Ever heard of “rabbit hopping” as a sport?

I hadn’t either, until I came across this article about competitive rabbit hopping in Australia. A cute companion, a pest and a free lawnmower — that is usually how a domestic rabbit is described. Now ‘athlete’ can be added to that list, because rabbit owners are training up their furry friends to hop competitively, like a miniature version of the equine sport, show-jumping. . . . President of the Rabbit Hopping Society of Australia (RHSA), which was formed in 2013, Neil Worley, said hopping rabbits in Australia were yet to achieve elite status but were on the right track. Elite rabbits can typically

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But is it milk?

I had to laugh at this report. Cinnamon Ridge Dairy Farm is ranked number two in the country for milk production and it may be because their cows are fed a different ingredient. It might sound utterly weird, but the dairy cows at Cinnamon Ridge run on coffee creamer. “This is an oddball ingredient,” says John Maxwell, farmer and owner of Cinnamon Ridge. “It does sound a little cannibalistic, but that’s not true at all.” He says it’s the sugar in the creamer that helps his cows produce some of the best milk in the nation. “This is energy in my

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But . . . WHY???

It seems that a Chinese inventor has come up with a hair washing machine.  Looking at it in action, all I can think is that a conventional shower would be a whole lot less fuss and bother, and much more efficient! Also, the opportunities for mischief by naughty friends or family members are almost endless.  Think of tying the user’s victim’s shoelaces to the retaining device while he’s upside down, or dripping something unpleasant into his breathing tube while he’s inverted.  This has the potential to make washing one’s hair a survival experience! Peter

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Doofus Of The Day #1,045

Today’s award goes to anyone who spends money on this. Have you ever heard of cow cuddling? It’s the hottest trend at the moment, and experts say it’s a beneficial wellness method. . . . Mountain Horse Farm in upstate New York invites visitors to try the “Horse & Cow Experience.” Individuals are given a chance to spend some time with large animals, and they can also pet or brush animals. If you don’t like to play with cows, you can just cuddle with them. The body temperature of cows is higher than ours and have a lower heart rate. Cuddling

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OK, that’s long!

I was amazed to come across this video, during our recent travels, of the world record Texas longhorn bull. I’ve seen some cars and pickups here in Texas with longhorns mounted over the front of the vehicle, presumably to make a statement of some kind (cattle cars, perhaps?).  However, I reckon those horns would be far too wide for some of the traffic lanes on farm roads around here! Peter

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A 150 mph lawnmower???

Several readers sent me the link to this report, or a similar one. Honda maintains its grip on the much-coveted record for world’s fastest lawnmower. It’s Mean Mower V2 is powered by a stock CBR1000RRFireblade SP engine, which allowed it to reach 100 mph in 6.29 seconds under the watchful eyes of Guinness World Record representatives in Dresden, Germany. The achievement bests Honda’s previous record, set with the original Mean Mower back in 2014, which saw a top speed of 116.87 mph. Mean Mower V2 clocked 150.99 mph. . . . The 200 hp and 84 pound-feet of torque provided by the

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That must have been interesting!

Courtesy of Phil at Bustedknuckles, we find this photograph.  (Clickit to biggit.) Getting that fire hydrant stuck in there must have been . . . adventurous!  Also, note how it’s chewing up the tread on both tires.  Both – perhaps all four, both inner and both outer tires – are going to have to be replaced. I hate to think what might happen if the driver didn’t notice that, and tried to drive on.  The explosion of all four tires, which would be almost inevitable within yards, could cause very serious damage to vehicles – not to mention injury to their occupants

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Not your mother’s milk

I was surprised to read about an English vodka that’s made from milk. Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka is adored for its milk, floral, sweet and dry flavor notes. This Vodka is carefully distilled at Black Cow distillery, England. [A reviewer noted:]  Not a big vodka fan, but this one is special. Extremely smooth and the texture is creamy. Great in Vodka Tonic and definitely a shine bright in martini even as replacement in some Gin cocktails. I suppose it’s not too far-fetched, when you consider that you can make alcohol from almost anything!  Milk has been used in traditional alcoholic drinks

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Resistance is futile. You will be hydrated!

I’m a bit mind-boggled to discover that Chuck Norris is about to start selling waterbranded under his name. Chuck Norris wants to keep you alive. He will do anything to help. OK, maybe not anything. But he will provide you with delicious, life-giving water that “bursts from an artesian spring with the same unharnessed power and intensity you’d expect from Chuck Norris’ roundhouse kick.” Clearly this is better than all the other water, and it will soon be coming to us from CForce, a water bottling company launched by Norris to bottle aquifer water at his Lone Wolf Ranch in Navasota.

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