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Archives for July, 2009

My Business Trip to San Diego

AKA – a boy and his coffee on geek safari Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Crabs, Crabs, Crabs

This is a picture from Fukung.net. Is it a close up of my brother, Andrew’s, inner thigh? Can any of our readers explain why these crabs are trying to cross the road?

The leading spider scientists have long been flabbergasted by two things: 1) Why they aren’t swimming in women with their own condominiums and 2) why some spiders seem to cover their otherwise see-through webs with junk. The scientists may now have an answer to question two, the one that, unfortunately, does not add to their…

Freaks of Nature

The fear mongers over at National Geographic are at it again. They have released what they claim to be actual prehistoric photographs of nightmarish creatures. Just think of your most feared animal and combine it with either a cooking utensil or a wood shop tool. That might give you an idea of how National Geographic…

Jerboa Quest 3

In this groundbreaking film, a greater Egyptian jerboa hangs out in a kitchen to a tune from Dragon Quest 3. Set expectations to “low.” Thanks to Adam Bedient for the important tip

While we’re on the topic of whales, I’ve got something a little less whimsical for you all to suck on. Seagulls off the coast of Argentina have recently learned in large numbers how to attack Southern right whales when they come up to breathe at the surface of the water. When the whales emerge, the…

The Whale

Herman Melville has nothing on the researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. For one thing, you can read their article in the time it takes to leisurely eat a banana… I could never get past the first sentence of Moby Dick. It all started when Delphine “Ishmel” Mathias and Aaron “Ahab” Thode from Scripps were…

Cornholing with Izzy and Mathman

In the Midwest they have a game called “cornhole” which involves throwing bean bags into holes in boards. Growing up on the East Coast, cornhole had a completely different meaning, but living in Chitown for three years now, I am doing my best to blend in. As a patron of the arts, I recently had…

Operation Iron Flipper

Whether you call them Little Penguins or Fairy Penguins, the name rightfully suggests that this species is not the most formidable of their flightless family. In fact, standing at about only 16″ high, they are the smallest of all penguins. Therefore it might not be surprising that they are picked on by other species. The…

According to a paper to be released in the September issue of the journal “American Naturalist”, the number of sperm a male ejaculates may be correlated to his attractiveness as measured by the females in the population. The idea came forth after scientists at University College London and the Oxford University mathematically modeled the optimal…