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10 Interesting Facts About Chameleons

There’s no denying that chameleons are fascinating creatures if only for their awesome color-changing abilities and amazing eyes, but Twisted Sifter has a list 10 facts about these amazing creatures and you might be surprised what you don’t already know about them. For example: Almost half of the world’s chameleon species live on the island of [...]

Hitlar, The Pakistani Tale of the Lost Son of Adolf Hitler

In the closing days of World War II, Adolf Hitler escaped Berlin and made his way to south Asia. There he sired a son, the magical and tyrannical Hitlar. Cyriaque Lamar of io9 has selected clips from this amazingly weird film. I cannot fathom how alternate history master Harry Turtledove let this story slip past him. Link

Messing with Mother Nature: Snakeheads

Fish normally occur in three places: in the wild water, in aquariums, and on our dinner plates. But fish can move from one of these worlds to another. Fish imported to eat or to keep as pets sometimes get into the local ecosystem, which is not their native habitat. The population controls of the species’ [...]

How Gigantopithecus Became Extinct

We don’t know about Sasquatch, but we know a giant ape we call Gigantopithecus roamed South Asia until about 300,000 years ago. Gigantopithecus resembled a ten-foot-tall orangutan and weighed about three times as much as a large gorilla. What happened to these great apes? The features of the dentition—large, flat molars, thick dental enamel, a deep, [...]

Beautiful mehndi patterns | Arabic mehndi pictures

Beautiful mehndi patterns | Arabic mehndi picturesMehndi is the application of Henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in South Asia, as well as by expatriate communities from these areas. Mehendi decorations became fashionable in the West in the late 1990s, where they are sometimes called henna tattoos. Henna is typically applied during special [...]

Robots + Monsters

Raise money for charity and support indie artists? What can be better than that? Joe Alterio has relaunched his website Robots + Monsters, where you can order a very cool custom drawings – the ones above are our very own Neatorama monster and robot. Your drawing will be made either by Joe himself or one of [...]

Hunt For The Poo Squirter of India

It’s like a modern day version of Captain Ahab’s quest for the white whale Moby Dick. But ickier. A whole lot ickier and much more intriguing. Sam Miller, BBC’s former South Asia correspondent, has been obsessed with finding a man “whose dexterity and gall [he] admires beyond reason,” … the New Delhi Poo Squirter: I was in [...]