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. 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. 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. Kasi & Mtani – Kasi the cheetah and Mtani the dog were raised together at Busch Gardens in the United States. Though fully grown now, these two friends pictured here as youngsters are about as adorable as it gets. 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! 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...

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. 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) Charleston’s iconic Pink House was built in the mid-1690s and is known as the longest-standing tavern in the South, says The Pink House Gallery. The home was constructed with ‘Bermuda stone,’ a soft material that is soft and easy to cut but hardens in the elements. The impressive little house showcased its strength when the 1886 Charleston Earthquake hit, damaging several brick buildings surrounding it. The building also survived Hurricane Hugo’s wrath in 1989. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Brian Stansberry) 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 foundation for the famous Alamo was laid in 1744, just 20 years after it was established near present-day San Antonio, says the mission’s official site. The stone mission withstood years of brutal winters, thunderstorms and blazing heat, among other severe weather phenomena. The Alamo still stands proudly, a testament to its rich and colorful history. (Photo Credit:...