Bits and pieces of news/culture that caught my attention..

27th May 2011

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It’s scary how much stupid there is in the world.
Dear People-who-are-too-dumb-to-live,
Humans are apes. 
Apes and monkeys evolved from a common primate ancestor.
It’s not hard to understand, morons.
No love,
Me

It’s scary how much stupid there is in the world.

Dear People-who-are-too-dumb-to-live,

Humans are apes.

Apes and monkeys evolved from a common primate ancestor.

It’s not hard to understand, morons.

No love,

Me

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Source: scienceblogs.com

20th April 2011

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Giant Spiders!

Biggest Spider Fossil Ever Found

Scientists have unearthed the largest spider fossil ever found. The spider, a new species called Nephila jurassica, stretches about two inches from end to end. It was found in a fossil-rich rock formation near Daohugou village in northeastern China. The fossil dates back to the Middle Jurassic, about 165 million years ago, researchers reported in the April 20 Biology Letters.

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Source: Wired

7th November 2010

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Source: cuteheaven.com

4th November 2010

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Your daily dose of cute.

Your daily dose of cute.

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Source: cuteheaven.com

26th October 2010

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Via nighteyes.

Via nighteyes.

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Source: Flickr / hvhe1

24th October 2010

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Gorgeous

Gorgeous

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Source: Flickr / chromatics

17th October 2010

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A fascinating account of an epic battle

dungeon-monster poison death-match drama

I make no apologies for the title. It wasn’t a dungeon, it was our basement — close enough (have you seen our basement?). They weren’t monsters, it was an eight-legged doubled-fanged spider vs. a creeping millipede, so give me partial credit. It wasn’t really poison…wait, poison actually was involved, and there will be some elaboration on that later. And it most certainly was a death match — with a surprise twist at the end, an extra turn of the screw, so keep reading.

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Source: alittlewild.wordpress.com

17th October 2010

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Alpine ibex on the Diga del Cingino (Cingino Dam) in northern Italy.

Alpine ibex on the Diga del Cingino (Cingino Dam) in northern Italy.

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Source: gulliver.it

10th October 2010

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Baby Cougar Born at Oregon Zoo

Baby Cougar Born at Oregon Zoo

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Source: blog.seattlepi.com

9th October 2010

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Kittens vs. Roomba

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Source: youtube.com

26th September 2010

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Madagascar’s limestone towers

Madagascar’s limestone towers

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Source: National Geographic

25th September 2010

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OK Go and Friends

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Source: okgo.net

25th September 2010

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Amazing Photos of Field Mouse

Amazing Photos of Field Mouse

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Source: myfunnypets.net

19th September 2010

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Insect scientists recently made a huge discovery when they stumbled upon a new spider species in Madagascar that constructs webs up to 82 feet in length.
Even more impressive than the enormity of the webs is their location. Researchers Matjaz Kuntner and Ingi Agnarsson of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History found the giant webs suspended across flowing bodies of water. It’s the first time any spider has been shown to achieve such a feat, the team reported in a new study.
The enigmatic Darwin bark spider (Caerostris darwini) is part of a poorly known family of spiders with only 11 known species, all in the Old World. Researchers have only observed the female insect for most of these species.
Insect scientists recently made a huge discovery when they stumbled upon a new spider species in Madagascar that constructs webs up to 82 feet in length.
Even more impressive than the enormity of the webs is their location. Researchers Matjaz Kuntner and Ingi Agnarsson of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History found the giant webs suspended across flowing bodies of water. It’s the first time any spider has been shown to achieve such a feat, the team reported in a new study.
The enigmatic Darwin bark spider (Caerostris darwini) is part of a poorly known family of spiders with only 11 known species, all in the Old World. Researchers have only observed the female insect for most of these species.

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Source: news.discovery.com

19th September 2010

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via reddit.com

via reddit.com

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