While reading up on Felix turning in a hurricane in the Caribbean, tripped over these items...
http://www.cbs46.com/news/14023650/detail.html# reports that in Acworth, GA, a kitten nearly became part of a school under construction when he got trapped beneath concrete that was being poured to secure a set of stairs. A construction worker heard the kitten meowing three days ago. He chiseled into the concrete and rescued the kitten, which had been 5-6 days without food or water. The construction worker took him home and named him ‘Stone.”
They do everything bigger in Texas, I swear ;) Check out http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6972062.stm for an article on the HUGE spider web which currently covers 650 feet of a park. They’ve got a photo of it up there as well, but if you’re a spiderphobe, you can ignore.
Fast food does kill. http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2487251.html reports that McDonalds in Germany is developing a new type of ice cream holder after they caused the deaths of large numbers of hedgehogs. The animals reportedly met their end by climbing into the beakers used to sell the company's McFlurry soft ice cream. After licking out the remains the creatures were unable to free themselves and perished. The new beakers will have a rubber rim that prevents the hedgehogs from getting trapped. They will go into full production as soon as scientists have finished testing the product on a group of hedgehogs, according to McDonalds' spokesman Jennifer Gehrmann
* Is a quote from one of the characters in the SciFi flick MEGA SNAKE.