Given his recent travels to Africa and a number of domestic stops in the U.S., surely President Obama would have some time to swing by Albuquerque, NM for a quick tea party.
At least that was Fiona’s logic. The hedgehog sent an E-vite to the White House three months ago, allowing the president ample time to respond and prepare (he is busy, after all),
“There was no RSVP, but she held out hope,” says Cameron Skilet, a source familiar with the situation. “She set the table, made snacks, and had some really delicious herbal on tap.”
Then she waited.
“She ended up eating everything herself,” says Skillet. “After waiting six hours, she finally acknowledged Barack probably wouldn’t make it.”
Submitted by Tanya Jeffries.
After a stint as an English teach in the public school system, Albert Spinestein the hedgehog became increasingly frustrated with the inequality of education.
“He saw a lot of kids falling through the cracks,” says Henry Diamond, the superintendent in the district where Spinestein taught for three years. “Every kid should get the same quality of education, but unfortunately, that’s just not the case.”
So Spinestein struck out on his own, and with some family money and donations from the community, opened Hedge County Day School.
“We focus on small class sizes and conscientious enrichment,” says Elena Brogen, a teacher who has taken on two classrooms at the new school, which serves grades one through eight. “We have the time to work one on one with young hedgehogs who need special attention. Just because you’re struggling in school doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a shot at a great education.”
Hedgehog Travelogue Takes Blogging World by Storm
Plenty of hedgehogs travel the world, but few document their exploits with selfies. Biddy is the notable exception.
He’s toured more than 20 U.S. national parks and seen world monuments few would dream of. But he’s really captured the Internet’s attention with his popular website: Biddy’s Hedgehog Travelogue Blog.
“He’s also huge on Instagram,” says Darren Oslo, social media editor for the Washington Post. "Basically, any social network where he can post a selfie in front of a waterfall and brag about the view, he’s popular there.“
Via biddythehedgehog (h/t reddit)
Hedgehog Heiress Funds Art Museum
Calico the hedgehog, heiress to a vast toilet paper tube fortune, has announced plans to build a new art museum in Philadelphia, PA.
The museum has been designed by famed architect Rem Koolhaas and will feature artworks by all the great hedgehog masters. It will also contain a special wing of artifacts from an ancient tribe of Māori hedgehogs.
“Calico has been a collector for years,” said museum curator Alison Kerny. “She’s amassed this amazing collection, but had no way to share it with the world. At the same time, most museums aren’t really designed for hedgehogs. They’re just too big.”
Calico’s museum is slated to open in 2017.