Sandra Sponton

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Mr. Darcy’s All Wet

Spread the Cute:<p>I declare! Perhaps, if one would be so inclined, one would believe Mr. Darcy very recently jumped into a lake,<p>Or, heaven forbid, his …

Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Pet

Picking the right pet can be tough. It goes beyond just getting "the cute one." You need to ask yourself some important questions before deciding. It also helps to have someone like Bonnie Tischler, the Adoption Director at the Humane Society of New York, who has been matching pets and humans for …

InterAct

Maddie (Seattle, WA)

Maddie (Seattle, WA)

How did the Spider Monkey get its name?

Spread the Cute:<p>Oh look, here’s one now. Let’s ask. So what are you, a spider or a monkey? One or the other, you can’t have it both ways!<p>My name is a …

One Year Later

Spread the Cute:<p>C.O. and Greyball The Kitteh remember those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary.<p>From The Furrtographer via Wonder Cat …

Lions, Tigers And Ubuntu, Oh My! Boyd Varty On The Interconnected World Of South Africa

"I am; because of you."<p>That's the traditional meaning of the South African ideology, "Ubuntu." In other words, “people are not people without other people,” according to Boyd Varty, and it's this philosophy that guided his empowering TEDWomen talk.<p>Perhaps no other person, says Varty, embodied …

Look At These Little Otters Make Art

So many thanks to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo for using painting as a part of their training project.

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Pile of Sleeping Maltese Puppies

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Yong

Dog Forgot What Swimming Is

When you're in the water, how are you expected to get around? This dog has <i>absolutely no idea.</i> And the look the dog's face is priceless.<p><i>(h/t Tastefully Offensive)</i>

The 24 Most Heroic Animals In History

As if we needed more proof that animals are amazing.

Ornithology

Last of the Shelby King Cobras heads to auction

Carroll Shelby's other V8 hybrid had even more venom.<p>In the fall of 1963, Carroll Shelby's racing team already had the SCCA championship in the bag as well as that of the US Road Racing Championship. His front-engined, small-block Cobras were wiping the floor with the competition, but he knew they …

Sports Cars

5 things I learned while driving the $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder

Holy hell, this is crazy-pants-impossible fast.<p><i>Executive Editor Sam Smith travelled to Spain to discover if the Porsche 918 Spyder lives up to its considerable hype. Here's what he learned.</i><p>Deadly cars just aren't built anymore.<p>Even if the Carrera GT was a killer—and it most emphatically was not—the …

Le Mans

The 2015 Ford Mustang GT's 5-liter V8 is better than coffee

Start your morning right with the new Mustang.<p>By this point, you are probably very familiar with the 2015 Ford Mustang. You may have seen the photos, heard about the new four-cylinder engine, and possiblyparticipated in at least one online rant surrounding some aspect of the car. Now, there's …

Sports Cars

You can't judge the Aston Martin Rapide S by the numbers

The Rapide S has charms that can't be quantified.<p>If you judge cars by their numbers, the Rapide S isn't for you. True, 550 hp is a good one—and, ok, so is 12 cylinders—but figures generally<br>fail to sum up Aston Martin. Take performance: The Rapide S's 13.0-second ¼-mile run actually loses by a tenth …

Aston Martin Rapide

Photos: 2015 BMW M3

Automotive Design

Holden is dead. Long live Holden!

Paying tribute to the company that made modern V8 Supercars epic.<p>For American car guys, Holden was always like that crazy uncle—GM's more adventurous, badass Aussie brother who was just <i>slightly</i> unhinged. So we're pretty torn up that The General has announced plans to wind down Holden production in …

Automotive Industry

The Ford Torino that took NASCAR by surprise is up for sale

Bud Moore prepared Ford Torino to appear at January's Russo and Steele auction.<p>Classic NASCAR of the late '60s and '70s was dominated by hot-rodded versions of massive road-going coupes and sedans coming out of Detroit. Powered by big-block V8s and driven by legends like Richard Petty, they were an …

Motorsport

Learn how the Nissan GT-R NISMO did a 7:08 at the Nürburgring

Mechagodzilla lands a starring role.<p>The Nissan GT-R NISMO is flat-out bonkers. Though pricing hasn't yet been announced, it will likely have one of the best performance-to-dollar ratios of any car on sale, and Nissan claims that with a time of 7:08, it's the fastest series production car around the …

Sports Cars

The 2015 Ford Mustang debuts in Need for Speed: Rivals

A video game review for the next pony car.<p>Barely one week after the world got its first official look at the 2015 Ford Mustang, starting today, gamers will be able to take the newest pony car for a virtual test drive in EA's latest release, <i>Need for Speed: Rivals</i>. EA is pushing out a downloadable …

Sports Cars

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the antidote

Besting holiday traffic in The Chosen One.<p>I have abandoned the interstate.<p>To hell with it. Man wasn't built to suffer at 57 mph behind untold hordes of holiday drivers, and neither was the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Mywife and I are heading for the hills, and if the mountain takes us, it'll …

Chevrolet Corvette

Photos: 2014 Audi A4 2.0T

Audi

This interview with Horacio Pagani is a masterpiece

Expert craftsman, engineer, artist, and bread enthusiast.<p>By now, you probably know the XCAR formula: Four-to-eight minute flicks about intriguing cars, hosted by a British lad named Alex Goy. For this one, though, XCAR has thrown out that concept and replaced it with an even better one: Just let …

Lamborghini