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September 2011 Newsbytes archive

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I wasn’t as proactive as I thought I would be, and I’m pretty sure I missed a couple posted during the first of September, so apologies there. Otherwise, here was last month’s Newsbytes.

Higgs Raccoon: Patent granted on dinosaur suit.

Higgs Raccoon: Inside the mascot costumes at the Canadian National Exhibition.

Green Reaper: Furry film Through Fox’s Eyes made its funding goal – by $1 – with just hours to go.

Fred: How do you release animals back into the wild?

Rakuen Growlithe: 2012 world record for longest ears on a living dog.

Fred: Dog sets new world record for longest ears.

Fred: Giant 21-foot crocodile captured alive in the Philippines.

Equivamp: 21 feet? That's huge! People beware.

GreenReaper: Freddie Mercury … with tigers!

RingtailedFox: America honours the canine heroes of the September 11th attack.

RingtailedFox: Humans may be the result of a hodge-podge of hominid interspecies hybridization.

RingtailedFox: Man walking dog saves officer in attack.

RingtailedFox: Dog really is man’s best friend.

RingtailedFox: I’m pretty sure this isn’t how you prepare beef.

RingtailedFox: As seen on The Tonight Show: Raccoons to be evicted from Altoona, PA house.

RingtailedFox: Dog saves owner (and self) from house fire.

Fred: Dolphins may ‘talk’ like humans.

RingtailedFox: Another dog saves their owner from a house fire.

Rakuen Growlithe: Deviant Art’s blog asks questions about anthropomorphic characters in art and fantasy.

RingtailedFox: Seagull goes up the down escalator.

RingtailedFox: Apparently, hyenas offer a fascinating insight into human intelligence and prove that complex societies give you big brains (or the other way around). Full story coming soon.

Rakuen Growlithe: Glowing cats are helping learn how to fight feline AIDs.

Fred: Uh-oh! Wrong-way penguin is missing on its way back to Antartica.

Rakuen Growlithe: Who's superior? Man vs. Beast.

Fred: Paleontologist dates hyena vs. lion rivalry back to at least 37,000 years ago in Europe.

Fred: How Antarctic king penguins choose their mates.

dronon: Are you a MLP:FiM fan in the NY City area? BroNYCon September is happening soon!

Rakuen Growlithe: Escaped pet parrots can teach their wild cousins English.

Fred: Twelve new and three lost frog species discovered in India.

dronon: In the "potentially in development but may not come to fruition" department, a remake of the live-action late-80s Beauty and the Beast tv show is being considered.

dronon: Also a very long way away if at all, the studio who made Coraline is interested in making an animated adaptation of Colin Meloy's book, Wildwood.

Sonious: Lion King 3D does very well in the box office, getting twice as much as Contagion and making 10 million more than anticipated.

earthfurst: Great Dane (Kate) adopts baby fawn (Pippin). Book Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story based on the duo due to be released June 5, 2012 by publisher Henry Holt and Company.

GreenReaper: Flayrah now has ISSN 2163-730X

Fred: Deep-sea squid males mate with any other deep-sea squid they meet, with the odds it's a female 50%-50%.

Sonious: 17 things you may not have known about The Lion King.

Higgs Raccoon: Writer/director opines that "Ted and Sue meet on the Internet but now they're taking things to the next level" is boring, but "Ted and Sue, two furries, meet on the Internet but now they're taking things to the next level" might be better. (Cue GreenReaper to post a comment noting that furry plays have already been done.).

Higgs Raccoon: Graveyard Greg's first furry novel, Welcome to Cappuccinos!, succeeds in getting funded on kickstarter.com.

RingtailedFox: It was bound to happen again... an uproar caused by a controversial (yet funny) furry music/sex video on YouTube.

Fred: Rare snail rediscovered after 110 years.

Rakuen Growlithe: The last bullfight in Catalonia is about to be held before the tradition is banned.

GreenReaper: Wil Wheaton apparently doesn’t dislike fursuits as much as previous comments suggested.

GreenReaper: Solatorobo is out on Tuesday [furryne.ws]

crossaffliction: IGN readers reimagine the Star Fox team. Some even don't stink.

Sonious: Obama was in Pittsburg during Anthrocon. News is coming out that he was in Seattle during RainFurrest as well. His next stop is Los Angeles... where Antheria is this weekend. This is getting crazy.

Sonious: Furaffinity's convention has moved from mid-May to mid-August in 2012. (August 17-19) Keeping with the video game themes, looks like GTA theme this time...

crossaffliction: Completely missed this for my monthly article, but Kung Fu Panda 2 set the world record for the highest grossing movie directed by a woman.

Rakuen Growlithe: A new book, Wet Goddess describes the authors sexual relationship with a dolphin.

Rakuen Growlithe: There is a 12-year-old cat in Massachusetts with two faces!

Higgs Raccoon: Heidi the cross-eyed opossum closes her eyes forever.

crossaffliction: Since Heidi's gone, here’s the Oscar animation race according to a professional. In case you don't trust me implicitly, of course.

GreenReaper: Sweden's Channel 5 is to broadcast a one-hour episode of Outsiders featuring furries (produced by OTW) in the early hours of Tuesday (4 Oct). [tip: Emprah]

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The chat box appears to be gone...is this normal? It's only gone when I'm logged in.

Anyway, for lack of a better place: Spacecraft kills endangered species

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You had it turned off in the block configuration section of your account settings. Check to see there aren't other things you want that are turned off!

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Also, you totally broke the related stories lookup. The DB query can't handle more than 61 tags! *fixes*

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Yeah, next month, should I just add a "Newsbyte" tag, or tag everything?

On one hand, it'll make looking up stuff easier later this way; on the other, it looks kinda ridiculous, even if you have fixed the related stories stuff.

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I haven't fixed it, really, I just removed a few. :-)

I could probably trim the number of tags displayed on the front page, and limit the number passed to related stories.

If tags are appropriate, I think you should use them, but don't go overboard; e.g. we don't usually tag cities.

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I don't know, tags like city or country or even specific conventions might be useful. Like a dateline.

Tags like "animals" or "furries," though, uh, well, duh.

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crossaffliction (Brendan Kachel)read storiescontact (login required)

a reporter and Red Fox from Hooker, Oklahoma, interested in movies, horror, stand up comedy

Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.