The Triumphant (and Hilarious) Return of True Facts by Ze Frank

Although it's been years, I never gave up hope that one day Ze Frank would return with more episodes of his quasi-educational, utterly hilarious True Facts series of nature videos. That day has finally arrived and Frank is back teaching us all about the Frogfish, a strangely clumsy and just plain strange tropical member of the anglerfish …

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Today in Chainmail Cephalopod Couture….

Because sometimes what you need most is an aluminum chainmail octopus to wear upon your head, their shiny metal tentacles draped around your body in a manner that's at once elegant, mysterious, protective, and singularly serene. Stop passersby in their tracks with your tentacular couture and possibly summon a Great Old One simply by walking …

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Impossible Cuteness vs. Monday Blues: Fox Kit and Badger Cub Edition

A new week has begun and, whether you're excited about it, utterly indifferent, or up to your eyebrows in dread, this trio of interspecies orphan friends is here to transport you to an uplifting realm of cuteness, even if only for a few moments. So let's try to forget our worries and focus on Phoebe …

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TGIF: Thank Goodness for Interspecies Friendship

Meet Maru the hamster and Mogu the cat, two furry and bewhiskered friends who live together with their human, Japanese Twitter user @Hachi_Arnm. They love a good evening cuddle: https://twitter.com/Hachi_Arnm/status/985806749578883073 Followed by some mutual snoot sniffing, after which Maru sets about seeking the softest, warmest place to settle in: https://twitter.com/Hachi_Arnm/status/985808476059258881 https://twitter.com/Hachi_Arnm/status/957217112543473664 Maru also enjoys using Mogu …

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Today in Ancient Arachnid Activities…

Behold the prehistoric perfection of a 20 million-year-old spider exquisitely preserved in Dominican amber while in the act of unweaving their special spider silk. Here's some additional info about Dominican amber from a helpful Redditor: "Dominican amber is amber from the Dominican Republic. This spider was caught in resin from the extinct tree Hymenaea protera, which …

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The Mysterious Fish vs. Monday Blues

Because sometimes what you need most, especially on a Monday, is a video of Nazo no Sakana, aka The Mysterious Fish, mascot of Japanese professional baseball team the Chiba Lotte Marines, retrieving their "luggage" at the Honolulu Airport. The week can't help but look brighter knowing this colorful character walks among us. No one, and I …

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Spooder Moosics: Lucas the Spider’s Encore

Let's celebrate the end of the week and beginning of the weekend with a serenade by my favorite animated arachnid, Lucas the Spider. Lucas was designed and is created by professional animator Joshua Slice, who receives some crucial help from his young nephew Lucas, who voices the fuzzy wee spooder. Lucas the Spider is as outrageously …

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The Sounds of Goldblum

Hello Jeff Goldblum, my old friend I've come to listen to you again Because your utterances softly creeping Left their seeds while I was sleeping And the noises that were planted in my brain Still remain Within the sounds of Goldblum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEJKQI_ht1I That is, unless what you really need most a 4-minute video montage of …

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Oracular Creatures and Arcane Spaces: The Enigmatic Art of Jenna Barton

I'm not sure how I've only just discovered the work of American illustrator and designer Jenna Barton, but better now than never at all and rest assured I'm paying close attention now. I have a particular fondness for visual art that invites the viewer to construct their own narratives about what they're seeing. Barton's cryptic …

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