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(Semi)Serious Stuff

MEET OUR RELATIVE, 6-FEET-REMOVED

In case you missed it (is THAT what ICYMI stands for?!), scientists discovered a new uncle/aunt of the human race last week–say hello to Homo naledi, our ‘newest’ old relative. The species was found in a cave near Johannesburg, South Africa, and poses huge challenges to current understandings of human evolution and identity. The most exciting thing so far has been the realisation that Homo naledi ritually buried their dead, a behaviour previously thought to have been unique to Homo sapiens. I suppose that theory is pushing up daisies now…

Read more here.

Ancient-human-species-dis-010Hello, Uncle.

In Entertainment

THE RETURN OF CHILDHOOD IS (ALMOST) HERE.
IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED. THIS IS NOT A DRILL–I REPEAT, NOT. A. DRILL.

Nickelodeon is creating a new TV channel dedicated ENTIRELY to the old 90s cartoons we all know and love. Think CatDog, Hey Arnold, Rugrats, and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters–I can barely contain my excitement, guys. We’ve only been asking for this on Tumblr for YEARS. See, peer pressure can (sometimes) achieve great things.

Anyway, The Splat is ‘coming soon’. Better yet, #TheSplatIsComing is already a thing. Yay! Best prepare now for all those assessments you’re not going to finish. Everyone knows watching CatDog is waaaay more important.

Check out Nickelodeon’s teaser here.

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What in the World…

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA(CAT)

Aussie sailor Grant McDonald was reunited with his dearest friend last week–his beloved seafaring cat, Major Tom. McDonald and Major Tom were out a’ sailin’ in their mighty yacht off the coast of Western Australia when–alas!–the vessel began taking on water, forcing the dynamic duo into a life-raft, from which they were rescued by a passing Chinese container ship. McDonald had to be airlifted from the ship for medical treatment, but his first mate, Major Tom, was not permitted in the helicopter. Thankfully, the two have been reunited with the docking of the ship in Geraldton Port, bringing Major Tom’s four furry feet back to dry land.

Clearly, there aren’t just crazy cat ladies, ladies–there are men out there you can crazily co-own cats with. SUCCESS.

For the official story, go here.

i-should-buy-a-boat-catI bet Major Tom is regretting that mid-life-crisis purchase right about now…

By Erin Middleton

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Erin Middleton
I'm an 18-year-old Arts student with a passionate love of writing and theatre/performance; don't even get me started on writing ABOUT performance! In other news, I also enjoy discussing politics, watching TV shows to an unhealthy excess, and buying stationary.

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