Nov 24, 2010

The plural of u is us.

Taking the "it's complicated" to a whole new dimension.

Nov 23, 2010

Another step towards the future world domination by cephalopods:

Flying squids.

Photo by Bob Hulse

Nov 22, 2010

And you know why mama elephant does not like lizards?

Bad manners. She does not like theirs.

Photo by Martin Nyfeler

Nov 19, 2010

This is the Eye of Providence.

Peacock mantis shrimp eyes' are capable of serial or parallel vision; possesses trinocular vision (WTF?!) and depth perception; colour vision from ultra-violet to infra-red using at least 16 different photoreceptor types (you, my friend, only have 4); detection of polarized light and circular polarized light (you don't even imagine what this is, right?).

Nov 18, 2010

The anatomy of the kiwi.

You know this was bound to happen.

Nov 17, 2010

Proboscidea Herpetophobia.

Mama elephant does not like lizards.

Nov 16, 2010

Meta Flamingo... now available to do Olympic opening ceremonies, dictators' birthdays, weddings and bar mitzvahs.

Nov 15, 2010

A world of PDF's.

Even AI's will not be able to fight against the scientific referencing contingencies.

Nov 12, 2010

The weird converter.

1 African elephant weighs as much as 110 Jennifer Aniston’s.
The length of 1 T-Rex is equivalent to almost 126 flaccid penis.
106 humans producing saliva during their lifetime will fill 1 Olympic swimming pool.

Nov 11, 2010


Do it at least once.

Nov 10, 2010

The data output of human ejaculation.

If a human sperm cell contains 37.5 MegaBytes of genetic information (Similar to a CD capacity), and in a milliliter we have 100 million sperms (Roughly the population of Mexico), and on average one ejaculation releases 2.25 ml of sperm (Half of a teaspoon), that means an average ejaculation represents a data output of 1687.5 TeraBytes (The equivalent of the collected data of 10 U.S. Library of Congress).

Nov 9, 2010

Literary mimicry.

And then the photometric and radiometric parameters came along and spoiled all romanticism.

Glo-Glo le poisson rouge. Luce et Pierre Morel, 1946.

Nov 8, 2010

The Noetic Electrician.

And that's why I don't like fringe science: Somehow they turn a clean, radical, but still untested scientific hypothesis in a new-age lifestyle philosophical non-sense.

Nov 5, 2010

Carrion eaters can be awesome.

"Upward winds brought me news of your death".

Nov 4, 2010

Ant singularity.

"...first described in army ants by Schneirla (1944). A circle of army ants, each one following the ant in front, becomes locked into a circular mill. They will continue to circle each other until they all die. Beebe (1921) described a circular mill he witnessed in Guyana. It measured 1200 feet in circumference and had a 2.5 hour circuit time per ant. The mill persisted for two days...".
Excerpt from the Ant Room.