A stray dog looks out from its makeshift shelter in east Detroit. Thousands of strays are believed to live among the more than 30,000 vacant houses and abandoned buildings that dot Detroit’s 139 square miles, said Tom McPhee, a filmmaker and executive director of the Ann Arbor-based World Animal Awareness Society.
this morning I stood once again in this world, the garden ark and vacant tomb of what I can’t imagine, between twin eternities, some sort of wings, more or less equidistantly exiled from both, hovering in the dreaming called being awake, where You gave me in secret one thing to perceive, the tall blue starry strangeness of being here at all. You said, though your own heart condemn you I do not condemn you. “The Only Animal”, Franz Wright
This absolutely mahoosive Great Dane could soon be handed the vacant title of world’s biggest dog. No challenger has stepped up to the plate to succeed the previous world’s largest dog, Giant George, who died three years ago. But soon it could be three-year-old Major, who is 7ft 1in tall and measures 41 inches from his paw to his shoulder.
In April 2008, Bonhams offered the main mass of the Fukang Rock Meteorite (found in 2000 in mountains near Fukang, China) for sale at their Manhattan auction. Bonhams expected it to fetch two million US dollars, but the lot remained unsold.