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The Best Camera-trap Pictures of 2012

National Geographic posted a gallery of six animal self-portraits from all over the world. Pictured here is a common genet captured by camera trap in Yemen. They are all beautiful, but I don’t understand why this one didn’t make the cut. Link (Image credit: Sebastian Kennerknecht, Pumapix.com/BBC Wildlife Magazine)

Not Everyone Wins a Pulitzer

Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month? You’re a guaranteed winner! Grant Snider tells us about twelve lesser-known prizes that you could receive. Read the rest at the link. Link -via Nag on the Lake

The Weirdest Dog You’ve Ever Seen

Photo: National Geographic Channel No, actually that’s not a dog. Herpetologist Brady Barr (previously on Neatorama) of Nat Geo WILD’s Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr is hugging a Japanese [...]

The Late Movies: John O’Hurley Before (and After) J. Peterman

It’s been 14 years since Seinfeld went off the air (really!), but every time I see actor John O’Hurley, I think of him as J. Peterman, Elaine’s boss and the fictionalized version of the catalog-company entrepreneur. Before that, though, he took on roles in commercials (like Diet 7-Up) and soap operas (like General Hospital). And [...]

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in October

Need a reason to celebrate this month? Look no further than the list below. October 1st: National Homemade Cookies Day Getty Images Take a knee, Little Debbie, today we only want our tasty circular treats fresh from the oven. If you aren’t a master of the chocolate chip, take the day to make a little mess [...]

Tropical Storm James T. Kirk

On Sunday, the US National Weather Service predicted the demise of then Tropical Storm, now Hurricane Kirk. Oh, NWS. Like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target. Link -via Theresa Coleman

Giant Burmese python caught In Florida

The largest Burmese python ever caught in Florida has been found in Everglades National Park. The 17ft behemoth weighed 74kg and was pregnant with a r…

Giant Squid Eye

Photo: Christine Dell’Amore That blob in a jar used to belong to a giant squid. That’s right, you’re looking at the eyeball of a giant squid looking right back at you! Chris Mah of the National Museum of Natural History’s Department of [...]

Cheetah Runs 100m in 5.95 Seconds

Usain Bolt set an Olympic record for the 100m dash at the Olympics last night, coming in at 9.63 seconds. That’s mighty fast -for a human. But a cheetah named Sarah covered that distance in only 5.95 seconds! Sarah’s June 20 sprint is the fastest timed 100 meters ever run by anything on the planet, [...]

Australia releases UFO files

Details of UFO reports and investigations in Australia have been made available at the National Archives. Of particular interest in the documents were…