Sunday, September 20, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
A squirrel, most likely in Russia, happily eats pine nuts out of a guys hand until suddenly he realizes that he's eating out of a guy's hand! Remembering what his mother always told him about humans, he freezes in place and appears almost catatonic. The guy keeps trying to feed him, until the squirrel comes to his senses. (via Geekologie)
Friday, September 18, 2020
Twelve-year-old Emma Pickles carefully performs surgery on fruits and vegetables. Watch her do a cesarian on a squash, transplant a heart into a pepper, and remove tumors from all kind of produce. She also does a living-donor transplant, and separates conjoined twins. The operations are not always successful, but they are done with the utmost care. (via Laughing Squid)
The Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire" can be rewritten to reflect any world with a lot of moving parts, and Marvel comics sure has those. I missed this when it was on TV, because I don't have cable anymore. I would have been watching Colbert anyway. (via Metafilter)
The perfect banana is now a get-out-the-vote billboard.
Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden. It's the first time in its 175-year history that the magazine has endorsed any
Jenny Jinya is back with a heartbreaking comic about a parakeet.
The Acorn Woodpeckers Wars. The birds battle each other for days until one wins the right to breed.
Chewbacca Sneakers are as Hairy as You'd Expect.
Why Birds Survived and Dinosaurs Went Extinct. Maybe it was the beaks.
George Carlin explains Fury Road. Even though he died seven years before it premiered.
When Plants Go To War. (via Damn Interesting)
A blast from the past (2016): 6 Spectacular Praying Mantises.
As a side note, they took away the legacy version of the Blogger interface today. I hate the new version, which requires twice as many steps to do anything. Pulling up old posts out the 30,000 or so I have is a real pain. You can no longer plop your code in anywhere and have it work. And it's very slow. On the bright side, the search function works for the first time in years. It will take me some time to get used to this.