When her Dad says bang I never thought shed react like THIS Hilarious!

Kili theSenegal parrot has perfected the trick ofplaying dead.

When her dad points his finger at her and says Bang! Kili immediately dropsto the floor in a theatrical way and lays still. What a smart bird.Even some dogs can’t do this trick, I love it!

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Roomba creator responds to reports of poopocalypse: We see this a lot

Robotic vacuum cleaner is said to run over animal feces and continue its cleaning cycle around the house, spreading the mess over every conceivable surface

Jesse Newton found out the hard way what happens when a robotic vacuum cleaner encounters a dog turd, and it isnt pretty.

Newtons Roomba is scheduled to clean the living room of his home in Little Rock, Arkansas, at 1.30am each day, so that the family wakes up to a clean space. That all changed this month when his puppy Evie had an accident on the rug during the night, leading to what he described as the poopocalypse.

As Newton explains in a graphic Facebook post, the Roomba ran over the dog feces and then continued its cleaning cycle around the house, spreading the mess over every conceivable surface and resulting in a home that closely resembles a Jackson Pollock poop painting.

It will be on your floorboards. It will be on your furniture legs. It will be on your carpets. It will be on your rugs. It will be in your kids toy boxes. If its near the floor, it will have poop on it. Those awesome wheels, which have a checkered surface for better traction, left 25ft poop trails all over the house, he said.

Newton was helpful enough to draw a diagram.

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A diagram of the Roomba poopocalypse. Illustration: Jesse Newton

It turns out that this isnt an isolated incident.

Its happened to neuroscientist Becca (she didnt want her full name published) between five and 10 times over the past two years.

She and her husband bought the Roomba to tackle the hair shed by their four cats Aretha, Bert, Merry and Pippin. It does an amazing job, she said.

That is, until theres a stray cat turd. Sometimes this happens when one of the cats simply misses the litter box, while at other times its down to the cat having a little dangling one that falls off somewhere in the apartment.

Its awful. The poop gets stuck in these tiny treads in the wheels, gets sucked inside and in all the brushes, Becca explained. Thats on top of the poop smeared all over the house.

Most of the time the mess is concentrated to a small area, something that Becca credits to a feature that leads the Roomba to go over an area repeatedly if it thinks it has detected a particularly dirty spot.

A couple of weeks ago we had this big asterisk on the floor because the Roomba was going in zigzags trying to get the spot, she said.

Roomba.
Roomba. Photograph: Katherine Anne Rose for the Observer

Los Angeles marine biologist Jonathan Williams endured a similar trauma. Its happened three times in the past few months, ever since his family moved to a house with their pug, Alice.

The first time it happened he came back from work to find tread-marks of caked-in poop all over the house.

The next two times were much worse. Its almost like [Alice the pug] deliberately left it right in front of its path at the start of the cycle.

The last time it happened, Alice had been out in the morning and evacuated her bowels, lulling Williams and his wife into a false sense of security. We thought it was safe and we could run it, but it seems like she was storing some up for us.

Quite honestly, we see this a lot, said a spokesman from iRobot, the company that makes the Roomba.

We generally tell people to try not to schedule your vacuum if you know you have dogs that may create such a mess. With animals anything can happen.

Are there any plans to introduce any poop detection technology to the product? Our engineers are always trying to figure out ways to help people with their problems, and weve known this is an issue people deal with.

He suggests that it might be possible to introduce a specific sensor or feces-specific image recognition.

I cant say we have the solution yet but its certainly something our engineers are aware of.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/15/roomba-robot-vacuum-poopocalypse-facebook-post

Rugby Kitty — Invasion of the Black Cats

A black cat flies down a rugby league field in Australia.

Image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Random black cats may be an unwelcome sight for some people, but not in this case.

A black cat invaded the field in a Sunday afternoon match between Australian rugby league teams the Penrith Panthers and the Cronulla Sharks.

The cat turned out to be a pleasant distraction for fans, as home team the Panthers lost 26-10 to league leaders the Sharks.Anyway, enough about sportsball, here is the majestic feline that will become the hero of your hearts.

It isn’t clear what happened to our new favourite black cat since Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, as it left the field promptly after its brief adventure in professional sports.

The moment inspired its very own Twitter account and plenty of commentary online.It’s clear, the fans want more cats.

OK, here is one more photo of the black cat.

Image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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