Art Attack: Fauna

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Anders Nilsen posts art by Paxton Chadwick from British Reptiles and Amphibia (1949).

Warren Ellis corner: two-faced kitten!

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Some weekend distraction: It was born in Ohio. Via the comments: RIP two-faced kitten. We will always love you. UPDATE: After googling “Two faced kitten” images, we think this was the cutest two-faced kitten ever born.

He-Man still out there!

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As long as it’s summer and we’re reporting on ephemera, we totally saw He-Man walking back from Morton-Williams last night! He was wearing a shirt, however.

Montauk Monster mystery now covered with butter substitute?

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The mystery of the strange dead beast that washed ashore on Long Island has continued to capture the imaginations of Web surfers everywhere. Even Fox News got into the act with a photo from another angle and expert testimony that the creature is the decomposing corpse of a raccoon. That theory would seem to match […]

Mystery monster washes ashore on Long Island

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Viral marketing suspected.

“The Dog, the Cat and the Giant Squid”

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We think you will want to read this Kare Kare comic by Andrew Drilon at The Chemistry Set. Let’s just say it updates the “Incredible Journey” story for cryptozoologists.

Team Hollywood finds Team Comics

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Once in a while we get one of those wonky press releases about people announcing their very important comic book which they hope to turn into a very important movie, but this one is really pretty funny. Basically it’s a PR Wire story about a marketing company called “Team Hollywood” getting an artist for a […]

America’s Dog

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Uno is the first beagle ever to win the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Snoopy and Underdog are cheering. “He’s a people’s dog, a merry little hound,” Wilkerson said. Photo © New York Times

Just for Warren Ellis

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“Sleepy kitty, making biscuits.” Thanks, Zena.

Monkeys still moving things with brains

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The story of researcher’s attempts to get monkeys to move robotic arms was one of the very first things we ever blogged here on the Beat V 1.1, in a post now long lost, and they are still at it! Last a week a monkey in South Carolina made a robot in Japan (where else) […]

Lonely, bored octopus turns to Mr. Potato Head for companionship

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An octopus in a Cornish aquarium has become very attached to his toy Mr. Potato Head. Louis, a 6-foot long Giant Pacific Octopus, loves playing with the plastic spud, and can even find treats such as crab meat that his keepers hide within Mr. Potato Head’s secret compartments.

Army of Machine/Chihuahua hybrids roam earth

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Fear them!

Getting back to speed

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Let’s face it, no one wants to work this week, and that even includes us. So we’re still loafing as we gradually get back up to speed. In the meantime, check out this exclusive footage we found of Chip and Dale* planning how to take out someone named Donald. Fascinating. * Yes, Chip ‘n’ Dale […]

Things to enjoy

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Watch the third one for a special treat for our kind.

Giant rat and new possum found in Indonesia!

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How would you like to wake up and find one of these beasties going through your marshmallows? : The giant rat is about five times the size of a typical city rat, says Kristofer Helgen, a scientist with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, US. “With no fear of humans, it apparently came into the […]

Go out, Jerboa!

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It’s the real-life inspiration for Pikachu and almost as cute! The very rare and mysterious long-eared jerboa of the Gobi desert has been caught on film for the first time!: The long-eared jerboa, a tiny nocturnal mammal that is dwarfed by its enormous ears, can be found in deserts in Mongolia and China. Zoological Society […]