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March 2014 Newsbytes archive

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Contributors this month include crossaffliction, Dahan, dronon, earthfurst, Fred, GreenReaper, Higgs Raccoon, InkyCrow, Kakurady, Patch Packrat, RingtailedFox and Sonious.

GreenReaper: You've been peeling bananas the wrong way - learn how to do it "monkey-style".

crossaffliction: Oscar prediction: Frozen for Best Animated Feature.

GreenReaper: Update your knowledge of animal sleep habits.

Patch Packrat: CTVNews: 'Furries' invade Vancouver for annual convention.

Fred: Python swallows crocodile.

Fred: This does not mention that kakapos like to steal windshield wipers from cars.

Fred: We're still learning things about trilobites.

RingtailedFox: I see your python eating a crocodile, and raise you... OTTERS EATING AN ALLIGATOR! :D

Fred: Mayan bees: now there's a concept for a CGI feature!

RingtailedFox: British puppy survives 20-km (12 mile) round-trip... in an Audi A4 engine compartment!

Fred: Proposed California law would free SeaWorld's orcas.

Fred: The 28-foot-long sea monster that can throw over half of itself away.

crossaffliction: Will the talking dog Cosmo from the comics cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy?

dronon: An anarchist in a panda suit intends to run in the 2014 provincial Quebec election.

RingtailedFox: The howlingly funny action-comedy Wolf Cop will be slashing and mauling its way through Canadian theatres starting in June 2014!

GreenReaper: Pangolin rolls just make them easier for smugglers to transport.

GreenReaper: UK woman jailed for microwaving pet kitten.

GreenReaper: The touching story of how an autistic boy found his voice through Disney characters.

InkyCrow: Dog Blood music video sends anthro canines into outer space.

Higgs Raccoon: These days, nearly every 3D animated movie gets its own "Art of" book, and here's a review on rotoscopers.com for The Art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

GreenReaper: A lifetime told through a comic full of trolls.

GreenReaper: A zoo's 'domesticated' lions, tigers and bears stir naturalist's concern in Argentina.

Kakurady: Blender announces crowd-funded Gooseberry (@gooseberry_film) full-length film project featuring Michael the sheep.

crossaffliction: Glenn Beck (?!) defends ponies. I mean, his website does feature him and his horse …

crossaffliction: The mascot for Japan’s World Cup soccer team? Pikachu. Makes sense.

crossaffliction: An important part of the upcoming TMNT movie revealed: the toys! I think I’m going to have nightmares.

GreenReaper: There are also TMNT vinyl figurines and keychains. Just in case you want Shredder on your wallet.

GreenReaper: Researchers seek link between canine cognition and human development.

dronon: Not a furry angle, but an interesting story about needing good communication between hotels and conventions.

crossaffliction: I don’t think they’re funded by Canada yet, but bronies are getting furrier, but still more likely to be anime fans.

Fred: Owl monkeys: now that's really monogamy.

Fred: Bat-eating spiders. If you don't like spiders, you'll really hate these.

Fred: Can anyone other than an anglerfish love another anglerfish?

Fred: The incredibly hardy tardigrade.

Fred: The toad with the deadly moustache.

Fred: In Southern California, we have mockingbirds imitating car alarms. In Australia, they have an even better mimic; the lyrebird.

Dahan: The Argentine animation El Arca, perhaps best known among furries for Panthy's rendition of "I Will Survive", finally has a US/Canada DVD release.

dronon: My review of El Arca.

Fred: El Arca, in English, is available free on YouTube.

Sonious: The Dr. Phil episode is to air on March 25th; entitled "Animal Obsessed".

Patch Packrat: Bill Watterson on the future of cartoons.

earthfurst: Online voting via Facebook until March 27 noon, for which comic artist gets artist grant. Artists include Ian Jay and Nero O'Reilly. Ian does Epiphany webcomic and Nero does Carnivore Planet webcomic.

Higgs Raccoon: Farjay Studios is doing well with their Kickstarter campaign for Bear Simulator.

crossaffliction: Two fun facts: I mistook the Newsbytes for Flayrah’s search function last night (sorry about that) and Fox McCloud is an amputee (maybe?).

GreenReaper: If bears aren't your thing, how about a goat simulator?

GreenReaper: Giraffe-euthanizing zoo kills lion cubs before they can be killed by their new adult lion.

GreenReaper: They call it 'Ratzilla'.

crossaffliction: Movoto Real Estate (who previously valuated the TMNT lair) says Golden Oak Library (a.k.a Twilight’s tree house) is worth $111,343 (or 55,671 bits). [EQD]

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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.