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Having A Bad Monday? Meet The Aardwolf, The Cutest Animal You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Ever heard of an aardwolf? If the answer is no then prepare yourself for the cutest animal you never even knew existed. It comes from the same family as the hyena, which explains why they look so similar, but unlike their bone-chomping cousins, aardwolves prefer to munch on termites, much like an aardvark (the word “aard” actually comes from the Dutch word “aarde” by the way, which means earth). They’re native to East and Southern Africa, where they live in underground burrows. They often don’t dig the holes themselves however, preferring to inhabit abandoned burrows of other animals. They’re shy and nocturnal creatures, although during the winter they’ll conserve energy by sleeping at night and feeding during the day. They have long sticky tongues which they use to lap up thousands of termites. A single aardwolf can eat up to 300,000 termites per night! An adult aardwolf grows to roughly the same size as a fox, and being monogamous creatures, they stay with the same mate for their e.. Lees verder

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Woman’s Touching Story Shows How Mass Shooters Are Made

In the wake of the horrific mass shooting that left 26 people dead in Sutherland Springs, Texas recently, writer Katherine Fugate decided to share her own story. “It starts somewhere. It starts in the home. I know what a mass shooter can look like. First time I saw him, I was 13. The sun wasn’t even up yet and I was wearing my track uniform. I poured myself a bowl of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, turned and there he was, sitting at the round pale-blue Formica table reading the newspaper and drinking a cup of coffee. He was a large man. Wavy hair and beard intertwined with strands of black and white. Blue-blue eyes. A department store Santa. He smiled at me. Introduced himself. I was late for practice. So I told him to wash his dishes before he left. My mother met him the night before. The bowling alley was the place-to-be in our small town, with a crowded bar, nightly bowling leagues, giant trophies and a video game arcade. Normally we went with her, gorging on pizza and Dr. Peppe.. Lees verder

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Dirigent geeft in nieuw programma leiding aan orkest vol BN’ers

Avrotros heeft een nieuw programma, Orchestro. In dit nieuwe programma moet een professionele dirigent leiding geven aan een symfonieorkest dat volledig bestaat uit bekende Nederlanders. In de eerste aflevering staat dirigent Jaap van Zweden centraal. Samen met 126 sterren gaat hij proberen de 3e symfonie van Beethoven ten gehore te brengen. Onder andere de volgende BN’ers nemen plaats in de orkestbak: De Braboneger (harp) Nick & Simon (pauken) Winston Bogarde (contrabas) Ferri Somogyi (klarinet) Fleur Agema (tweede viool) Frans Hoek (tweede viool) Melissa van Andy (hobo) Jody Bernal (fluit) Catherine Keyl (tuba) Jörgen Raymann (tuba) Sander Lantinga (voetbalanalist) Jan van Halst (trompet) KVV Quick Boys (altviool) Syp Wynia (trombone) Wibi Soerjadi (triangel) Monique Smit (trompet) Lees verder

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Verwaarloosd stokpaardje aangetroffen

Het is het gesprek van de dag: in een stal op een boerderij in Tiel heeft de politie gisteravond een verwaarloosd stokpaardje aangetroffen. Het dier was door zijn eigenaar al een paar weken niet ter sprake gebracht. Het stokpaardje is inmiddels overgebracht naar het debatcentrum Cicero in Pieterburen. Daar zal het beestje regelmatig worden opgevoerd om een punt te maken. “Als het stokpaardje voldoende is bijgekomen, gaan we op zoek naar een nieuw baasje”, vertelt Leentje van Dijk van het debatcentrum. “Een gemeenteraadslid of een leuke oom, ofzo. Als het maar iemand is die het niet erg vindt om in herhaling te vallen.” De dierenbescherming pleit al jaren te pas en te onpas ongevraagd bij iedereen die het maar horen wil voor meer aandacht voor onbereden stokpaardjes. Lees verder

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We Just Learned That Aardwolves Exist, And It’s The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

Ever heard of an aardwolf? If the answer is no then prepare yourself for the cutest animal you never even knew existed. It comes from the same family as the hyena, which explains why they look so similar, but unlike their bone-chomping cousins, aardwolves prefer to munch on termites, much like an aardvark (the word “aard” actually comes from the Dutch word “aarde” by the way, which means earth). They’re native to East and Southern Africa, where they live in underground burrows. They often don’t dig the holes themselves however, preferring to inhabit abandoned burrows of other animals. They’re shy and nocturnal creatures, although during the winter they’ll conserve energy by sleeping at night and feeding during the day. They have long sticky tongues which they use to lap up thousands of termites. A single aardwolf can eat up to 300,000 termites per night! An adult aardwolf grows to roughly the same size as a fox, and being monogamous creatures, they stay with the same mate for their e.. Lees verder

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