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. 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. 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. 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. Cat & Fox – This unknown friendship was photographed on multiple occasions in Turkey. We might not know their name, but we know that they’re too cute for words. 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! 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! 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 –...

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) Santa Fe’s Palace of the Governors is a 400-year-old adobe structure built as a governmental seat by the Spanish in the early 17th century. The building’s cement stucco walls are crumbling, having withstood heat soaring into the 100s, wildfires, floods and intense thunderstorms. However, a project to restore the building has commenced, and the walls will be replaced with breathable lime stucco, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. (Photo Credit: Robert Wilson/Boonlong1) The Fairbanks House takes the title as the oldest surviving timber-frame home in North America, per tree ring dating. The home was built between 1637 and 1641 by Jonathan Fairbanke, a Puritan settler. The home is in superb condition despite its age, weathering severe winter storms, floods and other devices of nature. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Magicpiano) 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...