I can’t help but agree with BoingBoing when they say that the treehopper looks like something you’d expect Dali to have created. Surprisingly, it is 100% real.
The Ugliest Bug Contest 2010 aims to conclusively decide who is the ugliest bug of the year. Will it be the milkweed (picture)? The jewel bug? The flour beetle? Or perhaps the oft overlooked house fly? You decide. Votes are accepted until December 15.
The picture above isn’t a scar from an attention hungry cutter, but a sort of rash experienced by someone who has allergic reactions to skin pressure. While intimacy must be a nightmare, it’s nice that she can at least make light of the situation. Read more about this condition and other odd allergies in this Mental Floss article.
Wondering how nature celebrates Halloween? By decorating the forests with these creepy mushrooms, known as bleeding tooth fungus.
Ever wonder why leaves change color in the fall? The short answer is that Earth’s tilt reduces the amount of sun these trees get, decreasing their chlorophyll and allowing the other colors in the leaves to come through. For a more detailed explanation, check out this awesome Environmental Graffiti article filled with beautiful photos like the one above by sigusr0.