Zabu the Tiger Ignores Everyone Else, Just Doesn't Give a Fuck

This is Zabu, a white tiger with an apparent fixation on a giant red ball. On this fine Friday, Zabu is probably pushing, swatting, biting, or defecating (animals do weird things) on her favorite ball, much to the disgust of the lion who has to watch all of these antics from a frustratingly far distance. Why can’t… » 6/07/13 2:50pm 6/07/13 2:50pm

Corgis Prefer to Lounge Wrestle on the Weekend

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the preferred playstance of the Welsh Corgi is "prone," since Corgis have been so thoroughly inbred that their stubby legs often stop working when they get older and they have to be carried around like Little Lord Fauntleroys. When did we start desiring dogs that have absolutely zero… » 1/27/13 2:45pm 1/27/13 2:45pm

Sick of Being Alone? Try Playing More Boggle

A new study out of Penn State shows that "playfulness" might be a key factor in attracting a human mate (kangaroos don't give a shit). It's the old "I just want a guy with a good sense of humor" line, only this time it's made of science! Exciting! Or, I don't know if it technically counts as science, but there was a… » 8/08/12 10:25am 8/08/12 10:25am

Moms Are For Nurturing, Dads Are For Roughhousing

This morning on Today, we learned that horseplay teaches boys and girls life lessons, like thinking fast and shaking things off. A book called The Art Of Roughhousing, by an MD and a PhD, supplies parents with information and tips about how to participate in physical play with their kids, absurd but true. Watching… » 6/16/11 5:35pm 6/16/11 5:35pm