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June 2012 Newsbytes archive

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This month’s contributors include Rakuen Growlithe, RingtailedFox, crossaffliction, Kakurady, dronon, GreenReaper, Higgs Raccoon, Equivamp, Fred and Sonious.

Rakuen Growlithe: All the Australians sing, "It’s raining sheep. Hallejujah, it’s raining sheep."

RingtailedFox: NASCAR racer girl Danica Patrick and Sonic the Hedgehog team up in a crossover promotion.

RingtailedFox: More images can be found on the official Sonic the Hedgehog Facebook page.

RingtailedFox: In unrelated news, after two days of downtime, the Newsbyte shoutbox is working once again.

RingtailedFox: Fursuiters join in Quebec civil unrest.

crossaffliction: Less furry, more media-centric: say “zombie apocalypse” if you want people to read your story.

Kakurady: From E3: Kinect Nat Geo TV turns game editor into a bear.

dronon: How cows make cheese.

GreenReaper: Japanese fursuiters demonstrate the Algorhithm March. [SamuraiSmurfette]

GreenReaper: Bonus: Love and Joy. [AxelSparkster]

Higgs Raccoon: It's been 78 years since the debut of Donald Duck.

Higgs Raccoon: By Edwardian standards, the sexual habits of Adelie penguins were so shocking that the researcher observing them wrote his notes in Greek to prevent all but "educated gentlemen" from reading them.

RingtailedFox: Bring your wallets! Ringshadow Cat will be selling 40 copies of her book Rainbow in the Dark at the upcoming Mephit FurMeet!

crossaffliction: The whimsical director of Fantastic Mr. Fox picks his five favorite movies: uh, kinda dark, actually.

Higgs Raccoon: Oliver the Chimp, once thought by some to be a human-chimpanzee hybrid, died earlier this month. He was an estimated 55 years old.

crossaffliction: Full story to come: Dingoes ate the baby.

Equivamp: One month before Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Fred: Rare lizard is protected, but not put on endangered species list.

Fred: Good news for cougars.

Fred: Revenge of the vampire bats – the real ones.

crossaffliction: The No Longer Teenaged, No Longer Mutant, Ninja Turtles movie has begun a slippage into development hell. Which is about where it sounds like it needs to be.

crossaffliction: Hey, Weasel Wordsmith updated! That’s going to affect the odds in the pool …

crossaffliction: Monthly column coming soon: In the meantime, here’s a professional’s take on the Oscar race. If Kristopher Tapley thinksRise of the Guardians has the goods over Brave, well, my winner’s prediction just changed. Also, GKIDS picked up The Rabbi’s Cat! Yay!
Rakuen Growlithe: A bat has been discovered who has a tongue 1.5X the length of its body.

Fred: NYC is invaded by homeless honeybees.

Fred: Océanopolis, one of Europe's largest aquariums in Brest, France, develops a high-pressure chamber to exhibit ocean-bottom sea life that cannot live at surface pressures.

Rakuen Growlithe: Octopus grabs a dolphin by its junk. :O

Sonious: Nerd blog article on furries.

Fred: The Pinta giant tortoise is now extinct.

Sonious: Verge covers Anthrocon.

GreenReaper: Bear cub monkeys around in closed garage; is rescued by mother.

Fred: Fingernail manicuring helps scientists to study loggerhead turtles.

Fred: Germany's "psychic pets" concern animal rights groups. A python eating rats marked Germany and Denmark "inflicts unnecessary suffering purely for the sake of enjoyment"? Sounds like PETA.

RingtailedFox: Dolphin kisses dog, then jumps to celebrate. Perhaps it was a dare from his dolphin buddies?

Higgs Raccoon: Man claims bear rang his doorbell.

Fred: The cows who poisoned themselves. The press blamed genetically modified grass, but it wasn't.

Higgs Raccoon: Anthropomorphic raccoon and sexy bug-woman to feature in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

crossaffliction: Cosmo, the talking psychic Russian dog, better be present, too. Rocket and Cosmo on the cover of Guardians of the Galaxy #15.

crossaffliction: Academy membership invitations were extended to Andy Serkis, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and, uh, Stephen King.

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

Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.