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Ferret Choir Practice Derailed by Earworm
Practice for the local ferret choir was completely derailed this morning when an pop music earworm infected the entire group.
They were in the middle of practicing “Friede auf Erden” by Arnold Schoenberg, a challenging piece of choral music, when one ferret began to hum “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles, said choir director Cristobal Turcescu. 
"Pretty soon, everyone was humming it, and practice was effectively ruined," he said.
Turcescu said he’s worried that they’ll be ready in time for their performance next week.
"We’ve still got a lot to work on," he said, "and I’ll be damned if I send the choir up on stage singing The Beatles!"
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Ferret Choir Practice Derailed by Earworm

Practice for the local ferret choir was completely derailed this morning when an pop music earworm infected the entire group.

They were in the middle of practicing “Friede auf Erden” by Arnold Schoenberg, a challenging piece of choral music, when one ferret began to hum “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles, said choir director Cristobal Turcescu. 

"Pretty soon, everyone was humming it, and practice was effectively ruined," he said.

Turcescu said he’s worried that they’ll be ready in time for their performance next week.

"We’ve still got a lot to work on," he said, "and I’ll be damned if I send the choir up on stage singing The Beatles!"

Via fretchen_mutti.

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Hedgehog’s Doctor Advises Healthier Diet

Though his doctor has advised against it, Turbo the hedgehog begins each day with a breakfast of coffee and donuts. The hedgie, who works as an energy trader in Houston, TX, claims that he needs the boost of caffeine and sugar to get going so early.

But his doctor is worried.

"All that sugar and fat isn’t good for him," said Dr. Lucy Elms. "I could even get on board with the morning coffee and donut, but have you seen what he eats for lunch and dinner? Fast food, pizza, beer. It’s no good."

According to Elms, Turbo is going to eat himself into an early grave if he doesn’t watch it. 

"The bad food, the poor sleeping habits, the high stress job — it’s a recipe for disaster," she said.

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This Is PunPun: the Smartest Hedgehog in Japan

Meet PunPun, a six-month-old hedgie from Japan whose intelligence is testing off the charts.

"We’ve not seen anything quite like it," said Hideki Komatsu, a professor of hedgehog science at Kyushu University.  "PunPun’s IQ is testing at 152, which is near genius for humans — it is unheard of for hedgehogs."

PunPun’s friends say she keeps busy by reading from her large collection of books, and trying to best her own record at solving a Rubik’s cube (personal best: 73 seconds).

You can check out more photos of PunPun on her Instagram page.