Okay, it's my second reptile post of the day, but this video is too astonishing to pass up. According to Newsweek, this is not a clip from a horror flick, but rather some video taken from a 7-11 in Thailand showing an enormous lizard showing off its tongue and knocking food off the shelves as it climbs toward the ceiling. Customers can be heard shouting, screaming, and even laughing in the background. An exciting trip to the convenience store was had by all.
This itty bitty chameleon may be the smallest reptile on Earth. Frank Glaw, a herpetologist from the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich, and colleagues are the first to describe this new teeny weeny chameleon, Brookesia nana, that lives in Madagascar's Malagasy forest. Unfortunately, the International Union for Conservation of Nature may soon list… READ THE REST
You should not have a pet Komodo Dragon. But if you do, the Smithsonian's National Zoo has kindly shared a fascinating guide to "Caring for Komodo Dragons, the World's Largest Lizards." For starters, have plenty of frozen-thawed mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, chicken, beef, oxtail, herring, and tilapia on hand. From Smithsonian: Keepers can't pick up… READ THE REST
Palm Harbor, Florida resident Kay Rogers says her cat kindly gifted her with a rare two-headed southern black racer snake. The cat performed a good deed as, according to the Florida Wildlife Center, "two-headed snakes are unlikely to survive in the wild as the two brains make different decisions that inhibit the ability to feed… READ THE REST
Cars have been a symbol of freedom for a century. Once you earn a license as a teenager, you've got the means to get out of the house on your own. Later, the freedom of the open road is intoxicating, offering the temptation of limitless adventure if you just hop behind the wheel, turn the… READ THE REST
For decades, they've been mortal enemies. Oil and water. Fire and ice. Hatfields and McCoys. Windows and Mac. Never the twain shall meet. Nowhere is the dichotomous relationship between the two programming giants more evident than when you run an emulator to try and make a Windows app work on a Mac. There's a good… READ THE REST
If you're running a website, you want people to visit that website. Presumably. Wild guess. If you're going through the work and cost of operating a website just to dump your thoughts on the web, that's cool. Diary is probably safer, but whatever. Back to the point at hand: If you're operating a website, you… READ THE REST