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10 Animals Riding Turtles

From kittens to frogs, here are 10 adorable animals hitching a ride from their turtle and tortoise friends.

TOKYO - Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!" Credit: SomeDriftwood/Flickr The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas the world over is, in fact, human. "Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl with a heart of gold," brand owner Sanrio says on its website. The shocking revelation came to light when a Hawaii-based academic specialising in the epitome of "kawaii" ("cute" in Japanese) asked Sanrio to fact-check captions for an exhibition she was curating to mark the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. Christine Yano, an...

Spritzing dogs with a "pig perfume" helps prevent them from barking incessantly, jumping frantically on house guests and from engaging in other unwanted behaviors, according to new research. Credit: Thinkstock The eau de oink, aka "Boar Mate" or "Stop That," was formulated by Texas Tech scientist John McGlone, who was looking for a way to curb his Cairn terrier Toto's non-stop barking. One spritz of the pig perfume seemed to do the trick in an instant without harming his dog. RELATED: 10 Best Sniffers in the Animal Kingdom "It was completely serendipitous," McGlone, who works in the university's Animal and Food Sciences department of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, said...

10 Ways Animals Are Just Like Us

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