Saturday, June 06, 2015

Coffee and Provocation

Man Suffocated after Getting Trapped in a Rabbit Hole
Digging alone, head down in a deep hole that has not been dug big enough because you are digging alone,  Yep, I almost bought the farm that way once. The only thing sticking out of the ground was my boots. It's not easy doing a handstand with nothing to brace against. The blood rushes to your head and your bits compress and you lose energy fast. Been there. Not again.

New Suicide-sex Marsupials Discovered in Australia 
For a few weeks, male antechinus (a type of marsupial that looks like a shrew) goes sex crazy. They don’t eat or sleep -- they go on a testosterone-fueled jag mating as long as 14 hours at a time.  The testosterone triggers a malfunction in the stress hormone shut-off switch, resulting in the immune system collapsing and all of them dropping dead before the females give birth to a single baby.

Porn Actors in California Must Wear Goggles
Part of the the continuing effort to harass porn out of business

Chickens Prefer Beautiful People
This is why we wring their necks and eat their babies.

100-Year Mother, The Last Of her Kind
There are only four Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) left in the world, three males and a female. The two in China have mated several times, but without progeny. It turns out the male has a damaged penis so, using a technique called electro-ejaculation, they have collected semen from the male turtle and hope for a clutch of new eggs this year. Fingers crossed!  

Apple is Going to Own the Mobile Hotspot Market
Simple is better.

First World ProblemsJust 5 percent of the world’s population has been on an airplane, and the people who are boarding are bitching the airlines is slow to load.

Grazing Different Parts of the VeldtIt turns out that animals on the savanna eat different things, so less competition that imagined. Logical.

St. Paul's Dinosaur
It seems the first dinosaur was discovered a few hundred meters north of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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