It’s the weekend. Have a cat video.

I don't want that awful Wiser's whiskey commercial on top of my blog. Here are some cats getting the better of their eternal nemeses. Enjoy.

Nomencreature

Point of trivia: You can tell because a crocodile's fourth lower tooth is enlarged and visible (sticking up behind its nostrils) when its mouth is closed.

The Myth of the Brown Recluse Spider Bite

Each year, thousands of people in the United States are diagnosed by doctors with brown recluse spider bites--but most of these diagnoses are probably wrong, and many are made where brown recluse spiders don't even exist.
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Oskar the Blind Kitten and his First Toys

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNpeTCEPrRk Oskar, a blind kitten, playing with his first toys. Oskar has a Facebook group at www.facebook.com/BlindOskar
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All Birds Are Dinosaurs! (Why Science is Awesome)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuEcLYP78I0 This week, America saw clouds that are named after boobs! Also: We are the first generation of humans to realize birds aren't just descended from dinosaurs--they are a living type of dinosaur! That means...

The Purpose of Pendulous Boobies

Scientist Larry Young's new "discovery" says human monogamy led to the development of breasts--but humans have only been monogamous for about 10 percent of the time we've been on Earth. What gives, Larry Young? Why do scientists keep perpetuating the myth of instinctive human monogamy?

12.29.2012: Gwaihir is a total jerk.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE0Q904gtMI This started making the rounds last night, first as a viral video, and then as a viral debunking. For what it's worth, I think the people claiming it's a CGI eagle are full of it....

10.22.2012: Saying Goodbye

Sorry, folks, gonna be a total Debbie Downer here for a minute. Soon after my freshman year of college, my family went to the local animal shelter and picked out a pair of kittens. Actually,...

New #1 Vacation Destination

  I had no idea Lucy the Elephant still stood. Stolen from KGB Yard Sale: Summer's Almost Gone.

Thank you for your support

As we approach the end of the tax year, I thought I'd share a brief list of the charitable organizations I personally support.  Some of you can probably afford to make much larger gifts...

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