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Archives for August, 2008

After a recent heat wave in China’s Sichuan province, local cats sprouted strange appendages resembling wings, as reported in the Bill Moyer’s Journal of England, the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail claims to have spoken with genetic experts (i.e. Nigel in the mail room) who said that these growths come from “poor grooming, a genetic…

Brilliant Buenos Aires Zoo Ads

Imaginative but effective ads from the Buenos Aires Zoo. Via Toxel and thanks once again to Kevin Z. “Get Much More for Less” Ads “The Kangaroos Have Arrived” Ads Many more below the fold

Breaking News: Cows Point North!

After reviewing thousands of images of cows on Google Earth, the new gold standard in data collection, scientists have determined that cows generally point north. Lest you think this is some crap news my brother grabbed from the Daily Mail, Dr. Sabine Begall and colleagues from the University of Duisburg-Essen published this discovery in Proceedings…

For centuries local villagers who lived around what is now Komodo National Park in Indonesia fed slaughtered animals to their neighbors, giant Komodo dragons. The locals believe that the dragons are the reincarnation of their ancestors and townsfolk, and would leave offerings of dead meat at the jungle’s edge to keep the massive predators at…

Animal Sand Animations

Interesting sand animations done by Sigrid Astrup.

Goblin Shark Wrassling

Some people look at this and see a terrifying undersea monster with potrusible jaws like our old pal from Alien. I see my dog Izzy playfully tugging on my sleeve… after some sort of horrible experiment that mutated her into a nightmarish killing machine. Kidding kidding. The goblin shark is a fascinating resident of the…

The Georgia Aquarium just unveiled the latest addition to it’s bigger-is-better strategy: Nandi the manta ray. Apparently rescued from shark nets off the Coast of South Africa, Nandi spent the last few months living at uShaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa. When it became clear that Nandi was going to outgrow her enclosure and…

Rumor has it that New Zealand’s colossal squid is a refined killing machine, hunting down prey at lightening speed deep in the murky Antarctic depths. Turns out rumor may be wrong. Scientists working on the largest ever whole specimen of colossal squid have made some curious discoveries. Far from being a fearsome deep sea warrior,…

Come One, Come All: Zooillogix Party

It’s long overdue. Time for a Zooillogix writers, friends, and lowly readers party. On Friday, Sept. 26th, we will be having our get together at Tonic, in San Francisco, starting at 9:00PM. We think it will be fun to see what weirdos (that’s you!) come out of the woodwork. At worst, Ben and I will…

Wet Insects

Some incredible early morning shots of wet insects by German photographer Martin Amm. Red veined darter Horsefly more below the fold