Saturday, February 23, 2008

Morays: scarier than you ever thought possible.

What the heck is going on right when it swallows the piece of squid?

That, pretty much. It turns out that moray eels have a pharyngeal jaw, which essentially means they have another mouth in their goddamned throat. Scroll down on that page for fun diagrams, then click this.

One more: MSNBC article


Monday, February 18, 2008

Baby kiwis are ugly

A newly-born North Island Brown Kiwi, the 1,000th reared as part of a rescue programme in Rotorua, New Zealand, poses for the cameras.

From BBC's Day in Pictures.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cutest animals that could still destroy you

Sorry for the lapse, kids. My house burned down. For real.'s The 6 Cutest Animals That Can Still Destroy You.

If animals could talk, they would spend most of their time calling us dicks and telling us to get off their land. The traits we think of as "cute" are often simply tricks animals have developed to get tourists to throw them food.

Here are six animals that you'll probably want to steer clear of, no matter how adorable they look on that wall calendars.

The whole thing is worth reading, but if you must look at only one part let it be the swan video.