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The Sarcastic Fringehead

(YouTube link) Sir David Attenborough introduces us to the fish known as the Sarcastic Fringehead. Not only is it ugly, it’s quite aggressive. And wait until you see how it uses it’s mouth! This clip is from the BBC series Life. -via reddit

Beautiful, Fragile Nudibranchs Can Kill You

If you’re hungry while on the ocean floor, don’t chow down on these fellows, no matter how tasty they look. The Chromodoris annae, like many nudibranchs, is soft, colorful and poisonous. Wildlife photographer David Doubilet took photos of many different species. You can view more pictures at the link. Link -via It’s Okay to Be Smart | [...]

How to Look Like You Can Solve a Rubik’s Cube

(YouTube link) Genius. Be sure to show this stunt to someone who hasn’t yet seen the video. I won’t tell if you won’t tell! -via Geekosystem

Hungry Polar Bear Tries to Eat Wildlife Filmmaker

(Video Link) Wildlife documentarian Gordon Buchanan traveled to Svalbard for his new series The Polar Bear Family and Me. He did not know that it is customary there to bring a dish to dinner when visiting the polar bears. The mother expressed their displeasure at this breach of etiquette and tried to break through his protective [...]

The Horror Short That Inspired del Toro’s Film MAMA

(YouTube Link) Guillermo del Toro is no stranger to horror, and his fantastically disturbing films find inspiration in the darkest corners of the human psyche. MAMA is the tale of orphaned children who survived in the wild thanks to a dark presence they call Mama, and the feature length film began as a short film so good [...]

Don’t Worry, it’s Just Electrostatic Discharge

(YouTube link) Shervin very helpfully explains how professionals test electronic products for resistance to damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD). I learned a lot from this video. See more at ElectroBOOM! Link -via Viral Viral Videos

Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind Part Two

(YouTube link) ASAPScience crammed as many amazing facts into one presentation as they could to blow your mind. There’s something in here that will! -via Holy Kaw! See also:Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind Part One

Look Who’s Coming to Breakfast!

There are only a few hundred Rothschild giraffes alive today. Several of them live at Giraffe Manor, a resort in Kenya. There, guests can get a close look at them–and vice versa. The resident giraffes are comfortable sticking their heads through open windows to see what guests are doing. You can view more photos of [...]

That’s Not What I Meant By "Look The Other Way"

(Video Link) The most impressive thing about this silly dog trick is that I know humans who can’t even cross their eyes. Via I Can Has Cheezburger

The Pony with a Thousand Faces: My Little Pony and the Hero’s Journey

(Video Link) In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, anthropologist Joseph Campbell summarized myths and literature from cultures around the world as a “monomyth”–a literary pattern that forms the basis for thousands of different stories about heroes. Campbell’s work has had a tremendous influence on modern day storytellers, including Richard Adams to George Lucas. The hero is [...]