Republicans/Democrats, Sunnis/Shiites, black/white, Americans/the rest of the world: we all oughta take a lesson from the animal kingdom. A mother lion in captivity gave birth to three premature cubs, but due to low birth weight they all died. When the mother's health started drastically declining due, most likely, to depression, the zoo lined her up with the only orphans they could find--a batch of piglets, cleverly disguised as tiger cubs. [via eyebeam]
And in Germany, a swan demonstrates that love knows no bounds: a black swan in Muenster has reportedly fallen in love with a white, swan-shaped paddleboat many times its size.