These 35 Animals Were Busted Being Complete And Utter JERKS. Especially The Penguin In #8.

Most, if not all, of the animal kingdom is governed by the food chain. Most people know the phrase “it’s a dog-eat-dog world,” and that’s because of the harsh reality of nature. The strong animals survive and the weak get eaten or beaten. However, the strong animals aren’t the only ones that succeed. The jerks do, too. These hilariously awful animals redefine what a “dog-eat-dog” world is, because to them life isn’t just about surviving. It’s about making other animals look totally stupid, too.

1.) Aww… my sandwich…

2.) ‘Scuze me kid.

3.) LLAMA LOL.

4.) Kitten attack mode… activate!

5.) Don’t mind me, I’m just getting comfortable.

6.) Those dogs are always stealing the spotlight.

7.) DO! WANT!!!!

8.) Sneaky little git.

9.) Don’t trust turtles.

10.) YOINK.

11.) I’d like to taste the rainbow now, please.

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I Knew Dogs Were Loyal, But This…? I Have No Words For What He Did.

Druzhok means “Little Friend” in Russian. This past summer, a loving mutt named Druzhok showed just how loyal of a friend he could be to his family. He is part of the Andreev household in the Amur region of Russia. He is a compassionate pet, even though he has a strong sense of freedom.

If he wants to run around, no chain will stop him. He will break it and run away. And when he’s had enough he comes and shows his neck like he’s saying, “Leash me, I’m ready.” (Source)

But, this willful dog showed his family just how much he cared for them when their town was overtaken by flood waters.

When the Andreev’s town became flooded, they took their dog and went to stay with friends.

On the third morning there, Druzhok disappeared. They went looking for him…

And found him guarding their house.

Rescue workers in the area said that Druzhok wouldn’t let anyone into the house and refused to leave the front step. He was on guard duty.

When he saw his family, however, he eagerly left his post and swam towards them.

“It’s deep here. He couldn’t run, he had to swim. The dog stood on the top step of the porch in the cold water all night.

We sailed into the yard and saw him. He was standing there and trembling, and wouldn’t move away from his place. But when he saw us he was so happy. We took him into the boat and he rushed to lick us. We all were so happy.”

Friends watch out for friends, but hopefully Druzhok will choose to stay dry with his family instead of checking on the house.

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The Wedding Between A Nurse And ALS Patient Will Bring You To Tears.

When Adam met Hollie, she was his nurse at the hospital in Thousand Oaks, CA where he was receiving treatment for Lyme disease. Over the course of a year, they spent hours together, three days a week, during his treatment. During that year, the two fell deeply in love.

After kicking that disease, Adam spent more time with Hollie and her son Joshua. The couple even decided to take things to the next level by moving in together. Then, tragedy struck again: Adam was diagnosed with ALS. The prognosis of someone affected by the debilitating disease is grim. Each day is a fight against their deteriorating body. But, as Hollie explained, that never changed the way these two felt about each other.

“He tells me right then and there, ‘I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I want my last days seeing your face, kissing your lips, sleeping by your side. I understand if you don’t want this burden on you. But if you want me, I want to marry YOU. What do you say?’” 

She, of course, said yes.

While the disease took its toll on Adam, eventually forcing him into a wheelchair, they planned their perfect wedding day.

The outside ceremony and indoor reception were both free of any bumps in the road that could get in the way of Adam’s wheelchair.

“He whizzed by greeting everyone in his wheelchair upon each person’s entrance,” Hollie says.

Hollie remembers the whole day going perfectly, even though the awful disease was never far from their mind.

During their first dance, “In My Life” by The Beatles, Hollie sat on his lap with her arm around his neck while he rolled them in circles.

After the ceremony, her cousin surprised them with a hand painted sign to hang on the back of Adam’s chair.

After the wedding, Adam adopted Joshua (who only ever knew him as “dad”).

The newly minted family began their limited time together.

In October, 2013, Adam passed away.

But Hollie has no regerets. She remembers Adam’s strength and passion, how he would say, “I may have ALS, but God knows I’m going out with a BANG!”

(H/T: Elite Daily.)

Their incredible story is one of the truest examples of love conquering all, even in the face of such extreme adversity.

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These Parental Words Of Wisdom Are A Must Read For Any Child. Even Grown Ones.

Let’s face it: in life, you’re going to run into problems and predicaments. That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to handle them, though.

This parental advice will hopefully turn your life around if you’re having a hard time. It’s the kind of wise words that people at any age can benefit from. Sometimes, as a person gets older, they can forget their own good sense. So listen up, this is important:

1. “Love hurts. But it is so much better than closing yourself off for fear of being hurt and not experiencing love.” – Rebecca Perkins

2. “The things that go wrong often make the best memories.” – Gretchen Rubin

3. “Expect to fail. Failure is not fatal. Learn the lessons, then get back up and try again.” – Rebecca Perkins

4. “Life isn’t so much as doing what you want to do, but what you need to do.” – Vexxy

5. “Don’t rely on others for your own sense of self worth. Only you can do this and have it truly mean something. Self respect and self worth don’t come from externals, but from inside you.” – FroggyG

6. “All you have to do is put on your running shoes and let the front door shut behind you.” – Gretchen Rubin

7. “Be of service to others. Be interested in others. People will always remember what you did for them.” – Rebecca Perkins

8. “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” – nike4luv

9. “People are not bad, sometimes they just do bad things.” – Vexxy

10. “Always be yourself. You’ll be a much happier healthier human being. Be proud of your individuality. don’t let anyone try and make you fit into their ideas of what is right and good.” – FroggyG

11. “You can learn something from every single person you meet—even if it’s only whom to avoid.” – bijouxbroussard

12. “Buy low….sell high. (But not WHILE you’re high).” – connifer

13. “In a relationship, it’s important that a person is kind, because eventually, if (they’re) not kind to other people, (they) won’t be kind to you.” – Gretchen Rubin

14. “It is not what you say, but how you say it.” – Manimal

15. “Trust yourself — You can do it and do a good job of it.” – Jeanette Y.l

16. “Forgive. Yourself first and then others. We are all in this together.” – Rebecca Perkins

17. “Live (your) life the best I can, because no one can do it for (you).” – nanasixboys

18. “When the option is there, act out of love. Accept responsibility for yourself and the impact you have on others. Live a life such that when you die you will have left your path better than it would have been if you had not walked it in the first place.” – DynamicMaster

19. “When overwhelmed ask yourself, ‘Will this even be an issue in 5 years time?'” – Rebecca Perkins

20. “Expect the worst and accept the best.” – mollyb1972

(via Huffington Post)

Parents really do understand! (This time, at least.)

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Moments After These Selfies Were Taken, Disturbing Tragedy Struck.

Some day, when you die, there will be a last photo of you floating out there somewhere. It’s crazy to think that some of those last photos were taken by the subject themselves, but that’s what happened to these people in a series of tragic events.

No matter where you stand on the issue of selfies, it’s clear these are all terrible events. Not all of these people put themselves at unnecessary risk for a cool picture, but a few did and that makes it even worse. 

After these photos were taken, the most terrible thing happened…

1.) Reggaetón musician Jadiel.

Jadiel took this final picture of himself moments before a motorcycle accident claimed his life.

2.) Oscar Otero Aguilar.

After a drunken night with friends Oscar posed with a gun and tried to take a selfie. The gun accidentally went off, killing him.

3.) A Polish couple.

A Polish couple vacationing in Portugal fell to their deaths while taking selfies at the cliffs of Cabo Da Roca pictured above.

4.) Karen Hernández.

Karen was trying to take a selfie near the El Tunal river in Mexico. Instead she slipped and fell into the river, drowning.

5.) Two women in Iran.

These two women crashed their car while trying to shoot a video of them singing. Luckily they survived the crash, and even took another selfie en route to the hospital.

6.) A young man in Jaén, Spain.

Earlier this year a 21-year-old man in Jaén, Spain was electrocuted and killed after climbing onto the top of a train to take a selfie.

7.) Gary Slok and his mother.

The two took this photo right before the takeoff of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down with no survivors over eastern Ukraine.

8.) Jenni Rivera.

Mexican pop star Jenni Rivera took this picture with her crew right before takeoff. Their private jet crashed and killed them all.

9.) Collette Moreno and Ashley Theobald.

These two friends were headed to a bachelorette when this picture was taken. Not a minute later they were struck, and Collette was killed in a head on collision.

10.) Courtney Sanford.

Courtney Sanford took this photo right before getting into a fatal car accident. She had been listening to Pharrel Williams’ song “Happy.”

11.) Xenia Ignatyeva.

This 17-year-old Russian girl lost her balance taking a picture on a bridge. She fell on a cable and was fatally electrocuted.

(H/T: Imgur)                                                                              

It’s disturbing to see the last images of anyone before tragedy strikes. Hopefully, these pictures helped friends and family connect with the victims. Tell your friends not to take crazy risks for the sake of a selfie. It just isn’t worth it. 

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Murder Usually Isn’t A Good Start To A Marriage. But This One Was Meant To Be.

Every relationship is different. However, most cute couples have an awesome story about they met, where they got engaged, or where they got married… well, this one will top it. Instead of opting for a European engagement followed by a romantic photo shoot underneath the Eiffel Tower, this couple started their marriage off with a murder. (HUH?) Don’t worry, this isn’t nearly as gruesome as it sounds, but it’s still pretty awesome.

Ahh, there’s nothing like a romantic weekend away with your sweetheart.

Love is in the air…

The birds are chirping…

The sun is shining…

What could possibly go wrong?

Seems fine to me!

Wait a second…

RUN!

Well, then.

I guess Camp Crystal Lake wasn’t such a good idea after all…

With a start like this, we know that these crazy kids are going to make it (and host fantastic Halloween parties every year).

Source: imgur

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Anonymous Good Guy Saves Man From Parking Ticket

It’s hard to convince a cop not to give you a ticket… it’s even harder to get a stranger to do it, but this guy managed to get lucky. He woke up a few minutes late and knew his car was parked illegally. He rushed downstairs, only to find something under his windshield wiper. But it wasn’t a ticket.

On his car was a note from a stranger, saying they saw a cop about to write a ticket but ran over just in time. The heroic stranger jingled his keys and told the officer “Sorry, I’m right here.” The cop pulled away and let it go.

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Newsflash: Zombies Actually Exist… Kind Of. Start Preparing For The Apocalypse.

Head for the hills, people! Zombies are real! Well, zombie animals are… sort of. 

As it turns out, there are a lot of creatures that can either come back from the dead, eat other animals while they’re still alive or generally be nightmarish in every way possible. These creatures may not fit the stereotypical definition of a zombie, but they give me the creeps nonetheless.

1.) Alien-Tongue Fish Zombie

The parasitic crustacean Cymothoa latches onto the tongue of a fish and replaces it.

2.) Ladybug Bully Zombie

Dinocampus coccinellae wasps lay their eggs inside of ladybugs and the larva eat the insides and use it as a house.

3.) Psychotic Spider Zombie

Parasitic wasp species Hymenoepimecis argyraphaga lay their eggs inside of spiders and even make the corpse spin a cocoon with their web.

4.) Zombie Rat… and Humans.

Toxoplasma gondii is a microscopic being that eats the brain of things (mostly rats, though humans are vulnerable too) that eat cat poop. Many people are probably infected with this parasite and could one day start behaving aggressively…

5.) Exploding Zombie Ants

Ophiocordyceps fungus infects the brain of ants that eat it and after parading the ants corpse around, it uses its brain as somewhat of a flower pot.

6.) Head-For-The-Light Zombie Crustacean

The gammarid often falls victim to a worm-like parasite that alters its brain chemistry and makes it swim towards the surface.

7.) Cockroach Cradle Zombie

The jewel wasp uses these walking bomb shelters as an incubator for it’s larva. When they hatch, they eat the cockroach.

8.) Drunken Zombie Bees

Apocephalus borealis lay their eggs in a honey bee’s abdomen. When those hatch, they explore the body and give the bee one last march.

9.) Suicidal Cricket Zombies

The parasitic hairworm develops inside of the cricket and kills it when it takes control of its brain and makes the cricket jump into the water, where the adult hairworm will thrive.

10.) Impregnated Crab Zombies

Sacculina carcini inject itself into a crab’s bloodstream and takes over its brain and kills the crab by making it think it doesn’t want to eat.

11.) Blinded Snail Zombie

Leucochloridium paradoxum is a flat worm that takes over the tentacles on top of the amber snail’s head to try and attract birds. When the birds eat the snail, they excrete the worm’s eggs.

12.) Liquified Zombie Caterpillars

If a gypsy moth contracts the baculovirus, it will turn into a dripping demon bug instead of molting. Yikes.

13.) Flesh-Eating Zombie Birds

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The great tit bird is all out for brains. BRAINS! That’s right, these little guys are not afraid to feast on the flesh of their fellow bird.

 

SEE? There are creatures that eat brains, make their host the walking dead and are just awful. You may laugh now, but the CDC thinks that “more than 60 million people in the United States may be infected with the Toxoplasma parasite.” That means 60 million could suddenly become “zombies” and start behaving erratically. 

You’ve been warned. Protect your brains.

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I Won’t Lie. The Beginning Of This Made Me Sick. But The End Made It 100% Worth It.

This story is beautiful. First, let me allow the woman who rescued him to explain in her words:

“Little Red and his brothers and sisters were left in a yard with an older aggressive dog (his father) when the family moved, leaving the pups to scrounge for just whatever they could find to eat or whatever the older dogs dropped when neighbors fed them. There were 6 pups originally and when I was alerted to the situation one evening and drove up there there were only 2 left. When I got to the house there was a little black pup lying in the yard covered in flies that I thought was already gone, I had my son hold on to the poppa dog and went in the gate. Grabbed the down pup and Little Red, but Red bit the snot out of me twice on the back of my hand so I let him go and got the other pup out. We called the cops and one came and took the dying pup to the shelter. It didn’t make it, but that got Animal Control involved. The next morning on my way to work I stopped in to take some food and Little Red was barely walking, crawled out from under the edge of the porch and and collapsed in a heap. I couldn’t leave him, swooped him up and headed for the house where he got a good flea bath, then off to the vet. Thank God they know me well enough that when the receptionist saw my face they took me right in the back. Your boy was within 2 hours of dying, he needed a blood transfusion and spent all day on IV fluids just to make it. He was doing really well for a few weeks, then the parvo set in and he spent another 5 days in the hospital, but overcame that as well. He’s a fighter, with an amazing will to live, that one.”

Now for the heartbreaking-turned-beautiful photos.

When Little Red was found.

Absolutely covered in fleas.

He was a mess.

After his flea bath, you can see hundreds of them dead around him.

He’s home from the vet.

But in desperate need of food.

Finally getting some rest.

And asleep. :)

Awake and much happier to be free of the parasites, eating his body.

Enjoying the breeze of a car ride, like a normal puppy.

His new owners named him “Lucky”

Owner Chris and Lucky, enjoying some play time.

With their other dog Delilah too.

Already getting into some puppy trouble. 😉

Lucky is beautiful.

Given a second chance.

A new lease on life.

And now he’s happy, flea-free, and enjoying time with his loving family.

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A Touching Friendship Between a Girl and Her Horse

Not many people understand how incredible the bond with a horse can be. One girl wanted to show everyone the friendship she had with her mare, Sassy, after she tragically passed away. She and Sassy were inseparable from Day 1, happily sharing every moment. You’ll be moved by the love these two creatures shared for each other. Here’s the story in her words:

This is Sassy.

She was gentle with people of all ages.

We were best friends from the very start.

We spent lots of time together.

We went to a couple schooling shows together,

and rode in the Homecoming game at the high school,

and we spent a lot of time playing.

She would jump anything.

She even dressed up on Halloween with me.

She was there for me in all aspects of life,

and kindly posed for zillions of pictures.

But she often had tummy aches, and felt very sick.

In June 2011, despite multiple visits from veterinarians, she wasn’t any better.

We spent all night at each others’ side, and said good-bye after 4 days of colic.

This is how I will always remember her:

You are in my heart forever, Sassy.

Someone pass the tissues. Source

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