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Tailsitter Airplanes

During World War II, both Germany and the U.S. began research on airplanes that could take off and land vertically, which would eliminate the need for huge runways. The basic idea was to have the plane sit on its tail, and also land on its tail! There were many designs and prototypes of “tailsitters,” but [...]

The Harvest Mouse Is A True Acrobat

The harvest mouse is only two or so inches tall, but it’s adapted well to the reeds, wheat fields and other tall vegetation in its homeland thanks to its amazing acrobatic skills. Just look at his amazing prowess. “The feet are specially adapted for climbing, with the outer of the five toes on each foot being [...]

Robotic Fish Accepted by Real Fish as Leader

Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University have created a robotic fish that have been accepted as leader by real fish: The researchers designed their bio-inspired robotic fish to mimic the [...]

Mobile Tail for Your Smartphone

Well, you do fondle your iPhone like it’s a pet, so why not give it a tail already? Behold "Mobile Tail" by Korean designers Jangwon Park and Sangwoo Park, which won an award at the Tokyo [...]

Pig with two snouts born in China

Hot on the tail of the human-faced pig story comes the tale of another pig – this one with two snouts. Born on a farm in China’s Jilin province, ‘Babe…

Top 10 Dinosaurs That Aren’t What They Were

If you haven’t studied dinosaurs since you were an elementary school student, you have some catching up to do! As paleontologists find more and different fossils, our body of knowledge about the prehistoric reptiles has changed. Take the Stegosaurus, for example. What we thought we knew just a few years ago is different from what [...]

Michael Caine Impersonates Michael Caine

Okay, the snake is now eating its tail. Back in November, we were treated to No, THIS is How Michael Caine Speaks — a series of Michael Caine impersonations, along with more in the comments. Now, Caine himself offers an impersonation of himself. As one YouTube commenter said, “Michael Caine has the worst Michael Caine [...]

Pneumatically-Launched Grappling Hook

Defense contractor Battelle has developed an improved pneumatically-launched grappling hook. From a press release: The Tactical Air Initiated Launch (TAIL) system is used to launch a titanium grappling hook towing a Kevlar line for use in Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations. It also can be used for fire rescue operations, life vest deployment, or [...]

Dolphins Teaching One Another Tricks

The so-called “tail walk” commonly seen in dolphin shows is something the animals aren’t known to do in nature. It makes sense after all — what good would it do the animals to practice this strange behavior in the wild, where it will only scare food away? Recently though, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society researcher Dr. [...]