animals
Mountain Lion Attacks Runner in Colorado, Runner Strangles It to Death

An unidentified man who was running on Horsetooth Mountain Open Space’s West Ridge Trail in Colorado, USA had a nasty encounter on with a juvenile cougar on Monday, which ended with the runner wounded and the animal strangled to death, the Coloradoan reported this week. Read More >>

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Extremely Unruly Goat Smashes Office Glass Door, Comes Back for Seconds

A goat that was extremely bored, ornery, or both decided to smash in the front door of polyurethane manufacturer Argonics Inc.’s Colorado office this weekend, and the mystery may have gone unsolved were it not for the company’s surveillance system. Read More >>

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Dad Regrets Buying Kids Something More Interesting Than He Is

A dad in Colorado bought his tweens smartphones and now he regrets it. This is not an uncommon sentiment from parents. My mom regretted buying my brother a Nokia in 2001, buying my sister an old car in 1997, and on more than on occasion she’s regretted bringing me into the world. But most parents bottle up their regret and save it for holiday meals. Tim Farnum of Colorado has elected to be more productive with his regret, channelling it into the creation of the group Parents Against Underage Smartphones (PAUS) and launching a ballot in initiative in his home state that would ban smartphone sales to persons under the age of 13. Read More >>

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This Super-Efficient Building High in the Rocky Mountains Has No Central Heating

The quest to build the world’s most energy-efficient buildings largely plays out in temperate regions or in big, heat-generating cities. That’s what makes this new building in Colorado so impressive: It’s located at high elevation in a location that gets about 90 inches of snow per year—yet, amazingly, it uses no central heating at all. Read More >>

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The Explosive Way Colorado Clears Snow From Mountain Passes

This has to be one of the more interesting ways to clear snow. In Colorado, US, road crews have a unique way to pre-emptively take care of snow build up in mountain passes: a World War II era 105-millimetre howitzer cannon that they lease from the US Army. Read More >>

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The Massive Proving Ground Where Extraordinary New Trains are Tested

General Electric’s development team just completed a year of field-testing for the new Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotive. Some of the tests took place at the Federal Railroad Administration’s high-altitude testing circuit near Pueblo, Colorado at an elevation of 5,000 feet. These photographs capture the train’s gruelling journey. Read More >>

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Have a Blast Preparing for the End Times in This Luxurious Compound

At first, this 4,000 square-foot cabin in Colorado seems like nothing more than a gorgeous high-elevation getaway. But then you start to notice a few things—signs that this place is for more than just maxing and relaxing. The helicopter pad. The UV cannons. This is some serious prepper porn. Read More >>