Cheaper and safer pet brush


My dog groomer told me the brushes I've been using on my pals are not good for them, or their coats. She recommends I use this slicker brush.

A few weeks ago I reviewed the Furminator, a brush that removes great amounts of hair, and mats, from both my Cavalier King Charles and Main Coon cat. Today my groomer told me to throw it away! She showed me a number of small cuts on my pup that are a result of using that brush. Her suggestion is a simple slicker brush.

I like this brush and it works well on the smaller animals with lighter fur. It'll last a few months before the pins become bent totally out of shape. The quick release mechanism for hair is pretty helpful, and slightly bends the pins back into shape with each use. That said, I'm glad these are only $9 as they wear out in 3-6 months.

I love the ease of use and speed of the Fulminator. I can still use it, but not when the dog has really bad mats or stuff caught in her cottonball like fur, apparently it is too easy for her skin to get caught in it. Most of the time I'll be using a simple slicker.

Sorry, Pretzel!

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Cube-shaped dogs were all the rage at the Tokyo dog show in Japan


Like dogs stepping right out of a Minecraft realm, these boxy canine cube cuts were the trend this year at a Tokyo dog show. Grooming has never been so fashion-forward!


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Urinal mint-scented soap

Other manly scents available from ManHands' Etsy store include leather, cash and bacon. [via Uncrate] Read the rest

Switching to a straight razor

I stared, face lathered up, sweat dripping, hand shaking, into the fogging mirror in my bathroom almost every day for over 2 weeks before I built up the courage to actually put the 4" razor to my face and take a swipe.

The fact that I hadn't shaved on any regular basis for any period in my life because of the bloody mess that inevitably ensued didn't help matters, but mostly I was just afraid of slicing my jugular wide open and being mocked after my death for as the idiot who even attempted this in the first place. I took a deep breath and went for it. Read the rest

X-Wing fighter in beard

This is Chad Roberts, who wins the Internet today with a Star Wars X-Wing beard.

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Shaving with a shovel

A Russian tabloid features the story of Nizhny Novgorod Alexander Karpenko, who taught himself to shave with a shovel (also a hatchet and a pair of scissors), inspired by his grandad's stories of shaving with a shovel in wartime.

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