A Group of Starlings Is Called A Murmuration

Apparently. Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

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Your Mother-Nature-Is-Trying-To-Kill-You-In-Ever-Increasingly-Original-Ways Moment of the Day, Golf Course Edition:

Daily Mail – Now that’s what you call a water hazard! Flooding brings killer sharks to golf course At the 14th tee at the Carbrook Golf Club, Brisbane, a dozen man-eating bullsharks are waiting to swallow any lost balls and the sight of their fins poking through the water has even made the place a […]

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Super Skippy!

Eagle-eyed baby-animal-and-science enthusiast Brett McS actually sent this a couple of days ago so apologies if this has already been celebrated the internet over. The New Scientist – Resurrected ancient protein is a potent antibiotic As marsupials, wallabies give birth to young at a much earlier stage in their development than placental mammals. For example, […]

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Daily Mail – It’s tough being ginger even when you’re a seal: Lonely pup shunned by his colony AUGH.

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Double Plus One!

Brett McS sent me an email. And boy howdy, what an email. About Australia. Western Australia, to be less general. After a rainstorm, to be ever more precise. But before I could brush off ye olde image uploader, however, RC2 beat me to it. So I’ll save myself the resizing and just link: Wheat & […]

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Holy Eocene Holdover, Batman!

Photos and story of what apparently is perfectly normal, in Australia, over at RC2′s place.

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And Now: Four Baby Owls Blinking While Being Weighed


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Someday I’d Like to Understand What Any of This Means

I’m reading about the Queen’s entry in today’s Epsom Derby (her horse came in third). All this “ten-to-one” and “half past four” talk. I wish I could rattle along like that. Think of how meetings would go, eh?

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Absolutely the Best Link Ever

I found this on Twitter. And I’ve already retweeted it. But it’s so good I have to publish here for further enjoyment Buzz Feed – 32 Pictures You Need To See Before You Die

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Camel Case

Holy hell: The camels can chug more than 50 gallons of water in three minutes From: Discovery News – FERAL CAMELS PLAGUE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK Feral camels in the Australian desert are attacking air conditioning units, toilet systems and more in a desperate search for water.

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Two Jokes

The first one Peter and I saw on Conan and he’s always thought it about the funniest thing he’s ever seen on television: Norm Mcdonald tells the moth joke on Conan The second one RC2 sent me via Twitter to go with the first: Buddy Hackett – The Duck I’d like to be able to […]

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Tally Ho

The Sunday Times – The capture of Britain’s largest recorded fox confirms fears that the animals are getting bigger and bolder as they adapt to suburban life *cough*

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Cajun Catblogging

Cat vs Alligator Cuz cats are awesome! I like how at the end both parties return with reinforcements. Heh. Curtsy: Brett McS.

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Prenatal Ewephant

*lip quiver* Daily Mail – Extraordinary ultrasound of George the baby elephant curled up inside his mother’s womb LOOKIT HIS ICKLE TRUNK

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Some of you may remember a few weeks ago my TOTAL FREAKOUT on Twitter when Janice Dickinson posted pictures of the ducklings and chicks that hatched from the eggs her son incubated. Eggs from Sainsbury’s. Organic eggs, out of a refrigerator, intended for cracking into a frying pan. BEGAT LIFE. Well she’s written about the […]

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