Category archives for Organisms

Friday Cephalopod: Winning!

This week, everyone has been sending me a link to that horrible series of photos showing a seal gnawing and dismembering an octopus (no, I will not link to it! I might cry.) So instead I’m showing you a happy movie of a successful octopus gnawing and dismembering a crab.

(via Earth Matters)

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: faking it

Look at the extravagantly pulvinate abdomen of this female fly — it’s very sexy to the male fly. But it’s all a FAKE. Misandry! Conniving, scheming female!

One or the other. I can’t make up my mind.

I’d wear it on my lapel, with the nice pocket watch on my vest and my jeweled monocle. I know. I’m a slob. But I could change! I’ve been reading fantasy regency novels, and could get into the style. Carriger has even posted suggestions for improving the stylishness of us uncaring nerds. Also, I’ve been…

Friday Cephalopod: Yeeee-haaw!

Look closely at the eel in this picture. Look up around its head. Do you wonder what that odd little blob is? Now go see the animation. All will be clear.

How would you feel if NOAA sent a camera to snoop around your most intimate moments, huh?

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Braaaaaaains

This is the head of a tapeworm that takes up residence in people’s skulls. You aren’t trying to eat dinner right now, are you?