Wednesday, November 4, 2009

More follow-ups

Odd animals 11/4/09 An Australian girl is injured attempting to rescue an echidna from a storm drain.

Leonardo's lion 8/17/09 A portrait of Cosimo I de Medici (not by da Vinci) features the earliest depiction of a watch.

Adventurers Club 8/9/09 Neighbors of a man in Worcester, U.K., object to the multi-level treehouse he built.

Stain 8/6/09 Scientists prove that the ashes of the dead still emit radiation 60 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Weird watercolors 8/1/09 A 10-year-old British piano prodigy has been compared to Mozart.

Cenotaph 7/31/09 A recent article about the measures undertaken to conserve the cenotaphs at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Creative cremains 7/24/09 A series by Irish photographer Maeve Berry takes as its subject the reduction of the human body in the crematory retort.

Bog bodies 6/19/09 The preserved remains of 17th c. Gunnister Man are returned from the National Museum of Scotland to Shetland, where he was discovered in 1951.

Birthing and hoarding bunnies 6/18/09 It's not hoarding yet, but a 20-year-old British woman has acquired 24 of these pygmy hedgehogs.

"Seven Pounds"
6/14/09 A blood-red jellyfish that has recently come to the attention of scientists.

Elusive animals 6/4/09 Three new species of caecilians - something between a snake and a worm - have been discovered in India. Some 850 new invertebrates have been found in the Australian outback. And 40 new species are discovered in a remote volcano in Papua New Guinea.

George Gaylord Simpson 5/25/09 An independent assessment has refuted the idea that the fossil known as "Ida" is the so-called missing link.

The house that May (re)built 5/23/09 A woman in Lawshall, Suffolk, England, has built an extension to her historic home using human hair.

Chihuahuas in the weird news 5/2/09 Nine chihuahua puppies are led down a busy highway to a Texas animal shelter by their dad.

Robo-animals 4/9/09 Prosthetics for a calf that lost its hind legs to frostbite.

Fossil fuels 3/25/09 Swedish researchers find that it does not require fossilized animals and plants to generate crude oil and natural gas.

Poisonous fumes 3/17/09 An illustrated list of the 33 deadliest substances on earth.

Spider prey 3/7/09 Biologists have discovered the largest orb weaver spider yet. And British Airways cancelled a domestic flight in late October after a passenger had an unconfirmed sighting of a tarantula.

The Mole People 3/4/09 Like those living in the subway tunnels of New York, people are setting up house in the drains beneath Las Vegas.

Tool use and innovation in wild bottlenose dolphins
2/10/09 Dolphins play, using jellyfish as a ball! Unfortunately, a tourist died while swimming with dolphins in New Zealand in October.

Morbid motorcycles 1/28/09 Like the motorcycle hearses in this post, a psychelic hearse fills a certain niche market. Meanwhile, the family of an avid racing fan arranges for him to make a final lap around the local racetrack in his hearse.

Hedgehogs 1/8/09 In Edinburgh, a pregnant hedgehog wandered into the lobby of a luxury hotel and gave birth to triplets!

Cleaning skulls is a dirty job 12/7/08 Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" has launched a website to help people find work.

Albinos 11/18/08 In September, 3 Tanzanian men were sentenced to death by hanging for killing a 14-year-old albino boy. And a story about a Brazilian woman who has given birth to 3 albino children.

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