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The People vs. IKEA Monkey

The little monkey wearing a shearling coat that showed up at a Toronto IKEA last week is now a case for the courts. Toronto Animal Services lodged the monkey named Darwin at the Story Brook Farm Primate Sanctuary. Yasmin Nakhuda, who owns the monkey, wants him back. …defendant Nakhuda, a real estate attorney by profession, filed [...]

Monkey in a jacket perplexes Ikea customers

A Toronto branch of Ikea was the site of an unusual visitor on Sunday in the form of a debonair monkey. Shoppers visiting the store were surprised whe…

Mural for an Addiction and Mental Health Center

Jessie Harris painted this simple message of affirmation and hope near the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Hopefully it encourages people to keep moving forward. Link -via Ian Brooks

24 Pictures of Adorable Cats And Dogs From Meet The Breeds 2012

Each year, the American Kennel Club throws Meet the Breeds in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center. More than 200 breeds of cats and dogs are available for cuddling and photo ops (if you can get them to sit still!). We hit the floor to bring you adorable pictures and interesting factoids about 24 breeds. Abyssinian [...]

Double Exposure Lightning Photo

Photo: Richard Gottardo Photographer and storm-chaser Richard Gottardo snapped this "one in a million shot" of a lightning bolt striking a tree. PetaPixel has the story: Photographing a lightning strike from close-up is a difficult [...]

Jim Carrey Once Wrote Himself a $10 Million Check

Photo: nonu photography/Flickr Actor and comedian Jim Carrey was a born entertainer. In school, his teacher let him perform his comedy routines for his classmates at the [...]

Ducklings Cross a Busy 5-Lane Freeway

(Video Link)  In this adorably terrifying video, a family of ducks cross a busy freeway near Toronto. Spoiler: all of the ducks get across safely. -via Blame It on the Voices

Bank of Canada Redesigned Banknote Because It Was "Too Asian"

The Bank of Canada’s new $100 banknote design included a picture of a woman using a microscope and a bottle of insulin to celebrate Canadian’s medical innovation. Focus groups engaged by the bank to critique the initial [...]

Niche Blogs for the Dog Days of August

Are you tired of the Olympics already? Are you tired of U.S. presidential election news? Are you bogged down with back-to-school preparations? The maybe you need some lighthearted distraction! Of course, you’ll always find interesting and informative posts at mental_floss, but in addition, here are some wacky and oddly specific blogs that might bring you [...]

At the Libraries: Help a Library in Need

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there‚Äôs something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Guys, we have a library in severe need — their AC unit was stolen, but you can help them buy a new one. Every dollar counts! * It’s [...]