Link25 (227) – The Service Dog Heartbreak Edition

Posted by on January 6, 2017

For those of you who don’t know, every Friday we come to you with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. This past week has certainly not been a disappointment with everything from a massive break in Antarctica to the surprising treatment of a service dog at the hands of perfect strangers. So get ready to kick off the weekend because this is Link25 (227) – The Service Dog Heartbreak Edition.


I’m fortunate enough to have all of my physical faculties well within my control. With the exception of a left knee that slightly wobbles and gives out on me if I’m not a careful, I’m physically fit enough to walk, run, jump, and wake up in the middle of the night to raid the refrigerator and destroy my diet. (click on the article to see the full article).


MILTON, Ontario — It was a day for talking, not running. Snow was piled along the streets. The driveway was icy. Ed Whitlock’s shoulder hurt. His face had been puffy. He did not feel well enough for the cemetery.

At a visitor’s urging, Whitlock showed his display of novelty trophies. A beer can for winning a series of races as a 60-year-old. (“There’s still beer inside!”) A coffee mug for (click on the title to read the full article).


A Cook County judge ordered no bail Friday for four people accused of broadcasting a live Facebook video of their alleged attack on a mentally disabled teen.

“I’m looking at each of you and wondering where was the sense of decency that each of you should have had?” Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil said. “I don’t see it.”


An iceberg, one of the 10 largest known to science, is about to break away from Antarctica. The Larsen C ice shelf has been breaking away from the southern continent for some time now, but an enormous crack is threatening to calve off a 5,000-square-kilometer (1,931 square miles) segment of it.

The canyon has been around for some time, but in the last month or so, (click on the title to read the full article).


The so-called global warming hiatus this century never actually happened, a new study has found, showing new evidence that the misperception of a ‘slowdown’ in the heating of Earth’s oceans was due to a flawed interpretation of temperature data.

If this sounds familiar, that might be because a team of scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (click on the title to read the full article).


An exceptional nine-minute Navy video of a UFO displaying highly unusual behavior, studied by Chilean authorities for the last two years, is now being released to the public. The CEFAA – the Chilean government agency which investigates UFOs, or UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena), has been in charge of the investigation. Located within the DGAC, the (click on the title to read the full article).


LONDON — Everybody knows why the Titanic went down. She hit an iceberg and despite being supposedly designed as unsinkable, she sank and took 1,500 lives with her.

But that, as the film makers of a new documentary say, is not the whole story.

The whole story involves a fire that had been smoldering for days in one of the vessel’s coal storage bunkers, a fire whose (click on the title to read the full article).


The ability to lactate exists in a variety of male animals, though male milk production is typically a rare occurrence. However, male Dayak fruit bats are commonly known to lactate. So what about human male lactation? (click on the title to read the full article).