Posts tagged animals
The recently formed Ugly Animal Preservation Society (UAPS) is, according to its president Simon Watt, “dedicated to raising the profile of some of Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children. The panda gets too much attention.” Watt, who is also an evolutionary biologist, and his team definitely did not showcase cute and furry pandas at recent UAPS events held at the Edinburgh Science Fest and Bristol’s Big Green Week. Media attention instead was paid to animals such as the appropriately named blobfish.
Awesome, Henri has a book… Check out some other rather chatty animals who are making waves.
A dolphin has found a 130 year-old torpedo! Is there anything Flipper can’t do? Find out more from DNews’ Anthony!
In 1996, the top box office film, “Independence Day” wasn’t the only invasion by bizarre creatures, nor was the remix resurrection of the “Macarena” the only sound grating upon the ear drums of Americans on the East Coast. The Brood II cicadas arose from the soil in screeching droves that year.
Fairy circles, crop circles, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra are all mysteries at first glance…. but many have mundane answers. But other mysteries have explanations that are as outlandish as the myths themselves.
A pointer named “Major” was identified this week as the first known example of a modern dog. A description of the dog was found in a now-obscure 1865 edition of a Victorian journal called The Field. It marks the earliest reported dog breed based on physical form and pedigree.