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jackmauro - published on 08/20/16

We’ve got a fresh batch of links for you. Make sure you don’t read them too fast or you’ll get brain-burn:

Postman Writes Little Letters For Dog Who Loves Getting Mail – (thedodo.com)

This postman always hands off the mail to a family’s dog. The two have such a rapport that the mailman will carry extra envelopes with notes on them when there is no mail to deliver.

Dad Loses 300 Pounds By Walking To Walmart Every Time He Wants To Eat – (littlethings.com)

The most charismatic man in the world has lost more than half of his total body weight. His secret? Throwing away all the food in his house and walking to Walmart and back each time he wanted to cook a meal:

Injured Animals Get Second Chance With 3-D Printed Limbs (Nationalgeographic.com)

Doctors in Brazil have come up with a creative way to help animals who have lost body parts — print them new ones:

When the greylag goose was dropped off at a animal rescue center near São Paulo, Brazil, in December 2015, she was missing most of her bill. Volunteers at Friends of the Sea fed her baby food, but the process was time-consuming and left the bird completely dependent on her human caregivers. So the rescue center contacted Miamoto, a local dentist who specializes in 3-D facial and dental reconstructions, to make Vitória a prosthetic beak made from a 3-D printer. (Also see “Amputee Tortoise Gets Moving With Wheels.”) Miamoto is part of a group called Animal Avengers, which consists of an all-volunteer crew of veterinarians, 3-D computer modeling experts, and Miamoto, who create custom prosthetics for wild and domestic animals using 3-D printers.

Diggers just discovered a 2,500-pound T. rex skull in Montana – (Mashable.com)

Archaeologists have found the skull of a T. rex in Montana:

In the rocky hills of what is now Montana, a Tyrannosaurus rex once lumbered across the land, standing as high as 20-feet tall and stretching up to 40-feet long. Some 66 million years later, a team of U.S. paleontologists have unearthed its skull, making an extremely rare find for the realm of dinosaur fossils. The 2,500-pound boulder of a bone traveled west this week to Seattle, where it arrived at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. “The combination of the skull features, the size of the bones, and the honeycomb-like appearance of the bones tell us this is a T. rex,” Greg Wilson, the museum’s adjunct curator of vertebrate paleontology, said in a media release on Wednesday
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