World’s Strangest

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4-Wheel Drive Rolls Royce is Ready for Baja

With a skid plate, raised axles and two spare tires in the back, this Silver Shadow is ready for the rigors of Baja racing. Ask the driver if he has any Grey Poupon. Link | Photo: wyoming warrior

Petting a Gray Whale in the Wild

Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, director of the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, took this picture during an outing last month off the coast of Baja California. The Young Gray Whale came up to our Boat and put its head up – a life changing experience Definitely worth sharing! Link -Thanks, Dr. Hillgarth!

Dietribes: Taco Time!

• The word “taco” describes the traditional Mexican dish that wraps a maize tortilla around a filling (whose varieties number into the infinite), though the etymology of the word itself and how it came to describe the dish remains a riddle inside an enigma, wrapped in a taco shell. • What began as a humble idea to create [...]

2010 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded

Our friends at the Annals of Improbable Research bestowed the 2010 Ig Nobel Prizes at a festive ceremony at Harvard University last night. The prizes are for achievements that make people laugh, and then make them think, which this year included research into whale snot, bat sex, and swearing. Honors were bestowed by previous Ig [...]

Praise to a Common Duck: Airborne Super Creatures

“QUANTUM SHOT” #606Link – article by M. Christian and A. Abrams What’s that thing flying at the cruising altitude of a modern jet? In a deadly cold, without air? Common ducks routinely reach altitude of 5 to 6 kilometers (20,000 feet) We see them all the time, rowing across a clear, blue sky, applauding into the air when [...]