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  1. New Study Says Giant Ancient Sloths Were Aquatic

    Just when you though it was safe to get back in the water.

    Sometimes I resent evolution. A study published this week in the Proceedings of Royal Society B. claims that millions of years ago, sloths were six-feet long and spent most of their lives in the water. Thank you, survival of the fittest, for depriving me of a world full of underwater sloth rides and hypnotically slow games of beach volleyball.

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  2. Monday Cute: If One of These Sloth Tees Replaced Three Wolf Moon, We’d Be Okay With It

    and let it be known

    Good morning. There is an Amazon retailer that sells shirts of sloths doing various things they probably shouldn't. Like stripping, attacking the Hindenburg, or co-starring in Dirty Dancing. They pretty much all come in women's sizes too. Don't say I never did anything for you.

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  3. Sloths Could Be Carrying Cancer Treatment Around On Their Backs

    Slow and steady may win the race

    Obviously sloths are adorable, but unfortunately their extreme cuteness alone isn't enough to stop us from "fern gullying" their habitat. Thankfully, a study done on the medicinal value of sloth fungi may provide huge incentives for us to conserve their rainforest home.

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  4. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sloth Poop

    Sloths are adorable, even at their grossest.

    It's not surprising to hear that sloths are too chill to poop more than once a week. But why do they do it on the forest floor? Ecologists are studying the poop pilgrimage of the three-toed sloth, and the science behind it is a little weirder than what we would expect from such cute little squirts.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: All the Women of the Supreme Court Get One Portrait

    Things We Saw Today

    Okay, now do one for the men. It should only take you about thirty two years, which, incidentally, is how long it's been since the first female American Supreme Court justice took the bench for the first time. (HuffPo)

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  6. 101 Fictional Characters From Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and More as Sloths

    Just What You've Always Wanted

    The artist behind Shitty Watercolour embarked on a noble quest: To draw 101 fictional characters as sloths. Game of Thrones. Harry Potter. Doctor Who. They're all here, and all sloth-y. As if that's not brilliant enough, his website and Society6 pages are a treasure trove of even more sloth illustrations. Don't delay (or do): Click the cut and see some of our favorites.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Hey, People at SDCC. Buy Us Some Direwolf Plushies.

    Things We Saw Today

    Yes, but do any of these SDCC-exclusive stuffed direwolves [Game of Thrones season three finale spoiler] have a detachable head? Head to io9 for Factory Entertainment's three-eyed-crow and dragon egg plushies.

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  8. Rings, in the Shape of Sloths, to Hug Your Fingers

    Awwwwww

    "In most conditions, the fur hosts two species of symbiotic cyanobacteria, which provide camouflage. Because of the cyanobacteria, sloth fur is a small ecosystem of its own, hosting many species of non-parasitic insects." - Wikipedia. Previously in Rings and Sloths

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  9. Things We Saw Today: The Wolverine Finally Gets Another Good Poster

    Things We Saw Today

    The Wolverine has gone back to calligraphy-inspired basics for the first poster of villain Silver Samurai. It's not as good as this one, but it's miles better than these. (Digital Spy)

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  10. Here is a Sloth Cuddling With a Cat and Giving it Skritches

    Awwwwww

    I was going to save this for Monday Cute, but I think its place is here. Its place is now.

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