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The Adorable Circle of Life

Chicago-based artist Alex Solis has a series of illustrations that show predators doing what they do best — killing — but simultaneously being adorable. My cat reminds me of this paradox on a regular basis, that what is adorably cute can also be a brutally efficient killer.







via Paste Magazine
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jun 23, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Art

Calling in the cows

Play trombone. Watch cows magically appear.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jun 13, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals

Protest over plastic dog

From 1959. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals protested inclusion of a plastic dog in a toy rocket ship.

I assume the plastic dog must have been inspired by Laika, the Soviet space dog, who was sent on a one-way ticket into space. Once people figured out that the Soviets hadn't bothered to plan any way for bringing Laika back from space (except for letting the rocket crash and burn), her launch pretty much turned into a PR disaster for them.


Source: San Rafael Daily Independent Journal - Oct 27, 1959
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Jun 12, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Toys, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #251

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Is that patchwork hippo supposed to be sexy? Because it's posed pretty sexily.

No, I don't want to think any more about this....

From Playboy for September 1983
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 08, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Sex Symbols, Shoes, 1980's

A Strange Pet

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Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jun 06, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Death, Children, 1910's, Australia

Woman Bites Dog

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Crazy lady told her son that if he eats all the meat she will eat his dog. Apparently, not believing her, he ate all the meat. Inexplicably she made good on her threat by starting with the poor animal's testicles which she bit off. One would think a pit bull would fight back but he just ran off screeching in pain. Crazy lady then used an old tricycle to knock out a witness who tried to intervene and made her son bury her with a piece of garden hose to breathe through. The last was to hide from police, not successfully. Ta Da!!!!!!
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed May 27, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Scary Criminals, Can't Possibly Be True, Genitals, Pain, Self-inflicted and Otherwise, Teeth, Eating

Hitting a golf ball off an elephant’s ear


"AN ELEPHANTINE HAZARD — Driving a golf ball from the ear of Jenny, a 12-year-old circus elephant, constitutes real sport for Billy Drews, above, as he shoots a game of miniature golf in New York."

Source: Valley Morning Star - May 3, 1931
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed May 27, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Sports, 1930's

Creepy Crawlers



For every young girl or boy who aspires to become Dr. Phibes.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 26, 2015 | Comments (13)
Category: Animals, Insects, Toys, 1960's

Zero Gravity Frog

NASA footage of experiments with frogs in a zero-g environment, performed on the Space Shuttle Endeavor, 1992.


Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun May 24, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Science, Experiments, 1990's

Dentist’s Handbook for Carnivorous Penis Worms

The title sounds unpleasant on many different levels. But this is all just science. Nothing to be afraid of. "Penis worms," or priapulids, were creatures that lived 500 million years ago. They had pretty distinctive looking teeth. And now researchers have compiled a 'dentist's handbook' to aid in identifying these creatures in the fossil record. [Science Daily]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat May 23, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Science
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