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I Had Some Competition When I First Met My Husband, Jon Stewart.

Tracey Stewart | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Tracey Stewart

In the fall of 1995, I met the man of my dreams. The only problem was, he had a cat. To protect this cat's identity, let's call him Stanley. Now, I want to be clear: I love cats, but my allergies do not, and I was confident that bouts of hives and phlegm were no way to start a relationship.

Wrestling With Squirrels

Gina Jacobs Thomas | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy
Gina Jacobs Thomas

There have been times in my life when I had to take a stand for what was right, even when sitting there and taking the unfairness would have been easier. Even when it meant getting physical.Even when there was a chance of getting rabies. Let me explain...

Elderly Couple 'Sick With No Money' Reunited With Beloved Dog They Were Forced To Give Up

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact

One California couple was convinced they would never see their beloved Dachshund again. But they were in for quite the surprise. When the couple co...

Heartbroken Dog Makes Amazing Two-Mile Journey To Find Owner

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.07.2012 | Good News

A heartbroken dog so distraught over his owner's abrupt hospitalization was able to track him down almost two miles away. Zander, a 7-year-old hus...

Top 10 Zoo Escapes | Posted 03.06.2012 | Weird News

Like the Bronx Zoo cobra and Ken the Orangutan before it, a Humboldt penguin is on the run from Tokyo's Sea Life Park. As the tuxedoed fugitive ma...

Picture Perfect Pets: Submit Your Own! (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Healthy Living

If YouTube and ubiquitous lolcat memes have taught us anything, it's that adorably happy pets rule the Internet, and we here at The Huffington Post ar...

Elephant Seal Cuddles With Girl (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Brace yourself for extreme cuteness. In the video below, helpfully titled How To Cuddle With An Elephant Seal, a woman and an elephant seal get extr...

Frog Chemical Castration: Common Weedkiller Turns Male Frogs Into Females

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Atrazine, one of the most commonly used and controversial weedkillers, can turn male frogs into females, researchers reported on Monday....

Woolly Mammoths Resurfacing In Siberia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A fantastic LA Times article details the recent proliferation of woolly mammoth bones in Siberia. As permafrost in the region thaws, entire villages ...

Flying Spaniel Survives 300-Foot Fall off UK cliff

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — British rescuers say a dog that chased a seagull and fell off a 300-foot (90-meter) cliff into the sea has survived with only minor inj...

'Your Excellency' Whale Mourned: Thousands Give Last Rites To Dead Whale In Vietnam

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HANOI, Vietnam — Thousands of Vietnamese fishermen are giving a royal send-off to a 15-ton dead whale, gathering at a southern Vietnamese villag...

Rat, Turtles, Worm In Space: Iran Announces Launch Of Animals Into Space | Borzou Daragahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

State television aired footage of the flying Kavoshgar-3. Photos posted to news websites showed a rat strapped into a space pod. Reports said two turt...

ASPCA: Woman Kept 37 Cats In Brooklyn 1-Bedroom Apartment (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say they have taken in 35 cats that were crowded into a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment. ASPCA official Tim Rickey said v...

Bizarre Prank Leaves 20 Dead Ducks Along New Mexico Road (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A bizarre prank in Valencia, New Mexico ended with four people in jail, and at least 20 dead ducks lying on the road. The Valencia County Sheriff's D...

Dog Spends $62 While Owners Sleep (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A chewed remote control, a dog, and $62.50 less in the bank account. For Greg Stroke, this could only mean one thing: his dog had purchased 5,000 Xbo...

Man Gored To Death During Bull Fight Festival (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A bull fighting festival in northern Colombia turned tragic after a man was gored to death. The video is extremely graphic, and shows a 35-year-old m...

Dolores The Bear's Mysterious And Sad Hair Loss (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 02.28.2013 | Green

As the German winter approaches, Dolores and her friends will not be bundling up -- the Leipzig zoo's bears have lost all of their fur. The scary part...

Ontario man who owned exotic animals mauled to death by 300 kg pet tiger

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 66-year-old Canadian man has been killed by the 650-pound Siberian tiger he had been keeping as a pet. Norman Buwalda was entering the tiger's cage...

The Cutest, Funniest And Most Important Animal Stories Of 2009! (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

2009 has been an amazing year for animals. From scientific discoveries to some of the cutest videos to ever go viral, HuffPost Green has assembled a n...

Golden Retriever Saves 11-Year-Old Boy From Cougar

Canadian Television | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A cougar attacked a B.C. family's Golden Retriever Saturday night after the dog stepped in between the cougar and an 11-year-old boy....

Deer Swims Laps In North Carolina Pool (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Gastonia, North Carolina, a deer crashed through a ceiling into an indoor swimming pool. The deer circled the pool, and then jumped in. Once in t...

Omar Martinez Pit Bull Attack: 3 Year-Old Boy Dead From Family Dog

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has died after his family's pit bull attacked him at a home in Southern California The Sa...

Michael Plank Strapped 15 Live Lizards To His Chest, Arrested At Airport, Authorities Say

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — Federal officials say they arrested a man who strapped 15 live lizards to his chest to get through customs at Los Angeles Internat...

Suang Puangsri Lives With 4,600 Scorpions (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A man In Thailand, Suang Puangsri, has some unusual housemates: 4,600 scorpions. In the video, they appear to be living loose on the floor of his hou...

Mokhairul Islam Killed 83,000 Rats, Rewarded With Prize In Bangladesh

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh on Wednesday awarded a farmer who killed more than 83,000 rats and launched a monthlong campaign nationwide to kill millions more, to protect crops and reduce the need for food imports. Mokhairul Islam, 40, won a first prize of a color television for killing some 83,450 rats in the past nine months in Gazipur district near the South Asian country's capital, Dhaka. He collected their tails for proof.

"I am so happy to get this honor," Islam told The Associated Press after receiving a 14-inch television and a certificate amid cheers at an official ceremony packed with 500 farmers and officials. "I had no idea that the government gives prizes for this."

"This is an exciting moment. I will continue to kill them," he vowed.

Officials say the impoverished nation imports some 3 million tons of food annually, while the Ministry of Agriculture estimates that rodents annually destroy 1.5 million to 2 million tons of food.

"We can cut the import of food by at least half if we can succeed in this year's campaign," said Wais Kabir, executive chairman of the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council.