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Shades of The Trumpton Riots with the Chigley Skins.
 

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Looks like the virus is now spreading to companion animals.
Cats in New York test positive for coronavirus amid fears of spread among pets

"Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in companion animals in the US, federal officials said.

"The cats, which had mild respiratory illnesses and are expected to recover, are thought to have contracted the virus from people in their households or neighbourhoods, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the federal Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said."
 

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Looks like the virus is now spreading to companion animals.
Cats in New York test positive for coronavirus amid fears of spread among pets

"Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in companion animals in the US, federal officials said.

"The cats, which had mild respiratory illnesses and are expected to recover, are thought to have contracted the virus from people in their households or neighbourhoods, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the federal Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said."
Specifically the virus that causes Covid19?
Cats are known to get Coronavirus (as my vet informed us) but is not the variant that causes the current illness in humans.
 

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Looks like the virus is now spreading to companion animals.
Cats in New York test positive for coronavirus amid fears of spread among pets

"Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in companion animals in the US, federal officials said.

"The cats, which had mild respiratory illnesses and are expected to recover, are thought to have contracted the virus from people in their households or neighbourhoods, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the federal Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said."
The obvious comment is how did the cats get tested when the general populace cannot ?
 

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For various reasons, we don't have adquate supplies to test people with mild symptoms, let alone people who have no symptoms. Testing in this country has been so insufficient that anyone serious about stopping the outbreak will follow up as many clues as possible. NY has been slammed so badly by this virus that they're doing as much as they can to understand and contain the outbreak. Some big cats in the Bronx zoo were tested after they showed symptoms. Their symptoms indicated that one of the humans working there had Covid but no employees had symptoms. People with no symptoms don't get tested. Domestic cats with symptoms show where Covid may be when there are no other obvious indications.
 

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The obvious comment is how did the cats get tested when the general populace cannot ?
It is likely a common veterinary test for the variant/strain that affects animals. Not the one that is causing the current pandemic in humans.
 

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The first cat was a tiger who had respiratory symptoms and was tested under anesthesia using samples from nose, throat and "respiratory tract". The subsequent tests on the other cats were used fecal samples. All cats tested positive for Covid-19. An employee who worked with the cats has since showed symptoms, but did not at the time the tiger became sick. The cats are all doing well; presumably the employee is recovering also.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/big-cats-test-positive-covid-19-zookeeper-accidentally/story?id=70303070
 

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If you're going stir crazy, this is one way to beat the lockdown...

Meet The Redditors Using Astral Projection to Escape Quarantine
Paranormal enthusiasts say they're using out-of-body experiences to infiltrate forbidden spaces—including the Pentagon.

Late last year, the internet was crackling with plans to stage a million-strong raid on the supposed alien stronghold, Area 51. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing everyone to quarantine at home, venturing farther than the local park seems like a dream from a lost reality.

But what if there was a way to explore our planet that didn't put us in harm's way and was more stimulating than scrolling through Google Earth? And what if, while we were at it, we could storm Area 51 too?
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/...-using-astral-projection-to-escape-quarantine
 

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Oddly enough, this is completely SFW, not what generally comes to mind when I read 'Japanese' and 'eels' in the same sentance.

Lonely Japanese Eels Want You to Video-Call Them

So what fun shenanigans are we all getting up to this weekend, eh? Perhaps spending some quality time with Wikipedia’s wonderfully exhaustive List of Sandwiches or painting a very tiny tableau? I, personally, was contemplating listlessly hanging from my doorway pull-up bar as long as I could — that is, until I heard about a virtual “face-showing festival.”

Now, this festival is no run-of-the-mill jamboree. According to Quartz, the Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo recently noticed that its lanky spotted garden eels were exhibiting some funny behavior — namely, burrowing their slender bodies into the sand every time a human passed by their tank.
https://www.thecut.com/2020/04/japanese-aquarium-asks-people-to-video-call-lonely-eels.html
 

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https://amp.freep.com/amp/3025908001
The T-Rex Walking Club takes a stroll through Ferndale on April 24, 2020, to bring smiles during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ferndale Elks 1588 Facebook Page, Detroit Free Press

A silly — and secret — club formed during the coronavirus pandemic is on a quest to bring smiles to the faces of kids, and a few adults, while under Michigan’s stay home order.

On Friday, the same day Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the state's stay home order to May 15, several club members paraded through parts of Ferndale in their requisite, full-contained, inflatable costumes.

There was a pink unicorn, followed by a gentle giraffe, a ferocious bear, a swinging stegosaurus, Scooby-Doo and a shark too, a tall pterodactyl, a trotting triceratops, a black-and-white penguin, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, a friendly T-Rex, another penguin, and a one-eyed Minion.

"It's so much fun," said Sarah Ignash, the pink unicorn.
 

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Seems feasible - the Sun wouldn't invent this shit for clicks to it's sorry excuse for a newspaper would it?
No - because that masturbating ape spectre is none other than RUPERT MURDOCH! The more you know...
 

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Warning: This story contains footage of a monkey being trained for a form of 'street entertainment' in Indonesia and may be distressing to some.

Monkey cycling on a bike snatches child in shocking video

A bizarre clip has surfaced showing the moment a monkey on a tiny bike snatches a toddler and drags the child down the street.

But the footage, thought to be filmed in Indonesia, may be part of a more sinister form of street entertainment, social media users have claimed.
In the clip, a monkey can be seen speeding down an alley before approaching a group sat on a bench with a toddler.
The monkey then abandons the bike and clings onto the youngster, dragging the child several metres.
When somebody dashes in to rescue the child, the monkey runs away.
Jasa Supanji, who took the video, told Storyful the child was fine.
https://www.news.com.au/technology/...o/news-story/b4e1acfd53e195505b024eadc9012f5c
 

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