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Arms Length Pets: 10 Leashed Animals to Collar Your World

Please re-leash me, let me go! These 10 leashed animals illustrate our need to keep animals close and pets even closer, regardless of race, creed or collar.

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Open Wider: 12 More Yawning Animals

Sleepy, or just nappy to see me? These 12 more yawning animals prove without a doubt that watching creatures exercise their jaws can be a contagious endeavor.

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Zoo Snooze: 12 Jaw-Dropping Animal Yawns

Tired of waking up tired? Your weary query is wasted on these 12 sleepy creatures who appear to be wide open to the prospect of a good night's rest.

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Grin & Bear It: 12 Sweetly Smiling Animals

Just another manic monkey? A surprising number of animals flash smiles from time to time but these 12 smirking critters can really turn a frown upside down!

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Recycle Wine Corks into Adorable Creatures with 'Corkers'

A set of push-pins in various animal parts like antlers, ears and limbs lets you recycle wine corks into cute creatures, and provides entertainment at the table.

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Spine Tingling: Meet Pikaia, Our Earliest Ancestor!

The earliest ancestor of all vertebrates (including us) appears to have been Pikaia Gracilens, a tiny, worm-like creature just 2 inches long.

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Fire Away: 7 Amazing Animal Dragons

2012 is the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac and the dragon is the only one of the 12 animals to be wholly mythical... or is it?

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Honey I'm Home! Urban Beehives For Sweet City Living

Catch a buzz? These 7 bee-friendly urban beehives are ideal for anyone who wants to invite a little urban wildlife into their nature-challenged neighborhood.

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Crawl Spaces: 10 Amazing Ant Farms Fit For A Queen

These 10 amazing ant farms combine the best features of aquariums, art, furniture and pets in a low-maintenance, eco-friendly, educational medium.

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Title Recall: 10 Creatures with Doubly Descriptive Names

An abundance of animals bear the burden of doubly descriptive names. An identity crisis in the making? The animals aren't saying so it's up to us to decide.

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Encore! 10 Extinct Lifeforms Worth Resurrecting

These 10 extinct species are certainly gone but they're not forgotten, and they may not even be gone for good if biological technology continues to advance.

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Flame On! 10 Amazing Orange Animals

These 10 amazing orange animals seek neither tricks nor treats. Instead, their intense autumnal hues may serve as warning signs; a wish merely to be left alone.

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Hot Licks: The World's 10 Most Amazing Anteaters

Anteaters are Nature's “termite terminators”, and these bizarre creatures have perfected the art of ant-eating to such a fine degree they can eat little else.

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Lilliputian Landscapes: Paper Sculptures in Mini Bottles

A Tokyo artist uses his architectural model making skills to create these gorgeous miniature sculptures in tiny glass bottles.

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Call To The Wild: 7 Amazing Animal Whisperers

The 7 amazing animal whisperers profiled here practice a kinder, gentler form of inter-species communication with thousands of years of history to back it up.

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