Came across this Twitpic image that I thought is worth sharing. Check it out!
I’m not sure whose Twitpic account I found this from, but if the person’s reading this, credit to you!
The tubby cat who doesn’t take kindly to jokes about her weight!
Giuly the tubby cat may look a bit down-in-the-mouth but in fact she has every reason to be purring.
For the five-year-old exotic shorthair feline has become an unlikely internet sensation since her owner uploaded photos of her onto her website.
Giuly weighs in at a pretty hefty six kilos, but she has sharpened her claws ready for anyone who dares suggest she’s an over-fat cat.
Her legion of devoted followers from as far afield as America and Spain who regularly keep up to date with her online antics won’t have a word said against her.
Nor will her besotted owner Chiara Bagnoli, 28, has snapped hundreds of photos of Giuly doing things such as wearing a father Christmas hat and playing in the garden.
Well this post actually relates to a B-rated movie called Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus. It’s so hilariously anti-physics so many people were once involved in discussing about it.
The interesting part: the Mega Shark takes down a commercial jetliner that is cruising over the middle of the ocean.
So Taubman over at Stivo made this Infographic alongside his post. Quite interesting, worth the time reading (including the critical comments from readers).
Magnificent movies are somewhat always related to stories of mega monsters. Here’s a compilation, originally done by Wired, on some of the greatest Hollywood flicks featuring some of the great monsters on screen.
Mighty Joe Young
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
It Came From Beneath the Sea
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Clash of the Titans (2010)
An international panel of experts has strongly endorsed evidence that a space impact was behind the mass extinction event that killed off the dinosaurs.
They reached the consensus after conducting the most wide-ranging analysis yet of the evidence. Writing in Science journal, they rule out alternative theories such as large-scale volcanism.
A panel of 41 international experts reviewed 20 years’ worth of research to determine the cause of the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) mass extinction, around 65 million years ago.
The extinction wiped out more than half of all species on the planet, including the dinosaurs, bird-like pterosaurs and large marine reptiles, clearing the way for mammals to become the dominant species on Earth. Their review of the evidence shows that the extinction was caused by a massive asteroid or comet smashing into Earth at Chicxulub on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
When the 10km-15km space rock struck the Yucatan, the explosive energy released was equivalent to 100 trillion tonnes of TNT – over a billion times more explosive than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The huge crater that remains from the event is some 180km in diameter and surrounded by a circular fault about 240km in diameter.
Extracted from BBC
Tags: dinosaur extinction
Scientists have found a 67 million-year-old fossil of a snake coiled around dinosaur eggs and a hatchling. This is the first evidence of snakes eating dinosaurs.
“It’s a stunning, once-in-a-lifetime find,” said paleontologist Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago, who was not involved in the study. “We’ve caught one of the rarest moments in the fossil record, which is prey and predator, together.”
Geologist Dhanajay Mohabey of the Indian Geological Survey first unearthed the fossil 26 years ago in a rocky, limestone outcropping in the northwestern Indian village of Dholi Dungri. He thought all the bones at the site were those of dinosaur hatchlings.
The newly discovered species of snake, Sanajeh indicus, measures about 11.5 feet long. The hatchlings, part of a group called titanosaurs, measured about a foot and a half long. Titanosaurs were the largest animal to ever walk on land, with adults that could reach up to 100 feet long.
Unlike modern snakes, S. indicus lacked jaw joints that allowed it to open its mouth incredibly wide, so it relied on its large overall body size to prey on the fledgling dinosaurs. Luckily for the snake, the titanosaur hatchlings had soft skeletons that “may have been somewhat collapsible, so you can fold their ribs up a bit and get them in your mouth,” Wilson said.
An octopus and its coconut-carrying antics have surprised scientists.
This underwater footage above reveals that the creatures scoop up halved coconut shells before scampering away with them so they can later use them as shelters.
Have you always wanted to get famous and have thousands of Facebook fans? Well, I’m not asking you to become an ape or something, but I’m just asking you to give up, because you (and I) will never get even close this pretty little ape called Nonja; who apparently has over 63,749 Facebook fans (at the time of posting this) and still growing!
She’s a 33-years old orangutan, the secret of Nonja Internet’s fame is a purpose-modified Samsung ST 1000 digital camera that is able to upload pictures to Facebook automatically. Of course, Nonja doesn’t exactly care how many fans she has over there or the angle of her shots. She only cares for the raisins that pop out every time she presses the shutter button!
Source: CNet via Lowyat.net
A 29-year-man, wearing a full-body “stinger suit,” was stung on the face by an Irukandji jellyfish while diving from a yacht off the coast of Australia. These jellyfish can kill a person in minutes, really.
He was taken back to the island, where a rescue team rushed to his aid. “The crew said he was shivering and in shock and in a great deal of pain,” Miss Hansen said. The man, from Brisbane, was in serious condition on Friday at Mackay Base Hospital in Mackay.
Just so you know, this jellyfish’s sting can lead to “Irukandji syndrome,” a set of symptoms that includes shooting pains in the muscles and chest, vomiting, restlessness and anxiety. Some symptoms can last for more than a week, and the syndrome can occasionally lead to a rapid rise in blood pressure and heart failure.
In 2002, two tourists were killed in separate incidents after being stung by the tiny creatures off northeast Australia – the first recorded Irukandji fatalities. But because the jellyfish leave almost no mark on their victims, scientists believe they are responsible for many deaths that were attributed as drownings or heart attacks, said Lisa Gershwin, a marine biologist who has spent 11 years studying the animals.
Image from Wikimedia
This video is kind of interesting. Don’t expect some action or whatsoever, it’s just a mobile-phone captured video showing a leopard having a nice ride in the owner’s Audi TT. Like what Autoblog said, perhaps a Mercury Cougar would have been more appropriate? Or maybe a Jaguar?
I also picked up 2 funny lines from the comments section:
One which says, “Leopard in Audi…driver must be a Mac user. ;p“
And another one which says, “As a Mac user he should update to Snow Leopard.“