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  • May 24, 2016
    PROTIP: Turn your volume down. This is a video taken with a mini Sony Action Cam strapped to the back of a white-tail eagle, who dives off the top of the Eiffel Tower and bombs towards its handler's arm in the Trocadéro Gardens at 111-MPH. Man, eagle vision is no joke. I wis... / Continue →
  • May 18, 2016
    The Saltwater Brewery of Delray Beach, Florida has developed edible six-pack rings to help save marine life. The rings are made from barley and wheat leftovers from the brewing process and are 100% biodegradable. No word if eating them will get you drunk, but I'm already on m... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2016
    This is the $150 Bionic Bird available from ThinkGeek (among other places type bionic bird into Google do your research I'm not your personal shopper). You control the bird's flight by tilting your smartphone. I remember having the analog wind-up version when I was a kid. Th... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2016
    This is a short video of opera singer/penguin harasser Nick Allen performing an impromptu aria in Antarctica and sending all the local penguins running for the hills. Way to go, Nick. What did those penguins ever do to you? Have they ever come to one of your performances and... / Continue →
  • May 4, 2016
    This is a clip from the BBC Earth series Super Powered Owls (that's a real show that exists apparently) explaining how owls are able to fly so silently. SPOILER: Magic spells. Everybody knows owls are the preferred bird of wizards so it only makes sense. If I had an owl I'm ... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2016
    This is a two minute video of a ton (okay, maybe a pound) of hummingbirds swarming a bunch of feeders in some guy's front yard. I love hummingbirds. I also love this guy's commentary. He sounds like he would make a good neighbor. The kind of guy you could borrow a cup of su... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2016
    This is a shot of one and half year old pet owl Poldi using a mushroom as an umbrella. Poldi's human Tanya Brandt is a photographer and snapped the picture when they were out adventuring in the woods together one day. Man, I wish I had an owl friend to go adventure in the woo... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2016
    This is a short video of a 2-year old communicating with a group of turkeys hanging out in his neighborhood. Apparently if you gobble similar enough to a turkey, they'll respond. I guess that's why turkey calls exist for hunters. It all makes sense now. I couldn't really un... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2016
    This is the $350 Giant Inflatable Pink Flamingo available soon from Perpetual Kid. I thought it was an April Fool's joke at first but it is not, it is a real product coming soon. They already have a giant 7-foot inflatable duckie for sale as well because apparently some peopl... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2016
    This IS THE LINK to a live bald eagle nest cam set up in a Tulip Poplar tree in Washington D.C., where two bald eagles (affectionately known as 'Mr. President' and 'The First Lady') are currently raising one hatchling, with another egg hatching very soon. Oh shit -- here comes... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2016
    This is 71-year old Brazilian native Joao Pereira de Souza and Dindim, the South American Magellanic penguin Joao rescued from an oil spill in 2011. And every year since then, Dindim has made the 5,000-mile journey to visit Joao, who biologists believe Dindim thinks is part of... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2016
    This is a video from Africa of an ostrich chasing cyclists down the road at speeds nearing 30MPH. For reference, that is faster than I can bike unless I just biked off a cliff. Ostriches can run FAST. If you're ever being chased by an ostrich the best thing to do is stop and... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2016
    This is a video from a recent exposition by the Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke, Belgium. As part of the installation, they've hooked up a decaying human finger and a dead parakeet to voltmeters that translate the readings into freaky deaky background music. You get to listen ... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2016
    WARNING: Clearly this bird learned some dirty words on the back of the bus. Best watched at home in bed under the covers with pants off but underwear still on. This is a video of Pebbles the cockatoo cussing at a person destroying a round bird cage because round cages are bad... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2016
    Dutch police, working with bird training company Guard from Above, is experimenting with training eagles to catch unwanted drone copters and bring them back to their trainer (previously: Japan's drone catching drone). No word how many eagle toes have been lost to date. Oh wai... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2015
    This is a baby blue heron. It looks like a little dinosaur, doesn't it? That's because birds are the modern descendants of dinosaurs. It really shows. Well, at least in this case. Owls and penguins not so much. What's your favorite kind of bird? Mine are dragonflies. "D... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2015
    This is the shot that Scottish photographer Alan McFadyen spent 4,200 hours and 720,000 exposures trying to capture over the span of six years. It's a female kingfisher diving for a fish, just as its beak breaks the water's surface. I'm gonna be honest, I would have tried for... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2015
    This is a video of a crow riding a windshield wiper. He is loving it. This is probably like riding an amusement park ride for a crow and that's saying a lot because crows can ALREADY FLY which is way more exhilarating than any roller coaster. If I could fly I would never vis... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2015
    This is a short video of an Amazon parrot wandering around the house laughing like he just watched Sylvester fall down an elevator shaft. What a little creeper. Hit the jump for the video.... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2015
    This is a video of a crow fishing with a piece of bread. The bird is smart enough to use the bread as a tool instead of eating it. Basically the bird tears off a piece and floats it in the water. When a fish goes for it, it goes for the fish. That bird is easily twice as sm... / Continue →