The Haunted Victorian Mansion in Gardner, MA, also known as the S.K. Pierce Mansion. Built in 1875, it has a long and colorful history, including accounts of murder and suspicious deaths. Originally a private residence of the wealthy businessman S.K. Pierce, its history of becoming a brothel, a boarding house, and residence of an eccentric artist whose paintings were a bit disturbing (half man, half beast paintings) might be the reason the Victorian is infested with both active spirits and imprints of residual energy.
America’s First Cat Café Opens: Drink Coffee Alongside Adorable Cats
Yesterday, America’s first cat café opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country’s largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up café that’s the temporary home to rescue cats. While the concept of a cat café has been around for a while, with Asia and Europe leading the way, this is the first time one has opened in the United States. Two permanent cat cafés are scheduled to open in San Francisco this year.
The concept is simple. Visitors pay an hourly fee or cover charge to sit and lounge with cats. This one, on 168 Bowery, is free. Sixteen cats roam the premises and you’re welcome to pick one up and snuggle with it. If you fall in love with a particular one, you can even adopt it! (Read about each individual cat, here. Looks like “Sushi” is featured in the photo, above.) To get your feline fix, stop by the store from 10a to 7p each day till April 27. If you’d like to learn a little something, you can listen to different cat experts talk about cat health and behavior. The store’s capacity is limited to just 65 people, so you may have to wait in line.
Via My Modern Met
things I can’t imagine
- someone having a crush on me
- someone randomly seeing me and thinking ‘wow she’s cute’
- someone getting happy because I messaged them first
- someone thinking about me, in general
- someone wondering how I am
- someone finding me attractive
- someone doing something to try and impress me
- someone asking their friend on what to say to me
- someone wanting to get to know me
When Mike Warren-Madden worried that his pet fish Malcolm was getting bored, he decided to do something about it. He spent weeks at the drawing board, designing a unique device – an Aquatic Perambulator – that would allow him to take his fish for a walk.
SENSATIONAL SIMILAN DIVING 2014
Diving in the Similan Islands has been amazing this year. We have seen so many Whale Sharks and Manta Rays – it’s been awesome!
We’ve had some great feedback as to why the 2013-2014 Similan diving season has been so good. More Whale Shark and Manta Ray sightings than probably the last 4 seasons combined. So after asking around, here’s our take on why the Similans and the entire Andaman Sea region has been so sensational. Dive with a BIG Smile ;)
So, this is the numbat. It is a super cute marsupial from Western Australia and it is endangered.
It would also make a terrible pet since an adult individual can eat up to 20 000 termites per day. It would need to be fed 20 000 termites. Per day. In your house. Without any of those termites running away and eating your house.
Unlike most Australian animals, these guys apparently are not poisonous or venomous.