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BIRD BRAIN! Man Cuts Off Ears To Look More Like His Parrot

Ted Richards, 56, from Hartcliffe in Bristol, who has had his ears taken off so he can look more like his Parrot. August 16 2015. See SWNS story SWPARROT; A man who had his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots has gone a step further - by cutting off his EARS. Bonkers Ted Richards, 56, is obsessed by pets Ellie, Teaka, Timneh, Jake and Bubi and has his face tattooed with colourful feathers. But the animal nut - who has 110 tattoos, 50 piercings and a split tongue - has now had both his ears removed by a surgeon in a six hour operation. Eccentric Ted has given his severed ears to a friend who "will appreciate them" and is now planning to find a surgeon prepared to turn his nose into a BEAK.

“It’s the best thing that has happened to me.”

This was no temporary decision. Ted Richards loves his parrots so much that he had his face and eyeballs tattooed to look more like them. Ted is a 56-year-old man from Bristol, England. He is obsessed by his pets Ellie, Teaka, Timneh, Jake and Bubi. He had his face tattooed with colourful feathers. If that wasn’t bird-brained enough he went even further and had his ears removed in a six-hour operation. Ted has given his cut off ears to a friend who “will appreciate them”. He is now planning to find a surgeon willing to turn his nose into a BEAK.

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Wolf boy is welcomed home by mother after years in the wild


One day a Romanian shepherd who was walking in a forest found a young boy hiding in a cardboard box, naked and barely alive. The boy was sitting in an animal position. The shepherd tried to talk to him but the boy forgot how to speak.

He took the boy to the hospital immediately. Doctors said that he was very sick and almost died! They said he couldn’t have survived alone. They think that wild dogs from the forest took care of him. The hospital staff gave him the nickname “Mowgli” like the character in The Jungle Book. He became violent when he was hungry and went to sleep under the bed.

Two months later his mother recognized him in the news on television! She explained that she ran away from home three years before, when “Mowgli” was only four years old, because her husband was violent and beat her. She believed that her son “Mowgli”, ran away because of the same reason.  She said her husband didn’t allow her to take her child, even though she tried.

The mother took her son home for the first time, after he lived many years with wild animals in the forest. “He has now started to learn how to behave himself,” said Dr Florea. “With proper care, he can learn how to become a human being.”

At last, the young boy can live a normal life, with a normal family.

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The Kid who Ran for President


What kid doesn’t dream of becoming President? In 1963 Judson Moon never thought he would be a candidate for the highest office in the United States. He was just a normal seventh grader. Besides, you have to be 35 years old to get elected, anyways.
Judson and his best friend decided that nothing was going to stop them! Judson’s best friend was a genius and really into politics too. They both believed that a kid should run for President! Judson agreed to try for only one reason- he believed that he could make a change. Although he was afraid that no one would take him seriously, he was surprised to realize that he was in and running for president. Kids and parents liked his ideas and decided to give him a chance. He became more and more popular.

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Balloon Buddies

Laura Buxton was celebrating her birthday at home in Blurton, Staffordshire, with all of her friends. She decided to release one of her balloons to the sky. Laura attached a note with her name and address to the balloon and asked the finder to write back. She thought that the balloon would pop and no one would find it. Laura had already forgotten about the balloon. Surprisingly, ten days later she received a letter from the finder of the balloon ! The balloon was found by another Laura Buxton in her garden at home in Pewsey, Wiltshire, 140 kilometers away.  Laura Buxton couldn’t believe her eyes! They decided to meet and ask each other all kinds of questions. They found out that both of them were 10 years old and both had black dogs, a white cat, and a rabbit. People even said that they look alike! Ever since then, Laura and Laura have stayed best friends!

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12 Year Old CEO of a Garbage Company


When Sam Klein was just a kid, his mother noticed that her son was fascinated with garbage trucks. After a while she arranged a tour at a local garbage company for his sixth birthday party. She went the extra step and arranged a ride-along in a garbage truck (an experience Sam says he will never forget). She answered his endless questions and encouraged him, no matter how out-of-the-box it seemed. Today Sam is a 12-year-old CEO of a recycling company that he set up at age nine! He works with local businesses. Sam decided to donate all of his profits to charity.

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Saved by a Gorilla


Around lunchtime on a summer day in August 1996, a little boy visited the Zoo near Chicago. He wanted to see the big animals up close so he climbed up where he wasn’t allowed. He tripped and fell down into the gorilla cage.

The zookeepers were having lunch and couldn’t hear a thing. They heard people yelling and realized that something was wrong.

Then one of the gorillas, an 8-year-old female called Binti, walked over to the boy.

The zookeepers said  “Binti came to us with her baby on her back and the 3-year-old human boy on her right arm. It was unbelievable !”

The gorilla gave the boy to the zookeepers without hurting him.

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