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Animals, Fire, and Girls: Fat rat stuck in manhole rescued by firefighters in Germany KATE LYONS FEBRUARY 27, 2019 A multi-agency rescue operation has taken place in the town of Bensheim in Germany after a tubby rat became stuck in a manhole cover. The rat, still plump with winterspeck - which translates literally as winter bacon and refers to extra pounds piled on in the colder months became stuck after it tried to squeeze through a small gap in the sewer cover. The Auerbach volunteer fire brigade was called in, as was the Rhein Neckar animal rescue team, and together a team of about eight rescuers was able to raise the cover and pull the rat free. It took about eight firefighters and an animal expert to help the rat to freedom. Photograph: Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar/ Freiwillige Feuerwehr Auerbach The rat had quite a lot of winter fat and got stuck on its hips _nothing was going forward and nothing back," animal rescuer Michael Sehr told news agency DPA Photos of the rat showed its head and rotund torso poking out of the hole, with its bottom half obscured by the sewer cover. In one image it seemed to almost be calling for hilfe. The fire brigade said the rat escaped unhurt. "The animal was subsequently released again into the wild. The fire department's operation was completed after a good 25 minutes," said the Auerbach fire department. After the successful rescue, two young girls presented the animal rescue teanm with a gift to say thank you- a drawing of a rat surrounded by love hearts with the word "danke!" written on it. Sehr told DPA he did not have any qualms about rescuing the rat. "Even animals that are hated by many people deserve respect," he said. True story

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Memes, Date, and Tomorrow: I WOOF YOU SO MUCH, who is still looking for a date for tomorrow?! I can squeeze ya in😉🥰💗

I WOOF YOU SO MUCH, who is still looking for a date for tomorrow?! I can squeeze ya in😉🥰💗

Advice, Community, and Cute: Wrist Exerc Cheat-Sheet This is an advice I want to give everyone in the Splatoon Community (and also gamers, programmers and artists alike): To prevent weakness, soreness or even injury make sure to exercise your hands and wrists properly before playing! This will only take a quick minute or two but could make a huge difference and helps keeping your hands and wrists healthy and flexible. Sad Italian! Splatted Salt Shaker! Vou can use your second hand for additional stretching! gtop! Zombies! Flop-Flop! Defeat? Squeeze! Do Squids have fingernails? |These exercises should not be done by people with inflammation or serious joint damage unless recommended by a healthcare professional This sheet was illustrated by @CaptainHanyuu. Special thanks to Burnburnss and Kurage-Splatoon! jumpingjacktrash: blarghnessrawr: jvk-illustrations: I drew a quick chart about good wrist and finger exercise before playing Splatoon (or engaging in any other intense activity such as but not limited to gaming in general, programming, drawing, computer work etc.)As with all stretching exercise, these should only be done in moderate speed. You only want to loosen up, not break your hands!!… and it kinda exploded on twitter haha This is a good thing to have explode anywhere. I did some of these and my wrist felt a ton better. I do a lot of typing and repetitive motions at work (need to do more drawing) but my right wrist is always JACKED. This is such a cute and great guide for exercises all in one place! i write my first drafts longhand with a fountain pen. great for creativity (can’t backspace with a pen, and colorful ink makes everything better!) but hard on the hand. i’ve been doing some things sort of like this but it’s nice to have a reference sheet. i bet these would be good for avoiding knitting cramps too.

jumpingjacktrash: blarghnessrawr: jvk-illustrations: I drew a quick chart about good wrist and finger exercise before playing Splatoon (or ...