Stephanie Arne, a wildlife conservationist, is--or was--the host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. She has not been heard of since making this horrifying video. Unfortunately, though she was a wildlife expert, she waded into a pool of baby Asian Small-Clawed Otters without wearing body armor or taking other necessary protective measures. The video cuts out before we can see her fate, but that's probably for the best.
It's a stylish one piece suit with pair of stripes across the midriff to accentuate the body's lines. Why is this baby loggerhead sea turtle wearing it? Owen Coffee, a doctoral student at the University of Queensland built this swimsuit in order to hold a diaper on it. This is how Coffee and his colleagues will collect fecal samples, which are usually difficult to acquire from wild sea turtles. ABC News reports:
But Mr Coffee said it had previously been difficult to collect entire faecal samples because it dispersed into the water.
"To start off I had a different method that wasn't overly successful, and this is what we ended up," he said.
He said the idea with the rash vest had been used a few times with hatchlings. […]
"I had to scale it up and adjust a little bit for my purposes.
"Basically it's a full-size second hand rash vest adapted to sit on the shell of the turtle with a small opening with the tail and the nappy to attach to collect the faeces."
Coffee and his colleagues are using these fecal samples to study the diets of the loggerheads.
That's my bet. After all, you wouldn't build a time machine in a vehicle that wasn't capable of hitting the necessary speed. David Heykants, a hot rod builder in Red Deer, Alberta, would have taken that detail into account while designing his DeLorean Back to the Future golf cart.
This is Bolinha, a stray dog that lives in a slum of Rio de Janeiro. She appeared in the neighborhood about a year ago and is a good neighbor. She plays with the children actively. Recently, the kids gave her the end of their jump rope. She joined in their game!
When the super saiyan slugfest known as Dragon Ball Z hit the airwaves some people found the fighting too over the top and the lack of character development disturbing.
But as the show got going and proved it was about more than people beating each other up anime fans of all kinds started going along for the ride.
With an epic 291 episodes and dozens of characters getting in to DBZ can be quite a chore, and even those who've seen every episode have probably noticed some inconsistencies and errors.
Things like fluctuations in animation quality, sudden character hair and wardrobe changes, and a character's disappearance from the series made viewers feel like their eyes were playing tricks on them.
But these are just part of Dragon Ball Z's charm, and if the creator and writer of the manga Akira Toriyama couldn't keep track of all the facts during it's creation we never stood a chance!
In 1854, Commodore Matthew Perry of the United States Navy forced Japan to open diplomatic and trade relations with the United States. This was followed shortly by the arrival of other nations, including the Dutch, the Russians, the French, and the British. Large numbers of foreigners suddenly arrived in Japanese port cities.
When I took one of my dogs to obedience school at the Humane Society, one piece of wisdom the instructor imparted was "Remember, dogs don't speak English." It seemed like he was stating the obvious at the time, but soon it became clear how many humans scream English at animals, as if they expect them to understand exactly what they're saying.
I was reminded of that piece of advice as I watched this video of an Alaskan black bear munching on this woman's kayak. Is it wrong that the longer she yelled, the more I began to root for the bear? Yes, I know it's wrong. She had every reason to be scared and worried about being stranded. The woman wrote this about her experience,
"During a solo kayak trip, intended to go from from Ketchikan, Alaska to Petersburg, Alask, a bear attacked my kayak. This incident occurred outside of a US Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay, Wrangell District, Alaska. I had just carried my tent, food, and all my gear into the cabin to dry while I went on a 4 mile hike that begins just behind the cabin. I heard something outside as I ate my lunch, and well, I never got to go on that hike. This video is taken 5 minutes after the attack began, he continued to gnaw on it for another 5 or 10 after the video ends. Shortly after the bear left and I drug the kayak back to the cabin door step. Then I swam to the S/V anchored in the bay. They did not have their radio on and I feared I would be stranded! The German flagged S/v Caledonia took me and my things to Wrangell where I am trying to repair my kayak now."
Kids have that sweet, angelic, innocent quality that charms and brings the smiles out in many of us. Unless... they're evil. In fact, it seems that kids are the perfect creepy characters in horror tales, most likely because kids are expected to be the opposite of ugly, threatening, violent or deadly.
One of the picks on the list that I can really get behind, however, is Samara from The Ring. I never quite understand why some horror films scare me and others (like the Exorcist) don't, but I do know that, for me, Samara was one big horror movie kid NOTHANKS.
When Redditors open the floodgates on any thread full of "worst of" stories, as the old saying goes, "Katie bar the door." In other words, be prepared for reading Redditors' list of their "Most F*cked Up Family Secrets." While it always pays to take the absolute veracity of Reddit stories with a grain of salt, I have to hand it to a couple of these people: if their stories are fake, they may be the next Stephen King. Here are a few of the milder examples:
As a kid we're taught musical notes with a song about a needle pulling thread and a deer, a female deer, and these sing song syllables can be put together into a song that sounds good but doesn't really make much sense.
Hawaii-based Reggae musician Mike Love took the concept of stringing random syllables together and, with a little help from a sampler pedal, created something quite masterful- a song that sounds random at first but all comes together in the end.
Most borders simply didn't exist before mankind claimed the land for their own, drawing lines to divide up and control sections of the earth, so it's not surprising that many of man's borders are unnecessarily complicated.
Borders create enclaves when a country is surrounded by another country, they create enmity when armed guards patrol the border, and they ultimately create confusion when people can't figure out in which country their feet lie.
WonderWhy has created a two part video series that explores the wild and wacky world of complex international borders, it's enough to make you want to declare a treaty just so you don't have to figure it all out!
I know it's a brave thing to say in today's political climate, but I can't help but say it -I love pandas. Ok, I'm just kidding about the bravery thing as practically everyone loves pandas but how can you not love something that's black and white and cute all over?
For those who prefer the red version of the panda, don't worry, there are plenty of fashions inspired by those cuties online as well -like this great scarf by RedPandaKnits. Either way, it's a great way to make sure your style is unbearably cute.
Three dark lords with nothing to do spells disaster for the waking world, luckily there's always a rebel from the light side to keep those bad boys in check. Darth has to deal with the Rebel forces, and those pesky Jedi who keep slicing through his plans with their lightsabers, and Sauron has to contend with fuzzy footed Hobbits who are also pure of heart. But old Voldie's got it worst of all, because he keeps getting bested by a bunch of spell flinging schoolkids who are still mastering their casting abilities, so he must live his unlife in noseless shame!
Add triple the badness to your geeky wardrobe with this Dark Lords t-shirt by Ddjvigo, it's an instant classic!
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It's handy to keep a spell or two prepared for an emergency, because you never know when casting will keep your buns out of the fire. But those who don't do enough studying in the mystical arts may wish to know a spell that will keep those Dementors from knocking on their door, and that's where the handy dandy Expecto Patronum comes in. Once you've been enveloped by the shield of white light you will feel the calm washing over you, why do you think Harry is always so calm in the face of evil?
Cast a spell on your fellow Potterheads with this Keep Calm And...Expecto Patronum! t-shirt by Vahlia, it's one dazzling way to show the world you're a fantasy fan.
If you're out looking for a new place to purchase your favorite Mexican food don't read online reviews or ask a friend, just head straight to El Loco Chimichangas, where the flavor will knock you dead! El Loco was created by that culinary crazyman Wade Wilson, a man who will make you lose your appetite if he takes off his mask but cooks up some mighty tasty Mexican food in the kitchen. The food at El Loco isn't the cheapest in the world, so you and your buddies might have to pool your resources to afford a chimichanga, but once you bite into the fried tortilla and taste what's hidden inside you'll be glad you decided to go El Loco!
Bring some deliciously geeky flavor to your wardrobe with this El Loco Chimichangas t-shirt by Doodle-Heads, it's sure to make your fellow Marvel fans drool with delight!
Although he has lived nine lifetimes before, and will live at least four more in the future, the Doctor knows he will never forget his former companion Rose. It was Rose who stood up to the Nestene Consciousness, and she who stood bravely laughing in the face of death, but that's not why the Doctor misses her so. No, the Doctor wishes he had Rose back by his side because she always smelled good no matter what happened to them, and who can blame him for remembering her scent fondly when he's had to smell Captain Jack's stinky feet for a millennium?
Share some love for your favorite sci-fi characters with this Her Name Was Rose t-shirt by Sugarpoultry, it's the nostalgiac way to keep the tenth doctor, and his awesome companion, alive in the hearts of your fellow Whovians.
Due to a clerical error the bounty hunting Fett once known as Boba has been forced to transform his look to fit his silly new name Bobo. This didn't please the hunter at first, but once he saw how the little ones looked at him he warmed up to the idea of being a clown. And as an entertainer in Jabba's palace he was able to make more than enough for a brightly colored suit of Mandalorian armor and a bubble gun, and he no longer had to risk his life to be the star of the show. As war waged on across the galaxy, and Rebels fought to take down the Empire, Bobo became accustomed to using gags and props instead of force, like a man possessed by the spirit of clowndom!
Bring some silly sci-fi flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Bobo Fett t-shirt by Don Calamari, it's the hilarious way to get geared up for movie night!
When Buffy arrived in Sunnydale a young girl by the name of Willow was transformed by the presence of a slayer in her life. She'd always suspected there were things like vampires and werewolves lurking around in the darkness, but she never imagined she would one day help fight against the foul creatures and work to keep the mouth of hell from opening. She also didn't see her transformation into a witch coming either, nor could she foresee that learning witchcraft would eventually lead her down a dark path to ruin...
Add some dark energy to your geeky wardrobe with this Bored Now t-shirt by Emilie Boisvert, it's a magical way to show some love for your favorite TV show and the dark characters within...
Skeletor has spent decades trying to master the mystical arts, but every time he starts to get somewhere with his spellcasting that He-Man shows up and ruins his research. That's why Skeletor has decided to move away from the realm of combat magic and focus his studies on the funny arts, so he can become a hilarious master of illusion and crush He-Man once and for all. However, it's hard to be taken seriously when all of your henchmen are laughing their beastly heads off, and all you can manage to conjure up is a rainbow and some slices of pizza!
This Magic! t-shirt by Hillary White is sure to cast a spell on those who enjoy rainbows and unicorns, pizza and Skeletor's not-so subtle art of seduction!
Most human surfers don't dare risk their lives to ride those mega-curls breaking off the coast of Oahu, but to Stitch they look like breaks for beginners. He rides them all like a roller coaster, throwing his arms up the whole time and totally diggin' the ride, and poor Lilo is left all alone on the beach watching her alien friend shredding waves. Stitch has offered to show her how he makes ripping curls look so easy, but Lilo would rather leave the dangerous stuff to that silly little critter and live to see her ohana another day.
Add some alien awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe with this Alien Roller Coaster Rider t-shirt by Tinkerpen, it's the cowabunga way to show love for that four armed alien misfit Stitch!
It is well known that Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union and Josip Tito of Yugoslavia despised each other. Shortly after World War II ended, the two leaders and their respective countries became embroiled in a diplomatic struggle, largely because Tito refused to accept the Soviet Union as the leader of the Communist world.
What is not widely known is how Stalin's personal hatred of Tito and his country almost instigated a general war in Europe between the Communist East and the Free West over the fate of Yugoslavia.
15 years ago, John R. Schindler, a historian and national security scholar, published an article on the subject in Cryptologic Quarterly, a classified periodical maintained by the National Security Agency. The NSA recently declassified it. You can read the full text here.
In the article, Schindler describes how Tito became, in Stalin's mind, a terrible enemy of Communism that had to be destroyed at all cost:
She isn't like the other girls in the wasteland because she was born to drive the tanker. They're collectively known as War Boys, and she is seemingly the only girl among them, but when she shifts gears and stomps her foot on the pedal there's no doubt she belongs at the front of the convoy. Too much shiny has made her a bit mad, but madness is a valuable asset when you're driving for Immortan Joe, or when you're looking to strike out on your own in search of the Green Place...
Show the world you're a Furiosa fan to the max with this Tanker Girl t-shirt by Punksthetic and Mephias, it's so stylish even an Imperator would sport it proudly!
Although the sibling wars and meltdowns seem to come out of nowhere, they're actually planned--sometimes days in advance. This is why it seems like the pointless battles happen at only the worst times and places. It's not by chance.
The Lucy Van Pelt that everyone knew, and Charlie Brown hated, died what felt like a decade ago, and now there was nothing left of her old self but the frown on her face and the roundness of her feet. She'd changed her name to Michonne because it sounded cooler than Lucy, and after a few years battling the walking dead on her own she actually became as badass as her name. The only problem was she didn't know who she could trust among the living, and she was growing tired of hearing zombie Chuck and Linus try to talk without a lower jaw...
Pick up this Walking The Dead t-shirt by Ed Harrington and it'll arrive just in time for Halloween, or just in time for the return of your favorite zombie themed TV show!
Is your piano worn out? Or do you just not know how to play? If that old piano isn't serving any useful purpose, you can give it a new one! Home Crux shows you 9 ways to repurpose old pianos. This upright was turned into a handsome bar with a wine rack, liquor cabinet, glasses, and LED interior lighting. When closed, it looks like any other piano.