Entries from April 2009 ↓

the coolest guy

I saw this picture, and I had no idea what it was of. I thought it was perhaps a photoshop, or perhaps an eocaecilian, but it turns out eocaecilians are EXTINCT. Bummer for them, and my identification of whatever this is. The filename was dog-248.jpg, but I was also pretty sure it was not a dog.

I had to use TinEye image search (full discloser I think TinEye is pretty neat) to figure out it was a Mexican mole lizard, also known as the ajolote lizard, although when I searched for other pictures of it, it was either the same picture (so it could have just been mislabeled) or the picture was of a completely different animal.

But then I found a video, which is obviously of the same thing. It is really cool. BUT THE OWNER DISABLED EMBEDDING. Why would anybody do this? HERE IS A LINK TO IT ANYWAY, because it’s cool. Only 324 views in two months. It deserves better than that.

Thanks Mr. Self Destruct of the Something Awful forums for finding this picture. Although I would also like to thank the person who took the picture, but tineye couldn’t help me find the photographer. ALSO, video owner person: don’t disable embedding!!! I almost didn’t use your video because of that, and I only ended up using it because it is like, way cool. But disabling embedding: totally not cool?

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American Alligator

That smile… I know I’m in for trouble, but it’s so deviously charming.

Photo by Matt Hansen who seems to have taken a number of pretty cool pictures.

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Is this thing scary?

I only know the name “jumping spider” because somebody in my family once told me my mother is afraid of them more than she is other spiders.

It seems pretty not scary to me?

Thanks, Tical00 from the Something Awful Forums. Even though your version of the picture had the outer eyes photoshopped AND I JUST REALIZED IT WAS ALSO MADE TO SMILE.
(Click the image for photocredits. I think I’m going to do it that way from now on.)

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A Spider on a Frog on a Turtle

I’ve missed a lot while I was gone. Apparently this has been everywhere, but I hadn’t seen it. I’ll share it with you just incase you somehow missed it too.

These people say they found them like that. It is the best thing.

Thanks Mirick from the Something Awful Forums!

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Tapir Haircuts

I moved to Japan a while back, and at the end of the block there is a women’s hair salon named “Baku,” the Japanese word for “tapir.”

This is their sign:

I’m not sure they offer haircuts to tapirs, or if tapirs give the haircuts, I’m not supposed to go in because I’m a guy, but either way I’m sure it’s awesome.

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Caplin Rous, Capybara in the House

Oh man, oh man, oh man. I did not realize capybaras could be kept as pets.

Caplin Rous is a domesticated capybara living in Texas. He’s multi-talented, knowing how to sit, swim, and Twitter.

If that’s not good enough look at him as a baby.

I wish I could put title text on youtube videos because that’s the perfect place for me to hide a terrible line like “everything’s bigger in texas.”

Caplin Rous’s blog.
The capybara’s twitter.

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