Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Polynesia Strikes Again

Remember that old movie Dr. Doolittle, where his parrot, named Polynesia, teaches him how to talk with the animals?

"An autistic boy who could not speak has learned his first words with the help of his family's pet parrot.

Dylan Hargreaves, four, has severe learning difficulties and had never uttered a single word.

But after listening to macaw Barney, he can now say "Night, night", "Dad", "Mum", "Ta", "Hello" and "Bye", reports The Sun.

"Every time I gave the bird something to say, Dylan started trying to say the same thing. I think it's because the bird says things slower than me, which helps Dylan understand.

"Now when I put him to bed he says, 'Night, night, mum'. It means the world to me."

Attribution: Ananova

Friday, May 11, 2007

Interspecies Love

Dr. Peter Venkman: predicted dogs and cats living together, but who'd have thought?

Today we have:

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Cat has puppy?

Anaova reports that 'people in China are flocking to see a pet cat which has reportedly given birth to a puppy.

The cat, in Zhengzhou city, gave birth to four kittens, one of which looks like a white poodle.

"It looks very different from the other kittens, and its mouth, nose and paws are all dog-like," says owner Zhang Qiming.'

Check it you in the lower left hand corner of the picture - what do you think - puppy or kitten?