Carefree Dog Gleefully Bounds Through the Tall Grass Like a Bouncing Kangaroo

A really happy Lurcher named Megan gleefully bounds through the tall grass like a kangaroo or even perhaps more like a bouncing baby goat, leaping over the long reeds while her sister Molly takes the more traditional route of going straight through them. According to their human DjStrutt, “The sunshine sends my dog a little loopy…”

Here’s the bouncing goat footage for the sake of comparison.

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‘Old Faithful’, A Beautiful Portrait Series Capturing the Sweet Elegance of Elderly Dogs

Bodely - 12 years old
Bodley – 12 years old

Old Faithful, a beautiful portrait series by Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne, captures the sweet elegance of elderly dogs. Posting a new portrait every day on the project’s Facebook page, Pete hopes to put together a book of these amazing dogs and speaks about them with the utmost respect and tenderness. In the case of Mance, the English Bulldog with bone cancer, Pete saw beauty in the deformity caused by disease.

The Old Faithful project did its first house call yesterday to meet and photograph Mance here. Mance is a 13yr Old English Bulldog, a breed close to my heart. He has bone cancer that adds a lot of character to his face. He’s in a pretty fragile state so I made my first trip out of the home studio to photograph him, in all his asymmetrical charm.

Mance - 13 years old
Mance – 13 years old

Dallas - 14 years old
Dallas – 14 years old

Fink - 14 years old
Fink – 14 years old

Finnegan - 12.5 years old
Finnegan – 12.5 years old

Mason - 11 years old
Mason – 11 years old

Stella - 12 years old
Stella – 12 years old

Toto -16 years old
Toto – 16 years old

Weeze - 10 years old
Weez – 10 years old

photos by Pete Thorne

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Jimmy Kimmel and Science Bob Pflugfelder Shoot Lightning Guns and Explode Paint Cans on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

On a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, host Jimmy Kimmel and guest Science Bob Pflugfelder (see previously) blew up paint cans to demonstrate how car engines work, spun on what looks like a seesaw while trying to shoot baskets against the Coriolis effect, and finally fired at balloons filled with hydrogen using 80,000 volt Tesla coil guns.

Pflugfelder is the author of the Nick and Tesla series of science-themed books for kids published by Quirk Books. The latest title in the series is Nick and Tesla’s Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove.