Day: February 1, 2020

Do you want to cuddle pigs? This animal sanctuary needs your help.

Do you want to cuddle pigs? This animal sanctuary needs your help.

Give back with cuddles!

On Tuesday, Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary, a South Carolina-based volunteer organization dedicated to helping animals in need, put out an open call for volunteers. Specifically, the group is seeking participants eager to rub noses with pigs in need of socialization. 

Once properly cuddled, the pigs will be one step closer to finding their forever families through adoption. According to the sanctuary’s website, pot belly/mini pigs are the most in need of placement. 

Sound like the dream gig? Well, Twitter thought so. Although the original post received limited likes and retweets, one look at the volunteer calendar and you’ll see all of the “Pig Socialization” slots are full until March — and even those are going fast.  Read more…

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Google Doodle honors 60th anniversary of Greensboro Sit-in

Google Doodle honors 60th anniversary of Greensboro Sit-in

Sixty years ago, four young students in Greensboro, North Carolina, staged a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter — and started a movement, spurring sit-ins throughout the country to protest segregation.

Now, the famed “Greensboro Four” — David Richmond, Ezell Blair Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil — will be honored in a Google Doodle, debuting at 11 p.m. EST on Jan. 31 and staying up for 24 hours in the U.S., until Feb. 1, the sixtieth anniversary of the historic sit-in and the first day of Black History Month. (According to Google, the Greensboro Sit-in is the most searched sit-in in history.)  Read more…

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