November 22nd, 2014
Evolution Meets Photoshop:
Seoul-based artist Sarah DeRemer has utilised her Photoshop skills to create some bizarre new species of animals, some of which are undeniably cute, others are absolutely terrifying.
The Sleepy Pirdy is outrageously cute. The Tapir Shark looks like something invented by Douglas Adams. I hope never to meet a Rankey in the flesh.
May 8th, 2014
The octopus is a creature both clever and dextrous.
And I, for one, welcome our new octopod overlords.
April 3rd, 2014
Just some kitties…
Follow the link for several more pictures of a pack of happy, if slightly peckish, tigers frolicking in the snow in China.
[Via More Words, Deeper Hole]
March 12th, 2014
Animals Sucking at Jumping caused me to laugh so hard I neglected to breathe.
For some reason, watching all those cats fail to stick a landing didn't worry me one bit, but seeing horses and rabbits and racoons do the same left me wishing there was a 'No animals were hurt…' notice to reassure me at the end of each video.
Oh, and for the record, I reckon this cat knew exactly what he was doing:
November 12th, 2013
Taxidermy done so horrible it is beautiful.
Nope, actually it's still horrible. With every new image that came into view as I scrolled down the page in that gallery, I burst out laughing, flinched or whimpered "Please, no more!"
Simultaneously, in some cases.
November 1st, 2013
Mouse vs Cracker. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cheer our hero on as he refuses to give up on his quest:
June 22nd, 2013
Girl meets manatee at Seaworld, Orlando:
[Via fucktum, via FFFFOUND!]
August 4th, 2012
Stuff I learned on the internet today: Why you should give a square shit about wombats.
[Via MeFi user tempestuoso, commenting here]
June 25th, 2012
Why Aren't Cities Littered With Dead Pigeons? It turns out that the answer, in part, is … turtles.
Yes, there's a video. A deeply unsettling video, the memory of which is likely to keep me from getting to sleep tonight.
November 1st, 2011
The Law of Unintended Consequences was in full effect in Canada in 1923:
At 2:00am on Sunday, 15 April 1923, the "rule of the road" changed, in Nova Scotia. After this day, all traffic moves on the right-hand side of the road. Previously, automobiles, streetcars, horses, bicyclists, and all other vehicles and travellers adhered to the left-hand side of the road. […]
[…] In Lunenburg County, 1923 is still known as The Year of Free Beef; the price of beef dropped precipitously because oxen which had been trained to keep to the left could not be retrained – oxen are notoriously slow-witted – and many teamsters had to replace their oxen with new ones trained to keep to the right; the displaced oxen were sent to slaughter.
[Via James Nicoll]
September 20th, 2011
Abroad: they do things differently there…
Swiss animal lover Priska Küng runs a kind of matchmaking agency — for lonely guinea pigs that have lost their partners. She lives with around 80 of the furry, squeaky little creatures, in addition to six cats, a number of rabbits, hamsters and mice in the village of Hadlikon, some 30 kilometers from Zürich.
Küng, 41, rents out her guinea pigs, a service that has been in high demand in the Alpine nation ever since animal welfare rules were tightened up a few years ago. Switzerland has forbidden people from keeping lone guinea pigs because the animals are sociable and need each other's company.
As a result, the sudden death of a guinea pig, shocking enough in itself, can also place the hapless owners outside the law if they only had two of the pets. […]
[Via The Awl]
June 16th, 2011
June 9th, 2011
How can you not want to read an interview which includes the question…
When is fighting a lion not a matter of life or death?
… and the statement that …
[…] the lion will probably not let me punch its crotch.
[Via FP Passport]
March 15th, 2011
November 7th, 2010
ZooBorns. So much cuteness it hurts. (Some are less cute, but still interesting.)
May 19th, 2010
Who'd have thought that a baby panda could sneeze that loudly?
[Via James Nicoll]