Chen Wenling’s Odd And Uncomfortable Art

On April 16, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Chen Wenling is a Chinese artist who lives and works in Beijing. He was born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province in 1969. His weirdly uncomfortable but sort of childish constructions have been displayed in galleries across the...

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Rat Kings: Folk Legend Or Reality?

On April 3, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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“Ratking” by Photographed at Naturkundliches Museum Mauritianum Altenburg. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. The term ‘rat king’ brings to mind a doll house and a tea party with cute little stuffed...

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Ghoulish Underwater Graveyard Of Giant Lemurs Found In Madagascar

On February 26, 2015 by Louis Falasha
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“Palaeopropithecus ingens” by Smokeybjb – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Prehistoric times must’ve been terrifying. Dinosaurs, enormous hairy elephants and bumble bees the size of tanks. Well, maybe...

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Clive Barker. Painting’s By One Of The Most Prolific Imagineers Of The Past Century

On February 15, 2015 by Louis Falasha
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Probably best known for the film series, Hellraiser and Candyman, Clive Barker has been at the helm of British horror since the 1980s. The Books of Blood, his series of short horror stories,...

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Qijianglong: New Dinosaur Species With Longest Neck Ever

On January 30, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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There have been plenty of striking dinosaurs clambering over this planet throughout the years. A newly discovered species – Qijianglong – is a particularly impressive beast. Its neck makes up more than half of its body length. In 2006,...

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Physiologus: Medieval Animal Art

On January 18, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Physiologus is an ancient text, written somewhere between the 1st and 4th centuries AD. The book features drawings of animals, mythical and real, alongside short stories, explaining the animal’s general characteristics. The stories are designed...

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Life-Sized Chrome T-Rex In Paris

On January 4, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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I don’t know why no one has bothered to tell me this before, but in 2013 a life-size model of Tyrannosaurus Rex was installed atop the platform of Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches by the River...

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Giant Isopods: The Woodlouse Of The Sea

On January 3, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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You don’t get to see these weirdos in real life too often, not because they’re from an alien planet, but because they live in the deep and are rarely caught by fishermen. Giant...

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Japanese Giant Hornets Take No Prisoners

On January 2, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Japanese giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), also know as the yak-killer and the giant sparrow bee, is a fearsome looking insect. It’s a subspecies of Asian giant hornet and lives in forested regions of the...

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The Cookiecutter Shark: Small, Weak & Deadly

On December 29, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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The cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis) is one of the less impressively sized members of the shark family. They generally don’t get much over 50 cm long and have relatively thin and weak bodies. The...

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