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Caution: Road is Slippery When Covered with Mucus

When it’s very snotty outside, you  may prefer to stay in. But if you have to drive to work, scrape the mucus off your windshield and start driving. Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Fox 23 news team has some other useful suggestions. Link -via Jalopnik

Daring Escape from the Zoo

It was a daring escape that’s bound to be told as legend for generations to come. Here’s a story that seems like it’s straight out of a Hollywood movie: The Rheinböllen Wildlife Park in western [...]

Awesome CG Animated Short – A Fox Tale

(Vimeo Link) This beautiful animated short is called A Fox Tale, and it was created by four students from the French animation school Supinfocom Arles. The story is loosely based on Asian mythology, and features vibrant colors, gorgeous visual effects and charming character designs. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this short become a feature length film some [...]

Animal-Friendly Alternative to Fox Hunting

Fox hunting — at least as it was traditionally conducted with dogs — has been illegal in the United Kingdom since 2005. You can be hunted with the old ways, if you like. But if you want to take down a fox, you’ll have to work with UK Paintball. For £400, the firm arranges for [...]

Animals Hidden in Coffee Cups

While it lacks the menacing message of The Prisoner poison glass (which is, after all, the effect we generally want when entertaining guests) Ange-line Tetrault’s coffee cups have a certain charm. As you drink from one, you expose a bear, a fox or an owl. Link | Designer’s Website

Fox on Stilts?

No, it’s not a fox at all, but a maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), the largest canid in South America. The maned wolf is actually neither a wolf nor a fox, but is a canid with its own genus. With those long legs, this dog can grow to be three feet tall! See more pictures at [...]

Dancing on the Street

Call Fox and get this guy on So You Think You Can Dance! Here’s a street performer in Paris doing … well, I don’t know quite how to describe it. Just watch: hit play or go to Link [YouTube]

Fox Makes Graceful Dive

(YouTube Link) This beautiful fox in Yellowstone Park is not about to let a few feet of snow keep him from a tasty dinner. He listens to the mice scurrying about beneath the surface and then he makes his move. Via Eclecticity

The Quick 10: 10 Unusual Super Bowl Side Bets

I’m really only interested in football games when a) it’s the Iowa State Cyclones or b) I’m participating in the physical_floss Fantasy Football league, getting embarrassed by Jason Plautz two years in a row. But I’m still interested in the Super Bowl as an event. There are the commercials, of course, but I also get [...]

Fox Hunting – the New "Most Dangerous Game" ?

The title refers not to the report earlier this week of a fox shooting a hunter, but to an announcement that some hunting clubs in England have replaced the traditional quarry with… humans. And although he started the day nursing a sore knee, 54-year-old Andy Kay and his fellow runners are putting up a fine chase, [...]