6. Cockfighting Freakshow

Chicken farmer kings, Romanian princesses, derbies in Queens, pet stores in Brooklyn, birthday parties in Texas, and Angry Birds — the odd world of cockfighting makes for strange bedfellows. (WFP)

7. The Almond Gold Rush is on

What does the drought hold for California’s booming almond industry? (BBC)

8. "Worse As I've Ever Seen It"

How much acreage will go unplanted due to California's drought? The California Farm Water Coalition says agriculture may lose $11 billion in revenue. (New York Times)

9. The Wages of Cattle Rustling

Jake Spoon and the Suggs brothers only got stretched in Lonesome Dove, but when four rustlers got caught in India (either by a rival smuggling gang or irate villagers), they got charred — literally burned to death. (Hindustan Times)

10. Tumbling Snow and Lucky Goats

Two videos worth checking: 1. An Italian farmer filmed an avalanche rumbling right through a tiny village (YouTube) 2. A different avalanche; no village, but footage features the world’s luckiest goats. (The Independent)


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