Leaping Lizards: These Little Guys Are Hurricane-Proof

NAPLES, FL–We’ve all heard the expression “get a grip,” but there’s a critter common to South Florida and the Caribbean that literally knows how to hang in there. It’s a tiny lizard called the brown anole, sometimes also referred to as the Bahamian anole, and you can hardly walk down the sidewalk anywhere around here without the little guys skittering underfoot. […]

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Guest Column: Man Stalked By Random Pig

Zoey the pig

By SIGNE DEAN from ScienceAlert When you’re out late at night, realizing that you’re being followed can be pretty scary. But one man in Ohio wasn’t so much terrified of his stalker as baffled by it, and ended up calling the police at 5:26 am last Saturday. “Uh, hi, I’m walking from the Elyria train station to my house in North Ridgeville […]

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You Ate What?

You Ate What?

It was supposed to be a party to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. The ice cream was flavored with chocolate, caramel, and pecan nuts. And one more item: A catheter. That extra treat ended up in the mouth of the new grandfather, Carole-Anne Christofferson of Quebec told Radio-Canada. “He put it in his mouth and found the top […]

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When Pigs Fly

Flying pig

Well, it looks like pigs really can fly. That’s what Travis Adair of Deerfield Beach, Florida discovered this week when a 15-pound bag of frozen pork crashed onto the roof of his home. He said he heard a “big bang” and thought it was thunder. That’s when his wife Jennie went outdoors and found two packages of frozen pork in […]

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Getting Slimed

slimed

Also known as a slime eel, a single hagfish can produce up to five gallons of snot when stressed. So consider what 7,500 pounds of the prehistoric critters could do when bounced on the freeway. Highway 101 “just got slimed” the Depoe Bay Fire District announced on Twitter immediately after the accident. Considered a delicacy in Korea, that’s where the […]

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Catting Around

Cat

This kitty may not have set a Guinness record, but her journey is mind-boggling nonetheless. Her name is Nadia and she is a Russian blue, a breed of cat known for the strong bonds they form with their human companions. Strong indeed. When Nadia was left behind in chilly Sheboygan, Wisconsin, she somehow—nobody knows exactly how—managed a 1,484-mile journey to […]

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So a Monkey Walks Into a Bar…

Monkey

So, a monkey walked into a bar… Which sounds like the start of a joke, but it wasn’t so funny to the patrons in a Patos, Brazil watering hole. Imagine sitting on a barstool, minding your own business, when you look over and there is a tiny monkey with a long tail, a capushin, knocking back rum from glasses left […]

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