Gender reveal parties are always exciting as couples couldn’t wait to let people close to their hearts know whether they’re having a girl or a boy. There are different themes would-be parents would go for when revealing the gender of their unborn.
A couple from Ponchatoula, Louisiana, Mike Kliebert and Rebecca Miller, however, decided to stray away from the usual gender reveal parties involving cakes, cupcakes or popping balloons. They’ve gone to the extreme by using an alligator instead.
The trending couple, Rebecca and Mike, used an alligator for their baby's gender reveal.
As they are professional trained alligator handlers themselves, they couldn’t think of a better way to make the gender reveal more personal. Kliebert, in an interview with TODAY, said:
“Being that alligators are part of our family, we wanted to include them in our gender reveal.”
Since the couple wanted the event to be extra special and personal, they chose a 60-year-old gator that was hatched by Kliebert’s grandfather back in 1957.
The alligator’s name is Sally and she is as trained as she could be for she recognizes her name by responding to it and could understand color signals and commands.
The Facebook video was shared by Mike’s sister, Melody Kliebert, went viral.
Sally had a hollowed-out watermelon inside his mouth while Mike and Rebecca’s family and friends surrounded the reptile and waited in anticipation. The alligator then took a bite, with blueberry Jell-O spitting out which simply meant that the couple is having a boy!
Blue Jell-o leaked out from Sally's jaws!
Rebecca was hoping for a girl. Mike, on the other hand, was more aggressive in hoping for a boy. He even prayed for a baby boy before he placed the watermelon into the alligator’s mouth.
The Kliebert family is happy with their soon-to-be newest addition to the family.
Rebecca and Mike’s baby will be named River Joseph Daniel Kliebert and he is expected to be born in late July.
Kids Who Own Dogs Have Better Relationships With Parents and Friends, Says Study
Furry friends help children cope with stress better, too!
A recent study has revealed that children who have pet dogs have a better relationship with their parents and best friends. Furthermore, the study has also confirmed the long-standing belief that children cope from their stress better if they own a dog.
The study, which was conducted by researchers from Kent State University, involved 99 children aging from 9 to 11 years old, all of whom own a dog. Upon answering the questionnaire asking them about their relationships with their dogs, parents, and friends, it was revealed that those who have a close connection with their pet dogs also have a strong relationship with their parents and best friends.
A recent study has discovered that children who have a good relationship with their dogs also have better relationships in life.
According to Kent State psychology professor and the lead researcher of the study Kathryn Kerns, it is unclear, though, which of the surveyed relationships comes first. Hence, it is possible for children to have a better relationship with their pets because the relationship they have with their parents is their model, or it could be that their caring attitude towards their pets make them closer towards the humans around them. ...
Male Sperm Whale Beached in Spain D**d After Swallowing 29kg of Plastic, Autopsy Reveals
Unfortunately, plastic pollution remains to be a massive threat to marine life.
We’ve always known that marine life and plastic do not go together and so it’s always heartbreaking when we hear stories such as this one. Back in February, reports have told us of a young, male sperm whale that was washed ashore in southern Spain. Now authorities have finally pinpointed the animal’s cause of death.
According to regional officers, autopsy showed that the whale has ingested 29 kilograms of waste such as plastic bags, nets, ropes, sacks, and a plastic can, among others. The waste were all found in the creature’s intestines and stomach.
The male sperm whale died because of abdomen inflammation due to plastic ingestion.
El Valle Wildlife Rescue representatives confirmed this and said that it was possibly the result of ingesting a huge amount of plastic....
Mummified Monkey Found at Dayton’s, Minneapolis Baffles Netizens
How did the animal get there?
Construction workers at the ongoing renovation of the old Dayton’s department store in Minneapolis were recently treated to a baffling surprise as they found a mummified monkey in the building. When the photo of the puzzling discovery was shared online, various theories as to how the poor monkey ended up in the ceiling of the old department store flooded the comments section of the Old Minneapolis Facebook page.
Last weekend, an incognito source who claims to be working on the renovation of the the Dayton department store shared a photo of what seems to be a mummified monkey to the Old Minneapolis Facebook page. While the source did not reveal much about the photo, the comments section of the said Facebook page later revealed more details about the discovery.
A mummified monkey was recently discovered at the ongoing renovation of Dayton's Minneapolis.
“The contributor didn't give us a lot of detail. Didn't say where it was found in the building, but through all the comments and replies flowing in since, we found that the area the monkey was found was a sublevel,” said Alan Freed, one of the administrators for the Old Minneapolis page....