Archives for August, 2016

Friday Cephalopod: the lonely fisherman

It’s a quiet, lonely life for a squid in the deep, just drifting along, dangling a pair of lines, hoping to snag dinner. There are two videos of this squid, one from 2014 and another from 2013.

I suggest an unholy hybrid of the two.

The Thorny Devil and I have exactly the same expression right now.

I mean, really. This team of ‘scientists’ hijacked a valuable research submersible, strapped their gadget to it, and sent it cruising to a depth of 900 meters in the Pacific Ocean just to catch this goofy-looking purple thing. Listen to these people…buncha giggly teenagers. I’m a bit annoyed that they went to all this trouble…

Botanical Wednesday: Greasy grass

It grows to 1 or 2 meters tall, and it blanketed the land one time, when Indians tried to fight the government.

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Nice headgear

We drove by fields of sunflowers the other day, which was a nice change from the usual endless fields of corn and soybeans. And now I see that Caine also has sunflowers on her mind.

Because if you are, you might not want to watch this video of Bryan Fry collecting sea snakes. There’s one scene where he’s got a fist full of multiple venomous snakes all writhing about that might give you the heebie-jeebies.