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. Suryia & Roscoe – Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe the blood tick hound met together on an animal reserve where Suryia was placed due to orangutans’ status as an endangered species. The two quickly became friends, even going so far as to swimming in the pool together! 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. Dog & Monkey – The origins of this photograph are unknown, but it’s hard to imagine a more cute pairing than a little monkey riding around on man’s best friend. Kate & Pippin – A Great Dane and a baby deer might seem like an unlikely combination; that is, until you meet Kate and Pippin. Pippin was just a baby deer who was taken under Kate’s care. She has since moved out into the surrounding wilderness with other deers, but Kate’s owner claims that she still comes back to visit her old pal. 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...

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. Paul Revere’s home is like a time capsule nestled amidst the bustling streets of Boston and is the city’s oldest building. The home survived many brutal winters, including 2015’s string of relentless winter storms, an everlasting symbol of the United States’ road to independence. (Photo Credit: Flickr/Teemu008) 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, unhindered by the accident and just as beautiful as before. (Photo Credit: Library of Congress) The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, second oldest cathedral in the Americas, was originally built in 1521. The wooden structure was destroyed by a hurricane in 1526 and destroyed again in 1539. Bautista was rebuilt out of stone in 1540, but another hurricane damaged the elegant building in 1615, says Wonder Mondo. Despite multiple devastating hurricanes, the restored cathedral stands tall in defiance. (Photo Credit: Flickr/Roger (roger4336) 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...