These cats have a helluva time figuring out how to pass each other on narrow ledge

Two cats facing each other on a narrow ledge want to pass each other, but it isn't easy. Read the rest

Gentleman snake

This snake, outfitted in plasticine finery, is ready for a slithering good time. Read the rest

Cartoon kittens and big-eyed puppies: how we bought into processed pet food

Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says: "Last week, Wink published a review of Cat Food for Thought and Dog Food for Thought by Warren Dotz. Coincidentally, we had an interview with Warren in the works, which we just published, along with a few of the mid-20th-century pet-food labels from his book."

Here's a snip of Warren talking about some of the auctions he won to build up his collection:

“I found a scrapbook made by a woman who had collected all the food labels she used from 1970 to 1972,” recalls Dotz of one auction.

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Taxidermied teacup tauntaun made from antique ram's head

Rogue taxidermist Lupa writes, "This is my latest altered taxidermy piece: an antique Corsican ram taxidermy mount turned into the fluffier, cuddlier--and smaller--cousin of the Common Tauntaun, complete with information booklet ('The Tragic Treatise of the Teacup Tauntaun'). Read the rest

Humanoid wasps' nest built over an abandoned sculpture

Redditor Countbubs posted this photo of a wasps' nest built over a wooden humanoid sculpture, with the wasps' paper following the contours of the underlying form. Read the rest

Monkey teaches man to crush leaves

[Video Link] Hopefully the monkey will teach him how to shoot video in landscape mode, too. Read the rest

Video of bison running out of Yellowstone ≠ "OMG supervolcano eruption"

[Video Link] There's a video going around that shows a long line of bison trotting down a road in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park. Some people are pointing to this as a sign that the animals are hightailing it out of the park because the Yellowstone volcano is about to blow its top. Read the rest

Blobfish plush

Thinkgeek bills their $40 Blobfish Plush as a "Grumpy Cat of the sea." While its true that the "world's ugliest animal" is actually pretty unremarkable looking when it is compressed by the awesome high-pressure environment of the sea, there's no denying that it looks like a newspaper caricature of a sad, downtrodden shlub when brought to the surface, which makes it the perfect gift...for that someone special in your life. Read the rest

Insect learns to love genetically engineered corn designed to kill it

Seed companies and farmers didn't follow scientists' recommendations about growing a type of corn that had been genetically engineered to produce its own pesticide, and now the beetle they were battling has developed an immunity to the corn and is gorging on it with abandon. Read the rest

Dachshund insists on bringing inflatable shark into its crate

“The sweetest pleasure arises from difficulties overcome.” ― Publius Syrus

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German beekeeping laws are weird: an excerpt from "The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance"

Earlier today, I reviewed a new book by Kevin "Lowering the Bar" Underhill called "The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance and Other Real Laws That Human Beings Have Actually Dreamed Up, Enacted, and Sometimes Even Enforced." Kevin kindly provided us with an excerpt from the book, a series of weird-but-true German beekeeping laws:

My swarm of bees has fled! Read the rest

Poultry shaming: Cultural Revolution confessions for chickens and roosters

You've likely seen pet shaming -- pictures of dogs with signs round their necks bearing Cultural Revolution-style admissions like "I eat my own poop." But you haven't lived until you've seen poultry shaming. Read the rest

Sculptor collaborates with honeybees to cover statues with comb

Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck carefully coaxes bees into enmeshing tatty porcelain statuary with honeycomb, for a result that is both otherworldly and beautiful, like the remains of a long-fallen civilization on whose bones has arisen an insectoid hive-colony. Read the rest

Goldfish drives a car

Studio Diip made a car for a goldfish. When the fish goes on an outing, it is transferred to a separate tank that is mounted on wheels. Read the rest

Cuddly giant isopod toy!

There's nothing quite so cuddly as a giant isopod plush toy. It has been encutified to make it even more adorable than the real-life version, with big, round, loving eyes. Read the rest

Cats bred to look like wolves

Wolf cats!

We all are currently working very hard to establish this one-of-a-kind breed – the Lykoi Cats. In 2013/2014 we hope to include other satellite breeders to help us in our effort to preserve this unique gene!

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Squid, cuttlefish, trilobite and Cthulhu jewelry

Etsy seller Noadi sells some beautiful, deep-sea-themed polymer clay jewelry. Above, her Deep Space Squid Necklace; below the jump, a trilobite and a gilded steampunk cuttlefish. Read the rest

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