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  • 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 →
  • December 2, 2011
    This is a newly discovered species of Yeti (NOT Batman) crab. It's similar to the other hairy-armed Yeti crabs except this one grows edible bacteria on its arms by methodically waving them around in front of deep sea methane vents. And speaking of deep sea methane vents: blue... / Continue →