Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How to coax a bullfrog into winning the Calaveras County jumping competition? Mimic a predator, of course.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Holy moly! An earthquake in Pakistan just created a new island! It's a small island, but still.... Now that I'm living in a place where I can see fault scarps cutting our very small and young alluvial fans, this makes my flesh crawl a bit.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

What it's like to be swallowed by a hippo

Also, sweet justice: Houston teen who found himself with a slew of severe injuries after the ashes from the cigar he was smoking mixed with the “combustible mixture” in his pocket while he and a friend were going to “blow up turtles.”

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pagan wild men of Europe: they remind me a bit of Kachina costumes in this neck of the woods. More here, though you'll have to navigate within the site on your own: look for Wilder Mann.

Via Chas, of course.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Images of a giant squid in its natural habitat! Who says there's no good news these days? They did it by means of near-infrared light: beautiful images of a beautiful animal, even if it's just a little one.