World’s Strangest

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Jumping Stick Insect Looks Like a Sci-Fi Character

Photo: Alex Wild Alex Wild (previously on Neatorama) took this photo of an Apioscelis jumping stick insect in the Jatun Sacha reserve, Napo, Ecuador, that looks straight [...]

The Orphaned Joey & Wombat Who Became Best Friends

Anzac the Joey was discovered in the wild without his mother, so the adorable little orphan was brought to the Wild about Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre. When the little guy started to get lonely, keepers put him together with Peggy the wombat and now the two are best friends. While their story is undoubtedly cute, [...]

Approaching Wild Wolves

Wild wolves are typically evasive towards humans and can run away at speeds of up to 30 mph, but BBC Earth has released some tips on how you can befriend them. I wouldn’t say I’m suggesting anyone to approach One Eye the Wolf, but it is cute to see them lick BBC naturalist Steve Backshall.  [...]

Four Neglected Wild West Figures

You’ve heard of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and Wild Bill Hickok, but there were plenty of other colorful figures who left their mark on the Wild West. This list tells us about four that you may never had heard of, like Texas Ben Thompson. Texas Ben served in the Confederate States Army, then after the [...]

Monkeys choose best tools to crack nuts

In a demonstration of human-like behaviour monkeys are very selective about the tools they use. Wild capuchin monkeys were filmed weighing up the corr…

Billy the Kid considered for a pardon

The notorious Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid who killed 21 men is being considered for a pardon. The governor of New Mexico has been reviewing the cas…

Dolphins learn to ‘walk on water’

Wild dolphins are learning to tail-walk and are teaching other dolphins how to do it too. This remarkable example of dolphins “culturally transmitting…

Stars of the Wild West Show

In the latter part of the 18th century, before television, radio, or even movies with sound, traveling exhibitions were the biggest form of entertainment most people encountered. Oh yes, the circus! At the same time, newspapers and novels told of the adventures Americans experienced settling the western half of the country: exploring, fighting the natives, [...]

"Where the Wild Things Are" Chalk Wall Art Timelapse video

[YouTube - Link] It took over 11 hours to create these two “Where the Wild Things Are” chalk murals at Arnold DC, a Washington ad agency. Watch the timelapse video of their creation, using over 1,500 stills. Really cool. From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by branwellington.

Illustrating Childhood: Maurice Sendak

”Feel Art Again” has gotten a little off schedule due to the plethora of information available about Ernie Barnes and Maurice Sendak. We’ll be working this coming week to get back on track. In honor of last weekend’s big screen premiere of the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, today’s “Feel Art Again” post [...]