30 Jun '12, 8pm

Animals Should Not Be Used As Football "Oracles" | Care2 Causes

Animals Should Not Be Used As Football "Oracles" | Care2 Causes

In a fervor to foretell the fate of the football teams in the European Championship matches, many are turning to animals to “prophesy” who will win. Using animals as oracles goes back to ancient times: The ancient Greeks and Romans sacrificed animals including cattle and sheep and “read” their intestines to determine what to do and what the gods’ will might be; they also observed the behavior of birds to divine the future. An octopus named Paul is the more recent inspiration for Germans turning pets into oracles. Paul the Octopus correctly predicted the outcome of all eight of Germany’s 2010 World Cup matches, a chance of one in 256 says Der Spiegel . Paul died of old age in 2010 but his fame has “spawned innumerable copycat attempts to find an animal with similar forecasting abilities.” Der Spiegel is tracking 10 animals , four of whom are said to have perfect records : N...

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Teacher Plunges Herself into Mercy Mission for ...

care2.com 30 Jun '12, 6am

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U.S. Senate Cracks Down on Animal Fighting | Ca...

care2.com 30 Jun '12, 6am

A provision in the Senate-approved Farm Bil l that would impose tough sentences and harsh fines for attendees of dogfights...

Care2 Success! Most California State Parks Avoid Closure | Care2 Causes

Care2 Success! Most California State Parks Avoi...

care2.com 30 Jun '12, 9am

Thanks to the hard work of thousands of activists around the state, nearly all of the 70 California state parks originally...

Take Animals Off the Menu! VIDEO | Care2 Causes

Take Animals Off the Menu! VIDEO | Care2 Causes

care2.com 06 Jul '12, 6am

A powerful speech by a former corporate executive lays out, in passionate and powerful terms, the multiple arguments for e...

Football: Blanc steps down as France football coach

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channelnewsasia.com 30 Jun '12, 5pm

PARIS: Laurent Blanc will not renew his contract as coach of France he and the French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed ...

Wolves Kill Female Zoo Employee Who Raised Them | Care2 Causes

Wolves Kill Female Zoo Employee Who Raised Them...

care2.com 30 Jun '12, 11pm

Wolves have attacked and killed a female zoo keeper in their enclosure at a wildlife park in Sweden. The 30-year-old woman...

Concern for Animals and Pets in Colorado Wildfires Increases

Concern for Animals and Pets in Colorado Wildfi...

ecorazzi.com 01 Jul '12, 10pm

Concern for Animals and Pets in Colorado Wildfires Increases 0 Tweet by Allyson Koerner July 1, 2012 Categories: Animals ,...

National Day of No Kill Saves Thousands of Animals | Care2 Causes

National Day of No Kill Saves Thousands of Anim...

care2.com 27 Jun '12, 6am

On June 11, the anniversary of the first No Kill community in the U.S., at least 800 animal welfare organizations, animal ...

What to Do When You See A Dog in a Hot Car | Ca...

care2.com 01 Jul '12, 6am

I saw a dog in the backseat of a car when I went to use an ATM. It was hot enough that I left my own dog at home that day....

Football: Spain make history to retain European title

Football: Spain make history to retain European...

channelnewsasia.com 01 Jul '12, 8pm

KIEV: Spain on Sunday retained their European championship title in style, beating Italy 4-0 in the Ukrainian capital Kiev...

Football: Spain still hungry for success, says Xavi

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channelnewsasia.com 30 Jun '12, 7pm

KIEV: Xavi says that Spain have not been jaded by four years of success and remain as hungry as ever ahead of Sunday's mee...

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care2.com 07 Jul '12, 3am

Ten years ago I rescued Toby (a mix with a bit of doberman and a bit of lots of other things) who was running literally wi...

What's Really Inside? Shocking Anatomy of a Hot Dog | Care2 Causes

What's Really Inside? Shocking Anatomy of a Hot...

care2.com 01 Jul '12, 12am

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simplygo.com 06 Jul '12, 1pm

Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, has been contracted to provide a fleet of buses to provide a park and ri...