Unintended consequences


Remove femur, it said, and send it for examination by the laboratory. No problem, I thought to myself.

via My First Mistake by Simon Winchester – Roundtable | Lapham’s Quarterly.



The oldest bummer ever discovered.


Only 33 examples of copulating insects are known to exist in the entire fossil record, most of them caught in amber.

via Case of Insect Interruptus Yields a Rare Fossil Find – NYTimes.com.


Arf, arf. Arf.


The ability to experience positive emotions, like love and attachment, would mean that dogs have a level of sentience comparable to that of a human child. And this ability suggests a rethinking of how we treat dogs.

via Dogs Are People, Too – NYTimes.com.


Food stamp concerns solved!


He put it simply, “I don’t got a paycheck coming in, so I qualify.”

via WATCH: Unabashed Surfer Receiving Food Stamps to Buy Sushi and Avoid Work – Fox Nation.

If chosen, participants will have to lay on a bed for 70 days…

via Do You Have What It Takes to Lie Down for 70 Days? – NationalJournal.com.


Are women better swimmers?


The average annual death rate from drowning for males 2.2 per 100,000 population was more than three times that for females.

via QuickStats: Average Annual Death Rates from Drowning,† by Sex and Age Group — United States,§ 1999–2010.


What birdwatchers do.


“I see rare gulls at the dump quite frequently,” Mr. Martinka said, scanning a giant mound of bird-covered trash.

via Crowdsourcing, for the Birds – NYTimes.com.


C.O.D. (Crap on delivery)


Instead, this town engaged a small army of volunteers to bag it, box it and send it back to its owners. “It’s your dog, it’s your dog poop,” Mr. Gutiérrez said. “We are just returning it to you.”

via A Special Delivery, of Sorts, to Warn Pet Owners – NYTimes.com.


The best advertisement for fart spray you will ever read.


…medical units were dispatched to treat more than 12 patients at the camp suffering from similar symptoms, according to county government. The Hazmat team determined two products—a deer spray and a product labeled “Liquid Ass”—were sprayed in two different cabins…

via Fart Spray, Deer Repellant Draw Hazmat Team To Camp Wo-Me-To – Top News – Fallston, MD Patch.


Teamwork, teamwork, that’s what counts.


…these flexible links and tubes could allow bacterial cells to move as a web, communicating and hunting as a superorganism.

via These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack – Wired Science.


Bigfoot hunters find signs of bigfoot that acts suspiciously like a malcontented teenager.


…there is an old abandoned house along the old road and while we were there we heard some howls and had rocks and other items thrown toward us and hit the house.”

via Strong evidence of Bigfoot found – Miami News Record: News.