Posts by Christina Ng

  • Bic Pens 'For Her' Draw Amazon Flames

    Christina Ng at ABC News Blogs1 yr ago

    A new pen introduced by Bic has the Internet buzzing-and biting. The "Bic Cristal for Her" is a ballpoint pen that comes in pastel colors and boasts an "elegant design-just for her!"

    Shoppers have taken to the reviews section of Amazon to write hundreds of snarky, and often sarcastic, "reviews" of the pens.

    One reviewer, writing under the name breemeup, is highlighted as "the most helpful favorable review" on Amazon since she gave the pens five stars. The title of the review is, "I am writing this in the kitchen."

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  • Ralph The Penguin Needs a New Wetsuit

    Christina Ng at ABC News Blogs1 yr ago

    Ralph the penguin is in the market for a new wet suit and it looks like he may soon be getting not just one, but two suits. The 13-year-old Humboldt penguin lives at Marwell Wildlife park in Winchester, United Kingdom. He loses his feathers faster than the other penguins during his annual molt, which makes him vulnerable to sun burn and cold.

    “For the past couple of years, Ralph has had a wetsuit to protect him from the sun and keep him warm on colder evenings,” the wildlife charity wrote on their website.“However, with all Ralph’s swimming and grooming, the wetsuit has now seen better days.”

    The rubber wet suit was made from the same material as a human wetsuit and fitted with Velcro to make it easy to adjust. The suit is extremely flexible and does not restrict his movement, Marwell said.

    Marwell describes Ralph as a “bouncy character” who grooms the wetsuit just as he would with feathers and his partner, Coral, is often seen grooming him too.

    But photos and video show that Ralph’s wet suit is frayed around the edges and tearing at the seams.

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  • 'Beyonce' Might Be World's Tiniest Pup

    Christina Ng at ABC News Blogs2 yrs ago

    Beyonce’s mother, Casey, a dachshund mix, was abandoned by her owners and living on the streets of San Bernardino, Calif., when she was picked up by Devore Animal Control.

    The pregnant Casey was then scheduled to be spayed and have her puppies aborted, as happens with many stray pregnant dogs, when a veterinarian determined she was too far along to end the pregnancy.

    Casey was scheduled for euthanasia — with her pups  inside her — when the Grace Foundation in Northern California came to the rescue.

    “They call us when there is absolutely no other alternative, when these dogs are on death row,” Jeanne Warr, the Grace Foundation’s director of operations,  told ABCNews.com.

    An ultrasound showed that Casey was carrying five puppies, one of which was “abnormally small,” said Warr.”At that point, they didn’t even know if she was going to be stillborn or a viable puppy,”

    On March 8, Casey delivered all her puppies, and  Beyonce came out last.

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