The Vampire Bat’s Sensitive Side

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Vampire bats are given a bad name, partially because they survive on blood, but partially because they share their moniker with a certain Hollywood monster. But really, they live fascinating lives that rely on the altruism of the other bats they share a home with. Learn more over on The Proceedings of the Ever So Strange.

Amazing Volcano Exclusion Zone Pics

Friday, April 29th, 2011

When the island of Monterrat was victimized by a volcanic explosion, everyone in the town of Plymouth was ordered to evacuate and the town was declared an exclusion zone. Since that time, the residents still have not been able to visit their homes. Unsurprisingly, images of the damage are striking and utterly fascinating.

Stunning, But Scary, Roads

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Would you drive on this rock-carved road in China? What about the rest of these dangerous roads?

Plush Angler Fish

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Why make your kiddos the same boring plushies they could buy at the store, when you could make them an awesome light-up plush angler fish instead? It is not only cute, it will also get them more interested in science and double as a nightlight. Not bad for a plushie, huh?

14 Unexpectedly Naughty Products

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Check out my newest Oddee article, which depicts 14 products you never would have guessed have ulterior sexual uses.

American Ghost Towns

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Personally, I’ve always found the idea of a ghost town to be simply fascinating…even after I was old enough to realize they aren’t just towns populated with spirits. This fascinating article on Woman’s Day takes a detailed look at some of America’s greatest ghost towns, including Gleeson, Courtland and Pearce, Arizona (pictured above).

7 Amazing Carnivorous Plants

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I have always found carnivorous plants to be fascinating. Unfortunately, it seems all we ever hear about are pitcher plants and Venus fly traps. This great article on WebEcoist covers seven different plants of this type, each of which are just as fascinating as the best known of the group.

Bizarre Images From Google Earth

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Satellite imagery imagery is great, but it still has its faults, as documented by these bizarre bridge pictures courtesy of Google Maps.

Comedic Heroes In Comic Books

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

If you love comedians and comic books, then you’re sure to love the brilliant mash up between the two seen on Next Movie.

The Most Inappropriate Commerical Songs

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I have to admit that I was a little bummed to see the Mercedes commercial using Janis Joplin’s anti-materialist song “Mercedes Benz” wasn’t on here, but most of their selections are dead on. Yeah, for some reason, I really doubt the Beatles were singing about a revolution of footwear.