What is this satiny boop? Behold the Golden Mole, native of the Namib desert. You are looking at the front end. It swims blind through the dunes at night and comes out to blunder into grasses (which it detects by vibration) and munch on ants and other tasty things it finds there.
(the article is adorable by the way)
Dr. Krantz and Clyde mounted at the Smithsonian. Still my favourite thing ever.
Before Krantz died, he said to Smithsonian anthropologist David Hunt, “I’ve been a teacher all my life and I think I might as well be a teacher after I’m dead, so why don’t I just give you my body.” When Hunt agreed, Krantz added, “But there’s one catch: You have to keep my dogs with me.”
This is the happiest skeleton I’ve ever seen
And here’s the “before” to the Smithsonian’s “after”…
KATY, Texas (KRON) — Who doubts the power of the master sword of Zelda? Certainly not a Texas man who is hospitalized in serious condition after he was stabbed by a replica sword fashioned after the video game. Eugene Thompson tells police he got into an argument with his girlfriend who then called her ex-husband…
What are you gonna do, stab me?
"Now, videogames haven’t made me violent, buy they have made me feel like I’m supposed to pick this up."