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Fresh Off the Net: The Spite House, Viking Cats, Labor of Love, St. Michael Shrine

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The Daily Catch - published on 09/24/16

Good Morning! It’s Saturday and we’ve got a great lineup of links. They were up long before you were but they’re still as fresh as when we pulled them out of the net!

Scorned Divorcee Builds 4-Foot Wide House To Get Revenge On Greedy Ex-Husband – (Littlethings.com)

This is the most adorable little house in the world. The front of it looks so grand, but as the realtor put it best, it looks like “a wedge of cheese”:

There are two different stories behind the “Seattle Spite House.” One story is that a neighbor lowballed the property owner, saying he couldn’t build on the land — and so the owner built the home out of spite. But the most popular story is about a couple who got divorced decades ago. According to OregonLive, the husband got the house and gave the small slice of front yard to his ex-wife. However, he told her the yard was too small for her to use, anyway. Out of spite, she squeezed the pie-shaped home into the lot… and it’s been there ever since.
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Cats sailed with Vikings to conquer the world, genetic study reveals – (sciencealert.com)

We know a lot about the lineage of dogs, but not much at all about cats who have lived besides humans for thousands of years.

Found in more than 30 archaeological sites in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, these ancient feline specimens are helping researchers to finally piece together the beginnings of an animal that we share our beds with, but know surprisingly little about. “We don’t know the history of ancient cats. We do not know their origin, we don’t know how their dispersal occurred,” one of the team, Eva-Maria Geigl, an evolutionary geneticist from the Institut Jacques Monod in France, told Ewen Callaway at Nature.

His Pregnant Wife Texts Him While He’s In A Hotel Room, Then He Secretly Sets Up A Camera – (Littlethings.com)

Casey Neistat got a text that his wife was in labor and documented his immediate rush across country. You can see more of his documented travels here.

Since 2010, Casey Neistat has been famous on the internet for documenting his awesome travels around the world. The 30-something filmmaker and online personality is highly popular on YouTube, but this particular video stands out from the rest for being especially heartwarming. Casey was staying in a hotel by himself when one day, a single text message changed his life forever.
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An Intercession Of The Great Archangel – (Spiritdaily.com)

The incredible story of Saint Michael the Archangel’s appearing to Diego Lazaro in 1631. The Archangel lead him to a healing spring where now stands a shrine to the First Defender.

And as Diego recounted, the great archangel “transported me to the place he had told me about before. With Saint Michael going before me through the night, everything was illuminated as the great prince passed, as if it were midday. Rocks and branches split apart as he passed, clearing a path for us. As we reached a certain spot, I saw Saint Michael holding a golden staff topped with a cross.” (Who said there is not a devil under every rock?) “From the place I touch with this staff you will see flowing the miraculous spring I told you about during the procession,” said the archangel. “Make it clear to everyone that the illness you have suffered is a fruit of your disobedience.’
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