Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Beagle Freedom Day!

Nine adult beagles released from a Nevada laboratory experience "outside," for the first time.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bears Climb Rocks

This is spellbinding. Watch the little guy with special regard to his meta-cognitive skill.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Age 42, Kelly Slater is STILL "The King" of Competive Surfing,

Kelly scores a perfect "10" on this monster barrel.
Kelly Slater, could you please share with us whatever top secret elixir of ocean immortality you're drinking?
Once again the 11-time world champion stole the show during the Volcom Pipe Prosurf contest, successfully managing a late and dangerously steep air drop into a wave that most others, as demonstrated in the video above, simply can't handle.
What makes this drop-in (at :14) even more insanely epic? Slater achieved the difficult landing without grabbing his board for support -- a common technique for surfers. Instead, the surfing legend uses ballerina-like grace, spreading his arms for balance and exiting the tube like it was no big deal.
While the incredible drop-in landed him the first perfect ten score in the contest and stunned the crowd, this feat is definitely not a first for Slater. The world champ has claimed a myriad of perfect tens -- even perfect 20s -- throughout his decades-long career.
In fact, when an announcer asked the 41 year old contest winner what he thought of his perfect performance, the legendary wave rider all but brushed it off.
"It was all right. You've got to lower your standards. [The wave was] not as good as it was this morning."
If that was what lowering your standards looks like, everyone else can just give up now.

Hand-signals for training deaf dogs!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wiped OUT: Mav's claims another one...

Why is the Mavericks surf competition in Northern California such a big deal? Because of wipeouts like this.
Alex Martins, one of the world's best and most seasoned big wave surfers, was invited to compete in today's competition, but pulled out earlier this week after taking the below beating. He reportedly suffered a neck and knee injury.

Forty to fifty-foot faces; full-on Hawai'ian "25 footers."

Gnarly doesn't actually touch it...

Here's what it looks like if they make it:

A Happy Story: Rescued Chance...