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One of our favorite things in the world is interspecies friendships. They're so cool and interesting, and the circumstances which led to those friendships are just as interesting if not more. The latest unlikely friendship that we've come across is one that seems like it's straight out of a Disney movie - a meerkat, a hyena cub, and two lion cubs.

Yeah, we know, aren't hyenas and lions mortal enemies? And isn't a meerkat merely a snack for hyenas and lions? Normally, the answer to both would be yes. But in this situation, under their special circumstances, in a zoo in South Africa, a strange and beautiful friendship has formed. 

These adorable animals all met when they were just babies. As they explain in the video: Qala - the hyena - arrived at the zoo as an orphan after her mom was caught in a farmer's trap, Safari and Sussie - the lion cubs - were rejected by their mother at birth, and Pokkel - the coolest meerkat in the world - was found simply wandering alone without its family.

Their friendship may not last forever, since both the lions and hyena are growing, and their instincts should be kicking in soon, so even playfighting might become dangerous for Pokkel. But for now, this is one of the cutest unlikely friendships we've ever seen, and we're glad that these cuties are enjoying each other. 

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Twitter Thread Reveals Bizarre Genius Of Painted African Movie Posters

We've seen some funky movie posters from the Soviet Union and Poland, but Twitter user @Retr0Joe managed to completely overshadow both with his thread of hand painted African movie posters. Apparently, due to licensing issues, some African movie theaters would hire artists to paint the promotional posters for their theaters. Most of these artists were completely ignorant of the film plots, so they'd have to fake it. And apparently that means a lot more guns, a lot more violence, and unexpected cameos from Michael Jackson. And if these aren't enough for you, there are tons more to be found in the thread.

African movie posters that are hand painted due to licensing issues, space jam, mrs doubtfire, jurassic park, michael jackson | tweet by Retr0Joe thread African Movie Posters Due licensing and printing costs, some African theaters gave task artists paint posters movies being shown Some artists had no reference movie they drawing so some just guessed Here are my favourites.. SPACE JAM MICHAEL JORDAN BUGS BUNNY badly drawn characters movie poster
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Lost Species Rediscovered After 50 Years: The Elephant Shrew

Wow! The elephant shrew was considered a lost species up until recently! It hasn't been seen in 50 years, last scientific recording being back in the 1970s.

A country in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti, the creature was found during a scientific expedition. Found alive and well, we should add. 

The elephant shrew is so tiny, it can fit in the palm of your hand.  They are neither elephants nor shrews but do have a distinctive trunk-like nose. The elephant shrew actually is related to aardvarks, elephants, and manatees, believe it or not. 

Steven Heritage, a research scientist at the Duke University Lemur Center in Durham, and a member of the expedition that re-discovered the elephant shrew said he was thrilled to put the once lost species back on the radar! 

Heritage told BBC, "We were really excited and elated when we opened the first trap that had an elephant shrew in it, a Somali sengi. We did not know which species occurred in Djibouti and when we saw the diagnostic feature of a little tufted tail, we looked at each other and we knew that it was something special."

Story via BBC

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This lovely and fierce lioness was separated from her pride for 3 days, and on the third day, she came across a pack of lions. Unsure, she slowly walks forward.. then you see the moment of recognization has come to all the lioness's present and it's a beautiful reunion. 

So happy you found your family, beautiful lioness! 

This video was taken near Skukuza in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Thread Of African Movie Posters Is All We Need Today

Thanks to Twitter user, @Retr0Joe, for bringing African movie posters into the spotlight -- we can comfortable say this is the best thing we've seen all day.

The artist behind these magnificent artworks is Daniel Anum Jasper. D.A. Jasper has been a pioneer of Ghana movie poster painting since the 1980s. You can see more of his work on Instagram

What an amazing day to be alive. 

movie posters funny lol amazing classics ghana africa | tweet by RetrOJoe thread African Movie Posters Due licensing and printing costs, some African theaters gave task artists paint posters movies being shown Some artists had no reference movie they drawing so some just guessed Here are my favourites. space jam mrs. doubtfire
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20+ Fantasy Memes That Are Out Of This World Funny

Fantasy Object-Labeling memes took over our timelines earlier this year, handling subjects both cliche (millennials and avocado toasts) to intensely relatable (eating cheese out of the bag at 3 am). Here's another batch of the best.

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Dude Trolls Obvious Scammer In An Act Of Satisfying Heroics

You don't have to be a Boomer to be targeted by scammers from Africa. When this dude was messaged on Facebook by a suspicious profile, he decided to have a little fun with his new friend "Lisa." We're glad he did.

Funny texts between Facebook scammer and a dude trolling them.
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20+ Fantasy Memes That Are Out Of This World Funny

Fantasy Object-Labeling memes took over our timelines earlier this year, handling subjects both cliche (millennials and avocado toasts) to intensely relatable (eating cheese out of the bag at 3 am). Here's another batch of the best.

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