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Pulp Friction

by on Jun.09, 2015, under Consumer, Health, Recreation

A 19-year-old is missing from his camp site at the lookout in Heaton State Forest, which borders the Watagans National Park in Australia. The man, whose name has not been released, is from from Tenambit near Maitland. camper_missing He was last seen carrying a roll of toilet paper. kid_wrap While some searchers think he may have slipped and fallen, we wonder if there's not a more sinister explanation. tp_scott Toilet paper can humiliate and cause extreme pain. It's been alleged to be responsible for bullying and emotional distress. crybaby - 2 crybaby -3 crybaby - 4 crybaby - 5 crybaby - 6 crybaby - 7 crybaby - 8 crybaby - 9 If you go camping, protect yourself by using safe toilet paper.
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Bearing Up Under Fire

by on Sep.08, 2012, under Animals, Culture, Environment, Health, Nature

It was an especially hot toasty summer for most of the United States, and wildfires spread like butter on hot toast destroying more than 8,000,000 million acres of forest this year. In the Salmon-Challis National Forest, located in Idaho north of Boise, five separate fires eventually merged into one enormous inferno, encompassing 250,000 acres. As they were battling the blaze, Firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Fish and Game encountered a small black bear cub that had climbed a Fir tree to escape the flames. His mother was nowhere in the vicinity. The four month old cub couldn't walk on his burnt paws and hadn't been able to eat in days. He weighed only 23 pounds when brought in to the Idaho Fish and Game's Wildlife Health Laboratory. They treated and dressed his claws, which had suffered second degree burns. Jeff Rosenthal, Director of the Idaho Humane Society, reported on the bear's condition. "He's healing nicely. His pads and toes are no longer bleeding and new skin is already forming on the burned portions." His contact with humans is being limited in the hopes that he can be returned to the wild in a few weeks, despite being orphaned. "He's eating like a little pig, very feisty, and not very social. He charges the cage front whenever anyone gets near, trying to scare us off." said Rosenthal. If he can't be released back into the wild, he could be situated at Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary near McCall, Idaho, where there are two acre enclosures set up as a natural bear habitat.
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