September 12th, 2015
Peter Watts encounters His Royal Bun of the Exalted Yet Trailing Ears:
I'm not even exactly sure what that even is, actually. It has obviously been engineered, but by some agent lacking even the vaguest grasp of natural selection. Its continued existence hinges on actions that would be described as "Extraordinary Measures" had it landed in a palliative care ward instead of my basement. Drinking water must be provided in a special bottle, for example, because its ears would fill a conventional water bowl, soaking up liquid like a sponge. All vacuuming within a 50-meter radius must be performed without the use of any rotary rug-beating attachment, for fear the ears could get slurped up into the gears and jam the mechanism. Anyone approaching within fifteen meters must affix themselves to a ceiling-mounted track harness and keep all body parts at least 10 cm off the floor. […]
Not quite as alien as The Things, but maybe not that far off.
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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.
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May 8th, 2014
The octopus is a creature both clever and dextrous.
And I, for one, welcome our new octopod overlords.
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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]
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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:
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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.
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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:
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June 22nd, 2013
Girl meets manatee at Seaworld, Orlando:
[Via fucktum, via FFFFOUND!]
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