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Inspired by Disney, man tries to rescue 101 Dalmatians
When Nelson Vergara saw Disney's "101 Dalmatians," he became so inspired, he decided to try to adopt 101 dalmations.
Nelson has since collected 42 Dalmatians, which live in the backyard of his small Chilean home. He even drives a white van decorated with black spots. He’s earned himself the nickname "Dalmatian Man."
However, the good deed is not all good. Neighbors complain about the odor coming from Nelson’s yard.
Also, some of the dogs Nelson has rescued suffer from malnutrition. He says he mostly relies on donations to feed them.
The number of dogs he's acquired and the conditions he keeps them in have led people to accuse him of animal hoarding.
18-MONTH-OLDS CAN TELL IF A PERSON IS FAKING EMOTIONS
You're not fooling anyone with that fake smile, not even a baby. New research finds that children as young as 18 months can tell when a parent is lying. Canadian researchers tested this by having participants between 15 and 18 months old watch an actor go through several scenarios. With each scenario the actor gave the appropriate response or the opposite reaction expected. Researchers say the 18-month-old babies knew when the actor's facial expression did not match what was happening, and that the toddlers showed empathy towards the actor only when they knew his sad face was justified. Researchers say, "Adults often try to shield infants from distress by putting on a happy face following a negative experience. But babies know the truth: as early as 18 months, they can implicitly understand which emotions go with which events." (Daily Mail)
Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Are Coming!
Nestlé is launching Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, which they say will change the traditional peanut butter cup forever.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are one of the most amazing candies in the world. They are chocolate-peanut butter perfection, and the fact that they are one of the top three chocolate candies on the market, proves just that. But in just a few more months there will be a new peanut butter cup on the block, and the competition could get cut throat.
Nestlé is launching Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, which they say will change the traditional peanut butter cup forever. “It’s the classic peanut butter cup,” Jeremy Vandervoet of Nestlé
The new candy will have a creamy peanut butter center and, of course, a milk chocolate coating, but there will be bits of Butterfinger in it for crunch and texture. They are also square instead of circle-shaped like the Reese's original.
Nestlé tested the product on thousands of tasters until the proportions of the three main ingredients were just right, and they are now apparently "scoring through the roof" according to Vandervoet. We'll just have to wait until January to find out for ourselves!