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How do you tell if an elephant is fat?

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The Edmonton Zoo has put Lucy the elephant on a diet and exercise program to reduce her weight by 1000 pounds in the coming year to help with her breathing and arthritis problems.

via Zoo puts pudgy pachyderm on diet.

November 14, 2009 Posted by | animals | , , | Comments Off on How do you tell if an elephant is fat?

I didn’t know that mice go to gyms…

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Canadian and U.S. researchers say there is a direct correlation between the length of fingers and being motivated to hit the gym.

Researchers at the University of Alberta and University of California-Riverside, who conducted a study using 1,000 white mice, said the findings seem to support a stronger connection between digit length, voluntary exercise and high levels of prenatal stress hormones — indicated by the difference in activity level between the control mice and the selectively bred, active mice.

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Please tell me this wasn’t funded with tax money.

September 21, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | , , | Comments Off on I didn’t know that mice go to gyms…