We take you now to the training center of NASA (Naturally Aerodynamic Squirrel Astronauts), where would-be space travelers use this elaborate state-of-the-art simulator to overcome the difficulties of eating in zero-gravity conditions…
We’re in Hardup, Utah, the Beehive State, and we can’t bee-live the treasures we’re appraising in this hive of activity! Here’s some of what you’ll see in our first hour:
|A crystal pig with a digital clock embedded in its side, of which only 36,045,940 are thought to still exist today…|
|One-half of an elaborately decorated metal brassiere, part of the costume for the earliest American production of Wagner’s Die Walküre…|
|This one-of-a-kind paperweight, origin uncertain…|
|And a bowl of hand-carved wooden fruit that may have been accidentally nibbled by a slightly inebriated Theodore Roosevelt.|
How much for the paperweight, Fiona C.?
Remember, if you like to climb on things and get high, this is the place.
This is a sample from “Rhett and Link: Commercial Kings,” an IFC Channel series that creates TV advertising for local businesses.
After a few more generations, dogs will be able to fly!
That’s one way to really make the fur fly, Kitty and Jennifer.
Discovery News is reporting some awesome interspecies duckling/pup action:
According to Sara Hallager, a bird biologist at the National Zoo; “All baby birds, when they’re born, the first thing they see, which is usually the same species, is what they imprint on.”
So how did this duckling duo end up thinking a dog was their parent? It turns out it wasn’t part of the original plan when Frances Marsh, 25, and her family bought two two-day-old ducklings at a local garden center near their home in Atlantic Beach, N.C.
Yogi, the family’s 5-year-old corgi, was in the car that day and was instantly fascinated by the family’s purchase.
“They were in a little box. He just leaned his head over and licked them,” Marsh said.
Ever since, the ducklings, Biggie and ‘Pac, have chosen to follow Yogi, as if he were their mother.
…on Tashirojima, or “Cat Island”, in Japan (natch).
Thanks to alert reader Josh N. for pointing out this place exists. Cat Island Facts and Hover-factoids by Wikipedia. Kittens out and about and on the pier at the beginning and end of the post are by Yugoroyd. Cat Shrine images via Tofugu TV. Purrfect architecture by Hirano Sui and Yugoroyd. Want more? Visit the Japanese blog about island fishing and daily life. Hai!