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7 Fabulously-named Fossils

When I researched the post 14 Great Names for Bugs, I found other wonderful species names, including some creatures that no longer exist. Still, extinct species are part of our history, and they get names, too. Sometimes really inventive names! 1. Bambiraptor Feinbergi Bambiraptor feinbergi is a 75-million-year-old theropod dinosaur that was named after the Disney deer [...]

Warzone Carpet

Chebad Abdallah of Cheesecake Powerhouse created a carpet that features a rather unique set of images. Behold, the Warzone Carpet: Link – via Who Killed Bambi  

How Smokey Bear Helped Win World War II

Only you can prevent forest fires, but only Smokey could help us topple the Axis powers. © CORBIS Forest fires posed a terrifying threat during World War II. Fighting wildfires required huge chunks of precious manpower that otherwise could have been utilized for building tanks or guns. Infernos also swallowed up thousands of acres of wood, a [...]

Anatomical Art of Juan Gatti

I’m loving these fantastic anatomical artworks, Ciencias Naturales (Natural Sciences) by Argentinian graphic designer Juan Gatti. Check out more at Juan’s work over at his agent’s website here: Link – via Who [...]

16 Sequels Nobody Has Ever Heard Of

OK, maybe some of you are familiar with some of these. But how many of these questionable sequels have you actually seen? 1. Ace Ventura, Jr. Josh Flitter played Ace Ventura, Jr. in this 2009 spin-off of the original series that starred Jim Carrey. While Carrey isn’t in this film, he and Flitter do share one movie [...]

The Saddest Movie in the World

What movies make you cry? When I saw The Champ during its initial theater run, I did not expect to cry, but I did, and so did everyone in the audience. Watching 9-year-old Ricky Schroeder begging his father not to die was just too much. When researchers Robert Levenson and James Gross began looking for [...]

Scott Bain’s Beetle Dioramas

In his Micromachina project Australian artist Scott Bain creates pieces of art using taxidermy beetles as tiny machines to illustrate the negative effects of man’s disregard for nature. Once the stuff of science fiction, today flying and crawling insects are used by the military, fitted with audio and video devices. This exhibition experiments using real taxidermy [...]

Anatomical Sleeping Bag

Wear your insides on the outside and study human anatomy while you drift off to dreamland. This creepy sleeping bag would be perfect for a Halloween sleepover. Link (in Japanese) – Via Who Killed Bambi

TRON Bambi

I doubt that this toy is licensed by Disney, but CLOT’s TRON: Legacy Bambi toy nonetheless goes on sale on Valentine’s Day. They can be found a shop called “Man Is In the Forest” in Shanghai. There are three more pictures at the link. Link via Kotaku

6 Critics Turned Artists

It’s been said that those who can, do; those who can’t, teach; and those who can neither do nor teach become critics. But many critics were originally involved in the fields they now review. And there are some on the other side of the coin as well—people who started their careers critiquing the work of [...]