Monkey tries to teach human how to open a nut

Dangit human. put some muscle in it

This little monkey is trying her hardest to train a limp-limbed human how to crack open a nut with a rock. When she realizes the human isn't making much of an effort, she looks up with an expression that says, "Wtf‽ Help me out here, hairless ape covered in fibers!"

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Watch this spider weave her web with great care

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My friend Rachel shot this great video of a cute spider making her web. Anyone know what kind it is? Read the rest

Pigeons sink into grain


These birds seem calm about sinking into grain. Some of them even fly into the pit as if they want to be buried in grain.

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Man releases bag of snakes into wild

I think rubbing them was superfluous -- they seemed to be in a hurry to away. Read the rest

Incredibly aggressive squirrel tries to attack man through a window


This could be the beginning of a great "found footage" style zombie movie. Read the rest

Dog trolls its pal by playing dead


Sam says, "Jack has discovered that by playing dead he can scare the shit out of Archie." Read the rest

Interesting fish

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This is a photo of a prehistoric-looking predatory fish called a Longnose Lancetfish, taken by @skipperrutts. According to Wikipedia, "Very little is known about their biology, though they are widely distributed in all oceans, except the polar seas." Read the rest

Kid makes a diorama of her neighborhood disguised as an RPG rulebook


Jim Jones writes, "I have been playing The Warren, Marshall Miller's role playing game about being rabbits, with my three kids for a little over a month. We play in an area based on our suburban neighborhood. My second grade daughter chose to do a diorama of a suburb for school so she could talk about our game and we built it so that it appeared in the rule book for the role playing game itself." Read the rest

Rhino apes goat

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Baby snake enjoys sandbox


Waffle, a baby Shai-Hulud (terrestrial name: Kenyan sand boa), enjoys his new sandbox. His human companion, Jenny Gaines, says:

He's one of my "Reptile Ambassadors" in my educational reptile show business, Waffle & Friends Reptile Shows. My goal is public outreach to help spread understanding and appreciation of reptiles - especially snakes, who are so unfairly treated.
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Cat enjoys watching Psycho

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This wide-eyed kitty is enthralled by Hitchcock's Psycho.

Here's what the kitty's watching (spoiler!):

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Bull ants swarm a clockwork toy robot

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Someone sent a wind-up robot tottering into a nest of Australian bull ants, a species "characterised by their extreme aggressiveness, ferocity, and painful stings." It's a delight to watch these formicidaen bullies spend themselves impotently on the unfeeling skin of a toy, thus proving the superiority of humans over jerky ants. (via Beyond the Beyond) Read the rest

Octopus George backpack


Belarusian crafter Orange Cat created the Octopus George felted backpack for "crazy octopus lovers" and "sailor man who loves the sea and marine creatures." Read the rest

Merchandise made from woolly mammoth remains


Woolly mammoths became extinct (from hunting and/or habitat shrinkage) 4,000 years ago. But you can buy remains for a reasonable price. This hair sample, for instance, is $15 on Amazon. You can also purchase pocket knives with handles made from Siberian Woolly Mammoth teeth for a couple of hundred bucks.

A full skeleton runs about $400,000.

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Kitten with head stuck in jar rescued

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A feral kitten with its head stuck in a jar is rescued by a jolly hammer-wielding Azerbaijanian. It takes a few whacks to free the poor little critter. Read the rest

Bull shows car who's boss

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I wish this video didn't end so abruptly. It looked like the bull was just about to tear off a big chunk of the car.

"Sir, you can't park your car here."
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Mother moose protects her calves from stalking grizzly bear


I like the way every time the mother moose turns around, the bear pretends to be paying attention to something else. Read the rest

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