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7 Absolutely Insane Animal Defense Mechanisms

Scientists recently recorded footage of a never-before-seen defense mechanism deployed by a small species of deep-sea squid: When threatened, the squid attacks its predator and then pulls away, breaking off the tip of its own arm and leaving it behind as a distraction. The arm continues to glow and twitch, creating a diversion and enabling [...]

Wearing Your Jabba On Your Sleeve

Jabba may not be very chic while alive, but if you skin him and turn him into a purse, he actually makes quite the stylish fashion accessory. Who knew? Link

Naked Mole Rats: Supermodels of the Underground

Immune to acids, toxins and heavy metals. Doesn’t feel pain. Never gets cancer. Stays young forever. Lives 9 times longer than your peer. Oh, and naked all the time. No wonder the naked mole rats [...]

The Human Pantone

French artist Pierre David took photographs of 40 models and arranged them according to their skin tones. The result is a color chart of skin a la the iconic PANTONE color guide: Link [...]

Eerily Realistic Wooden Sculptures

These stunningly realistic wooden figures by Bruno Walpoth represent human beings in their rawest form, soft skin carved out of hard wood, every wrinkle and detail carved in while evidence of tool work remains when they’re inspected up close. If I came across one of these figures standing alone in a dark room I would probably [...]

Magnetic Implant to Hold iPod Nano

Tattoo artist Dave Hurban of Dynasty Tattoo in Newfield, New Jersey, likes to have his iPod Nano handy, so he decided to attach it to his wrist with magnets: Hurban explained that the technique he used to get the four magnets [...]

Twin Sisters

A few years ago, we brought you a story of twins born to mixed-race parents, who looked alike except for widely different skin tone. Now Kian and Remee are seven years old, and the two girls still look very much alike, except for the colors of their eyes, hair, and skin. Their mother Kylee remembers [...]

Bassett Hound In Slow Motion

(YouTube Link) He’s just so wrinkly and floppy all over that, if you pinned back his loose skin with clothespins, he would appear to be the size of a Jack Russell terrier under all those folds of skin. And when I say he I mean HE folks, this is an unmistakably male Basset Hound here, as [...]

Cure for Baldness: Tattooed Hair

Dignity? It’s overrated. You need hair, and you need it now. So Skin N Beyond offers you the next best thing: a tattoo pattern that makes it look like you shave your head. Ian Watson developed this treatment after asking his sister-in-law to cover his head with dots a fine tip pen. The obvious next [...]

Do Other Animals Laugh When Tickled?

Bizarre Image of Man Tickling Chimp via Shutterstock In 1897, psychologists established that there are two kinds of tickles. Knismesis is caused by very light movement across the skin. It doesn’t make you laugh, and is sometimes accompanied by an itching sensation. Knismesis is often caused by animals and insects crawling across the skin, and may have evolved in a [...]