Baby Moose Beats the Crap Out of Scientist
Moose aren't charmers, but you expect their wee ones to be at least somewhat polite, right? Well, after fitting a moose calf with a radio collar, a Maine wildlife researcher expected it to caper off and someday be impregnated by Bullwinkle or whatever. Instead, this mooseling did a 180 and promptly kicked the man's ass, twice in one minute.
Note that the moose steamrollered him upon being referred to as a "little girl" and a "mean girl" -- obviously this poor dude's stumbled upon the trigger word from some abandoned CIA project to weaponize the Seattle Mariners' mascot.
Roving Packs of Chihuahuas Terrorize Phoenix
What happens when you cross Alfred Hitchcock with extraordinarily irritating 1990s Taco Bell commercials? You get the dilemma that the city of Phoenix now faces -- that is, packs of eight to 12 football-size animals running rampant through the streets, terrorizing schoolchildren, joggers, and the lawns and shins of the innocent.
"I didn't choose thug life. Thug life chose me."
How bad is it? Animal control authorities received over 6,000 calls about feral Chihuahuas running loose in Phoenix's Maryvale neighborhood in 2013. If there's a silver lining to this veritable Chihuapocalypse, it's that at least they aren't mastiffs.
Aaron Granger is a chemist and writes about science projects in his spare time. He updates his website, (Im)practical Science, roughly whenever.
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