August 24, 2011 04:40 PM

These stories are worth a click:

German shepherds are being phased out as police dogs in their native Germany in favor of Belgian shepherds, which are lighter and more mobile. “While the German shepherd is definitely not stupid, it does not have the potential we need.” –Telegraph

Bull semen in unmarked canisters fell off a Greyhound bus in Nashville Tuesday morning, causing a foul odor and “quite a scare.” The bus had moved on after dropping the load, which had been en route to a Texas breeding facility. –WKRN Nashville

Insurance claims for pet cosmetic surgery have surged in the U.K., with eyelid lifts and chin lifts help pets live “healthier and more active lives.” –Telegraph

The Rise of the Planet of the Apes imagines a world in which San Francisco is taken over by apes. So, how many apes actually live in the California city now? 25. –Browbeat/Slate

St. Louis Cardinal outfielder Matt Holliday left Monday’s baseball game after a moth flew into his right ear. Once the moth was removed, Holliday kept it as a souvenir. –KPLR

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