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tags: gorilla, death, mortality, science, humor, funny, satire, fucking hilarious, Onion News Network, ONN, streaming video Tulane University researchers have successfully taught a captive gorilla that he will die one day. The gorilla, named Quigley, is now able to experience the crippling fear of impending death previously only accessible to humans.

tags: Christians, religion, death, humor, streaming video A scientific study recently found that Christians are more likely to have aggressive medical care at the end of their lives — why is that if heaven is so wonderful? In this video, Edward Current, the defender of Christianity everywhere, explains why Christians do not want to go…

tags: bird behavior, emotional lives of animals, ornithology, birds, avian, photoessay The bird calls out after realising that his (her?) mate is dead Image: Wilson Hsu, AbuNawaf.com [larger view]. There are many inexplicable and tragic events in nature, yet few are captured on film. Here is an interesting series of photographs depicting a pair of…

tags: Big Brown, horseracing, Preakness Stakes, Triple Crown Kent Desmoreaux rides Big Brown across the finish line at the 2008 Preakness Stakes today. The horse’s ears are pricked forward, indicating that he is running easily. Image: Jonathan Ernst (Reuters). Odds-on favorite and Kentucky Derby winner, Big Brown, won the Preakness Stakes today by 5 1/4…

tags: researchblogging.org, animals, predict death, Oscar the cat, New England Journal of Medicine Oscar the cat provides comfort to the dying. According to an article that was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a two-year-old cat that lives in Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, can correctly predict…