Living with Wolves

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Mar 312013

Werner Freund Wolves

79-year-old Werner Freund has a unique gift. The ex-paratrooper and now wolf-researcher from Germany can get along with wolves so well, it’s almost like he’s a member of their pack. In fact, it’s been 40 long years since he started living among wolves and rearing them from pups at his ‘Wolfspark’ sanctuary , located in Merzig, in the German province of Saarland. The close relationship between Werner and his wolves is quite obvious from pictures of him leaning back on his haunches and howling, and of the wild beasts eating meat straight from his mouth.

Wolves are generally a feared species; come into close quarters and your chances of making it out alive are quite slim. But things are different in the case of Werner. It’s like they’ve accepted him as one of their own. When Werner is around, his wolves are actually playful, docile and submissive towards him. Perhaps it’s because he’s successfully asserted his dominance as the alpha male in the pack. The park is inhabited by wolves from six different packs around the world, including Siberian, Arctic, Canadian, European and Mongolian ones. They were mostly acquired as cubs from animal parks or zoos and hand-reared by Werner.

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Joke Of The Day: Prospective Juror

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Mar 312013

Rubber ChickenA prospective juror in a Dallas District Court was surprised by the definition of voluntary manslaughter given to the panel: “An intentional killing that occurs while the defendant is under the immediate influence of sudden passion arising from an adequate cause, such as when a spouse’s mate is found in a ‘compromising position.'”

“See, I have a problem with that passion business,” responded the jury candidate. “During my first marriage, I discovered that my husband was having an affair with my neighbor. All I did was divorce him. I had no idea that I could have shot him.”

She wasn’t selected for the jury.



Kung Fu Grandpa

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Mar 302013


When Rev. Aamon R. Miller (of “Who’s Your Daddy” fame) saw a “senior citizen” practicing with his nunchucks in the parking lot of a Richmond, Va., Food Lion, he did what anyone in his position would do: He filmed and narrated the action.

“This, folks, right HERE is Richmond VA at it’s finest! Jesus be a radioactive fence all around me right now and forever!” reads the video’s YouTube description.

“One man. One Lord. One Faith. One Baptism. Two nunchucks.”



Apollo Robbins – Supernatural Pickpocketing Skills

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Mar 302013


Apollo Robbins, known as the “gentleman thief,” takes all sorts of things from jackets, pants, and purses as a theatrical pickpocket in Las Vegas. He chats with the TODAY anchors about his special skills and reveals just how he’s able to swipe people’s possessions (which he always returns).



Joke Of The Day: A Part In The School Play

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Mar 302013

Rubber ChickenA boy comes home from school and tells his mother that he got a part in the school play.

“What part?” the mother asked.

“I play a Jewish husband,” the boy replied.

“Go back to school and tell your teacher that you want a speaking role!”



3D Printed Guns

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Mar 292013

Technology… putting power back in the hands of citizens and keeping tyranny at bay. It’s a beautiful thing!

Cody R Wilson has figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of his own home. Now he’s putting all the information online so that others will join him.

This is a story about the rapid evolution of a technology that has forced the American legal system to play catch up. Cody Wilson, a 25 year old University of Texas Law student, is an advocate for the open source production of firearms using 3D printing technology. This makes him a highly controversial figure on both sides of the gun control issue. MOTHERBOARD sat down with Cody in Austin, Texas to talk about the constitution, the legal system, and to watch him make and test-fire a 3D-printed gun.