Night of the Lepus

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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Sleepy Pirdies and Tapir Sharks

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.

A Steagle

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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Clever girl

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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Here kitty, kitty…

April 3rd, 2014

Just some kitties…

Tigers galore

Follow the link for several more pictures of a pack of happy, if slightly peckish, tigers frolicking in the snow in China.

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Animals Sucking at Jumping

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.1

Oh, and for the record, I reckon this cat knew exactly what he was doing:

Soft landing

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  1. Is it because cats are haughty aliens who don't care about humans so why should I care about them, or just that cats always land safely, if not necessarily gracefully?

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Cute Animals. Bad Dates.

January 18th, 2014

Cute Animals. Bad Dates.

These are actual quotes taken from online dating profiles and Craigslist personal ads. Brought to you by cute animals, because that makes everything that much better.

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The horror. The horror.

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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Mouse vs Cracker

November 1st, 2013

Mouse vs Cracker.1 You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cheer our hero on as he refuses to give up on his quest:


  1. Google Translate says 'Mouse vs Cookie', but that's no cookie.

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Inter-species communication

June 22nd, 2013

Girl meets manatee at Seaworld, Orlando:

Greetings, Earthling

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Pretty (Wildlife) pictures

April 21st, 2013

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