Entries Tagged 'kento’s posts' ↓

Champ, the dog

I’m told this dog looks like me.

If you don’t know what I look like, you’ll just have to imagine how I must look.

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Small Snake Biting Hand

A hand wrapped in a small snake.

Like a lot of us, this snake is taking on more than it can chew.

Photo credit unknown. Via Haha.nu.

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Blizzard, the White Bison

A white bison in Canada.

Pigmentation deserves to be the topic of a great series of posts. Albinism is the relative lack of a specific common pigmentation, melanin. Leucism is the relative lack of all pigmentation. This bison appears not to be an albino, but a leuc— a leuco? Leucic? Leucist? Well, this post has been derailed. Leucid? Euclid? Lucario?

A white bison standing in the snow.

You can read more about white bison on the Wikipedia article titled “White Buffalo“.

Photo credit found by clicking on photos. Thanks Matt!
Apologies to anyone who googled “euclid lucario.” This is not what you wanted. I doubt what you want exists anywhere.

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The Greatest Discovery in the History of Paleontology

Today’s Dinosaur Comic directed me to the Wikipedia article on the Torosaurus. But the pictures I saw made no sense to me. Then I realized that scientists misunderstood the skeleton.

Artistic representation of a torosaurus based on fossils.

The mystery of the torosaurus has been solved! Truly this is a great day for science.

(Source images and licenses here: 1 2)

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Walrus sign in Otaru, Hokkaido

While my father was in Hokkaido (the large northern Japanese island), he took this picture of this sign:

walrus sign in otaru, hokkaido, japan

Walruses: heck yes.

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Mame Shiba

This translation is a little iffy, but you ought to watch this, it is the best thing.

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Kitty Spinner

It’s not really ready yet but I’ve been working on a website that shows you a random video of a cat. I sort of like it???

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David Attenborough with Manatees

Heck. Yes.

It used to be the BBC didn’t allow embedding of their YouTube videos. BUT NOW THEY DO. And they have a really good video up from David Attenborough’s The Life of Mammals.” (Amazon Link)

David Attenborough. One of my five favorite people. Manatees. One of my five favorite animals. Oh man.

Where am I going to write my opinion that being drowned by a manatee is the cutest way to die? Because it totally is and I want to put weird things in this blog even though the real purpose is to look at pictures and stuff.

Amazon links help the site financially. Supposedly. (I’d put Amazon links to my top three favorite Attenborough series, but The Private Life of Plants has never been released on Region 1 DVD. WHAT THE HECK. The other favorite in my top 3 favorite Attenborough series is Life in the Undergrowth, which is under $20 and it is the BEST EVER OK. This disclaimer thing is far less focused than I intended.

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Tapir Commercial

This is exactly what the healthcare debate needs. I live in Japan right now, and I happened to see a health insurance commercial with a malayan tapir in it.

I can’t find a YouTube video at all so I can’t embed it, so I will just have to link to the site that has them.

Japanese commercial for health insurance.

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Baby Tamandua

This baby anteater is the greatest thing I have seen in weeks.

I wish I had a scale like that, I might be less reluctant to check my weight.

Via haha.nu!

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