Today I found out about Project Pigeon andProject X-Ray, WWII plans to use pigeons to guide missiles and (literal) bat bombers.
Today I found out about the use of exploding anti-tank dogs during World War II. These dogs, usually Alsatians, were also called "Hundminen" or "dog mines." They were trained to carry explosives on their bodies to enemy tanks, where they would then be detonated. No, it did not end very well for the dogs in question.
Man, humans are boring. House pets aren't much more interesting. Bugs can get kind of cool but they're disgusting. Disagree with any of that? Well, check out these fantastic animals. They're absolutely incredible. Translucent, colorful, oddly shaped, spiky, wiry, egg-like and completely out of this world even though they're from our world.
Crabs are red alien water tarantulas who regenerate like mutants. Just look at this crab literally climb out of its old shell and toss away that used exoskeleton like it's a dirty pair of pants. So gross but so cool. I kind of wish I could shed skin like this. It'd probably be the most refreshing feeling ever.
In what might be the most creative use of tissue ever, Fuyu Arai created this wonderful stop motion animation video for Nepia, a Japanese tissue paper company. It shows different animals like birds, dogs, kangaroos, frogs, etc. being formed through just tissue paper. The animation is so fluid that you almost believe that these tissue animals are alive.
What you're looking at is a cat lung being blown up with a straw. I know. It's ginormous. More ginormous than what you would think is inside a cat. But that's because lungs are incredibly expandable. What looks like a pile of bloody meat inflates into this perfectly pink balloon.
Though it may look like a deer, though it may move like a deer and though it may even smell like a deer... it still might just be a robotic deer that officials use to catch illegal deer hunters. Like the robot deer above, who totally looks like a normal deer but actually got a hunter who shot the robot in the neck arrested.
Reminder: There are smart, caring, fantastic people in this world who try to right as many wrongs as possible. Like the incredible biologists from the Department of Environmental Protection in New Jersey. The Star-Ledger reports that they somehow removed a hunting arrow from a deer's head. The arrow had completely pierced through its head but with the help of the biologists the deer is alive and well now and back in the wild.
Contrary to what you may have seen in such movies as Pixar’s otherwise extremely entertaining Finding Nemo, whales don’t spray water out of their blowholes. Further, the whale’s trachea doesn’t connect to the esophagus of the whale; so when Dory and Marlin went down the whale’s throat, in real life, they’d have simply been eaten.