eat the penguin

clever fish

Even the likeithateit team enjoys the occasional dolphin photo….

fun with virals – the herding of the cats

Nevermore

From Newsminer
FAIRBANKS — Ravens have feelings, too, at least judging from an eerie scene Tuesday morning on Minnie Street in east Fairbanks.
After two ravens roosting on top of a power transformer were electrocuted, hundreds of ravens showed up within a minute or two and started silently circling overhead and perching in nearby trees.
Rod Stephens, owner [...]

Flipper

At the risk of encouraging more worship of these fish by our dreadlocdked tie-dyed friends, here is a very engaging story on the dolphin and how clever they are (hint – much smarter than a poodle) from The Guardian
At the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Mississippi, Kelly the dolphin has built up quite a [...]

contains animal products

Christien Meindertsma has spent three years researching all the products made from a single pig. Amongst some of the more unexpected results were: Ammunition, medicine, photo paper, heart valves, brakes, chewing gum, porcelain, cosmetics, cigarettes, conditioner and even bio diesel.
Christien Meindertsma| via Wehr in the world

black stallion

The Kennel Club

What would you say about a pastime in which animals were knowingly bred to contain deformities that were incredibly painful and would lead to an early death? Personally I could think of nothing crueler, yet the great irony of this situation is that the people involved in this process would think of themselves as animals [...]

birdbrain

How smart are crows?  Really, very smart indeed. From the BBC

Rooks have a remarkable aptitude for using tools, scientists have found.
Tests on captive birds revealed that they could craft and employ tools to solve a number of different problems.
The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, came as a surprise as [...]

clucky

I know, I know, its been nothing but videos here recently.  And we all know that the web is essentially a text based medium.  But this one is just so good – Clucky Chicken addresses all the concerns I’ve ever had about the happy cow on the butcher’s window…SNL – Cluckin Chicken commercial

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