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Rare Guinea Pig Hybrid Breeds

Behold the mighty guinea lion, a savage beast that kills with the power of cuteness. Adventurous animal lovers will discover many more examples of guinea pig-animal hybridization at the link below, but don’t let their adorability fool you- these cuties are packing a mean set of chompers! Link

World Record Setting Guinea Pig Long Jump

(Video Link) Sure, everyone thinks their pet is special, but only Truffles holds the world record when it comes to the guinea pig long jump. Meanwhile, the only records my pooch might be able to master is the world’s longest nap or most loaves of bread eaten when the humans aren’t looking. Via The Mary Sue

The Top Ten Strangest Self-Experiments Ever

The following is a guest post from author Alex Boese. It is adapted from his newest book Electrified Sheep: glass-eating scientists, nuking the moon, and more bizarre experiments, which is being released in the U.S. today! Electrified Sheep tells the tales of some of the most weird and wonderful experiments ever conducted in the name of [...]

World Record Guinea Pig Jump

(YouTube link) A guinea pig in Rosyth, Fife, Scotland, named Truffles took a leap into the record books in front of Guinness-appointed witnesses, his 13-year-old owner Chloe Macari, and her scout troop. Truffles jumped for neither fame nor fortune, but for his favorite snack, cucumber. The jump was measured at 30 centimeters, which was 10 centimeters [...]

Taxidermy Fashion Accessories

Artist Reid Peppard makes fashion accessories out of dead animals. Imagine cufflinks made from little mouse heads, a coin purse that was once a rat, or headbands with real wings. Shown is a hair comb made from a guinea pig. Link -via Digg

7 Strange Animals Bred for Business Purposes

A collection of strange animals that were bred for commerce, including the Giant Guinea Pig: Peruvians eat about 65 million guinea pigs per year. With meat in mind, scientists in Peru set out to supersize the cuy. 34 years after they came up with the idea, scientists introduced a giant cuy weighing about 2.2 lbs, twice the [...]

What Should A.J. Jacobs Write about Next?

More than 180 brilliant ideas were submitted in our Win a Copy of A.J. Jacobs’ new book contest . The idea was to help A.J. figure out what kind of experiment he should write about next. We narrowed all the entries to a dozen and let A.J. pick his five favorites. Each reader who submitted [...]

Win a copy of A.J. Jacobs’ new book!

As promised in yesterday’s interview with A.J., today we’ve got five, that’s-a-right, five copies of The Guinea Pig Diaries to give away. Here’s how it will go down: First, if you haven’t already, be sure to read my interview with A.J., to better your chances of scoring a book. Second, enter the contest by submitting what YOU [...]

A.J. Jacobs – The Ultimate Guinea Pig

If you enjoy my posts on this blog, you have A.J. Jacobs to thank. Yes, Mr. Know-it-All was the guy who recommended me to Will Pearson and Mangesh about a year before we all started blogging here. In fact, A.J. was planning to do some more regular blogging back in the early days, too, and [...]