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Video Of The Day: Watch An Eagle Take Out A Drone

You might not own any of the 181,000 registered drones in America, but you probably know what they’re capable of. Whether it’s something as innocuous as taking stunning aerial photos of cities, or something as morally questionable as vague military airstrikes, drones have now become a staple of everyday conversation.

The only problem is that people haven’t quite figured out how to appropriately deal with unwanted drones flying overhead. From signal jammers, to sending interceptor drones to do battle with the rogue drones, to city government approved drone-shooting licenses, all of the current methods of controlling drones have been too complex without providing a feasible solution. But sometimes, mother nature provides the best and simplest answer: In this case, eagles.

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Photo Of The Day: The Surprising Origins Of The First Ever Guide Dog School

First Guide Dog School

The first graduating class of the first seeing eye dog school in America, The Seeing Eye, in February 1929. The first class had two students and two dogs, Tartar and Gala. Image Source: The Seeing Eye

Although they’re now an inextricable part of so many of our lives, no one knows exactly where and when humans first domesticated dogs. The conclusions of even the most recent studies are in stark conflict, but we can safely place the “consensus” of the time of first domestication at somewhere between 10,000 and 32,000 years ago. Whether you take the high end or the low end of that range, that’s thousands of years before recorded history even began.

So it’s rather remarkable to realize that the blind have only been using guide dogs for about 100 years. And it’s perhaps just as remarkable that that revolution probably wouldn’t have occurred without the efforts of one, lone man.

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What We Loved This Week, Jan. 24 – 30

The astounding tattoo art of Japan’s most feared gangs, Chinese monsters made of paper, family photos from the world’s wealthiest and most dangerous crime lord, Americans reveal why they own guns, and incredible panda facts and photos.

Pablo Escobar Family

Image Source: www.vintag.es

Rarely Photos Of Pablo Escobar As A “Normal” Family Man

Pablo Escobar Family

Image Source: www.vintag.es

When you’re nicknamed “The King of Cocaine,” most wouldn’t expect you to live a normal life. And it is well known that the infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar did not lead a conventional life. In fact, he’s often cited as the wealthiest criminal in history. But the man who was known to have killed thousands to rise in the drug trade was also a family man, and as these surprising photographs, courtesy of Vintage Everday reveal.

Pablo Escobar Family

Image Source: www.vintag.es

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Argentina Is Preparing For The Worst Locust Swarm In 60 Years

Argentina Locust

Locusts, like the ones pictured above, are gearing up to overtake Argentina. Image Source: Flickr

A locust storm of Biblical proportions is revving up in Argentina, and the country’s agricultural authorities have no idea if they will be able to stop it. Argentina hasn’t had a locust infestation this bad in more than 60 years–the swarm has taken over a chunk of land around the size of Delaware–and at this point, Argentina is just trying to mitigate the potential damage.
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