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  • February 3, 2016
    Because Mother Nature lost her mind a long time ago, this is a video of a waterfall on the Scottish Isle of Mull blowing back upwards due to strong winds (previously: this waterfall in Australia doing the same thing back in 2011). Obviously, this is the ideal time to attempt g... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2016
    These are a couple photos of a cloud formation spotted above Madeira in Portugal that weather blogger Rogerio Pacheco (who captured the images) described as "an outstretched hand with a fireball." Others have likened the shape to the hand of God. I can see that. And it looks... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2016
    This is a short video from a security camera at a school in Tyler, Texas, of a lightning bolt blowing the limbs off a tree. It reminds of the time I was driving through the woods in Darnestown, Maryland and lightning struck a tree in front of me no further than forty or fifty ... / 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 22, 2016
    This is the conceptual Camping Doughnut tent system designed by Sungha Lim, Hyunmook Lim, and Han Kim. Instead of traditional tents, it consists of collapsible curved sections that can be attached to one other in different shape arrangements like S and O. There are also strai... / 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 →
  • November 6, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE. This is a rare fallstreak hole (aka hole-punch cloud) spotted in Victoria, Australia. Fallstreak holes "are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet. It is believed that the introduction of... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2015
    This is a video of a southern sand octopus shooting jets of water out of its ass funnel to create quicksand so it can burrow into the sediment and hide from predators during the day. After digging its burrow, it lines the hole with a layer of mucus so it keeps its form whi... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2015
    This is a short video from National Geographic highlighting the unusual ways some animals sleep. Walruses and hippos are weird. You know how I like to sleep? BUTT-ASS NAKED AND SPREAD OUT LIKE A STARFISH. My girlfriend hates it. Or at least I imagine she would if she were ... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE for your viewing pleasure. Storm-chaser and real estate agent (you've got to fund your hobbies somehow) Greg McCown captured this beautiful shot of an incredibly rare rainbow and lightning strike in the desert of Tucson, Arizona. It looks like Mother... / Continue →