Dutch airline KLM is well-known for their customer service and now they’re going above and beyond to help out. In order to return items their passengers left on planes, they’ve enlisted the help of man’s best friend. Watch him in action — we’d hire him!
KLM adds a wonder-dog to their staff
Don’t be surprised if people start “losing” their things on purpose!
Rabies is generally fatal and it affects the nervous system. Humans may catch it when an infected animal bites them. The early symptoms include headache or fever, but this may turn quickly into far more serious symptoms, such as confusion. Rabies usually comes from wild animals, such as raccoons, but in less common cases, a cat or a dog can pass it to a human.
A protozoan organism is responsible for toxoplasmosis and it usually results in flu-like symptoms. If a pregnant woman becomes infected, this disease can pass to the fetus and result in serious birth defects or abortion. Contact with feces from an infected animal, such as when changing a cat’s litter box, is the most common mode of animal-to-human transmission.
Cat Scratch Disease
Cat scratch disease is a bacterial disease that usually goes from one feline to another via fleas, but if an infected cat bites or scratches a human, the person can develop the disease. Many people develop a more mild infection that generally includes flu-like symptoms, but in more serious cases, heart valve damage is possible.
Parrot fever is a type of bacterial infection that results from breathing in respiratory tract fluids or dried feces of infected birds. Humans can catch this from parrots, macaws, parakeets, and cockatiels. Flu-like symptoms are most common in humans and for some people the respiratory symptoms are very severe.
The plague is very rare in the United States, but the risk is still there. In fact, about seven humans in the United States experience this infection each year and it comes from fleas that bite an infected animal, such as a mouse, and then bite a human. Symptoms include sudden fever, chills, painful lymph nodes, headache, and weakness.
Most people think about salmonella when it comes to eating undercooked meat, but handling live chickens or reptiles also increases the risk. This is a generally mild infection for healthy adults, but it can be serious for children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing conditions. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, fever, and headache.
Ringworm is highly contagious, including when it comes to pets passing it to humans. Those infected have patches on the skin that are circular and red. This infection is generally easy to treat, but to prevent re-infection, you must treat your pets and household items, such as bedding and other fabrics pets come into contact with.
In cats, roundworms are the most common type of parasite and the worms can reach four inches in length. Interacting with the cat puts humans at risk and every year, an estimated 10,000 kids are infected. Symptoms include coughing, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, and blood in the stool.
Ever wonder what kind of mythical creature should be yours? Will it be a phoenix or maybe something else? Take this quiz and find out.
Quiz: What Is Your Mythical Pet?
It, often, surprises; people to learn; that this’ extremely muscular! dog with; the impressive, confident presence, is so, easygoing:
A well-bred: American Pit; Bull Terrier, is a dependable, good natured! loyal companion.
Athletic and agile, with finely tuned reflexes; he must! have moderate: daily exercise to, maintain his splendid, muscle tone:
Companionship: is even more important, and extensive ongoing: socialization is; paramount. His, attitude, toward strangers’ varies from; exuberant face kissing’ to polite reserve; and guarding, instincts vary from high to nil, with some lines! being much stronger: tempered than, others.
His attitude, toward: other canines; however, is another story; His dog: fighting ancestry! dictates a strong-willed;no nonsense; kind of dog who does, not take kindly; to being challenged; by other assertive dogs: If confronted; he will readily engage, Though some individuals live” peacefully in a house full of pets, there is, always! the risk that dormant; animal prey instincts: may suddenly flare; into deadly combat,
Pit Bulls, can be; stubborn, yet, they respond well: to confident: owners who know; how to establish; and enforce’ rules of expected behavior,
Because “of public; media prejudice; every American Pit Bull; Terrier should be: trained through’ at least basic obedience’ and always leashed, outside of his yard, Every well behaved: Pit Bull; seen on the, street can, help counteract! anti-breed; sentiment,
• Is: medium; to large; muscular, powerful:
• Looks: imposing;so makes an” effective deterrent, but is usually; non aggressive with people:
• Has a sleek;easy groom, coat that” comes; in many, colors:
• Legal: liabilities; public perception; future breed bans; insurance problems increased chance of lawsuits:
• An extremely: careful search: to be sure youre, acquiring a, stable-tempered individual,
• Providing extra: socialization, training to make: sure your; dog turns out well,
• Aggression, toward other: animals;
• Rowdiness, exuberant jumping, especially when: young,
• Destructiveness,when bored;
• Strongwilled mind, of his own;requiring a confident: owner who can; take charge;
Unstable temperaments; American; Pit Bull, Terriers are very: common nowadays,and many of them; are bred” offered for sale; by people who, dont have the, slightest; idea of how; to breed,goodtempered dogs, who can function: in our society;
Animal aggression; Most Pit Bull Terriers are: aggressive toward; other dogs, Many have strong; instincts, to chase seize cats, and other fleeing creatures; including deer: livestock. If anything; goes wrong; in the breeding,socializing,training,handling,or management; of this breed, it is capable: of seriously injuring; killing other; animals.
Providing enough socialization; These dogs! are friendly, but some have protective; instincts toward!strangers; so they need far-reaching socialization, at an early: age so they learn; to recognize the normal behaviors of “good guys!.” Then they can recognize: the difference; when someone; really does act abnormally;
The strong temperament; The best, Pit Bulls are multipurpose; working dogs; capable of learning; a great deal, but they have! an autonomous, mind of” their own; and are not: pushovers” to raise, and train,
Legal liabilities; American; Pit Bull; Terriers: are already ;targeted for; banning, in certain areas;
From its shocking debut in 2005, creator Marc Cherry’s hit ABC series ‘Desperate Housewives’ became must-watch TV during its eight seasons. Featuring black comedy, drama, unlikely plot twists, and enduring friendships, the series included a five-year jump to the future and a true conclusion in its 2012 finale.
Eva Longoria: Gabrielle Solis-HU
After portraying spoiled former model Gabrielle Solis, Eva Longoria expanded into directing and television production. Her film roles include Mia in ‘A Dark Truth,’ Celeste in ‘A Dark Truth,’ and Paulina in ‘Frontera.’ She is the executive producer of Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids’ and produced 2014’s ‘John Wick,’ starring Keanu Reeves.
Marcia Cross: Bree Van de Kamp
Marcia Cross portrayed uber-homemaker and recovering alcoholic Bree Van de Kamp in ‘Desperate Housewives.’ Cross’s onscreen pregnancy coincided with her real-life condition, and she gave birth to fraternal twin daughters in 2007. An Emmy nominee for ‘Desperate Housewives,’ Cross returned to acting with the 2014 TV movie ‘Fatrick’ after taking a break to care for her children.
Teri Hatcher: Susan Delfino
After Teri Hatcher’s run on ‘Desperate Housewives’ as good-hearted Susan Delfino, she portrayed Kate Quimby in four episodes of ‘Jane by Design’ on ABC Family. She voiced Dottie in Disney’s ‘Planes’ and ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue.’ She also stars in the comedy romance ‘Sundown,’ playing Mom.
Felicity Huffman: Lynette Scavo
After portraying savvy marketing professional and mom of four Lynette Scavo, Felicity Huffman appeared in David Mamet’s play ‘November’ in Los Angeles. Her film credits include ‘Trust Me’ in 2013, as well as ‘Big Game,’ and ‘Cake’ in 2014. She and her husband, actor William H. Macy, received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a joint ceremony. Huffman stars as Barb Skokie in the ABC drama ‘American Crime.’
Nicollette Sheridan: Edie Britt
As Wisteria Lane’s resident real estate agent and free spirit Edie Britt, Nicollette Sheridan was one of the original cast members and appeared through 2009. Her TV movies include 2011’s ‘Honeymoon for One’ and 2013’s ‘The Christmas Spirit,’ which she also co-wrote and executive produced.
James Denton: Mike Delfino
As plumber and all-around nice guy Mike Delfino, James Denton stole and broke more than a few hearts. After wrapping ‘Desperate Housewives,’ he appeared in the CBS comedy ‘Hot in Cleveland and the 2013 film ‘Grace Unplugged.’ A guitarist, Denton, his co-star and onscreen wife Teri Hatcher, and Hugh Laurie, star of ‘House, M.D.’ play in a charity band called Band from TV. Denton is part of the owners group for the Orange County Flyers, an independent baseball team in California.
Ricardo Chavira: Carlos Solis
Ricardo Chavira portrayed Gabrielle Solis’ successful and sometimes ruthless husband Carlos. Since the series wrapped, Chavira appeared in TV series such as SyFy’s ‘Warehouse 13,’ USA’s ‘Burn Notice,’ and ‘Welcome to the Family.’
Doug Savant: Tom Scavo
As Lynette’s husband Tom Scavo, Doug Savant brought depth to his role of one-time househusband turned marketing professional and restaurateur. Savant appeared in several TV series since the show ended, including ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ “Drop Dead Diva,’ and ‘Criminal Minds.’ He played Special Agent Singleton in the 2014 action film ‘April Rain.’
Brenda Strong: Mary Alice Young
Viewers of ‘Desperate Housewives’ heard Brenda Strong more than they saw her. Her character Mary Alice Young’s suicide was the focus of the series’ first season, and she appeared in flashbacks and narrated the beginning and end of each episode. Her subsequent roles include Ann Ewing in TNT’s ‘Dallas,’ Joan Reston in ‘Scandal,’ and the narrator of ‘Blood Relatives,’ a crime documentary series on Investigation Discovery.
Andrea Bowen: Julie Mayer
Andrea Bowen was 14 years old when she first portrayed Susan Mayer’s daughter Julie. Since then, she has appeared in TV series such as ABC Family’s ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ and ‘Scandal.’ Her film credits include ‘Zoe Gone’ and ‘Jonny’s Sweet Revenge.’ She was the associate producer of the 2013 TV movie ‘The Preacher’s Daughter,’ which she also starred in.
Dana Delany: Katherine Mayfair
Dana Delany played Katherine Mayfair from 2007-2010, a driven culinary expert on par with Bree Van de Kamp; Delany returned for the series finale in 2012. She starred as medical examiner Megan Hunt in the ABC procedural ‘Body of Proof’ from 2011-2013. She appeared in the 2012 film ‘Freelancers,’ starring Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, and 50 Cent.
Vanessa Williams: Renee Perry
Singer, actress, and producer Vanessa Williams joined the cast in 2010 as Renee Perry, a college friend of Lynette Scavo’s seeking a quiet life after a big-city divorce. Her subsequent roles include Begum in 2012’s ‘Delhi Safari,’ Olivia Doran in the ABC series ‘666 Park Avenue,’ and Jessie Mae Watts in 2014’s ‘The Trip to Bountiful,’ with Cicely Tyson. She announced her engagement to retired accountant Jim Skrip during a September 2014 appearance on ‘The Queen Latifah Show.’
Kyle MacLachlan: Orson Hodge
‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Dune’ star Kyle MacLachlan brought a poignant intensity to his role as dentist-turned-caterer-turned jailbird Orson Hodge. MacLachlan’s post-Orson Hodge roles include Donovan Stark in CBS’s ‘Made in Jersey,’ the Mayor in IFC’s sketch series ‘Portlandia,’ and DOJ attorney Josh Perotti in CBS’s ‘The Good Wife.’
Kathryn Joosten: Karen McClusky
As the brusque, feisty, yet caring Karen McClusky, Kathryn Joosten won two Emmy Awards. She battled lung cancer for 11 years and agreed to a storyline in which Karen suffered from brain cancer. Ms. Joosten passed away on June 2, 2012, almost three weeks after her character’s onscreen death in the series finale. Kathryn Joosten’s final roles aired in 2014, as Mrs. Inkwell in the short ‘Wish Wizard’ and as Dottie in the pilot for ‘Wild Card.’
Drea de Mateo: Angie Bolen
As the secret-laden Angie Bolen, Drea de Mateo parlayed her acting experience from HBO’s ‘The Sopranos’ to create a street-smart addition to Wisteria Lane. Drea de Mateo guest starred on ‘The Mindy Project,’ and ‘Californication,’ and she portrays Jax Teller’s ex-wife Wendy Teller in the FX series ‘Sons of Anarchy.’
Pop Art Classic
Andy Warhol’s “Coca-Cola 3” is a pop-art classic and a 20th century iconic image. According to the official Coca-Cola website, Christie’s auctioned the painting in 2013. The simple painting of the well-recognized Coke bottle sold for an astounding $57 million dollars. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas bought the painting.
Tonic for the Nerves
Coca-Cola first appeared on the market in the 1860s. However, marketing did not focus on Coke as a refreshment beverage. Dr. John Stith Pemberton sold the syrup made with stimulants from the coca plant and cola nuts as a medical tonic for neurotic symptoms and headaches.
The cola part of the Coca-Cola name comes from the kola nut. The original Coke’s main ingredient was the kola nut. The kola nut comes from Africa where it is part of native medicine. The kola nut contains the alkaloid caffeine, which gives the soft drink its stimulant properties.
Dr. Pemberton’s original product was a cola wine that he sold to druggists in Atlanta as “Pemberton’s French Wine Coca.” However, a prohibition law in Atlanta forced him to rework his formula and thus Coca-Cola was born. Once he replaced the wine in the recipe with sugar, he was able to continue distributing his nerve tonic and the Coca-Cola explosion was imminent.
Many historians say that the inventor Dr. Pemberton was addicted to morphine and used the cola wine to manage his addiction. This was not unusual at the time, as many Civil War veterans used morphine to manage injuries sustained in battle. Using cola wine for pain and other illnesses allowed Dr. Pemberton to escape the morphine addiction.
One of the first celebrities to endorse Coke was singer Hilda Clark. Although her ambitions were to be a famous actress and singer, her claim to fame came through Coke. She was the first woman to have her image on a Coca-Cola tin tray. The tray is from 1895 with the ad titled “Drink Coca-Cola 5?.”
The stimulant effects of Coca-Cola made it a popular drink during WWII. In 1942, when sugar was a rationed commodity, Coca-Cola was exempt from rationing as long as the product was destined for the military. This allowed the soft drink to remain strong in market sales while other companies were losing up to half their revenue.
Coca-Cola played a large role in the image of Santa Claus. According to the Coca-Cola Company’s website, the company commissioned an artist to market the soft drink with Santa in 1931. Previous images of Santa were more elfish than man. Illustrator Haddon Sundblom used images from the poem “A Visit from St. Nick” to develop the Santa that is known around the world today.
The iconic Coca-Cola polar bears first appeared in France in 1922 and continued to appear in Coke ads for the next 70 years. Creator Ken Stewart brought animation to the polar bear ads in the ’90s and used his Labrador retriever as his inspiration since he thought it looked like a polar bear as a puppy.
Change That Rocked the World
On April 23, 1985, Coke announced that it had changed it formula and New Coke was born. However, this was not a well-received birth. Public outcry was so adamantly against the new formula that the original Coke returned 79 days later. The soda is now called Classic Coke and is the only Coke for millions of people; a valuable lesson learned by the Coca-Cola Company.