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Iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo Sculptor Dies
The artist most widely known for his 1957 plastic pink flamingo died on Monday. Don Featherstone, a sculptor, studied art at the Worchester Art Museum in Massachusetts and much to the chagrin of his professors took a job making three-dimensional plastic lawn ornaments at Union Products in nearby Leo…
#Ivory Crush [VIDEO]
One ton of confiscated illegal elephant ivory was crushed last Friday in New York ’s Times Square by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. “Behind every piece of ivory is a dead elephant” explains Leigh Henry of the World Wildlife Fund. Ninety six elephants are killed for their tusks every day in Africa…
Tiny Deer, Ton of Cuteness [VIDEO]
Only six inches high, six inches long and weighing less than a pound at birth, this tiny deer will brighten your hump day. The southern pudu fawn, the world’s smallest deer species, was born a month ago at the Queens Zoo in New York. His white spots will fade as he grows up although growing up…
He Did It! [VIDEO]
If you’re wondering how American Pharoah was able to end a 37-year old Triple Crown drought, the answer is he has an “extra gear” according to his trainer and he glides over the track. “I dropped the reins, and he just took off. I passed the wire, and I said, ‘I cannot …
Quest For The Crown [VIDEOS]
Pretty much no one under 45 knows what a Triple Crown victory looks like. American Pharoah, a quirky bay colt, has a chance to make a lot of people happy tomorrow when he tries to become the first horse since 1978 to win the series of three Thoroughbred horse races for three-year-olds.

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