Sunday, August 24, 2008

Study Shows Dogs Able to Detect Cancer

8.23.08 - London (AP) It has long been suspected that man's best friend has a special ability to sense when something is wrong with us. Now the first experiment to verify that scientifically has demonstrated that dogs are able to smell cancer.

Experts say it's unlikely that pooches will become practical partners in cancer detection any time soon, but the results of the study, outlined this week in the British Medical Journal, are promising.

They show that when urine from bladder cancer patients was set out among samples from healthy people or those with other diseases, the dogs – all ordinary pets – were able to identify the cancer patients' urine almost three times more often than would be expected by chance alone.

"The issue is not whether or not they can detect cancer, because clearly they can. The issue is whether you can set up a system whereby they can communicate with you. That requires further ingenuity... Read More

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Outbreak of Baby Feminism

Possibly empowered by the inspiring performances of female Olympians, baby girls across the country have reportedly ripped the bows out of their hair, and are sporting new feminist t-shirt and baby onesie designs from Obey The Baby...

• Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History
Onesie - Baby t-shirt

• Rosie the Riveter
Onesie - Baby t-shirt

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kitteh Disrupts Olympic Ping Pong Match

Chinese officials refused to hear complaints by Russia claiming that a kitty disrupted their semi-final table tennis match today. After reviewing the tape closely (above) Chinese officials determined that the kitteh caused no interference in the match, and later released a second statement approved by the government stating that there was no kitteh on the table.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

OT: Latest Pet / Other Coupons

9/26/08 - Some of the coupons recently added:

1800PetMeds Coupon: 10% Off Coupon - Good on your entire 1-800-PetMeds online order; products such as Frontline Plus, Heartgard, Advantage, and all pet medications Coupons: $5 Off Magazine subscriptions. + Many cheap magazine subscriptions including People, Time, Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy and more. Coupon: $10 off 25. All digital photo orders until 10/03/08 Coupon: Extra 50% off all dining certificate. That's $25 certificates for $5!

VistaPrint Coupon: 90% off business cards, or 50% off and free shipping on all printing orders