Comments of the Day:
"That moose is literally hung over."–Goochx
"In an ever-gloomier world, this story was sorely needed. Thanks, CNN."–Gaucho420
Per Johansson was returning to his home near Gothenburg, Sweden, when he heard "something screaming with a very dark voice." At first he thought it was his "crazy neighbors," but it turned out to be a drunk moose stuck in his apple tree. CNN.com readers were delighted with the story. Some shared that it is not unusual for animals to get drunk on fermented fruit.
flyingrhino said, "You pretty much have to click a link like this when you see it, and when the picture loads it is its own reward." hildaman4 said, "Kudos CNN, for helping Gustav out and purchasing some of his photos!"
Numan7 said, " 'Once free, the moose collapsed on the ground and fell asleep. So we let him sleep it off and went back home': I've got tears streaming down my face." Leylahur said, "Me too! I about fell off my chair laughing when they said 'Today the moose came back and walked around the yard. ... I think it likes it here.' Ya think?! TOO funny!"
huxleia asked, "Who hasn't gotten drunk and fallen asleep in an apple tree?" LaChupacabra said, "CNN, I'm also saving up to buy a 'Playstation.' Can I send you photos of the aftermath of a drunken stag night?"
DelishusCake said, "I bet he'll have a wicked hangover." amandarose28 said, "I will have what the Moose is having, and make that a triple." drift said, "Must have been drinking Moosehead beer."
fleabite said, "I had a horse in an apple orchard pasture who got falling-down drunk on apples every fall, and I had to move her or she would be drunk for days. Bleary-eyed and wobbled-footed, she loved her apples when they fermented."
ActivistJudge said, "Fun experiment: After Halloween, leave your Jack O'Lanterns in the garage in a cardboard box. Sprinkle a little sugar on them and just a little water. Wait a week. Once it smells sweet and rotten, take it out, set it in the yard and wait for the squirrels to find it. Drunk rodents are hilarious to watch."
ttmt said, "I want to see the other two photos." Jac999 said, "Me too!" Leylahur said, "Me three!"🙂
Americans going to Canada to find work
The weather may be cold, but the Canadian economic climate is warm and bright, and many U.S. citizens are crossing the border to take advantage of it. Canadian officials say the number of Americans applying for temporary work visas doubled between 2008 and 2010. Many CNN.com readers, on both sides of the border, testified to the pleasant life Canada can offer.
Tracy said, "I lived in New York state happily for ten years and then moved back to Canada with my wife who is American, now a permanent resident. The dollar may bounce but it stays strong, and the economy and employment never fail here. We have had less worry, less stress, and a better healthier life here."
Tim said, "I am a Canadian who is married to an American. My wife saw the economic crisis coming in 2005 and suggested we move to my home. She made me see that I had taken Canada for granted. The stability of our financial system, health care and government is a blessing for all Canadians. However, I do not see why it should be an anomaly in North America; all that is needed is a little more common sense in government and a lot less rhetoric in the media."
JAMES OLIVER said, "Americans are more than welcome as where I live: we have a constant labour shortage. Oil, gas, and coal are screaming for workers."
Kevin said, "As a Canadian I'd like to welcome any American wishing to move up North! It's difficult to understand why we often face labour shortages up here in British Columbia, when there are probably qualified Americans within driving distance that could fill the job. Our taxes aren't that high anymore. Our income tax here in BC is similar if not less than in California or Oregon. Our sales tax is higher, but so 'should' the sales tax be in the USA. We have the programs/spending that we want, and we agree to pay for it. Americans, please consider moving up North."
Ray said, "Sign me up! I'm a physics PhD. There are no jobs here in the U.S. even in a supposedly 'in demand' field like physics. And the way that the Republicans in Congress want to cut funding for sciences ... it doesn't bode well for any of us doing active scientific research. If the anti-science climate continues in this country, there's going to be a massive 'brain drain' of American scientists. Several of my friends and colleagues are considering work in Canada, Europe, and Asia. Canada has a higher standard of living, socialized medicine, and a post-Medieval view of science. Even though I'm American, born and raised, I will happily pack up my family and trek north if that's what it takes."
Bigmouth said, "This can't be. Canada, according to most libertarians and tea party people, is a communist state run by communists. It has a socialized health care system that is 100 times more evil than Obama care. This can't be."
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Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.