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  1. Science

    New Study Says Giant Ancient Sloths Were Aquatic

    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. Science

    Sloths Could Be Carrying Cancer Treatment Around On Their Backs

    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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  3. Science

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sloth Poop

    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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  4. Weird

    Hey You Guys! Here’s a Compilation of Adorable Sloth Videos

    The Internet is pretty much overrun by cute animals, and we're sure not complaining about that. There's no shortage of cat pictures online, but pound-for-pound there's nothing cuter than a baby sloth. The Internet could really use more adorable sloth content, so we fully support this video of comedic sloth facts that make up the latest installment of the YouTube show True Facts. Geekosystem love Sloth.

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  5. Science

    Sick Baby Sloths Are Shaved, Buttered, Swaddled, but Still Adorable [Video]

    When baby sloths get mange, it can be particularly difficult to treat. Fortunately Judy Avey-Arroyo at the Costa Rican sloth sanctuary has a solution: A shave, a slathering in a special lard mixture, and then swaddling in bandages. The treatment looks extreme, but it seems to work and has the added benefit of leaving the sloths looking cute as all get out.

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  6. Weird

    88 Seconds of Sloths, and One of Them is Wearing a Party Hat

    Sloths have the reputation for being the laziest animals on the planet, but frankly I think it's not only unfair, it hides the fact that sloths are also adorable. This point will surely be driven home in the upcoming documentary titled (no kidding): Too Cute! Baby Sloths, which premiers December 17th 8:00 PM EST on Animal Planet. In the meantime, you can watch an 88-second trailer, which includes the aforementioned sloths being extremely cute at the world's only sloth orphanage in Costa Rica.

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  7. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 5/23

    Shortform video platform VYou reels in 3 million in funding (TechCrunch) Rapture predictor's website gets convenient redesign (Giz) Woman earns college degree two decades after complete memory loss (WashPo) British footballer who threatened to sue Twitter over injunction breach named (SportsGrid) Hollywood's most interesting blockbuster failures of the past 25 years (Den of Geek) 10 things I remember about Napster (Thought Catalog) Dumb Tweets at brands (via Gorilla Mask) (title pic via Agent M Loves Tacos)

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  8. Entertainment

    It’s Monday, Have Some Adorable Sloths

    For almost twenty years, the kind folks at the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica have been caring for and rehabilitating injured and orphaned sloths who are brought in after encounters with cars, power lines, and sometimes just cruel humans. They are also a source of some of the internet's greatest adorable sloth videos.

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