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It seems an unlikely place to find such a symbol of romance. But Mother Nature chose this bleakly beautiful Arctic landscape to leave her mark in the form of a stunning heart-shaped lake.
It has emerged as climate change melted the glacier that covered the area. Blocks of ice trapped during the glacier’s retreat caused the ground to cave in, creating a heart-like hollow, some 120ft by 90ft, that then filled with rainwater or snow melt.
The picture was taken by French photographer Bruno Mazodier on Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago.
The Norwegian island 620 miles from the North Pole is the most northerly inhabited-place on Earth, although people are outnumbered by polar bears.
Dr Bryn Hubbard, of Aberystwyth University, said: ‘The glaciers all through this island chain have receded, but the heart shape is an anomaly. You would do well to find another.’
This fat cat has been treating himself to too many kitty treats, weighing in at a whopping 10kg.
When it comes to bolting down all the nosh on offer, Lion has lived up to his name, taking the lion’s share of whatever is put in front of him — and then some, we suspect.
Lion has always enjoyed the finer foods on offer, preferring to dine on gourmet meals of chicken and rice.
As a result, he weighs about the same as a standard barbell, so no wonder this five-year-old cat is part of the growing obesity epidemic of fat cats waddling along the Gold Coast.
The weight problem for Coast felines has alarmed Cats on the Coast veterinarian Dr Kate Adams, who said Lion must lose weight in order to stay healthy.
She said the problem was more prevalent with indoor cats of people living in high-rise apartments.
“The overweight cats I’m seeing are much less active than cats with a healthy weight and face serious health risks simply because their owners may be giving them too much food,” she said.
“Obesity in cats increases the risk of a whole array of health problems such as diabetes and arthritis.
“However, we have an excellent weight control program available that will help cat owners to bring their cat back to its healthy weight.”
Depending on the animal’s size, the average weight for a healthy cat should be about four or 5kg.
Dr Adams said she had seen cats weighing as much as 11kg, putting them in the morbidly obese category.
“We have put Lion on a low-carb, low-fat eating program,” she said. “You can also incorporate exercise into a cat’s life by increasing their play, as well as putting their food on a shelf and making them jump for it.”
Lion’s owner Fiona Mattig said too many rich treats had seen her kitty put on the kilos.
“Lion has always loved his food,” she said.
“I used to feed him supermarket food but now we have him on obesity food for cats.
“We are hoping that Lion gets down to five kilos.
“At the moment he doesn’t have any major health problems but for him to live a healthy life, he has to lose the weight.”
Watch the video and see more fat pets: Lion’s share for this hefty feline
He fell into a coma after his heart stopped beating. After four days of floating somewhere between life and death, an Oceanside man is on his way to recovery. Mike Connolly woke up just before he was to be disconnected from life support.
As his family prepared to say goodbye, his son was reading a passage from the Bible when a tear ran down Mike’s cheek.
Read more and watch this story: Man In Coma Awakes Just As Life Support Is Removed
Second-grader Mathew Chase has personality for miles. While he may not be able to run down the road of life, He’s not letting a little problem keep him from reaching big goals.
“I really want kids to live. I don’t want them to die or suffer from any kind of heart surgeries.”
Mathew was born with only half of his heart, the right side. It’s a condition known as hypo plastic heart.
Doctors had to paralyze him for the first five days of his life waiting to perform surgery to reroute veins and arteries so he could live. Two more surgeries later, Mathew wants to make sure other children have the same chance at survival.
Read more and watch that story: Second-grader starts fundraiser with half of a heart
Mike Connelly’s family and many of his nurses are calling him a miracle man —- and doctors are hard-pressed to disagree.
The 56-year-old Vista man’s heart stopped in late January and he lay in a coma for 96 hours before his family tearfully gave the OK for physicians at Tri-City Medical Center to disconnect life support.
That’s when Connelly woke up.
His stepson, Mike Cooper, was reading Scripture beside Connelly’s hospital bed last week when he saw a tear slide down the man’s cheek.
Cooper said he didn’t think that was significant until he left the room and started walking down the hallway, only to hear shouts from a family member still at Connelly’s side.
“He said Mike was responding,” Cooper said. “I didn’t believe him, but I went back in there, and it was true. You would say his name, and he would turn his head toward you. It was a miracle.”
This is a very touching story. Read more: ‘Miracle’ recovery astounds man’s family