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"I hope so, & I also have a big hope that he will be stripped of that title of office, as well."
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Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Natural History
"That makes sense, Onyango Makagutu, Homo idiotus idiotus it is!"
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"Never watched, never will watch."
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" Onyango it seems to me we are destroying the very earth beneath our feet."
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"Not good. We need green."
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Spring Color Trends As Inspired By Animals

It's all about the pastels and the neons. posted about 11 hours ago



Apr. 2, 2012

funny science news experiments memes - The Long and Lanky Oarfish


This sucker is longer than a great white shark.
-JH

half of my family comes from right around there, but a little bit further north, on the French side of the Basque country. Very pretty trees.



17 Examples Of Taxonomy Humor

If you're going to be responsible for determining scientific classification, you may as well have fun with it. Here are some of the strangest and most amusing binomial names (Genus species) in all of taxonomy.posted about 17 hours ago



1. Ninjemys oweni

Ninjemys oweni

Ninjemys oweni was a gigantic turtle from the Pleistocene era. Originally placed in Megalania by Richard Owen, it eventually was reclassified as Ninjemys in 1992. The etymology was explained as such: "Ninj" after "Ninja, in allusion to that totally rad, fearsome foursome epitomizing shelled success" and "emys" from the Latin for turtle. Meaning the entire name roughly translates to "Owen's Ninja Turtle."

2. Ytu brutus

Ytu brutus

Ytu brutus is a Brazilian water beetle. The name derives from what is popularly attributed as Julius Caesar's last words (see Shakespeare's Julius Caesar as an example): "Et tu, Brute?" Literally, this translates as "And you, Brutus?" In Spanish "Y tu" means "and you." Hence, Ytu brutus.

3. Vini vidivici

Vini vidivici

Better known as the Conquered Lorikeet, Vini vidivici was a South Pacific parrot that went extinct roughly 700-1300 years ago. The name derives from the phrase "veni, vidi, vici," which means "I came, I saw, I conquered."

4. La cerveza

La cerveza

La cerveza is a type of crambid snout moth. It's also Spanish for "beer." Apparently, La is kind of a jokey genus. Other species include La cucaracha and La paloma, Spanish for cockroach and dove respectively. By the way, pictures of La moths are pretty much non-existent on the web, so this is a picture of a different genus of crambid snout moth. My deepest apologies to the crambid snout moth experts reading this post.

Source: ozanimals.com

5. Gelae baen

Gelae baen

Say it out loud. That's right, it's "jelly bean." Other species in Gelae, a genus for fungus beetles, include: Gelae belaeGelae donutGelae fish and Gelae rol. You so funny, scientists.

Source: taringa.net

6. Oedipina complex

Oedipina complex

I bet you've already guessed that the scientific name of the Gamboa Worm Salamander derives from "Oedipus complex," a psychoanalytical term for the condition where a boy sexually desires his mother. Actually, the name of this salamander literally WAS Oedipus complex up until very recently. Some taxonomist decided the entire genus needed an upgrade and watered down the joke.

Source: eol.org

7. Ba humbugi

Ba humbugi

Ba humbugi is a snail endemic to Fiji. No, it wasn't discovered by Ebeneezer Scrooge. Perhaps the scientist who named it was just tired of snails that day.

Source: flickr.com

8. Apopyllus now

Apopyllus now

Apopyllus now is a type of ground spider. I can only assume the guy who named it was a fan of the movie Apocalypse Now. Also, this is another case where I couldn't find a picture of the actual spider even though it has an incredibly witty name and you'd think someone might want a picture of the damn thing. Hell, maybe they'd even use it for a list like this.

9. Agra vation

Agra vation

This species of beetle is not at all aggravating, unless we're talking about finding a photograph of one. The picture above is definitely from the genus Agra, however. While we're talking about Agra, it's worth pointing out there are beetles named Agra cadabra and Agra phobia. A scientist named Terry Erwin is responsible for all these punny names.

Source: myrmecos.net

10. Ittibittium

Ittibittium

Bittium is a genus of small mollusks. Ittibittium is a genus of even smaller mollusks.

Source: eol.org

11. Pieza kake

Pieza kake

A type of mythicomyiid fly, you'd think that it'd be a piece of cake to find a picture of Pieza kake. Alas, this was not the case, so you get a picture of a different mythicomyiid fly. Like you know what a mythicomyiid fly is anyway. By the way, other punny names in the Pieza genus include: Pieza pi,Pieza rhea, and Pieza deresistans. Be sure to say them all out loud.

Source: diptera.info

12. Reissa roni

Reissa roni

Reissa roni is another type of mythicomyiid fly. OK, I give in: that term means they're flies that resemble bees. Bee flies, as it were. And I guess the guys who name bee flies really like puns and Rice-A-Roni. It is the San Francisco Treat, after all.

Source: explow.com

13. Heerz lukenatcha

Heerz lukenatcha

Heerz lukenatcha is a type of wasp endemic to regions of Central and South America. I hope they locate a subspecies and name it Heerz lukenatcha kidd. Also see (and laugh at) Heerz tooya.

Source: pensoft.net

14. Han solo

Han solo

Han solo is an agnostid trilobite. It is also the only species in the genus Han, hence Han solo, which very conveniently happens to be the name of a Star Wars character. But the whole "monotypic taxon" business is very convincing. Not.

15. Kamera lens

Kamera lens

Kamera lens is a single-celled organism. I guess you would need some kind of lens to see it.

16. Phthiria relativitae

Phthiria relativitae

Phthiria relativitae is a type of fly. The fly pictured above is a different species of Phthiria by the way; apparently, P. relativitae isn't nearly as popular as the theory it's named after. Hey, not everyone (I'm looking at you, taxonomists) can be as cool as Einstein.

17. Gollumjapyx smeagol

Gollumjapyx smeagol

Gollumjapyx smeagol is a species of diplurian (example depicted above), which is in turn is a kind of an arthropod. Let's be frank here: a Lord of the Rings fan obviously named this sucker. But do you think they have little rings or multiple personalities or a quirky tendency to hiss "my preccccccioooooussss"? Oh well. I guess all names can't be logical.

I love number 13's name =)


The Most Beautiful Fish In The World

Fish are beautiful creatures that have the most amazing colors and markings. The fine folks at Acrylic Tank Manufacturing create wonderful aquariums and tanks to house these stunning animals. To see brilliant masterpieces of art and beautiful fish, catch Tanked on Animal Planet, Saturdays at 9PM E/P. An all new seasons starts April 14th. postedabout 3 days ago



Banggai Cardinal Fish

Banggai Cardinal Fish

Blueface Angelfish

Blueface Angelfish

Clownfish

Clownfish

Clown Trigger Fish

Clown Trigger Fish

Dwarf Gourami

Dwarf Gourami

Flame Angel

Flame Angel

French Angelfish

French Angelfish

Juvenile Emperor Angelfish

Juvenile Emperor Angelfish

Lion Fish

Lion Fish

Lyretail anthias

Lyretail anthias

Mandarinfish

Mandarinfish

Moorish Idol

Moorish Idol

Parrot Fish

Parrot Fish

Pseudanthias taeniatus

Pseudanthias taeniatus

Pufferfish

Pufferfish

Regal Tang

Regal Tang

Snakeskin Discus

Snakeskin Discus

Striped Butterflyfish

Striped Butterflyfish

Symphysodon Discus

Symphysodon Discus

Trigger Fish

Trigger Fish

Via: shutterstock.com

All so beautifully colored!


10 Pictures Of Dogs Walking On Water

If this doesn't help you get through today nothing will. posted about a day ago



These are great! Dogs can walk on water, we have evidence. But we have no evidence for Jesus walking on water!

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