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  • February 4, 2016
    This is a photograph taken by fishery biologist Juan C. Levesque of a baby swordfish atop a human finger. It is looking pretty small. Did you know swordfish can grow up to 39-inches in their first year of life (much less if they get eaten right away) and up to 10 feet and 1,50... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2016
    Meet Bum (named after San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner), a cross-eyed cat adopted from the San Diego Humane Society in 2014. And now he's an Instagram star thanks to his permanently worried look. Great, now I want a cross-eyed cat. What causes cross-eyes anyway... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2016
    Because it's a cold, cruel world we live in, this is a video from a South Korean aquarium of a large sand tiger shark that killed and is trying to swallow a smaller banded hound shark. Apparently the animals were all well fed, and the shark may have attacked the other after ge... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2016
    These are a handful of photographs of a rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania. Giraffes, as I'm sure you're all aware, are normally green and purple. This one is white due to leucism, or a reduction in multiple pigments. Otherwise it's perfectly healthy. Well, at least unt... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2016
    This is a video from Bracken Cave in San Antonio, Texas of some of the 20-million Mexican Free-tailed Bats that roost in the cave from March to October leaving the cave to go hunting one evening (previously: 3 million bats leaving a cave in Malaysia). FUN FACT: Did you know ba... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2016
    This is Kylo (Corey before being adopted), a 2-year old Balinese cat who recently gained internet fame after the Monmouth County SPCA posted his photo online and people started saying he looks like actor Adam Driver/Kylo Ren. Personally, I don't see it, but that cat is kinda f... / Continue →
  • January 12, 2016
    This is a short video from the Great Tide Pool outside the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. It features a one-day old otter pup sleeping on the belly of its floating mother. It looks like that baby is LIVING THE DREAM. Enjoy it while you can, my little otter friend. "Th... / Continue →
  • January 12, 2016
    This is a short video from National Geographic exploring the submarine volcano Kavachi, located in the South Pacific near the Solomon Islands. The scientists drop a submersible camera into the very active volcano (it's usually erupting more often than its not) and discover two... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2016
    This is a video from the Mulu National Park in Borneo, Malaysia, of an estimated three million bats leaving a cave at dusk to go hunt insects. You know a lot of people don't like bats, but I think they're great. I even caught one in a pillow case once because it got trapped i... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2016
    This is a shot of a mountain lion that was tracked and killed after attacking a dog in Idaho. It has fangs growing out the top of its head, which biologists believe are either the remains of a conjoined twin that died and didn't get fully absorbed, or a teratoma tumor (a tumor... / Continue →
  • January 5, 2016
    This is a short video of a raccoon wetting a piece of cotton candy before eating it. It never gets to eat it though because the cotton candy dissolves instantly. And that is why you never try to dunk your cotton candy. If you get a piece of cotton candy you jam it in your pi... / Continue →
  • December 31, 2015
    This is some video footage from an unmanned deep sea submersible of what appears to be the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Of course it's not actually the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but a siphonophore. What the hell is a siphonophore? A quote to refresh your memory while I practice... / Continue →
  • December 30, 2015
    This is 'Sly Cooper and the Thievious Donutus', a short video of a racoon sneaking out of the ceiling at a donut shop to steal an orange flavored donut bar. Not the flavor I would have chosen, but it looks like time was of the essence. You know, sometimes I wish I was a racoo... / Continue →
  • December 29, 2015
    This is the Ninja Lanternshark, a recently discovered species of lanternshark found off the Pacific coast of Central America. The small (up to 50cm, ~20-inches), all-black shark lives in the deep sea and has bioluminescent skin that can glow a faint green to attract mates or c... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2015
    Giant salamander? That's a Pokemon. This is a short video of the estimated 200-year old giant salamander found in a cave Chongqing, China. The amphibian measures over four and a half feet long and weighs some 115 pounds. For reference, the biggest salamander I've ever caugh... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2015
    A 22-year old burglar in Palm Bay, Florida has drown after being attacked by an 11-foot alligator while hiding in a pond from local police. And that is why you don't hide in ponds in Florida. Back me up, Florida Man. Florida Man? "He's in the hospital." What happened? "He... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2015
    This is the DOG cat scratching post designed by Erik Stehmann. It also comes in a smaller PUP variety. The smaller one costs $385 though and the full size version is $716 so maybe just letting your cat destroy the sofa doesn't sound like such a bad idea now, does it? "Or buy... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2015
    This is a video of Tribble, a seven year old cat who purrs like a Tribble from Star Trek and was just adopted for the third time after being returned to the shelter twice, presumably by Star Trek haters. Now Tribble has a forever home. Happy endings. Adopt a pet, save a life... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2015
    These are several examples of South African designer Porky Hefer's Monstera Deliciosa collection of animal themed nest seats. Each one looks like a different animal and hangs from the ceiling, making all your guests jealous of your sense of style. You know what else you can d... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2015
    This is a short video of a young female orangutan responding to a disappearing nut magic trick. She LOSES IT. She thinks that is the greatest trick in the world. And it might be, I've watched the video four times already and I've been trying to locate this magician to see if... / Continue →