WHY CATS KICK THEMSELVES IN THE FACE

I have long held a theory about cats: for all their potential for grace, power, stealth, and general elegance, they sometimes genuinely do not have any control over their own bodies.  Case in point: It's possible that this cat was playing G.I. Joe and wanted to do a combat roll off the couch, but that's... Continue Reading →

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BADASS

I have written twice about human beings taking on large animals and winning (here and here) and both times the subject of my cautious but adoring admiration has been a man.  Now it's time to even things out. That is Rachel Cohen, and she's from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.  One day in September, she was out for... Continue Reading →

MAN PUNCHES BEAR TRYING TO EAT GOAT

What?  I know.  Put your brain back in, that's the actual headline and I could find no room in it for improvement.  Here's the story. Henry Ostrander, a historian at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, was sound asleep in bed one night.  Suddenly, a scream cut the air.  Henry recognized the scream as... Continue Reading →

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