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10 Amazing Vids of Dogs Hangin' 20

While surfing may have originated in ancient Polynesian culture hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, the man who gets all the credit for bringing it to California's shores (via Hawaii) is George Freeth. Henry Huntington, the railroad magnate, invited Freeth to Redondo Beach in 1907 and billed it like this: "Come see the man who can walk on water." Seems 100 years ago, Freeth was borderline circus freak.

A lot has changed since 1907. Just about everyone and his dog is now comfortable "walking on water." And when I say dog, I literally mean dog! Check out these awe-some vids if you don't believe me. (And, yes, I realize it should say hangin' 18, not 20... but that just sounds wrong.)

1. Forget hangin' 20 - Nani can hang 40!

Let's start with Nani, a 5-year-old Bernese Mountain dog. Wait til you get to the part where Nani is joined by Kia for some hilarious tandem action!

2. Ricochet away!

This one features Riccochet the surfer dog catching a wave into the beach.

3. Dozier, you are the dog!

Check out surf dog Dozier at the 2009 surf Dog Surf a Thon put on by the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter. The event which takes place at Dog Beach in Del mar helped raise nearly $50,000 for homeless pets and educational programs.

4. El Rollo?

This terrier, Sam, has some stiff competition from a 4-month-old Peruvian kitten!

5. Gnarlatious!

More Nani here. She's only 85 lbs, btw.

6. Surf City Surf Dog

Found this one embedded over on the Los Angeles Times site. Epic!

7. Hot-Dogging, anyone?

More Dozier here. Mondo mondo!

8. Buddy: Lord of Dogtown!

This Jack Russell terrier from Ventura can really work the longboard!

9. Every wave is a BIG wave when you're only a foot tall!

10. Sea-bound hounds R Rad!

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

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Watch an Antarctic Minke Whale Feed in a First-of-Its-Kind Video
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New research from the World Wildlife Fund is giving us a rare glimpse into the world of the mysterious minke whale. The WWF worked with Australian Antarctic researchers to tag minke whales with cameras for the first time, watching where and how the animals feed.

The camera attaches to the whale's body with suction cups. In the case of the video below, the camera accidentally slid down the side of the minke whale's body, providing an unexpected look at the way its throat moves as it feeds.

Minke whales are one of the smallest baleen whales, but they're still pretty substantial animals, growing 30 to 35 feet long and weighing up to 20,000 pounds. Unlike other baleen whales, though, they're small enough to maneuver in tight spaces like within sea ice, a helpful adaptation for living in Antarctic waters. They feed by lunging through the sea, gulping huge amounts of water along with krill and small fish, and then filtering the mix through their baleen.

The WWF video shows just how quickly the minke can process this treat-laden water. The whale could lunge, process, and lunge again every 10 seconds. "He was like a Pac-Man continuously feeding," Ari Friedlaender, the lead scientist on the project, described in a press statement.

The video research, conducted under the International Whaling Commission's Southern Ocean Research Partnership, is part of WWF's efforts to protect critical feeding areas for whales in the region.

If that's not enough whale for you, you can also watch the full 13-minute research video below:

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Mind-Bending Tape Art
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These surreal installations are made entirely of tape. They're the creation of artist Darel Carey, who has made it his mission to "dimensionalize" flat surfaces into 3D topographies. See more of his trippy tape art on Instagram

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