Archive for May, 2013


I love a good sci-fi. Novel, movie, B-rated TV show, you name it, I love ’em all. But sometimes our imaginations can’t hold a candle to our own planet’s. Good ol’ Mother Earth got her freak on with these babies.

The sea pig. Check out my favorite explanation (brace yourself for references of anal breathing and fish farts)…

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The Yangtze giant softshell turtle. With only a handful of their species left, these bad boys are on the outs (MotherNatureNetwork). Bummer, ’cause turtle soup is awesome.

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The human-faced carp, found off the coast of South Korea (The Telegraph).

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050202_moleThe star-nosed mole (Animal Diversity). I’m just gonna say it. He’s got a sphincter on his face.

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Japanese spider crab. The clip below is awesome, both for the nightmare-inducing content and the equally horrifying techno music.

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Bet you didn’t know…

Sometimes I surf Google for fun science facts. Here are a few of my favorite weather mindbenders, in honor of our continuous descent into unpredictability.

hurricane-facts Got a hurricane coming? Prepare for the energy of 8,000 one-megaton bombs. (ListVerse)

– Around the globe, about 100 lightning strikes happen every second. And we all walk around with umbrellas held up by metal poles. (Zarius)

– Tornadoes generally spin clockwise in the southern hemisphere, and counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere. (ScienceKids)

cratrwets– Mt. Wai-‘ale-‘ale of Hawaii is the wettest spot in the world. Now say that five times real fast. (Muskurahat)

– The largest snowflake on record was 15 inches wide and 7.8 inches thick…it fell from the Montana sky in 1887 (Climate&Weather). Seriously, 125 years ago someone ran around during a snowstorm brandishing a ruler.