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RIP Paul the Octopus, hungry football oracle.

RIP Paul the Octopus, hungry football oracle.

10:26 am, by diogenesclub
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hatethefuture:


Radioactive Rabbit Not Giant, Destructive Or Awesomely Mutated, Just Kind Of Sad
An oblivious small mammal that sipped water left from the recent demolition of a Cold War-era building used in the production of nuclear weapons was easily and quietly destroyed by Health Department, sources say. 

Every movie I have ever seen promised differently. Disappoint.

hatethefuture:

Radioactive Rabbit Not Giant, Destructive Or Awesomely Mutated, Just Kind Of Sad

An oblivious small mammal that sipped water left from the recent demolition of a Cold War-era building used in the production of nuclear weapons was easily and quietly destroyed by Health Department, sources say. 

Every movie I have ever seen promised differently. Disappoint.







I figured reading about these dudes all day was enough to warrant a photo post.

Galapagos tortoise (Geochilone nigra)








The kakapo is a solitary creature: it doesn’t like other animals. It doesn’t even like the company of other kakapos. One conservation worker we met said he sometimes wondered if the mating call of the male didn’t actively repel the female, which is the sort of biological absurdity you otherwise find only in discotheques.

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(Strigops habroptila)













elfauno:

gpoy

Heidi the opossum lights up my life.

elfauno:

gpoy

Heidi the opossum lights up my life.







This guy looks like he was could be an early, mutant form of Hello Kitty, and this is why I love him.

(Ambystoma mexicanum)

11:30 pm, by diogenesclub
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The dik-dik: tiny and adorable and a little Carey Mulligan-esque.

(Madoqua kirkii)

4:20 pm, by diogenesclub
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The American pika paralyzes natural enemies with deadly, deadly cuteness.
(Ochotona princeps)

The American pika paralyzes natural enemies with deadly, deadly cuteness.

(Ochotona princeps)







Oh it’s got a cobra? Oh it runs backwards? Now watch this, look, a snake’s up in a tree. Honey badger don’t care.
(Mellivora capensis)

Oh it’s got a cobra? Oh it runs backwards? Now watch this, look, a snake’s up in a tree. Honey badger don’t care.

(Mellivora capensis)