Some Unlikely Animal Friendships That Can Teach Humans a Thing or Two!

Sometimes animals take us humans by surprise. That’s especially true when they’re part of an unlikely pairing such as these. Torque & Shrek – Torque the dog and Shrek the owl met at a young age, and despite all odds they have been inseparable buddies ever since. Fred & Dennis – What’s cuter than Fred the Labrador and Dennis the duckling hanging out together? Dennis’s mother was mauled by a fox on Fred’s property, which resulted in the abandoned duckling finding a new best friend in Fred. Bubbles & Bella – Bubbles the elephant and Bella the black lab became best friends after Bubbles was brought to a safari reserve in the U.S. to avoid ivory poachers in Africa. These two look like they have a lot of fun together. Tiger & Her Piglets – If you think all tigers are bloodthirsty, dangerous animals, think again! This Bengal tiger is raising six piglets as her own in a zoo in Thailand! Tiger & Her Piglets – If you think all tigers are bloodthirsty, dangerous animals, think again! This Bengal tiger is raising six piglets as her own in a zoo in Thailand! Bea & Wilma – Bea the giraffe and Wilma the ostrich live together in Busch Gardens. The two pals are seen here cuddling up on a sunny day near the waterfront. Milo & Bonedigger – Bonedigger the lion suffers from a metabolic bone diseases that rendered him disabled. Milo the dachshund took a strange liking to the king of the jungle. The 500-pound giant has been best friends with the 11-pound dog for over five years now!...

12 of the Oldest U.S. Structures!

These structures have survived the harshest winters and scorching summers, flooding and lightning strikes, making their histories undeniably interesting. Taos Pueblo, built over a thousand years ago, is STILL inhabited and received the honors of being both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Landmark. The adobe structure has stood firmly in the face of fires, floods and heavy snow. (Photo Credit: Flickr/Ron Cogswell) The C.A. Nothnagle Log House has surprisingly avoided any major damage due to nature since its construction between 1638 and 1643. It is the oldest log cabin in the United States and was part of the New Sweden colony. Gibbstown is in the southwest climate zone of New Jersey and experiences some of the state’s highest average daily temperatures and nighttime temperatures, says Rutgers University. This likely contibutes to the breakage of the clay that holds the logs together, however, a good samaritan and his wife constantly replace the clay to ensure the cabin continues to stand strong. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Smallbones) Construction of the regal Castillo San Felipe del Morro began in 1529 and was not completed until 1787, according to the National Park Service. The fort was damaged by the 1787 Boricua earthquake, estimated to be between 8.0-8.5 magnitude, and sustained damage to walls, guardhouses and cisterns. It is a popular attraction today and stands like a gem over San Juan Bay. (Photo Credit: Flickr/Breezy Baldwin (breezy421)) The Jethro Coffin House is a historical gem as it is the last of Nantucket’s original 17th-century settlement, says the Nantucket Historical Association. The home was struck by lightning in 1987 but was carefully restored,...