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Archives for March, 2008

Rabbitzilla

Annette Edwards has a noble goal: to breed the world’s biggest rabbit. It now appears that she has succeeded in her silly little dream of lagormorph gigantism with Amy. While most country folk are content with merely growing the world’s largest pumpkin or zucchini, Annette has succeeded in creating a rabbit that could easily eat…

This week we’ve brought you a heartwarming tale of a couple who wove sweaters from the hair of their deceased hounds and the touching story of a giant squid who overcame incredible odds to achieve its dream of becoming plastinated and dangled above French people. Well, thanks to one of our most loyal readers, the…

Anyone Want a Yak?

Our close knitting buddy, Liesele, was kind enough to point this out. We thought we would be doing our readers who are in the market for a yak a disservice not to reprint it. Craigslist Washington “We have a nice Trim Yak Bull. He’s four years old and has bred our 2 Yak cows twice.…

Snails versus Slugs (and Friends)!

We have brought you the outstanding time lapse photography of Mochimochi Land in the past, but these new works are breathtaking. No-holds-barred snail on slug rumpus! “The Great Foot Race!” Friends below the fold

In keeping with our nautically themed posts (perhaps a teaser for April’s upcoming “Carnival of the Blue,” hosted by none other than yours truly the Fabulous Flying Bleiman Brothers), we bring you this story: Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Wood’s Hole are attempting to train fish to do the stupidest thing possible,…

France’s National Museum of Natural History displayed its prize centerpiece today for an exhibit on biodiversity, a plastinated, 21+ foot-long, giant squid named Wheke. The squid was hauled in by a fisherman in New Zealand in 2001 and was plastinated in Italy by a company called VisDocta Research. The process, in which all of the…

Can Sharks Predict the Weather?

A student at Aberdeen University in the U.K. is engaged in a groundbreaking study to see if we might be able to monitor the behavior of sharks in order to predict the weather. When Hurricane Gabrielle arrived in Florida in 2001, shark researchers noticed that young black tipped sharks (who presumably had been tagged) moved…

Our cute Raccoon Dog post (directly below this one) just took a turn for crudeness and hilarity. Thanks to the combined efforts of readers Hypatia and pough, we now know that #1 – Raccoon dogs are known in Japanese folklore to have the magical ability to expand their scrotums and #2 – we got our…

Raccoon Dog

Sometimes there is no news. Sometimes we have to tell you about dog sweaters. Today we will tell you about the Raccoon Dog. The Raccoon Dog is a member of the canid family but is not a true dog. It is called a raccoon dog because it bears a superficial resemblance to a raccoon. It…

Couple Wears Dead Dog Sweaters

A totally normal British couple has made headlines by wearing sweaters, knitted out of the hair of their deceased pet dogs. Beth and Brian Willis have made two sweaters, one out of Kara, a Samoyed, and the other from Penny, a Swedish Lapphund. I can’t decide which one is hotter. Says Mrs Willis in this…