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The Late Movies: Dogs on Wheels

Over the summer, my dog had an accident in which a rear leg was so damaged that it had to be amputated. Before you knew it, she was back running around the neighborhood and we had to restrain her too allow her stump to completely heal. Dogs are plenty resilient, even if they lose more [...]

Giant harvestman discovered in Laos

An unknown species of harvestman with a leg span of 33cm has been found during a TV production. Dr. Peter Jäger had been in Laos to film scenes for a …

Beautiful Prosthetic Limbs

The Alternative Limb Project gives people who have prosthetic limbs the chance to stand out uniquely. Paralympian and swimming champion Jo-Jo Cranfield, pictured above, wears an arm with a realistic-looking snake coiled around it. Other unique limbs include a floral-patterned leg and a leg that appears to have built-in stereo speakers. Link -via Breda Fallacy

5 Medical Innovations of the Civil War

by Chip Rowe As it turns out, the bloodiest war in American history was also one of the most influential in battlefield medicine. Civil War surgeons learned fast, and many of their MacGyver-like solutions have had a lasting impact. Here are some of the advances and the people behind them. 1. Life-saving Amputation The General Who Visited His [...]

Insurance Scam Caught on a Dashboard Camera

(Video Link) Remember the scammers who reversed their car into another? A similar thief is at work here. He walks into a stopped car, then acts like the car hit him. Watch until the end, when you see him nurse a leg, feigning injury — and it’s the wrong leg! -via reddit

How Spider Walks Without Sticking to Its Own Spider Web

Think of it as the reverse teflon question: if spider webs are so sticky, how come spiders don’t stick to them? Scientists have now solved that age-old conundrum: Dr Eberhard and the team combined a video camera and a microscope [...]

The 9 Best Angelina Jolie Legs

It’s official! Angelina Jolie’s leg has itself a meme complete with more than 30,000 followers @AngiesRightLeg and a place for fans to get in on the fun with their own user-submitted pics on angelinajolieing.tumblr.com. But we know how busy you all are, so we’ve done the curating for you. Below, you’ll find the Top 9 [...]

Angelina Jolie’s Right Leg

Hollywood’s extensive hype over the Academy Awards presentation is all about publicity. Going into the weekend, many tried to guess what the big story would be. Sasha Baron Cohen’s costume? The best and worst gowns? No, they were all upstaged. Angelina Jolie’s right leg was the star of Oscar night. It so overwhelmed everything else [...]

Five Medical Innovations of the Civil War

Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the first gunshots of the Civil War -and the first gunshot wounds. As it turns out, the bloodiest war in American history was also one of the most influential in battlefield medicine. Civil War surgeons learned fast, and many of their MacGyver-like solutions have had lasting impact. Here [...]

MIT Researchers Develop Suit That Lets You Feel Like You’re 75 Years Old

But if you’re ninty-five, does it help you feel younger? Probably not. AGNES, a sophisticated suit developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is designed to help people understand through personal experience what it’s like to get old: AGNES simulates a gerontological atmosphere in retail, public transportation, and workplace environments. Braces and bands mimic [...]