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Archives for October, 2007

Giant Spider Attacks Tate Modern

Famed artist, Louise Bourgeois, clearly had an interesting relationship with her mother. Her new installation at the Tate Modern, Maman (1999) is a giant 30ft sculpture made of bronze, steel and marble and was intended as an “ode to my mother” according to Bourgeois. Inside of the spider’s immense cage-like body, lies a clutch of…

Bahamanian Swimming Pigs

Big Major Cay, an island in the Exuma Chain of the Bahamas is home to some very determined pigs. There are various theories about the origins of these once domestic pigs, but whether abandoned there by a farmer or dumped overboard during a storm, there they remain, alone in piggy paradise. The pigs claim to…

Have you ever noticed that your friends who make out with giant poisonous lizards never have diabetes? Now we know why! As it turns out, gila monsters, a type of large, carnivorous, poisonous lizard native to the Southern U.S. and Northern Mexico have a kind of hormone in their salivary glands called Exendin-4, which causes…