To get dog owners to clean their dog’s act up, Brunete, a small town 20 miles of Madrid, recruited a patrol team of 20 to pick up dog poop when their owners didn’t. They then went on to label the poop ‘Lost Property’ and coolly couriered the stinky substance back to the owner’s home. In […]
Adventure travel operator G Adventures had a recent run-in with curious polar bears when its MS Expedition cruise ship made its way to the Norwegian islands of Svalbard between Norway and the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean. Gregers Fogt, who was on board the cruise, captured this arresting eye-witness video footage of polar bears […]
By Jonathan Schlackman in New Illustration on Thursday 11 July 2013
Local ‘Mokummer’ Lisbel Gavara has lent her considerable artistic talents to illustrate a new young person’s book called Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands, featuring a Bluesman alligator, hair metal rodents, and Grunge-Era pigeons. It’s currently available on Amazon Kindle.
As a dog owner who misses her pooch terribly when she’s travelling, the Petcube might make things a little easier for me. It’s a gadget that allows you to play, talk to and watch your pet through your smartphone. It’s connected to your home WiFi, and consists of a micro computer, video camera and a […]
Really, PopSci writer Shaunacy Terro had us at ‘Tropical Moths Fight Bats With Blasts Of Ultrasound From Their Genitals’. The headline says it all better than we can. The hawk moth is this particular bat-offensive species and somehow, the ultrasounds defend them against bats — whether by startling the bats away in a language they […]
Ad agency 180 Amsterdam did a series of print ads for barber shop Barber Shaves & Trims. Naturally, immaculate facial hair is involved. Goes to show a good ‘stache can make you look pretty regal.
One of these days, science tells us, people won’t need teeth, they’ll grow pufferfish-like beaks instead. At least that’s what a biologist at Sheffield University believes. According to Dr Gareth Fraser, humans might just evolve to grow beaks — not unlike the ones sported by pufferfish — which are ‘far more robust and practical.’ How […]
Here are some of the most spectacular photos which formed part of this year’s National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest. May this inspire us all to explore and protect our natural world, as soon as we manage to pry our collective jaw off the floor.
One of the most valuable traits of a successful illustrator is to distinguish yourself from the crowd and, along with the luck of having her oh-so-alliterative name, Katrina Kopeloff’s fanciful illustrations are a truly unique take on her common subjects of penguins, hamsters, and creatures of all sorts. Influenced by illustrator Edward Gorey, Kopeloff’s images […]
If you thought the carnivorous Venus FlyTrap plant was terrifying enough, you haven’t seen its underwater equivalent in the deep sea yet. The Venus Fly Trap anemone, which exists in places like the Gulf of Mexico, like its plant namesake, also traps its prey. It pretty much sits around looking innocuous and waits for prey, […]
Sri Lankan sculptor Prageeth Manohansa recently held his first solo exhibition in Singapore’s Galerie Steph, which includes a series of life-sized animal sculptures made out of recycled scrap metal. He started using found metal objects to create art since 2005, when he graduated with a Bachelor of Sculpture from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. […]
Occasionally, I come across things that completely blow my mind: this was one of them. Part of me simply refused to believe that these were painted. The attention to detail and the lifelike quality is a skill that can only be admired.
Remember these weird hybrid animals by Gyyp? We’ve found more of these mind-bending chimeras online, thanks to Reddit member Arne Olav’s irreverent mashups of animals, such as a killer whale penguin, hare mare and bulldog falcon.
It wasn’t that long ago that our brains melted at the sight of Suren Manvelyan’s gorgeous macro human eye shots. Now we’ve discovered that Manvelyan also has a pictorial series of animal eyes in their full unflinching glory. Might be just us and our untrained peepers, but a stingray’s eye looks alarmingly close to a […]
Sometimes humor at the simplest form can really hit the spot. Check out these funny monkey faces and brighten your day. I think the descriptions are just as funny as the pictures, and also somewhat informative on why the monkey looks the way it does.