Classic Meg Rewind: January 25th, 2012

Tiny Dormouse Snores

The fine folks over at Boing Boing have reminded moi that the ever-snoozing and ever-prosh dormouse is hibernatin’ and therefore snoring up a storm these days. Will you please check out this redonk snoring action:

Did You Know™ that the dormouse sleep three quarters of the year in a nest? (That’s insta-dorabuhls). They weigh 15 to 30 grams, and they’re English, so you know when they talk, it’s absolutely charming.

First still image by Terry Whitaker, Dormice photographer extraordinaire. Second photo from Smart Images UK.


Tock to the Butts

So this is the ferrets idea of hangin’ out together.

“These are two of my four ferrets, Jack and Leo, enjoying, well ummm, drinking from their new indoor pool!!!” -Kate S.

Ford Trux: Built Polar Bear Tuff

Just ask Steve Kazlowski, the photographer who took these photos waaaay up in the Alaskan wilderness, and has been doing so for 15 years. He’ll tell ya- his truck can take it. (He’s in the photos, too- did he have a camera on a tripod? Or an assistant?) And remember the old joke- whadya give a huge polar bear to eat? Anything he wants!











Hats off to Mail Online, natch.

Oh Wow, You Shouldn’t Have.

Really, an expensive, upmarket twist tie made by Gucci, for me? Gads. (Bats it under the ‘fridge in 3, 2, 1…)

“Little Chief is at it again. I asked Chief to keep an eye on this bug. He didn’t let me down.” -Photo by: Joshy


Sorry. Taco Bell for lunch.

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Mandrill photo by Joel Sartore, © 2008 National Geographic, as seen on My Modern Met.

Toothpeeck, Anyonne’?

Offers elegant toothpeeck holdere’. Delicately extends peenkay.

“This is my hedgie, Henry Hazelnut, in a Hedgehog Measuring Cup. You can follow Henry at  Henry Hazelnut on Facebook.” -Ann Cordis

Whole New Ball Game

The biggest linebacker in NFL history, Sherman ‘The Tank” McTacklesons, …thinks soccer is very funny.

“This is Sherman (the tank). It’s his first birthday, and he weighs 64 pounds. This soccer ball is the best thing that’s ever happened to him.” -Jessica G.

The Art of Snore

And then, Woody dreamed he commanded an army of puppies, facing off against the dreaded Cat Commandos, with the sage words of Shi Tsu to guide him:

If your enemy is outnumbered, chase him;
If evenly matched, bark and snarl;
If superior, pretend you hear a squirrel and split.


Two Cups of Bunny, Please

I think I need to get twice as twitchy this morning.

Penguin Live Cam! Penguins are go!

Gentlemen, Start Your Penguins! This penguin live cam from the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is like watching the Penguin 500. Neeeeooorrwwm! Er, including the occasional pit stops.

Also: Daily Feeding Time at 11:30am ET and 4:00pm ET. And Thursday Penguin Chats at 4:30pm ET. OK!

Live video by Animal Planet L!ve

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You may get a glimpse of three new chicks hatched in March. The chicks, named Marina, Skua and Hubig: A shout out to the Simon Hubig company, of famed New Orleans’ Hubig’s Pie … are growing quickly and have joined the penguin colony on exhibit.