Making the Grade at Animal Review

The about page at the Animal Review blog simply states "This site reviews animal species objectively". This is an understatement.

On their blog and in a soon to be released book, Jacob Lentz and Steve Nash evaluate members of the animal kingdom with a wry mix of fact and just plain silly. They even go so far as to give the animals a letter grade. Their current review subject, the jellyfish, recieved a C-, which is actually quite good, as Lentz and Nash point out, since jellyfish literally have no brains. At all.

Now, one probably wouldn’t be very afraid of a shark that didn’t have a brain. Or a snake without a brain. Or a bear. Indeed, it might be entirely hilarious if a brainless bear was trying to attack you. There’d surely be a website called and it would be ‘dedicated to providing the most recent videos of brainless bears trying to do things.’ But yet we all intuitively sense that a jellyfish – even a brainless one – is a different matter altogether. And that intuition turns out to be completely correct.

Link - via mnn

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by timcanny.

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