Brand New Yeti Footage

On October 12, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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Anyone who’s a regular at LAZERHORSE.ORG knows I’m a big fan of the yeti, or at least a big fan of the idea of the yeti. I’m not some nutter with a big...

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The Duck Billed Platypus: Weirder Than You Thought

On September 13, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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Everyone knows that this hairy egg laying mammal with a beak is weird. I had a read about these little chaps today, and it turns out they are even weirder still. So as...

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6 Graphs That Prove Humanity Is Doomed

On September 12, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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I’ve been running lazerhorse.org for a little while now, other than the lashings of fame and cash that it brings me, my favourite thing is the data. I know I sound like a right old...

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The More Than Humble Avocado – A History Of The Alligator Pear

On September 10, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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I was looking at the seed of an avocado the other day, and I thought to myself “wow, that’s a big seed”. I ate a section of the pulp and I thought “this...

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Video Collection: Close Up Lightning Strikes

On September 7, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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Below are a collection of videos that demonstrate the ferocious energy of thunder storms. Lightning, up close and personal. Stay safe out there, people. Lightning is probably the closest most people get to the full...

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VIDEO: Tree Branch Falls On Power Lines And Explodes

On September 6, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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Here’s another video that’s as great as it is simple: a tree branch is resting across two power lines, then it kind of explodes. Nothing more to it. On a Friday afternoon I haven’t...

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The Goliath Bird-eating Spider – The Biggest Spider On Earth

On September 4, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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The Goliath bird-eating spider is one of the biggest spiders on earth; I know in the title I put “biggest” for “shock” value, but let me explain. The Goliath birdeater, or Theraphosa blondi for those...

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Spider Webs: What Are They Made Of? And Is Spider Silk Really As Strong As Steel?

On September 4, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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Spiders, our old foe, the arachnid. A fearsome yet tiny beast. Our evolutionary adversary. Most people can’t stand the site of them, normally I can’t stomach them either, but I found one on my...

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Snails: Faster & Deadlier Than Once Thought

On August 27, 2013 by Tim Newman

  Snails. Not the most fascinating topic on the menu you might think. Well, think again. These virtually blind and deaf hermaphrodites have been on the planet for a million years and are...

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Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis: What, Why, How?

On August 20, 2013 by Tim Newman

One thing I want to do before I die is witness the aurora borealis.. Apparently, the northern lights occur almost every other day up at the northernmost tip of Scandinavia; even as far south...

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