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This Warehouse Holds All Illegal Wildlife Goods Confiscated In The U.S.

Crocodile purses, polar bear rugs, ivory chalices—they’re all illegal in the U.S. And no matter where they’re confiscated, these pieces ends up in a warehouse outside Denver named the National Wildlife Property Repository, a haunting space filled with the frozen faces of endangered and extinct creatures. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Yikes, these animal hybrids are so hilariously terrifying

Don’t be surprised if in the future crazy scientists will have tampered with genetics so much that they’ll create insane animal hybrid mashups. And not just designer dogs but psycho frigs, horsquirrels, eagluanas and chinchillapotamuses. They’ll probably look a lot like these excellent photoshopped animals. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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41 Facts About Dogs

Mental Floss fills us in on some unusual factoids about man’s best friend, including how an airedale terrier once sat on the U.S. Cabinet, and how crazy people leave money to their dogs. Also, we want dog-powered appliances. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Synchronized Kittens

What happens when you gather seven Maine coon kittens in a line and then flick a feather around in front of them? Internet magic, that’s what. Yes, its disgustingly cute, but sometimes we need a break from all the violence and gore. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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It’s Raining Fish

While it’s not nearly as dramatic as that scene from the Fargo TV series, it’s still a strange sight to witness a fish dropping out of the sky. Though in this case, the explanation is simple – a bird lost its lunch, literally. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Jurassic Goats

Following up on their Goat-filled Game of Thrones theme, Marca Blanca is back with the theme from Jurassic Park, as sung by goats. We’re waiting for the part where the T. Rex eats them all. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Blue World: Sponges

Jonathan Bird’s Blue World talks about sponges. At 5:40 Jonathan uses a nontoxic dye to show how sponges suck and expel water. So when a kaiju sponge starts feeding us with dye just to watch us poop rainbows, blame this guy. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Terraquarium

This tricky animal habitat includes separate see-through aquarium and terrarium compartments, giving the illusion that your lizards, frogs and other amphibians are living harmoniously underwater with your fish. Link Price: $110+ Continue Reading from the Source

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United Is Using Its Planes To Track Butterflies and Birds From Above

United Airlines is working with the Smithsonian on a conservation project that will tag and track the smaller members of the animal kingdom. More specifically, the project will use radio receivers mounted on planes to create a low-altitude network of vanishing species like the monarch butterfly. All while you enjoy your complimentary beverage. Read more… [...]

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