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Wanna Know What Happened At The National Zoo During The Government Shutdown??

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A lot has happened at the National Zoo since the government shutdown!!

Remember when the worst thing that happened during the government shutdown was we lost our precious panda cam??

That was totes the worst!

During the government shutdown the Smithsonian's National Zoo had to close its gates! And it lead to the saddest photo we've ever seen!

Well the zoo is now back open! Huzzah!

While it was closed, some inneresting shiz went down: there was a departure, two deaths and some SEX!

A female

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Mike Tyson's Conspiracy Theory: The Government Is Killing The Pigeons!

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Mike Tyson: The government is murdering pigeons!!

Mike Tyson is a huge pigeon lover!

He loves the birds so much he's really worried about the government conspiracy to kill them!

A paparazzi caught up with Mike at LAX and asked him all about the pigeons, and Tyson went on about how the government hates pigeons and is involved in a conspiracy to kill them!

What's funny is, this would normally sound like crazy person nonsense but it's kinda true, especially in NYC.

Back in the day, the city brought in hawks to take care of the pigeon problem. But that ended when a hawk attacked a small dog.

Though there are still hawks in NYC due to a "natural resurgence" according to the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation.

So, how do U feel? Are they urban doves or "rats with wings?"

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Government Shutdown Leads To World's Saddest Photo!

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A cute kid is sad that the government shutdown closed the zoo!

And, we thought the loss of the panda live feed was the harshest thing to come out of the government shutdown!

But, this picture pretty sums up just how we're all truly affected.

As we all know, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. is "temporarily closed" because of the government shutdown.

While the men and women on Capitol Hill are stubbornly hashing out their petty bipartisan squabbles, not only have thousands of people been without work and pay for almost two weeks now, but as you can see by the (above) photo, it's greatly affecting the children.

And, we couldn't be more depressed.

It's just a picture of a gate, blocking the entrance to the zoo, with a big sign that reads:

"The Zoo is temporarily closed."

…Beneath the sign, hanging onto the gate like a prisoner clinging to the bars of his cell, yearning to pass through them, is a young child, wearing an animal ear hat, as he stares wistfully into the distance.

Dead leaves lie motionless in front of him…..

No cute animals for you today, Billy Everytoddler.

Have you no shame, U.S. Government?? Have you no shame!!!

[Image via Reddit.]

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U.S. Treasury Reimburses Man Whose Dog Ate $500!

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The U.S. treasury reimbursed the owner of a dog who ate $500!!

Wow! Looks like the U.S. Government got something right!

The Treasury did, at least.

Wayne Klinkel has an old golden retriever, Sundance.

Sundance is a great dog and super cute but tends to indiscriminately eat anything.

On one unlucky day, he happened to eat $500!!

When visiting his daughter, he and his wife left Sundance in their car for about 45 minutes.

At some point, Sundance got into a cubbyhole between the car's front seats and found five $100 bills. He promptly ate them.

After waiting several days and following around his dog with rubber gloves and plastic baggies, he recovered most of his money. Then, after some serious scrubbing with "lots of dish soap," Klinkel dried, ironed and taped the bills back together.

After he discovered that no bank was willing to swap out his busted bills, he went to U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing. They said:

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U.S. Government Steps In To Protect Bees!!

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The U.S. Government is stepping in to protect bees!

This nation's bees are dying and no one was doing anything to help them…

Until the U.S. government came riding in on a bald eagle, an American flag waving in the wind behind them.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is stepping in to make sure warning labels are placed on common neonictinoid pesticides.

Those specific types of pesticides are detrimental to bees and can cause Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

CCD is basically when worker bees just start disappearing from a hive for no reason.

Without a work force, the hive can't survive, and so the colony collapses.

Bees are responsible for pollinating about $30 BILLION worth of crops every year! That's a third of the food we consume!!

We had no idea that bees were THAT integral to our daily lives! This is really a big deal!!

C'mon, government! Let's save those bees!!

[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]

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Australia To Name Bilbies After The Royal Babe!

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Bilbys and Royals

Australia has a great gift that they want to get for the Royal Baby and it's not some jewel encrusted rattle…

It's an enclosure for bilbies, which are long-nosed, rat-looking marsupials!

The Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, wants to name Taronga Zoo's bilby enclosure after the Royal cutie pie.

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Awful! China Has Dog Meat Festival!

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Poor puppies!

This is absolutely disgusting!!

In Yulin in Guangxi province, China, there is a festival that many residents consider an ancient summer solstice tradition.

A dog-meat festival!!

This awful festival leads to the deaths of 10,000 dogs, many of whom are electrocuted, burned and skinned alive!

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