick's brother and questioned her about the purchase, although he advised her that the purchase has not been made yet. Derrick came back to Martinez Meat Market on July 17, police said, while in possession of the sock that previously contained $10,000.
The sock was for a down payment on the business, Derrick told Ms Torres, and he would bring the rest of the money the next day. "After handing Torres the sock, he requested all the money in the cash register since the business was now his," the police report stated. "Torres stated she handed the money from the cash register over to Derrick at which time Derrick left." After he left, Ms Torres opened up the sock that purportedly contained the $10,000 down payment. However, the sock no longer contained any money. Instead, the sock "was filled with wet construction paper cut in the shape of money," according to reports. There are no suspects at this time in the theft by deception, police said. Police did not say how much money was stolen.

Language barrier foiled supermarket hold-up

An armed robber fled a Berlin supermarket empty-handed in frustration over his lack of German language skills. The unidentified man entered the store in the city's Mitte district, placed a rucksack on the counter, produced a knife and started gesticulating wildly at the two female staff members, police said.
He then vaulted over the counter and continued a series of hand gestures that only further confused the women, aged 28 and 29. "The offender said something unintelligible but the threatened shopkeeper did not respond," police said in a statement.
One ran into the street calling for help, prompting the man to flee after abandoning both knife and backpack, which the staff later realized he had wanted them to fill with cash from the register. Police are still searching for the would-be robber after Tuesday's incident which happened at 7pm.



The Inventor Of The High Five

The high five is ubiquitous. It's a gesture that permeates every social environment - the workplace, the bar, the middle school kickball field - and it seems to be appropriate in almost any situation.
Your friend got married? High five. You chugged an entire liter of IPA? High five. Since its inception, the hand-slapping maneuver has taken on multiple iterations and has never fallen out of style. But tracing the origins of the high five reveals a riveting, heroic, dark story that seems to be everything the joyous gesture is not.

How a Jewish Doctor Duped the Nazis

During World War II, the German military faced a threat worse than the Allies: typhus. The disease was killing soldiers and weakening the German forces on the Eastern front as they faced the Soviet Army. They scrambled to develop a typhus vaccine in hurry. Joachim Mrugowsky, head of the SS Hygiene Institute, set up a research lab at Buchenwald concentration camp, thinking it would be safe from Allied bombing.
Dr. Erwin Ding-Schuler, an ambitious but callow Nazi officer and Mrugowsky’s deputy, was chosen to lead production, and began assembling captive scientists with the help of his new clerk, an imprisoned German intellectual named Eugen Kogon. Among those drafted was a gentle Jewish biologist named Ludwik Fleck, who was a former assistant of Dr. Weigl whom Weigl had protected during the Nazi occupation of Lviv.

Thus began one of the most effective but least-known deceptions of World War II, one that is wondrously thick with irony: For 16 months, working under the noses of his clueless Nazi overseers—in particular Ding-Schuler, whom Fleck described as a “dummkopf”—a Jewish doctor managed to send fake typhus vaccine to the Nazi soldiers at the front, even as he provided the real thing to inoculate his fellow condemned Jews in a concentration camp.
The project started off on the wrong foot, with Nazi doctors who had no experience in immunology, overseeing camp inmates who lied about being doctors, using a translated French pamphlet as a how-to guide, to do an extremely complex procedure under horrid conditions. That was before Dr. Fleck came along, and the group finally had someone who knew what he was doing. It’s a fascinating story overall, with a Nuremberg climax fit for Hollywood, at Politico magazine.

Naughty Nuns, Flatulent Monks, And Other Surprises Of Sacred Medieval Manuscripts

Flipping through an illustrated manuscript from the 13th century, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Jesus loved a good fart joke. Though we may still get a kick out of poop jokes, we aren't used to seeing them visualized in such lurid detail, and certainly not in holy books.
But in medieval Europe, before books were mass-produced and reading became a pastime for plebes, these lavish manuscripts were all the rage - if you could afford them. The educated elite hired artisans to craft these exquisitely detailed religious texts surrounded by all manner of illustrated commentary, known today as marginalia.

10 Recent Archaeological Finds That Shed Light On Our Past

Archaeological discoveries are constantly made, either on purpose or by accident. Some of these might be minor, yet others can reveal secrets about past civilizations and their way of life. And sometimes well just find a bunch of old poo and wine.'

Here are 10 recent archaeological finds that shed light on our past.

River In China Mysteriously Turns Bloody Red Overnight

River In China Mysteriously Turns Bloody Red Overnight
A waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color.
Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson. Residents also said a strange smell wafted through the air.
“The really weird thing is that we have been able to catch fish because the water is normally so clear,” one local villager commented on China’s microblogging site Weibo.
Inspectors from the Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau said they have not found the cause of the incident, although water samples seem to indicate the suspicious color was a result of illegal dumping in the river.
“We suspect that somebody dumped artificial coloring in the water because he thought the typhoon yesterday would cause heavy rain, and nobody would notice [the color],” Jianfeng Xiao, Chief of the bureau told China News.
“It turned out there wasn’t heavy rainfall yesterday, so the evidence is left behind,” Xiao said.
Xiao said there is a paper manufacturer, a food coloring company and clothing-maker a long the river. The bureau is still investigating the incident.

Daily Comic Relief


Most Of The Earth's Species Are About To Be Destroyed In A Giant Mass Extinction

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Approximately 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs went extinct,  75% of the planet's many species went with them. It was the world's fifth, and most recent, mass extinction event
Now, according to a July 25 review in the journal Science, the Earth seems to be at the cusp of a sixth mass extinction. Only this time, an asteroid is not to blame. We are.
"Human impacts on animal biodiversity are an under-recognized form of global environmental change," the team of ecologists and biologists warn in Science. "Among terrestrial vertebrates, 322 species have become extinct since 1500, and populations of the remaining species show 25% average decline in abundance." 
A third of all vertebrates, the scientists write, "are threatened or endangered."
There are several long-time drivers of what researchers call "defaunation" — the decline of various animal species. The study points to " overexploitation,  habitat destruction, and impacts from invasive  species" as continuing threats, but notes that soon, human-caused climate change will be the number one driver of defaunation. Diseases that come from pathogens introduced by humans are another growing threat.
The good news? We're not yet totally doomed. 
As David Biello writes in Scientific American:
To avoid the sixth mass extinction we will probably have to employ more aggressive conservation, such as  moving species to help them cope with a changing climate . Think re-wilding: reintroducing species like wolves or beavers that were once present in a given ecosystem but have since disappeared. Aggressive conservation might also mean killing off newcomer species to preserve or make room for local flora and fauna.
As another study in Science notes, we've already made headway in saving some animals from what seemed like certain ruin.
But if humans as a species don't want to take our chances with a sixth mass extinction, we need to start taking drastic measures now. The momentum is already moving against us.

Woman unhappy about snakes that keep appearing in her toilet

A young Florida woman is unhappy snakes that have appeared in the toilet of her rental home more than once. Nineteen-year-old Samantha Rudd, moved into the mobile home in Moore Haven, Glades County, with her 69-year-old father two months ago. One snake was curled up in the toilet bowl.
"It's why we got this knife stuck in here because I think they come in through this hole," said Rudd, pointing to the tank in the back of her toilet. "It's crazy." "Its head was sticking out," explained Rudd. "It was trying to crawl out of the toilet and into the house." Rudd says she's contacted the police. "The police say don't worry it's not poisonous," she said. "I don't want to get bit by a snake on my butt!" And she says she's texted and called her landlord to get rid of the reptiles.
"No, no," replied the landlord, Carolyn Ramie-High, who says Rudd only made her aware of one snake when Rudd moved in. Ramie-High says she gave Rudd the number of someone in the neighborhood to get rid of it. "If there's a problem with snakes, there are people here that catch snakes and sell them for money," said Ramie-High. But Rudd says that didn't solve the problem. Since then, she says five more serpents have slithered in from the field behind her home.

"I don't think she should hire 17-year-old kids, who like to play with snakes, to come over and deal with them," said Rudd. "She needs to get a professional." Meanwhile, Rudd and her dad are on watch before they use the toilet. "I always have to stare down in there and just make sure there's not a dark snake I can't see," she added. Ramie-High says Rudd owes several hundred dollars in back rent for a place she was renting before Rudd moved in with her father. A claim Rudd is not denying but says the bigger issue is the snakes in her bathroom. The landlord also says she promises to check out the sewer lines and septic tank to see if any holes should be sealed.

Huge rescue operation launched to save raccoon clinging to side of building

A young raccoon got into a bit of jam on Wednesday after scaling the outside of the RBC building in downtown London, Ontario, Canada.
A crowd had gathered on Richmond and King Streets after the raccoon climbed what looked like two storeys up the side of the building.

Some were holding a blanket to catch the raccoon in case it fell while others called for help.

Police, the fire department and animal control all arrived to help. But a London Hydro crew was eventually called in and used a cherry picker, bringing the raccoon down to the ground safely in their bucket.

Fox found having a snooze on bus

A fox was found sleeping on the back seats of a city bus in Ottawa, Canada.
An OC Transpo employee noticed the fox make its way through an open front door of a bus parked at the industrial garage.
After taking a couple of photos of the sleeping fox, the employee reported his finding and police called the Ottawa Humane Society to come and retrieve the animal.

Once the Humane Society boarded the bus, the fox woke up took off like a fare jumper. Jim Greer, manager of Transit Fleet Maintenance, said these types of incidents are rare. In the past there have been reports of birds, and even a raccoon making their way onto out-of-service buses.

Goat Towers: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

A set of towers, spread across the globe, have given goats the opportunity to make good on their evolutionary heritage and farmers a chance to leave an unforgettable impression on visitors. While we might be used to seeing goats grazing on a mostly two-dimensional pasture, the animals are not strangers to heights.

Belfast Zoo Welcomes Kibibi the Baby Gorilla

Kamili and Gugas, a western lowland gorilla couple who make their home at Belfast Zoo, had a baby girl in March of 2014. Zoo staff named the baby "Kibibi," which means "little lady" in Swahili. Belfast Zoo curator Julie Mansell explained why Kibibi is such a wonderful surprise to the zoo staff:
“Kibibi is the second arrival within the last year for dad, Gugas, and she is the first girl! In 2012, with no sign of pregnancies, we tested Gugas’ fertility and the results were not promising. In fact, we feared that Gugas would never father any young. We are delighted that he has proven us all wrong with the arrival of Kibibi and Baako in the last year.

All apes are endangered or critically endangered and some professionals have even predicted that all species of ape will be extinct within 30 years. Gorilla populations have declined by more than 50% in recent decades and our role, as a zoo, in their conservation is becoming more and more vital.”

Amur Leopard Cubs Born in U.K. Zoo

With only some 50 left in the wild, the animal faces extinction without captive-breeding programs in zoos.

Tortoise suspected of helping baby alligator escape from zoo

The owner of a zoo on Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped with the help of a tortoise accomplice. It seems that as a large tortoise shuffled along in its enclosure at the GarLyn Zoo it may have created a furrow deep enough for Carlos the baby alligator, to slide under a fence and make a break for it.
The alligator escaped from the zoo, located in Mackinac County, on Saturday and was spotted by passersby, who in turn tipped off police. Zoo owner Gary Moore said he was relieved to find out the gator on the run wasn’t one of the adults, who are six to eight years old, are about five to seven feet long, and were given to the zoo because they had become too much for their owners to handle.

“My first thought was it was a large gator that got out,” Moore said. “I was really relieved to find out it was just a little guy that got out.” An AABP – alligator all-points bulletin – was put out, but Carlos is still missing. Moore admits “it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack trying to find a foot long alligator in sticks and stuff.” Moore says he hopes Carlos can be found before cooler weather sets in.

“Once it drops down to 50 degrees he won't eat they need warm temps to digest food,” he said. “Beyond October his days are numbered." Carlos was last seen on US Highway 2. Michigan State Police helped in the initial search for Carlos. “It's not every day you see a complaint come in where law enforcement is dispatched to an escaped alligator,” Trooper Fred Strich said. Anyone who sees the reptile is asked to call the Michigan Department of Natural Resources or Michigan State Police.

Goliath Grouper Attacks Spearfisher

Man has exploited the ocean and its creatures for as long as mankind has existed. Now the sea creatures are fighting back! Arif Sabir was spearfishing with friends off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, when they encountered a large Goliath grouper. The men get a short laugh in just before the grouper takes a bite out of Sabir’s flipper and makes off with his catch, spear and all! The spear was recovered later. Never underestimate an ugly, slow-moving fish when you’re in their territory.

The 5 Spikiest Animals On Earth

Spikes, spikes spikes... Here are some animals I bet you did not realize were equipped with such deadly weapons?

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