YouTube user Margara Francis uploaded this delightful video of a bird enjoying the hell out of a moving sidewalk at the airport. In fact, the bird likes the trip so much, he flies back to take it all over again.
While many birds have iridescence that is visible to humans, many also have colorful markings visible under ultraviolet light. Via Atlas Obscura: Studies have shown that seeing in UV helps birds with all kinds of tasks, from finding food to differentiating their own eggs from those of nest parasites. Some, like grouses, use it to more… READ THE REST
The National Audubon Society has released all of John James Audubon's magnificent watercolors from his classic work Birds of America (1827-1838) as free, high-resolution downloads for printing. The 435 life-size watercolors in the collection were "all reproduced from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration." Each image's web page is… READ THE REST
This is a very funny short story, told in a crappy overly compressed GIF and some doodle overlays. It's brilliant. Wait for it. READ THE REST
There are plenty of top-notch quality knives and knife sets crafted all over the world, from Germany, France, and the heart of Europe, to plenty of premium craftsmen in the U.S. But there's definitely something about a finely honed blade made from Japanese steel that still absolutely stops knife shoppers dead in their tracks. For… READ THE REST
If you're itching for a computer upgrade, Hewlett Packard is one of the half-dozen brands you can buy sight unseen and know you're getting a quality rig. Of course, where's the fun in buying a computer sight unseen? Right now, HP is giving everybody an eyeful of everything, making loads of renewed and fully restored… READ THE REST
As a summer of outdoor activities gets closer, all those "go big" plans for 2021 — the year the world reopened — are going to have to get real. But it's not just about where you're going. It's also about how you're getting there. And how you're trudging all those umbrellas and towels out to… READ THE REST