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The Wiener Dog Chariot

The Wiener Dog Chariot

A little girl does her best impression of Ben-Hur, as she’s towed along at breakneck speeds by a trio of miniature dachshunds, who according to the video’s poster, possess “The combined stamina of an ox and speed of a Greyhound.”

Say Sorry for the Holidays

Say Sorry for the Holidays

From Halloween to Christmas, people love to dress their cats up in stupid costumes. Temptations Cat Treats (with the help of Sir Elton John) issued an apology to all felines subjected to this humiliation with their latest ad spot. Still, aren’t they just so precious?!?!

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Pizza Rat Taste Test

Pizza Rat Taste Test

After seeing Pizza Rat go viral, the guys from New York Magazine decided to conduct a completely non-scientific test to see which of the city’s finest pizzerias was preferred by the rodents. Next time we’re in NYC, we know where we’re eating. And what park to avoid.

Dog Wrecked by Crossover

Dog Wrecked by Crossover

Redditor traviemccoy spotted a young baller who broke four ankles with one killer crossover. Get on this Hoops Mixtape! Props to the hype man for knowing when to pounce. Turn the volume down.

Falcon Belly Dance

Falcon Belly Dance

Amusing footage of Bertha, the American Kestrel as she maintains the position of her head perfectly no matter how much her handler seems to move around. We’re thinking the scientific name for her species should be Steadifalcon.

Orangutan Sees a Magic Trick

Orangutan Sees a Magic Trick

Dan Zaleski knows what the Internet wants. The rookie YouTuber’s first video is an instant classic: for once a captive orangutan is the one who’s entertained by a human visitor. We react the same way when we open our bills.

They Said Agility, Not Speed

They Said Agility, Not Speed

Videographer Hans Watson shares this clip he took of Zeus the Mastiff. The dog became a hit at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Cluster Dog Show not because of his skills but because of his chill vibe. Hey, it could have been much worse.

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CAT.EXE Failed to Load

Appropriately named YouTuber Compilation King put together this silly montage of malfunctioning cats, each of whom could benefit from a visit with The Cat Whisperer to sort out its problems. Oh, and you missed this one, guys.

Dog-shaped Scratching Post

Dog-shaped Scratching Post

While your cat might like to make biscuits on your actual dog, Fido probably doesn’t appreciate it. This dog-shaped scratching post from Erik Stehmann is the perfect solution. Sadly, we can’t see spending over $700 on something your cat will eventually shred.

Animal Photography is Hard

Animal Photography is Hard

A humorous look at the professional life of animal photographer Joel Sartore.  Sartore is currently working on National Geographic’s Photo Ark – he’s trying to photograph the world’s 12,000 captive species to raise awareness about endangered animals.

Wrestler Cat

Wrestler Cat

YouTuber John Brown shares this hilarious attack by what appears to be a stray cat. It nags a toddler for some attention, but the kid doesn’t get it. He got a K.O. outta nowhere instead.

Just Kids’ Stuff

Just Kids’ Stuff

Twitter user Jess says the kids she’s babysitting sent her this video. It seems like the girl is trying to show off a dance move, only for her brother to outshine her acrobatics. But not in the way he thinks.

Dark Horse (Trailer)

Dark Horse (Trailer)

Back in 2000, bar worker Jan Vokes convinced her neighbors in a poor village in South Wales to breed a racehorse – a rich man’s hobby – just for the heck of it. Director Louise Osmond shares their story in this feel good documentary.

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The Blue Dogube

The Blue Dogube

A hilarious old video that looks like it was shot on VHS (or a potato), but embodies the essence of what makes a modern day viral YouTube clip work – a cute animal doing something stupid, yet endearing.

Hubcap Creatures

Hubcap Creatures

Artist Ptolemy Elrington collects old hubcaps and transforms them into amazing animal sculptures. Despite their mechanical heritage, each one distinctly represents one of nature’s awesome creations. Want one? Fortunately, Ptolemy sells works and custom commissions.

Parrot Bottle Opener

Parrot Bottle Opener

We’ve seen a bunch of crazy ways to open a bottle, but this guy might have taken the prize, having trained his Hyacinth Macaw Ringo to crack bottles open with his beak. We could have sworn we saw this on The Flintstones first.

Happy Meal

Happy Meal

Far Eastern Safari Park’s Siberian tiger Amur usually eats goats and rabbits twice a week. So caretakers at the Russian zoo were dumbfounded when he ended up being buddies with his latest meal. Perhaps Amur’s heart was emptier than his stomach. So far.

Australian Aquaman

Australian Aquaman

(PG-13: Language) Redditor Haesiraheal says he recently went fishing with his family and friends off the coast of Phillip Island. They didn’t catch a lot of fish, but they did find themselves in the middle of a marine mammal party.

Horn Dog

Horn Dog

“Oh hi. Can you hear this? I’m sorry, but I’m going to keep doing it.” Melissa M. Tonkin found this hilarious reminder to not leave pets inside a car. Unlike his memed brethren, this dog knows exactly what he’s doing. Turn the volume down.

The Amazing(ly Uncooperative) Acro-Cats

The Amazing(ly Uncooperative) Acro-Cats

…also known as cats. The Acro-Cats dropped by The Late Show to perform, but the stars proved that you don’t train cats. They train you to be happy when they give a crap. Unless of course that was the point of the performance all along, in which case that was pure genius.

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Dog Steals Swimming Pool

Dog Steals Swimming Pool

A playful black lab is searching around the yard for the kids when he decides to investigate their whereabouts underneath an inflatable pool. The rest, as they say, is internet gold.

Chickens Float

Chickens Float

While other scientists are still working on cures for lethal diseases, and engines that don’t need fuel, YouTuber nothd70 is proud to share the unambiguous conclusion of his research: IT FLOATS! CHICKENS FLOAT!

Pizza Wiener Dog

Pizza Wiener Dog

Like Pizza Rat, This dachshund managed to get her hands (er, mouth) on a slice of pepperoni pizza. She’s thrilled with her prize, and nobody is going to take it away from her. Despite her stubbornness, she possesses some will power. Our dogs would have just gulped it down.

Pug TV

Pug TV

YouTube celebrity dog Doug the Pug takes over the airwaves with his own TV network, comprised entirely of shows starring him and his anipals. We can’t decide if our favorite is Breaking Pug, or Pugs and Recreation. Also, we would have gone with Orange is the New Pug.

CatDad vs. Cats

CatDad vs. Cats

(PG-13: Language) T.J. “CatDad” Browne, Jr. was attempting to celebrate National Cat Day (yup, that’s a thing) by donning a creepy realistic cat mask. Unfortunately, his cats were having none of it. We’d run away too if we saw this guy coming at us.

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