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  • April 9, 2014
    This is the blood and guts camping tent designed by artist Andrea Hasler. It's made out of wax-covered fiberglass (try carrying that in your backpack!) and doesn't look that comfortable to sleep in. Of course, if it's cold and raining out anything is better than getting eaten... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2014
    So it's April Fools' Day and my inbox is jam-packed with fake stories people either think are real or are trying to trick me into posting. I've been sifting through them all morning. The only April Fools' prank worth pulling involves faking your own death. So unless you're w... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2014
    This is a video of Duncan the boxer running on the beach. Duncan was born with severely deformed back legs, so his adoptive family had them amputated. And now he has learned to run with just his front two legs. Cool, but I'd still want some back wheels if I was him. "Vroom ... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2014
    Note: Link to livefeed of the feeder HERE. This is Plipshow, a livefeed of a birdfeeder that was designed to look like a little coffee shop. It's the brainchild of photographer Magne Klann. My brainchild? Napkins made specifically for chili. During daylight hours, avian vi... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2014
    This is a Caribbean Pygmy Octopus that recently hatched at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Florida. It's so teensy! If this were a Disney movie, it would think that pencil eraser is its mother. This is not a Disney movie though, this is real life. There are no ha... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2014
    Listen: I don't get paid for posting these GoPro videos. I just post them because they're interesting. I am not endorsing GoPro. At least not until they send me a camera durable enough to survive the amateur sex tape I've been planning. You ever seen a p0rno with extreme st... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2014
    King crabs: they're delicious. And this lavender one was recently spotted in a shipment to Japan from Russia. Why is it lavender? Is it even lavender? Personally, I think it's more of a cornflower blue, but that's just me and I'm willing to argue about anything. How many l... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    This is a godawful quality video (after the jump) of an African Tigerfish (above) leaping out of the water to catch a bird mid-flight. Sucks to be that bird. Of course, it shouldn't have been flying so close to the surface in the first place. THAT'S WATER DUMMY, YOU DON'T BE... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is a short video of ice boulders washing up in Glen Arbor on Lake Michigan. When reached for comment, the Ice Witch had this to say, "Want to rub my nipples?" Nice try lady, but you're not turning me into an ice sculpture. The giant ice balls form in just-below-freezin... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2013
    This is a video (complete with party-horn sound effects) of a male moth being prodded to inflate its androconial organs. The androconial organs are responsible for releasing pheromones to attract lady moths. I don't know about you, but if I were a moth I'd want pheromones tha... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    This is a video of the proprietor of Anthill Art pouring molten aluminum down a fire ant mound to cast the shape of its tunnels to later sell on eBay. I can't imagine the ants were too thrilled about it. Apparently a lot of people weren't either, because he had to disable co... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2013
    This is an alphabet and number set created by photographer Kjell Sandved over the past 24-year using nothing but the patterns found on butterfly and moth wings. Crazy, right? I never in a million years would have guessed butterflies and moths knew the alphabet. Mother Nature... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is a composite photo of the crazy elbowed squid (actually a bigfin squid) captured in that video taken by the Shell Oil Company near one of it's drilling platforms. You remember that video? Of course you don't, I posted that almost five years ago. A lot has happened sin... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    Because Mother Nature clearly has way too much time on her hands, this is a species of fruit fly that's evolved realistic looking pictures of jumping spiders on its wings. Impressive, but I'd still like to see a pair of those naked lady trucker mudflaps. The idea of the ant... / Continue →
  • November 8, 2013
    This is the unidentified mystery fish caught by fisherman Sapar Mansor off the coast of Tudan, Malaysia. I'm not sure I would eat it, but I would. I'll eat almost anything, including playground sand. The creature has two tusk-like spikes near its mouth and measures over one ... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2013
    A dog that sees another dog's tail wagging asymmetrically to the left or right elicits a different response in the dog that sees it. In a recent study, researchers found if a dog sees another's tail wagging to the right, the dog responded calmly. If it saw it wagging to the l... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2013
    This is a trio of sea sponges that have cleverly grown themselves together to look like Cookie Monster. *whispering* Okay I was just informed that apparently they didn't do it on purpose. Or did they? Everybody knows the ocean is a huge fan of Sesame Street. Me: Back me ... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2013
    This is a shot of a cloud shaped like perfect little waves. Apparently the shape was caused by Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and not an air wizard like you probably thought. An air wizard! You're a crazy person. Let me guess -- you probably think ocean waves are caused by wat... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Scientists using an electron microscope and high-speed cameras have discovered that Mother Nature apparently invented gears long before humans did, and included them on the legs of teensy planthopper insects to help them jump straight. Tell you what, Mother Nature -- you don't... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Wait -- did I really take off the day BEFORE Grand Theft Auto 5 came out? I need to get better at life. Well, if we're being honest, I need to get better at a lot of things, including being a better friend. Jk jk, I secretly hate everyone I know. Because bees are nature's l... / Continue →