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Archives for March, 2007

“Mike, Mike, where’s your head? Even without it, you’re not dead!” –Schoolyard rhyme from the 1940′s inspired by Mike the Headless Chicken. On a cold night in the fall of 1945, Lloyd Olsen, a farmer from Fruita, Colorado headed out to the shed for the first step in preparing a delicious chicken dinner – chopping…

Baby Aardvark

Sometimes called an “antbear” in its native Africa, its name actually means “Earth Pig” in Dutch. However, the aardvark is not related to bears, pigs, or the naked mouse featured previously, despite some outward resemblance. Aardvark’s are classified in their own order, Tubulidentata, which references the unique tubular structure inside their teeth. Living on a…

Free Endangered Species Ringtones

Next time your boo is blowing up your celly, would you rather hear the latest Lil’ Bow-Wow joint or the soothing call of the endangered Chiricahua Leopard Frog? Rare Earth Ringtones lets you download over 40 endangered species ringtones for free. rana chiricahuensis

So maybe that is a bit inaccurate but this glow in the dark mouse is real and was created to aid in cancer research. It’s called a florescent nude transgenic mouse. We’re embarrassed for him. Nude transgenic mouse in normal light Nude transgenic mouse under black light at a Phish show. We can’t make this…

Kiss Me I?m Irish?

In honor of St. Paddy’s Day, a tribute to being green. Northland Green Gecko, naultinus grayii Green Lynx Spider, peucetia viridansGreen Hermit Hummingbird, phaethornis guy (we think) Green Grasshopper, campylacantha olivacea

Genera Hypercolor Patent Infringement

You probably know octopuses can change their color and appearance but this footage is unbelievable. Before you harass me, it is “octopuses” and not “octopi.”Disclaimer – actual adorable octopuses featured above may not berepresentative of much less adorable octopuses in video. Sepiadarium austrinum

Borneo Bonanza

A new species of clouded leopard was identified today in the jungles of Borneo. In fact, over 400 new species of animals have been discovered in the rain forests of Borneo since 1994. Most of the species shown below were found through the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) spectacular Heart of Borneo Initiative. Bornean Clouded Leopard,…

Paintings by Species

For the last 50 years, zoo animals around the world have been tricked into painting. In many cases, the “art” has fetched big bucks: up to $25,000 for Chimp and Orangutan work. It’s time for a comprehensive art show to compare styles: Maggie, Sea Lion, Pittsburgh Zoo Congo, Chimpanzee, London (1950′s) “Make Me Fly” by…

Baby Sloth Business

Ever consider purchasing a baby sloth? I know you have. I’m not sure where to get one (and I am sure it’s illegal to have in the U.S.), but after seeing the classic Baby Sloth Video, I’m feeling obligated to obtain one. Swaddled in my love if you had any doubt left…

White Marlin Mishap

For years, environmentalists have been worried about the overfishing of white marlin. However, studies have shown white marlin populations to be low, but not perilously so. A recent petition to put the white marlin on the endangered species list was even turned down. It turns out that a significant portion of the “population” of white…