The Water Bowl: Birds Trapped by 9/11 Tribute Lights; Plus, Kaley Cuoco Falls from Horse

09/14/2010 at 10:30 AM EDT

The Water Bowl: Birds Trapped by 9/11 Tribute Lights; Plus, Kaley Cuoco Falls from Horse
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More than 10,000 migratory birds got trapped in the 9/11 Tribute of Light beams in New York City, and as a result, the lights were shut off for periods over the weekend. The birds are protected by federal law. –Animal Planet

Kaley Cuoco, one of the stars of the CBS show The Big Bang Theory, broke her leg after falling from a horse. She missed a taping of the show because she was in the hospital recovering. –

A 33-year-old mother in the U.K. was so obsessed with the computer game Small World that she neglected her children and starved her dogs, whose rotting corpses were left untouched for two months. –CNET News

Did animals make us human? One anthropologist believes the answer is yes, and says that our love of animals and pets has helped humans develop and ascend the food chain. –The Boston Globe

Washington state's Snohomish County government has an honorary council member who mostly spends his time at the office napping. His name is Hewitt, he is a rescue terrier mix and he "lightens the mood" at work. –Paw Print Post

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