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First there were burritos, now there are hot dogs. Everyones favorite hamster is taking on eating champ Takeru Kobayashi, who is known for eating 69 hot dogs at once. Kobayashi also holds championships in wing-eating and pork-bun-eating. So, who wins A renowned champ or a tiny hamster Youll have to watch to find out.
First there were burritos, now there are hot dogs. Everyone's favorite hamster is taking on eating champ Takeru Kobayashi, who is known for eating 69 hot dogs at once. Kobayashi also holds championships in wing-eating and pork-bun-eating.

So, who wins? A renowned champ or a tiny hamster? You'll have to watch to find out.
When Bruce the Boston Terrier gets excited he sounds a lot like a goat and a dolphin.
When Bruce the Boston Terrier gets excited he sounds a lot like a goat and a dolphin.
This bear had a grand ol time with this tee flag at Mountainside Golf Course at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in British Columbia.
This bear had a grand 'ol time with this tee flag at Mountainside Golf Course at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in British Columbia.
Baby Eisleigh and pit bull Clyde are the best of friends.
Baby Eisleigh and pit bull Clyde are the best of friends.
Beagle Charlie really feels bad about removing a toy from Lauras lap. So he tries to make up for it by bringing over some other toys.
Beagle Charlie really feels bad about removing a toy from Laura's lap. So he tries to make up for it by bringing over some other toys.
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Even people who dont like cats will find these kittens cute. Theyve made their public debut at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Even people who don't like cats will find these kittens cute. They've made their public debut at the Philadelphia Zoo.
No one believed this cats owner when he explained how his cat woke him up in the morning. Then he set up a video camera.
No one believed this cat's owner when he explained how his cat woke him up in the morning. Then he set up a video camera.
This fishing cat kitten is practicing its fishing skills as part of the National Zoos enrichment program. Mom Electra watches from outside the pool. Her 6-week-old kitten, born April 15, should be able to fish as well as mom by 11-12 weeks, according to the zoo.
This fishing cat kitten is practicing its fishing skills as part of the National Zoo's enrichment program. Mom Electra watches from outside the pool. Her 6-week-old kitten, born April 15, should be able to fish as well as mom by 11-12 weeks, according to the zoo.
The National Zoos sloth bear cub Hank plays the harmonica as part of the zoos enrichment program.
The National Zoo's sloth bear cub Hank plays the harmonica as part of the zoo's enrichment program.
Bonnie the orangutan at the National Zoo plays the xylophone.
Bonnie the orangutan at the National Zoo plays the xylophone.
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This isnt something you see every day. The National Zoos Asian small-clawed otters play the keyboards.
This isn't something you see every day. The National Zoo's Asian small-clawed otters play the keyboards.
A bunny eat raspberries. Yes, its cute.
A bunny eat raspberries. Yes, it's cute.
Check out this tiny hamster eating a tiny pizza.
Check out this tiny hamster eating a tiny pizza.
Sophie the bulldog really likes to roll down hills. Really likes.
Sophie the bulldog really likes to roll down hills. Really likes.
Jack the Bulldog from Georgetown and Blue III met each other on Georgetowns on campus the day before their schools mens basketball game. It was a match made in heaven for the panting pooches. Watch the heartwarming video to see how it all went down. HT Deadspin.
Jack the Bulldog from Georgetown and Blue III met each other on Georgetown's on campus the day before their schools men's basketball game.

It was a match made in heaven for the panting pooches. Watch the heartwarming video to see how it all went down.

H/T Deadspin.
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Its the classic tale of a...squirrel and his dog Check out the video of these buds. Theyre so close in fact, the squirrel (who is a tamed pet) entrusts the dog with his beloved nut.
It's the classic tale of a...squirrel and his dog?

Check out the video of these buds. They're so close in fact, the squirrel (who is a tamed pet) entrusts the dog with his beloved nut.

Every dog knows blows dryers are evil. So when this poodle confronts one in the same room as his human baby sister, he knows what to do. Watch the video to see the heroic events go down.
Every dog knows blows dryers are evil. So when this poodle confronts one in the same room as his human baby sister, he knows what to do.

Watch the video to see the heroic events go down.
An elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park didnt take to kindly to a photographer. Get more of the story here.
An elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park didn't take to kindly to a photographer. Get more of the story here.
An elk in Colorado discovers a trampoline, and confusion seems to follow.
An elk in Colorado discovers a trampoline, and confusion seems to follow.
Watch as a bear shows off his tetherball skills.
Watch as a bear shows off his tetherball skills.
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Chef, is a retired military dog. His owners recorded him meeting a cute kitten for the first time. At fist he makes sure shes not the enemy and then the two are quick to become friends.
Chef, is a retired military dog. His owners recorded him meeting a cute kitten for the first time. At fist he makes sure she's not the "enemy" and then the two are quick to become friends.
You know bears like to dumpster dive -- but one in Colorado practically took out the trash. The Denver Post reports a bear with a taste for German food recently visited the back of a Colorado Springs restaurant and moved a garbage bin about 50 feet into the parking lot. The hungry guy apparently then flipped it over, opened the lid and chowed down.
You know bears like to dumpster dive -- but one in Colorado practically took out the trash. The Denver Post reports a bear with a taste for German food recently visited the back of a Colorado Springs restaurant and moved a garbage bin about 50 feet into the parking lot. The hungry guy apparently then flipped it over, opened the lid and chowed down.
This prairie dog is no honey badger, but threaten her pups with a rattlesnake, and she has her own ways of winning. (YouTube - Discovery Channel)
This prairie dog is no honey badger, but threaten her pups with a rattlesnake, and she has her own ways of winning. (YouTube - Discovery Channel)
This is certainly not cute, but it is crazy Julius the snake taught herself to open doors. (Vimeo - Jenner)

Julius Escaping from Jenner on Vimeo.

This is certainly not cute, but it is crazy: Julius the snake taught herself to open doors. (Vimeo - Jenner)
Squeaky the sneaky dog escapes animal shelter room

Squeaky the sneaky dog escapes animal shelter room
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A tale of forbidden love between a moose ... and a statue.
A tale of forbidden love between a moose ... and a statue.
This bear probably doesnt even have a learners permit. (YouTube - Rebecca Moore)
This bear probably doesn't even have a learner's permit. (YouTube - Rebecca Moore)
This little goat cant get enough of his friend. (YouTube - rovirosar)
This little goat can't get enough of his friend. (YouTube - rovirosar)
This fox finds out that lounging on a golf course can turn into an afternoon of fun when he gets his paws on a golf ball.
This fox finds out that lounging on a golf course can turn into an afternoon of fun when he gets his paws on a golf ball.
Thundershirts are supposed to calm animals ... or at least dogs. It may have too much of a calming effect on this cat. (YouTube - lifebegood21)
Thundershirts are supposed to calm animals ... or at least dogs. It may have too much of a calming effect on this cat. (YouTube - lifebegood21)
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This is a cat, who apparently enjoys this vacuum. (YouTube - corkyobra)
This is a cat, who apparently enjoys this vacuum. (YouTube - corkyobra)
Humans arent the only ones who waste time with technology.
Humans aren't the only ones who waste time with technology.
These seals just cant get a grip.
These seals just can't get a grip.
Tackling the stairs for the first time can be a challenge. But Daisy the puppy gets a life lesson from Simon the dog on this essential skill.
Tackling the stairs for the first time can be a challenge. But Daisy the puppy gets a life lesson from Simon the dog on this essential skill.
A fat cat swimming with a life jacket on sounds pretty funny. Its even funnier when a news anchor cant control her laughter while reporting on it. Roanoke, Va.s WDBJ7 ran a report on Holly, the obese kitty whos shedding pounds in an unconventional way - by swimming. But anchor Susan Bahorich is having a difficult time getting through her report, breaking out in laughter as she tells the fat cats tale.
A fat cat swimming with a life jacket on sounds pretty funny. It's even funnier when a news anchor can't control her laughter while reporting on it.

Roanoke, Va.'s WDBJ7 ran a report on Holly, the obese kitty who's shedding pounds in an unconventional way - by swimming.

But anchor Susan Bahorich is having a difficult time getting through her report, breaking out in laughter as she tells the fat cat's tale.
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This feline is certainly no scaredy-cat. Watch it deliver a smackdown to a crocodile.
This feline is certainly no scaredy-cat. Watch it deliver a smackdown to a crocodile.
A cautious penguin was caught on camera trying to negotiate a daunting jump off a zoo diving board. He takes a few minutes before the decision is made for him. (Courtesy YouTube user anvegard)
A cautious penguin was caught on camera trying to negotiate a daunting jump off a zoo diving board. He takes a few minutes before the decision is made for him. (Courtesy YouTube user anvegard)
Norman the dog can ride a tricycle, a skateboard and a scooter. This renaissance dog does it all. (Source Associated Press)
Norman the dog can ride a tricycle, a skateboard and a scooter. This renaissance dog does it all. (Source: Associated Press)
This is just unfortunate, from one perspective. (Source WXMI - Grand Rapids, Mich.)
This is just unfortunate, from one perspective. (Source: WXMI - Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Nothing will stop these Scottie dogs from getting their milk -- except maybe getting dizzy. (YouTube - bggann)
Nothing will stop these Scottie dogs from getting their milk -- except maybe getting dizzy. (YouTube - bggann)
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The owner of this spirited parrot says this was the first attempt at taping the bird singing the Redskins fight song. He says his goal is to get the whole song up before the Super Bowl. (YouTube - boozewoozy)
The owner of this spirited parrot says this was the first attempt at taping the bird singing the Redskins fight song. He says his goal is to get the whole song up before the Super Bowl. (YouTube - boozewoozy)
This little guys name is Tebow, and hes very cute learning how to walk. (YouTube - suburbanbullies)
This little guy's name is Tebow, and he's very cute learning how to walk. (YouTube - suburbanbullies)
Sometimes, you just need a friend whos patient with you. (YouTube - Julian Burrett)
Sometimes, you just need a friend who's patient with you. (YouTube - Julian Burrett)
This puppy is a big fan of the news media. (YouTube - Local12News)
This puppy is a big fan of the news media. (YouTube - Local12News)
Shoppers at an Ikea store in Toronto werent monkeying around when they reported a primate on the loose. Customers spotted a monkey - clad in a pint- sized shearling coat - wandering around the stores parking lot by itself Sunday afternoon. Police say Ikea staff lured the primate into a corner before calling the cops, who contacted the citys Animal Services department. Police Staff Sgt. Ed Dzingala says the monkey never made it inside the store and says its owner later contacted police and was reunited with the pet. Dzingala says the monkey escaped its crate in a parked car and explored its surroundings before being picked up. The incident inspired at least two parody Twitter accounts which took on the persona of the wandering monkey. (ht WUSA, Daily Mail)
Shoppers at an Ikea store in Toronto weren't monkeying around when they reported a primate on the loose.
Customers spotted a monkey - clad in a pint- sized shearling coat - wandering around the store's parking lot by itself Sunday afternoon. Police say Ikea staff lured the primate into a corner before calling the cops, who contacted the city's Animal Services department.
Police Staff Sgt. Ed Dzingala says the monkey never made it inside the store and says its owner later contacted police and was reunited with the pet.
Dzingala says the monkey escaped its crate in a parked car and explored its surroundings before being picked up.
The incident inspired at least two parody Twitter accounts which took on the persona of the wandering monkey.
(h/t WUSA, Daily Mail)
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Can dogs be taught to drive cars Maybe...with a little help.
Can dogs be taught to drive cars? Maybe...with a little help.
Husky sings with baby Some people like videos with dogs. Some people like videos with babies. Who doesnt like videos of dogs and babies
Husky sings with baby
Some people like videos with dogs. Some people like videos with babies. Who doesn't like videos of dogs and babies?
Smarter than your average bear Animals seem to be getting smarter, and the mother of this baby bear is no exception. The cub found itself trapped in a Lake Tahoe, Calif., garage, but luckily its cries for help were heard, and it was all caught on video. Some commenters were skeptical as to whether the adult bear really opened the garage door. But dont worry, the baby bear has its own trick up its sleeve.
Smarter than your average bear

Animals seem to be getting smarter, and the mother of this baby bear is no exception. The cub found itself trapped in a Lake Tahoe, Calif., garage, but luckily its cries for help were heard, and it was all caught on video. Some commenters were skeptical as to whether the adult bear really opened the garage door. But don't worry, the baby bear has its own trick up its sleeve.
Video captures 2 black bears wrestling on Fla. lawn LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A video shows two black bears wrestling on the front lawn of a Florida home - but residents say they dont want the animals forced to live somewhere else. In the video, the bears appear to be play- fighting on the ground and later while standing up. The fight spills over into nearby bushes and ends about two minutes later with both bears leaving in separate directions. The bears were on Tammy Snells lawn. The Longwood resident says bears are part of the scenery for the area. She told the Orlando Sentinel (httpsunsent.nlNz2kbA) that residents dont want to relocate the bears. As she put it We moved into their area. Its really like living in a zoo. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Video captures 2 black bears wrestling on Fla. lawn

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A video shows two black bears wrestling on the front lawn of a Florida home - but residents say they don't want the animals forced to live somewhere else.

In the video, the bears appear to be play- fighting on the ground and later while standing up. The fight spills over into nearby bushes and ends about two minutes later with both bears leaving in separate directions. The bears were on Tammy Snell's lawn. The Longwood resident says bears are part of the scenery for the area. She told the Orlando Sentinel (http://sunsent.nl/Nz2kbA) that residents don't want to relocate the bears. As she put it: "We moved into their area. It's really like living in a zoo."

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Duckling wont be ditched, plays follow-the- leader WASHINGTON - Its a scene that couldve come straight out of the classic childrens book Are You My Mother In a video clip aptly titled Duck Run and uploaded to YouTube by user matizhan, Charley the duck appears to have quite the attraction to a person with a camera focused on capturing the ducks antics. What could be the worlds cutest game of follow-the-leader ensues. Particularly watch as Charley takes a couple of sprints toward the end to catch up with his friend, with wings flapping furiously.
Duckling won't be ditched, plays follow-the- leader

WASHINGTON - It's a scene that could've come straight out of the classic children's book "Are You My Mother?" In a video clip aptly titled "Duck Run" and uploaded to YouTube by user matizhan, Charley the duck appears to have quite the attraction to a person with a camera focused on capturing the duck's antics. What could be the world's cutest game of follow-the-leader ensues. Particularly watch as Charley takes a couple of sprints toward the end to catch up with his friend, with wings flapping furiously.
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Top 10 Funny Animal Videos Ranked by a stranger on the Internet
Top 10 Funny Animal Videos

Ranked by a stranger on the Internet
More funny cat videos than you can shake a stick at...
More funny cat videos than you can shake a stick at...
Most Stolen Cars

Most Stolen Cars

A breakdown of cars that crooks targeted most in Va., Md. and D.C.
Perfect Pets

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Total Lunar Eclipse

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Pictures of the total lunar eclipse from around the world on Oct. 8, 2014.
Sharks: Did You Know...

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A list of things you might not know about these underwater predators.

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