Sea otter shoots hoops to ease arthritis pain

sea otter basketball

Exercise doesn’t just help humans suffering from arthritis pain, it helps geriatric sea otters too. Meet Eddie the sea otter. He has been taught to dunk an otter-sized basketball to exercise his arthritic elbows. Maybe you can borrow a page from Eddie’s playbook and get out and enjoy some physical activity. You will feel better.

Hank D and the Bee: Predicting the Future of Weather

Hank D and the Bee: Predicting the Future of Weather

My sister and sister-in-love (organic farmers extraordinaire) just showed my kids the persimmon seeds and explained how the kernels predict weather. Hence, this cartoon. If you want more info on persimmon predictions check out the farmer’s almanac. Catch up on the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates […]

Is the Giza pyramid planetary alignment real or fake?

Alleged Giza pyramid planetary alignment

The cosmos is an awe-inspiring, unbelievable, and wondrous thing – which makes it easy to be spoofed. But is the planetary alignment with the pyramids at Giza, alleged to take take place on December 3rd, 2012, a hoax or a truly rare astronomical event? Well, both – sort of.

Hank D and the Bee: BUZZ!

Hank D and the Bee: BUZZ!

More on Bees From Smithsonian: The Secret Life of Bees From NationofChange: Blamed for Bee Collapse: Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm From St. Louis Magazine: A beekeeping feature on my sis-in-law and me Catch up on the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates and other green […]

Hank D and the Bee: The T Rex’s Amazing Proportions

Hank D and the Bee: The T Rex's Amazing Proportions

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Once in a blue moon, which is on August 31st, 2012

2012 blue moon

Wonderful and amazing things seem to happen “once in a blue moon”. Fortunately, that is actually about every two and half years. And the next one is Friday, August 31st. A blue moon, at least in modern days, is the term given to the second full moon in calendar month. This lunar timing only occurs once every two and a half years or so.

4 easy and natural DIY remedies for your pet

natural pet products

Do-it-yourself, natural, herbal remedies to use when you are feeling a bit down have become fairly common. There are plenty of delicious and effective natural remedy for colds and flu available, but there’s not a lot of information out there about natural and herbal pet remedies. But here are a few ways to start caring for your pets naturally.

What does a chainsaw company have to do with saving trees?

stihl tour de trees

A company known for its lawn and garden tools — chiefly its chainsaws — and a NGO that strives to raise money and support for arboriculture efforts and education seems to be the most unlikely of marriages. But that is exactly what STIHL and The TREE Fund have done in coming together for the STIHL […]

Hank D and the Bee: Beach Closings

Hank D and the Bee: Beach Closings

Learn more about beach quality from the NRDC–Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches And parents and kids can take action and learn even more with Joel Harper’s book, movie, and interactive website All the Way to the Ocean. Catch up on the rest of the Hank D and the Bee […]

Cuteness overload: Baby pandas on a slide [VIDEO]

baby pandas on a slide

We have posted lots of crazy cute animal videos over the years, but this one most definitely takes the cake. What more can I say than this is a video of baby pandas on a slide? Baby.pandas.on.a.slide. Yeah, that’s really all you need to know. Enjoy. [Source: Grist, via Christellar on Pinterest]