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This Cat-Friendly Furniture Can Be Arranged Like Tetris Blocks

Put on "Korobeiniki" and watch your cats dart in, on, and around Katris—the Tetris-themed modular furniture that doubles as a feline tree and scratcher.

This set can be assembled and reassembled using reusable clips to fit a range of spaces and styles. Each piece is made from durable, recyclable cardboard and can withstand over 300 pounds of force. Even if you don’t have a feline friend of your own, Katris can make unique, customizable storage for books, shoes, and other human-exclusive items. And if you do share your home with a cat, this could finally be a coffee table you won’t mind getting scratched up. You can buy your own set from Amazon.

Katris via Youtube

Katris via Youtube

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Forget dalmatians—in remote parts of Northern California, mules are the fire department's four-legged helpers of choice.

When a blaze roars to life in a residential area, firefighters can use trucks to transport the tools needed to battle it. But in the California wilderness, where vehicles—and sometimes thanks to environmental restrictions, helicopters—can’t venture, mules bear the burden. According to Business Insider, the donkey-horse hybrids can carry 120 pounds of supplies apiece while walking 4 mph up rugged terrain. Llamas are also capable of making the trek, but mules are preferred for their resilience and intelligence.

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These animals do extraordinary work for the country, but they’re not the only mules assisting the U.S. government. The Havasupai village of Supai is located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and the mail is delivered there each day by parcel-toting mules.

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