Category: Nature

May 27 2015

Burn Down the Forest: New “Dementor” Wasp Discovered

So you all know about wasps right? They’re those little flying bastards that can sting you multiple times without dying. And they bite. And they’ll fill your car doors with terror if you leave for the weekend. And they will not hesitate to eat your face if your give them half a chance. Well this …

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Mar 22 2015

The Stuff of Nightmares

Well, time travel to the past just became an even worse idea.¬†Researchers found fossilized bones of this freaky-ass, upright-walking crocodile. Yes, you read that correctly. Now called Carnufex carolinensis, the crocodile ancestor likely walked on its hind legs, preying on armored reptiles and early mammal relatives in its ecosystem, the researchers say. Carnufex carolinensis, Latin …

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Oct 31 2014

Docile Deer with a Doughnut

In one of those stories that can only happen to someone else YouTuber Ben Lzicar was fishing in the Snake River in Idaho when a deer approached the water for a drink. Fortunately for us this wasn’t your average deer. This one was quite docile and was wearing a powdered doughnut on it’s antler. Lzicar …

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Aug 14 2014

Roadside Attraction: Salmon Cannon

So salmon, amiright? They’re crazy animals. Ever year they swim up a river and do their thing to make new little salmon. Sounds pretty simple right, a little swim up stream with the reward of sexy-time? I suppose it could be, up until they hit a dam or something that has been built up in …

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Jun 10 2014

Never Go Outside Again: Lightning Destroying a Tree

As we all well know going outside is rarely a good idea and is an activity best left to professionals. Here’s a good example of why that is. Here’s some surveillance camera footage from the¬† Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. As you can see the tree in the background is struck by …

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Jun 09 2014

Heartwarming: Baby Deer Saved from Lake

What do you do when your walking through the forest and you hear a “very distinctive cry?” In all likelihood you probably turn and run for your life because there is a good chance the noise is coming from something that is hungry for your flesh. If you’re both brave and curious like Andy Wooten …

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Jun 02 2014

Don’t try this at Home: Burning Pollen

What do you do when all the cottonwood trees growing along the river, by which you park your van, drop all their pollen on your doorstep? You burn it off obviously. I know, most people get along just fine in life by ignoring the fluffy-cotton stuff, but that’s not your style. You’re not one to …

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May 28 2014

Faith in Humanity Restored: Guy Catches Baby After 2-Story Fall

My faith in humanity has been somewhat restored after seeing that two guys with enough clothing for one and a half can still catch a naked baby after raining off a 2-story windowsill. A CCTV camera caught a man successfully catching a one-year-old boy after the child fell from an apartment building during a heavy …

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May 23 2014

Save Me! Save Me!: Mother Bear Pulls Cub off the Road

What do you do when you’re a mother bear and you find yourself in Kootenay National Park in Canada? You call me immediately because I would love to meet a bear who can read. What do you do when one of your cubs is stuck on the traffic side of a K-Rail in the park? …

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May 21 2014

Newsworthy: Colorado River Reaches the Sea

If you weren’t aware the Colorado river hasn’t reached the ocean in quite some time. Decades actually. But thanks to some political back and forth US recently released “a huge pulse of water” to cause the river to flow all the way to the sea once more. So last Thursday at high tide the river …

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