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  • June 25, 2015
    These are the Polypodis high heels made by shoe designer Kermit Tesoro. They look like you're walking on a bunch of octopus tentacles. *eyeballing tentacle sticking into foot* But are they comfortable? That was a trick question, since when has fashion been comfortable? You... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2015
    This is a newly described species of flapjack octopus that scientists find so precious that they're trying to name it 'Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis' and not Clyde like the orange Pac-Man ghost. Did I tell you I had a dream the other night that my girlfriend had an octopus tentacl... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2015
    This is a video captured by Mauricio Hoyos near Guadalupe Island starring Deep Blue, a 20+ foot female great white shark that's estimated to be over 50 years old. In this video, she's heavily pregnant, making her even larger. Admittedly, that guy that keeps swimming out of th... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2015
    Aaaaaand that fish is scarred for life. The Floating Fish Dome is a $200 acrylic dome (*spit-take*) that allows pond fish to take a peek of the world above the water's surface and dream of having legs like all the land creatures. Hey -- it's not as cool as it sounds, fish. W... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2015
    This is a two-piece bathing suit made to look like Ariel's from The Little Mermaid (available as separate tops and bottoms from Hot Topic for $20 apiece -- just don't mention ThinkGeek). Except Ariel didn't wear a bikini bottom, that was just her tail. Personally, I am a big ... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2015
    This is a short video of a clever octopus carrying a coconut that it can hide in should it ever feel threatened (previously: this much longer video from 2009 that shows an octopus fully enclosing itself in a coconut). Pretty clever, octopuses. But do you know what I would wan... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2015
    This is a beautiful video documenting some of the previously unseen deep sea creatures discovered off the coast of Puerto Rico. There are some straight up aliens in the mix. Things I guarantee Mother Nature doesn't even remember making. 'Wait -- I invented that?' I imagine h... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2015
    There is a fish in this picture. Also, three ninjas. This is a video of some species of flatfish that blends in with the ocean floor so well that it's hard to spot at all. Even when it's moving it blends in. Me? I stick out like a sore thumb and have never won a game of hi... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2015
    This is a video taken off the coast of Australia of a spider crab colony migrating in a giant pyramid (technically just a big lump) formation to better defend themselves against predators. If I was one of those crabs I would want to be the one in the very bottom middle. And I ... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2015
    This is a video of an octopus chasing a crab. Despite a valiant effort to escape, the crab loses. Now I want crabs. I remember going crabbing in Maryland by tying a piece of frozen chicken to a string and slowly pulling the crabs out of the water. One time a crab pinched me... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    These are the ceramic octopus (plus squid and jellyfish) planters made and sold by Cindy Searles for use with hanging air plants. They cost around $22 - $30 apiece and will make the perfect addition to my beach themed guest bathroom. I've already got the beach sunset wallpape... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2015
    This is some remarkable footage from the remotely operated underwater vehicle Hercules of a sperm whale that comes to investigate the bot off the coast of Louisiana. The robot is about 2,000 feet down at the time of the encounter, significantly shallower than a typical sperm w... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2015
    This is a video/Sony commercial of Rambo the octopus taking pictures of visitors to the Sea Land Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand. Apparently Rambo learned how to push the shutter button after just three attempts. For reference, my little sister still doesn't know how to tak... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2015
    Working with scientists from the Leuven Institute for Beer Research (which is apparently a real institute and should hire me), the Stallhagen brewery in Finland has successfully recreated a beer from intact bottles found aboard a 1842 shipwreck. Me? I drank a case of Coors Ban... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2015
    This is a video of a cuttlefish using an awesome laser lightshow (technically not lasers or lights, but colorful cells expanding and contracting) to stun a crab so it can eat it. I love crabs. Thankfully, I don't have to stun them to eat them, just wait till it's my birthday ... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2015
    Aquarists P. Zelda Montoya and Barrett L. Christie at the Dallas Zoo and Children's Aquarium successfully blended creamy peanut butter with salt water and fed it to moon jellyfish. Why? I'm not sure, presumably just so they could say they raised peanut butter jellyfish. WORT... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2015
    This is the Little Mermaid pipe blown by Baton Rouge glass artist nicko0. It looks like Flounder serves as the bowl with a glass-on-glass connection in the back of Ariel's head. You ever smoked with a mermaid before? I have. We got all kinds of high. Then she almost died a... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2015
    To continue with the last two posts' enchantment under the sea theme, this is a short video of a snorkeler getting surprised by an octopus that blows its cover and reveals itself after the diver gets too close. Man, he was hiding GOOD. Like, I would never play hide-and-seek w... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2015
    This is a series of octopus tentacle chandeliers crafted by artist Adam Wallacavage. You may recall these previous versions from 2013. I want one. But I want it to look as lifelike as possible. And I want the tentacles to wiggle. Actually, if we could just flood my dining ... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2015
    This is a photo of an incredibly rare-to-see (on account of living in the deep sea) 15-foot megamouth shark that washed ashore in the Philippines this week. Apparently there have only been 60 confirmed megamouth shark captures and sightings to date. That's pretty rare. It ki... / Continue →