Russian Dash Cam Catches Driver Smashing Into Children

On July 14, 2013 by Tim Newman

Two kids escaped injury this week, and they’re pretty darned lucky. Some Russian fellow was going 18 mph, the wrong way down a one way street. His dashboard camera, installed for insurance reasons,...

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‘Dancing Squid’ – Eating Zombie Cuttlefish

On July 13, 2013 by Tim Newman

I found this appetite destroying video ages ago and thankfully forgot about it. Now I’ve remembered again I desperately want to re-forget. To share my distress around like a shower of germs, I...

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Video: Catfish Hunt And Kill Pigeons On Dry Land

On July 13, 2013 by Tim Newman

It’s no surprise to see something surprising in the natural world. There’s more variety out there than you could shake a stick insect at. Today’s natural surprise is footage of catfish creeping up...

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Why Have Thresher Sharks Got Such Long Tails?

On July 13, 2013 by Tim Newman

An article this week in the Plos One journal documents how pelagic thresher sharks (Alopias pelagicus) utilise that wonderfully long caudal fin of theirs. Threshers are a relatively rare species and not that much is known about their habitats and hunting...

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Catatumbo Lightning – The Biggest Light Show On Earth

On July 11, 2013 by Tim Newman

Are you a fan of thunder? Do you get excited by an electric storm? If the answer to both those questions was yes, I have found the perfect holiday destination for you. Read...

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Clearing Out China’s Yellow River Of Silt

On July 9, 2013 by Tim Newman

These incredible pictures were taken at Xiao Lang Di Dam on the Yellow River in Jiyuan, Central China’s Henan province. Silt builds up in massive amounts and has to be periodically cleared. They adjust...

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Incredible Algae Covered Beach In Qingdao, China

On July 7, 2013 by Tim Newman

These aren’t exactly images of the sort of tropical beach you might want to hang out at, it looks more like the bog of eternal stench. But this Chinese algae jungle has become...

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University Maths Teachers That Look Exactly Like Maths Teachers Should – The Professors

On July 4, 2013 by Tim Newman

So, the simple premise for these two posts is a collection of pictures of people that teach Maths at University. I plucked them fresh from the websites of The University of Sheffield, The University of...

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University Maths Teachers That Look Exactly Like Maths Teachers Should – The Doctorates

On July 4, 2013 by Tim Newman

So, the simple premise for these two posts is a collection of pictures of people that teach Maths at University. I plucked them fresh from the websites of The University of Sheffield, The...

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The World’s 23rd Full Face Transplant Was A Roaring Success: One Year On

On June 28, 2013 by Tim Newman

After a horrific shooting accident Richard Lee Norris, now 38, lived as a recluse for 15 years. He only ventured out at night, and when he did he always wore a mask. He...

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