12/14/2012 at 12:10 PM EST
These stories are worth a click:
Sure, there's no place like home for the holidays, but if your travels take you away from your furry friend, there's still time to make pet-sitting arrangements. Sites like Rover.com
offer pet owners last-minute sitter options, whose backgrounds and references have been checked by the companies.
Beware! The remains of an 84-million-year-old freshwater sea monster were discovered in Hungary, reports a new study. The creepy creature is a member of a family of ancient aquatic reptiles dubbed mosasaurs, which resemble a mix between a crocodile and a whale.
Researchers are currently working to understand the genetic cause behind exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in an effort to seek out better treatment options for dogs. The disorder occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough enzymes to digest food and absorb nutrients.
–New York Times
Cheers? A Russian circus trainer says he saved two of his elephants from freezing to death by serving them vodka. The elephants consumed 10 liters of vodka diluted in warm water before they were transported to a warm gym at a community college.