Posts Tagged: animals
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Where Do Crab Babies Come From

"Once she's convinced he's strong enough, she'll stop struggling." —How do crabs have sex? Just like us: They hug for days, he uses two penis-like antennae, her skin falls off, and they break up.

See also: Isabella Rossellini's delightful "Green Porno" series.

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Interview With a Bedbug

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with animals on policy and population control issues, we recently sat down with Warren, a bedbug about to step onto a bean-leaf in Murray Hill.

Us: Hi, Warren, why don't you come sit down over here?

Warren: Sure, just let me…hm…wait a second.

Us: Take your time!

Warren: Something about this doesn't feel right.

Us: No? It's just us. (shows hands)

Warren: (cautiously steps forward)

Us: GOTCHA, YOU SON OF A BITCH!

Warren: (turns to run, gets hopelessly entangled in the hooks of the bean leaf)

Us: GROW OLD AND DIE THERE, I CARE NOTHING FOR YOUR PLEAS.

Warren: You'll [...]

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Inteview With a Gunnison Sage Grouse

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with animals on policy and population control issues, we recently sat down with Anne, a Gunnison sage grouse living in Utah.

Us: Hi, Anne.

Anne: O THE ROSY-FINGERED DAWN! O HERALD OF THE MORNING!

Us: Is this a bad time? Who's he?

Anne's Special Friend: MY DARLING! LET US GREET THIS NEW DAY TOGETHER!

Us: Oh. Ohhhh. Um, we can come back?

Anne: POP THOSE AIR SACS AT ME.

Anne's Special Friend: You want me to fan my tail, too?

Anne: You know it, baby.

Us: I mean, we only have an hour or so in Moab to get this interview [...]

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Unfortunate Week for Meat

South Africa study finds donkey meat sold as beef.

What will they find in meat tomorrow? Somewhere an olive oil wizard and his public relations team are sharing seven celebratory glasses of wine and a handful of nuts.

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And the World's Top 10 New Species Are…

"A glowing cockroach, a monkey with a blue behind, and a meat-eating sponge," among others.

A glowing cockroach, a monkey with a blue behind, and a meat-eating sponge walk into a bar. "What is this, a 2012 new-species get-together?" the bartender says. "Yes," the three say in unison.

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15 Cats That Are Leaning In

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Cube Fish, Inverted Hedgehogs, and Other Animals

Illustrator/animator Guillermo García Carsí's Doomed: A Biological Cartoon! tells a story of "the failures of the natural selection" process (per production company El Señor Studio) and won lots of awards in the past couple years, but is only just recently online in full. Lovely and odd.

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