The AP reports: A former administrative assistant to an Arkansas county official has pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card after prosecutors accused her of using public money to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her pet pug. Lest you think all the purchases were frivolous, among them were not just diamond […]
So, I posted this image on Twitter recently and it’s proven to be a big hit. Why? People — and I guess I am one — seem to love stock photos of “hackers,” particularly ridiculous ones. And this one, which I noticed in an Indian newspaper the other day, fits the bill. Rather than simply putting […]
ScienceNews: Capybaras, giant rodents native to South America, could become Florida’s next big invasive species, a biologist warned August 3 in Columbia, Mo., at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society. “Capybaras have been introduced to northern Florida,” said Elizabeth Congdon of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla. And there are enough similarities […]
“That’s not me making that noise it’s the mask!” This video is amazing.
Acquired recently in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Backstory is here.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter and/or subscribe to my email newsletter know that the week before last, my first A-hed* ran on the front page of The WSJ. (In the image above, showing the paper, below the fold, it’s on the bottom right.) The story — accessible to all online here — […]
View post on imgur.com Embedded above and on imgur here: “Free running fail.” I feel like there’s a life lesson in here somewhere. Like, sometimes it’s more dangerous to stand on the sidelines than it is to get into the thick of things and mix it up. 🙂 (Via.)
Atlas, pictured above, is a continental giant rabbit currently living with the Scottish SPCA in Glasgow. He is only seven months old, and is in search of a home. Prospective owners should be aware that Atlas may grow up to four feet in length and weigh nearly 50 pounds. Of course, while Atlas is big, […]
Embedded above and on YouTube here: Workers at a zoo in Tokyo this week held a biannual drill to prepare for a potential zebra escape. Playing the part of the escapee: a zookeeper in a zebra costume. My favorite part is when the creature is “shot,” presumably by a tranquilizer gun, and falls slowly to […]