Okay, 2013 is as good as over, and you’re no doubt currently bombarded by countdowns and reviews describing cultural highlights from the last 12 months. Basically, it was all twerking, One Direction, Rob Ford, North West-Kardashian, Edward Snowden, horsemeat, and Syria. I get it. (Please make it stop…) There has also been […]
NSFW? Oh, go on then
Here’s a picture of two Pseudobiceros bedfordi having sex. Looks quite action-packed doesn’t it? The term used to describe this procedure is fun as well. It’s called “penis fencing“. Yeah, sure it is. I’m betting whatever scientist came up with that one had a pretty good sense of humour, as […]
Snakes, ladders…everyone’s a winner!
I’ve been playing a lot of Snakes and Ladders these past few days. I know it’s a game of pure chance, but I feel I’ve been getting quite good at it. I find this type of graphic helpful: Basically, it means that you’re always increasingly likely to win the more […]
My kingdom for a zorse (kind of)
Say hello to Ippo. No, not the Japanese manga boxer (after whom he’s no doubt named), but this little fella: He’s a zonkey. Or a zebroid. Or a zorse. Or a zony. Or a zemule. Or a zebonkey. Or even a zebronkey. Or a zebadonk. Or a donkra. Or…wait for it… …a horbra! (Just don’t say that one out loud). […]
»Yuletide Archive: Scientific advice for Christmas (Original Soundtrack), Part 2
»ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 2011 Happy Solstice everybody! As James Brown (above) puts it, it’s time to hitch up your reindeer and go straight to the ghetto! This is because it’s time for Part 2 of my… …SCIENCE-OF-CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! Woo-hoo! (Again) Last time out things were, I suppose, a bit morbid. […]
»Yuletide Archive: Christmas–When will the madness end?!
»ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 2012 Christmas, eh? Let’s all deck the halls with boughs of decorations. After all, it’s technically against the law not to. With this in mind I headed into town at the weekend and found me some decos. In a deco shop (see photo). And what a varied […]