Crocodile v. Electric Eel
|9:31:56 PM, Sunday, December 12, 2010|
-- Some extreme “don’t taze me, bro” action here. Not for the faint of heart, if you happen to love either of these amazing beasts.
Light Red by Henrik Moses
|7:46:19 PM, Sunday, December 12, 2010|
Eleven Amazing Savants Show the Power of the Human Brain
|7:33:03 PM, Sunday, December 12, 2010|
"Savant Syndrome is a condition in which an individual who is mentally disabled in some capacity possesses a phenomenal skill in another area. It is a true display of irony: the most amazing capabilities of the human brain are revealed when something goes wrong with it..."
Giant Storks May Have Fed On Real Hobbits
|7:19:32 PM, Sunday, December 12, 2010|
In the "Lord of the Rings" books, hobbits were rescued by giant eagles, but real-life hobbits might have been hunted by giant storks, scientists find.
The fossil remains of what may have been a hobbit-like species of human were discovered in 2003 at the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. In that cave, scientists also unearthed a large number of bird fossils — including 20,000- to 50,000-year-old wing and leg bones from what appears to have been a stork nearly 6 feet tall (1.8 meters).
"From the size of its bones, we initially were expecting a giant raptor, which are commonly found on islands, not a stork," said Hanneke Meijer, a vertebrate paleontologist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
The carnivorous giant (Leptoptilos robustus) was a hitherto unknown species of marabou stork, among the largest birds alive on the planet.
Meijer and her colleague, Rokus Awe Due, detailed their findings online Nov. 24 in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.
"Flores lacked any large-bodied mammalian predators — no hyenas, lions, wolves or dogs — so we think, in their absence, birds like storks moved in to fill that role," Meijer told LiveScience. It was likely a ground-bound hunter, as its bones were thick, giving the bird an estimated weight of 35 pounds (16 kilograms).
The extinct predator could have fed on fishes, lizards and birds, "and possibly in principle even small, juvenile hobbits, although we have no evidence for that," she said. "These birds are opportunistic carnivores — if you give them plenty of prey items, they'll hunt all of them."
-- Oh, okay... Wait, what?
7D vs T2i 550D Comparison Video
|6:58:45 PM, Sunday, December 12, 2010|
-- You might be surprised just how similar the two are!
Logitech Revue with Google TV - Kevin Bacon
|6:21:49 PM, Sunday, December 12, 2010|
-- Obvious stalker is obvious!
NEW: Comments Feature is Now Available!
|6:14:48 PM, Sunday, December 12, 2010|
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