Category archives for Organisms

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‚Ķbuncha 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.

Friday Cephalopod: You have been seen

In honor of the nomination of Donald Trump, the corpse flowers are blooming all across the country. It’s actually a blessing; the stench of rotting flesh obscures the reek of the putrescence rising from the Republican party.

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Zing! Zap!

This is a pseudocolored image of nematocysts firing. In case you prefer the video…

He had several, because all the cool scientists like cephalopods, and they’re still bottled up and preserved in museums. No word on the status of Darwin’s pet cat.