MNN week in review montage

 

• There's a great story behind that ridiculous tongue — that's Puggy pictured above — and there's a good tale behind most of the pets featured in our collection of Guinness World Record-holding cats and dogs

 

• From taxidermy animal accessories to the leafy garment shown above, here are some envelope-pushing green fashions that may leave you laughing — or at least scratching your head.

 

• Move over, Humvee. The military is testing the new hybrid Oshkosh as a fuel-efficient alternative to the iconic gas-guzzler.

 

Bert Reynolds museum• If you're planning to tear down your house anytime soon, MNN blogger Chris Turner has an idea for you: Before demo day, turn it into an art installation.

 

• In honor of the kickoff of the fall TV season, we revisit seven oddball celebrity museums that celebrate the famous — and the infamous. (That's the Bert Reynolds & Friends Museum at right.)

 

• And since we're on the road, let's head to Monaco. If you can afford it, Monte Carlo and its surroundings are the perfect place to take a walk and take in the eye-popping sights. 

 

• Add this tidbit to the list of Netflix's headaches: the company now faces an environmental battle in its own backyard.

 

• If you — like Bill Clinton — are eating lots of veggies but can't quite kick the meat habit, here are five classic, almost meatless recipes.

 

• To mark the 40th birthday of Greenpeace, our blogger suggests it's time for a modern "mind bomb" to shake up the environmental movement.

 

Want to sleep like a champion? High-performance, heat-wicking fabric might make the difference in your bedroom.

 

Plus: Don't forget to check out the week in photos — especially if you want to know the meaning behind the neon broooms pictured below. We'll see you next week.

brooms in Brazil