Posts Tagged ‘animals’

This particular post should actually be titled “Facebook and Tumblr Findings”.  Social media was made for cute animals.  As a result, I started to collect photos and videos of critters on skateboards.

One of the first I came across was a cat named Boomer featured on the page CATMANTOO.  After some digging, I learned that Boomer holds the Guinness World Record for Longest Human Tunnel Traveled Through by a Cat on a Skateboard (yeah it’s that specific).

Boomer learned how to push off the board himself so all he needs is a board and occasional help with steering.  A recent video also shows him skimboarding.  What a talented kitty!

Not to be outdone by their natural enemy, some mice have started shredding on fingerboards. Granted, there may have been more set-up involved, but this photo series by David M. Gallo on Tumblr is pretty sick. Check out one below.
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It’s not just mammals though. Tumblr brought me a shredding baby bird, also on a fingerboard, courtesy of grumsal (click the link—you won’t regret it). More recently, my Facebook feed contained this video of a turtle getting a boost on a board:

It was a small terrapin so it also used a fingerboard, but I wonder if there are any videos of bigger turtles on regular skateboards. If you find any, send me a link!

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Ever since I visited the New England Aquarium over Labor Day weekend, I’ve been even more obsessed with seals. C’mon, look at how adorable they are.
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That’s why I have to share this cute GoPro video that popped up on my Facebook feed.  Live Science guesses that it was a grey seal that crashed this surf session.  It’s very cool to see human and animals interact in never-before-seen ways.

Another friend recently shared a video that seemed very familiar to me.  There’s one very famous wheelchair stunt athlete, and sure enough it was Aaron “Wheelz” Fothingham.  He’s doing what he does best: busting out sick tricks on his wheelchair.