To Wrap Up Cephalopod Awareness Week….

Wait a minute. We did Octopus day on Wednesday– you mean there was a whole week for Cephalopods? Seriously? Really? Who updates the calendar around here? Mark this down for 2015!

“The Cutest Squid you’ll ever see is from the good folks on the Nautilus Live….I submit to you the Bobtail Squid. Just look at those eyes! He would make a great post for the end of the Awareness Week in my opinion. Hope you think so too. Cheers and Luv your site.” -Stacy M.

Throwback Thursday: 10/09/2006: “Ehn!”ch-worm

OK, you People are TOO DAMN FUNNY. I love opening the submissions mail to find shizzle like this. Too funny. Extra points if you can NAME THIS BOOK!

Check out Señor InchwormPants:


“Ehn-eh-ehn” [Reading as he goes along]

Seriously brilliant job, Sherrie G.

[Throwback Thursday Original Posting™. -Ed.]

This Just In: Coctopus

[*Note: Cuteporter Jen wrote us today and told us, “Did you know today is Octopus Awareness Day? Sorry, I don’t have any Cute Octopus pics to share, but I’m sure you can use one from your archives. Or that famous video of the coconut-carrying octopus! [We did. -Ed.] I love your site. It’s the only thing that keeps me sane sometimes.” Happy to oblige with this Encore Presentaysh written by Prongs, from December 15th, 2009. -Ed.]

Well, here’s something you don’t see everyday. Our friends over at National Geographic report that octopuses have been discovered tip-toeing with coconut-shell halves suctioned to their undersides, then reassembling the halves and disappearing inside for protection.

Pretty amazing stuff.

Check out the full story here.

Thanks, Marilyn T.

Ready Or Not….

spiny960x540[Here I come! I’ve had FIVE Monsters so far and I FEEL FINE!]

(Harapan The Spiny Anteater at the Zoo Rostock in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, northern Germany. From, spotted by Vajda B.)

Notice to All Tenants

The monorail raccoon has temporarily broken down somewhere between the 37th and 43rd floors. We apologize for the inconvenience.

“The situation at my friends apartment right now,” says Redditor soupoder.

And Now For Something Totally Different

Cute. And they come with their own aluminum siding. Sort of.

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U May Squee When Ready

[Not picking up BBC anymore. Man, I gotta tune these things again. Frickin’ pain in my ‘Tocks.]

An Australian western pygmy possum as seen on DP&F.

Extreme Shrimp Makeover

Welcome back! Before the break, we met Walter Warblewump, an accountant from off the coast of La Jolla, CA. Walter’s fashion sense was drab and conservative, and he felt he needed a new direction…


So our crack makeover team went to work. A change of clothes, new contact lenses, and some accessorized feelers… and just look at Walter now!


Top photo via William Warby.

Oh, You Are Getting a Flu Shot

It’s just a question of what sort of pointy object you’d like jabbed into you.


WHO’S A Hungry Stingray? WHO Is?

YOU are! So slide on up here and let’s have some munchies!


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