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Archives for February, 2008

Introducing… EROTIC FALCONRY!!!

Erotic Falconry is disturbingly, wonderfully, real (we think… hope?). Their mission statement as stated on EroticFalconry.com: “Our goal is to show others what turns us on so that they can see the natural sexual ferocity of our feathered friends.” EroticFalconry knows they may not be accepted by us mainstream squares. Just see things their way……

Lured out of the Gene Pool

A fascinating new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the impact of human fishing may be reducing the fitness of fish populations overall. It may also explain why your grandfather insists that “the fish don’t bite like they used to.” The thinking goes like this: bold and aggressive…

How to Build Your Own Zoo Exhibit

Ever wanted to build a world-class exhibit for your pet Asian Sloth Bear in your backyard or living room but didn’t know where to start? What kind of furniture do sloth bears prefer? How do they feel about toile? Can you feed them chocolate? Well now your problems are solved, thanks to ZooLex! ZooLex is…

Marine Hygienists

Dentistry under the sea looks a lot less painful but potentially much more dangerous for the hygienist. Moray and cleaner shrimp. Photo credit to Erwin Kodiat Sand Diver and Pedersen’s cleaner shrimp. Photo credit to Reef Reflections Fun fact: adorable cleaner shrimp are notable for crawling down people’s throats and laying eggs in their chest!…

The Cow That Eats Humanburgers

Props to Lydia Robinson for sending us this link…

Check out this footage from a recent international expedition called the Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census. Their mission is part of an effort to take stock of all the life in the world’s ocean, but these creatures were filmed in the Antarctic Ocean (Southern Ocean). The bulbous, plantlike structures are called tunicates.

Goldfish Smarter Than Frat Guys

We’ve all heard that goldfish only have a three second memory and thus it’s ok to eat them, live, while your’e inebriated and in Pittsburgh. Well, a 15-year old student in Southern Australia has turned that assumption on its head by proving goldfish have much more powerful memories than previously known. Alright, let me explain.…

Scientists in Madagascar recently discovered the remains of a giant prehistoric frog, a relative of today’s horned toads, which blew away the previous record for the largest known frog, Bennicus Bleimanicus. Dubbed Beelzebufo, meaning “frog from hell,” the Devil Frog had important differences from today’s frogs. To begin with, it was freakin huge. Susan Evans,…

Gecko Begs Insect to Feed It Honeydew

Fascinating BBC footage of geckos coaxing leafhoppers to feed them honeydew. The lizards tap their feet or bob their heads, and the insect dutifully tosses them a bead of delicious tree sap. This definitely qualifies as bizarre zoology.

First Flight, then Sonar

For years debate has raged amongst bat researchers as to whether or not bats were really just “flying rodents…”