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Friday Happy Hour: Amazing Pet Tricks

By now you've probably heard of Oscar, the magical Rhode Island cat who can smell death coming hours away. Just in case, here's an excerpt from CNN:

oscarcat.jpg"The 2-year-old feline was adopted as a kitten and grew up in a third-floor dementia unit at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The facility treats people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and other illnesses. After about six months, the staff noticed Oscar would make his own rounds, just like the doctors and nurses. He'd sniff and observe patients, then sit beside people who would wind up dying in a few hours."

baileyshore.jpgThis is one of those slightly morbid yet fascinating topics that's perfect for a virtual cocktail party like ours. Maybe your pets have never been harbingers of death, but I've heard amazing stories of dogs and cats predicting hurricanes, sniffing out cancer and becoming serene around just-barely-pregnant women. We've yet to see anything like this from Bailey, but she's not even two and always very busy.

Do your pets have magical powers? As always, this is just a jumping off point. The conversation will go where you take it.

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail

Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

Brought to us by , the festive cocktail is created with a few simple ingredients and supplies. Please resist the urge to shake it up. Instructions here.

This article originally appeared on Foodiggity. Follow Foodiggity on Facebook and Twitter.

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!

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