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  • April 26, 2016
    LOL those stupid rays think they're birds! This is a video from the BBC of a group of Mobula rays jumping out of the ocean to bellyflop in an attempt to attract a mate. Both males and females participate, trying to draw attention to themselves and their superior sexability. ... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2016
    This is a GIF of the Ucayali River in Peru changing shape since from 1985 to 2013. What a difference a couple decades make. Take me for example. Several decades ago there was a time when I was only two feet tall. Now I am over six feet tall. Penis hasn't changed much thoug... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2016
    These are the beautiful pressed flower phone cases made by Etsy shop HouseOfBlings. They cost $17-$20 depending on the make of your phone. Some are just decoratively arranged pressed flowers, but I really like the ones that were made to look like little trees. I like little ... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2016
    This is the 'Tree In The House' conceptual home rendered by the folks at A. Masow Architects. It consists of a four-story cylindrical glass house built around a tree. No word what happens when the tree outgrows the home, but my guess is some expensive roof repairs. Or, if yo... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2016
    This is the river-powered barbecue rotisserie made by some genius with an IQ of at least 400. For reference, Albert Einstein only had an IQ between 180 - 190, which explains why he never invented a river-powered barbecue rotisserie. Still, I expected Da Vinci to be all over t... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2016
    This is a short clip from Raising The Giant Dinosaur on PBS in which everybody's favorite smooth talking nature lover David Attenborough examines a fossilized titanosaur egg. Then, with the help of sick computer graphics, imagines what it would have looked like inside the egg ... / 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 3, 2015
    This is a worthwhile video from Greg James's BBC Radio 1 show of David Attenborough providing narration for what's happening during the opening of Adele's 'Hello' music video. I love David Attenborough so much. I love him with all my heart and at least 3/4's of all my other o... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2015
    CanopyStair is the brainchild of designers Thor ter Kulve and Rob McIntyre and consists of modular stairs that can be attached to a tree without any tools or damage to the tree. It even has a handrail so you don't fall off and break your arm. A 7-meter (~23-foot) staircase wi... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2015
    This is a BBC nature documentary about bats and crocodiles that has been edited to give both species laser shooting capabilities. It made me think long and hard about whether I'd prefer to ride a giant laser-shooting bat or giant laser-shooting crocodile into battle. You know... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2015
    These are a series of wearable 3D printed nylon icosahedron planter necklaces and rings available from Etsy shop wearableplanter. Not into D20's? No worries, they've got wearable planters of all different shapes and sizes. Well, not actually all different sizes, they're all ... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2014
    This is the second installment of Jimmy Kimmel and Snoop Dogg's Plizzanet Earth (previously: this one). In this week's episode: a seal being eaten by Jaws. You know, somebody really needs to just go ahead and green-light a whole series of hour-long episodes of these. I could... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2014
    This is a video of everybody's favorite nature documentary host David Attenborough narrating a women's Olympic curling match. You know, David Attenborough might actually have my favorite voice of all time. It's so relaxing. Like, if he read me a bedtime story before I KNOW I... / 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 →
  • October 17, 2013
    This is a collection of natural history museum inspired wallpapers from French companies NeoDKo and Deyrolle. Do people still put up wallpaper? I have no clue. I do still hang old movie and glow-in-the-dark mushroom posters to cover the holes I've put in my walls though. Cl... / 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 →
  • October 18, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like the girl I had a crush on in high school does now (burn Allison -- I'm glad you turned me down for Homecoming!), the Japanese Otton frog has a fifth "false" finger with a hidden bone blade inside for slashing male opponents and positioning fe... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2012
    According to recent research, scientists have discovered that Neocapritermes taracua termites indigenous to French Guiana "suicide bomb" their attackers when threatened, releasing a poison toxic enough to kill their would-be overlords. Plus their guts squirt out in the process... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    Wow, two insect posts in one day -- you entomologists must be rocking some serious stick insects in your pants right now. Me? I just ate the rest of my leftovers from Cinco de Mayo and made a stink bug in my shorts. *squeeaaaak -- bloop* Okaaaaaaay, I'm afraid to look but t... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2011
    Louis Armstrong: hands down one of my favorite musicians of all time. Granted he didn't actually write 'What A Wonderful World', but he is the best to perform it (with Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's coming in a very close second). You ever spent a night drinking and listening to old... / Continue →