The Daily Item
— We collect and add to the doofier parts of the Internet over at the Daily Blast. If you haven't visited in a while, here are some of the items you might have missed:
We want to see spring now!
-- Have you submitted a photo to our signs of spring photo contest? You can submit pics at www.dailyitem.com/dailyblast, on our Facebook page or on Instragram or Twitter by using #dispring.
Shikellamy track and... Have you ever pole-vaulted?!
-- Only a handful of athletes per track team participate in the pole vault. Ever wonder what that's like? Trusting photographer Amanda August strapped a camera to a Shikellamy High School pole vaulter's head. Yep, it's as cool as it sounds.
SPRAGGING can save your life
-- Spragging, whether on a bike, sled or in a car, can save your life and the life of others.
Pumbaa, Ella, Baylor and Scout are fighting tooth and nail for your love
-- Vote for the SPCA Pet of the Week.
-- A tiny inch-and-a-half rock is one of her prized possessions. With a million dollars, she'd take a trip to Japan before upgrading her self-described "old kitchen." Can you Guess Who?
-- A couple really needed their food stamps and other assistance so they could keep the yacht fueled.
-- It is illegal to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats or other domesticated animals in Zion, Illinios.
-- A Texas CPR instructor's first life-saving experience: A newborn puppy.
-- Urgently needed: Shaggy sheep for shear-lympics.
-- A sniffy, scratchy 911 call puzzles Minnesota emergency workers
-- A woman, born and abandoned in a Burger King, had a joyful reunion with her birth mom.
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