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BIRD BRAIN! Man Cuts Off His Ears To Look Like His Parrots

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

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

This was not a short-term decision. Ted Richards loves his parrots so much that he tattooed his face and eyeballs to look like them. Ted is a 56-year-old man from Bristol, England. He is obsessed by his parrots Ellie, Teaka, Timneh, Jake and Bubi. He tattooed his face with colourful feathers. If that wasn’t bird-brained enough he went even further. He asked doctors to remove his ears to look more like the birds. It took the doctors six hours to remove the ears. Ted gave his ears to a friend who “will appreciate them”. He now wants to find a doctor who is ready to turn his nose into a BEAK.

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

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One day a Romanian shepherd who was walking in a forest found a young boy. The boy was was very weak and he was sitting naked in a box, 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 thought that wild dogs from the forest took care of him. The hospital workers 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 saw him in the news on television. She said “That’s my son!” She said that she ran away from home three years before because her husband used to beat her. When she ran away “Mowgli” was only four years old. She tried to take her boy with her but her husband didn’t allow her to. She believed that her son “Mowgli”, also ran away because his father beat him. 

The mother took her son home for the first time, after he lived many years with wild animals in the forest. “He is now learning how to behave well,” said Dr Florea. “With the right care, he can learn how to become a normal person.”

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

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The Kid who Ran for President

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What kid doesn’t dream of becoming President? In 1963 Judson Moon never thought he would be a candidate for the most important job in the United States. He was just a normal kid in seventh grade. 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 wanted 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 see 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

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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

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When Sam Klein was just a kid, his mother saw that her son was fascinated with garbage trucks. After some time she asked the local garbage company to give her son a tour  for his sixth birthday party. She went the extra step and arranged a ride for Sam in a garbage truck. That was an experience Sam says he will never forget. He asked son may questions and she answered all of them and encouraged him, no matter how out-of-the-box it looked. Today Sam is a 12-year-old CEO of a recycling company that he started at age nine! He works with local businesses. Sam decided to give all of the money he gets to people in need.

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Saved by a Gorilla

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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 understood 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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