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Time spent with cats is never wasted

A cat’s sandpapery tongue is actually a magical detangling hairbrush (WaPo)…you may be wondering why cat grooming mechanics matter. There are two big reasons: First, it might add insight to the field of soft robotics, which, among other things, is about making robots that can move through small spaces for search-and-rescue missions or surgeries. Second, it might help make a better brush that, Noel said, could herald “new ways to clean deeply embedded dirt in your carpet to wound cleaning advances in the medical field.” (alternate link for non-subscribers, lacks video of cat licking a blanket)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 30, 2016 - 12 comments

I don't know if Steve Axford is a fun guy but his fungi photos are fun!

Steve Axford photographs fungi. Fungi that is blue, orange, yellow, and purple. Fungi with gills and without. And not just fungi, but also other living things around the world.
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 22, 2016 - 11 comments

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!

Everyone thinks farts are funny. Underwater farts (NSFW) are better. Slow-motion underwater farts are better still. But nothing compares to 120fps slow-motion underwater naked farts (also NSFW unless you work with naturists). [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 20, 2016 - 71 comments

B is for Boxer

After being told she's not allowed on the new couch, Bella the boxer decides to voice her opinion. Dexter enjoys Strauss. Baxter tolerates bunnies. Junebug and her puppies take a nap. (Boxers previously and previously)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 15, 2016 - 16 comments

Guess who else needs naps?

Most awkward cat sleeping positions: 1–25; 26–50
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 13, 2016 - 33 comments

"Just be cool and act like we planned to do this."

Two cats get the same idea and end up, well, you'll see [SLYT]
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 13, 2016 - 18 comments

Everybody needs a nap.

24 Sleeping Dogs. But not just sleeping—sleeping hilariously. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 11, 2016 - 20 comments

Wheeeow

Cat likes broom rides (don't we all?)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 10, 2016 - 23 comments

Flooftober III: The Floofening

How well do you know your Halloween animals? Some animals have a sinister reputation this time of year. Amateurs. We got yer vortex of evil right here: [more inside]
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide on Oct 31, 2016 - 14 comments

"I believe that some things should not be told, they should be felt."

Almost 100,000 dogs are euthanised every year in Taiwan. The dogs caught on the street are kept in the kennel for twelve days waiting for adoption. If nobody rescues them over that period of time, they are put down. The ones who are seriously ill and suffering are put down immediately. Yun-Fei Tou is the author of Memento Mori, a series of portraits of these Taiwanese stray dogs taken just before being euthanised. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 24, 2016 - 37 comments

Good news, everyone!

Jumping spiders don't have ears—but they can still hear you coming. This may only apply to hunting spiders. However, orb weavers can control their web’s tension and stiffness to help them identify potential partners as well as prey. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 23, 2016 - 12 comments

R.I.P Hannah

Dogs are too amazing to let go, but sometimes it happens and they will forgive you.For about two months Hannah has been having seizures, they were small and nothing to worry about, but they gradually got worse. (Alternate link) [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 22, 2016 - 38 comments

Grains! GRAINS!

Tiny Hamster Is A Zombie! (Tiny Hamster previously)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 20, 2016 - 9 comments

A tiny bit of election relief: Tiny animals in tiny sweaters

72 tiny animals in tiny sweaters!!!!
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 20, 2016 - 24 comments

Dogs vs. Leafblowers

Compilation
Slow-motion boxers
Jersey looks like a Chinese demon
Bonus: Deer vs. Leafblower
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 16, 2016 - 13 comments

Flooftober Feral Fixathon (and More)

Tinykittens is livestreaming a two-day Trap-Neuter-Release "fixathon" to humanely care for a feral cat colony. [more inside]
posted by Hypatia on Oct 16, 2016 - 12 comments

dog duck dog duck 🐕

Bird chases dog
posted by griphus on Oct 14, 2016 - 17 comments

"I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons."

18 Times Doggie Day Care Was The Happiest Place On Earth — because who's a good weblog? Huh? Who's a good weblog? You are, MetaFilter! [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 7, 2016 - 16 comments

examining the sensorium of political engagement between humans & animals

"A prominent animal rights activist in New Delhi, explaining her relentlessness on behalf of animals, said to me the following: "I only wish there were a slaughterhouse next door. To witness that violence, to hear those screams... I would never be able to rest." She was not alone among animal welfare activists in India in linking the witnessing of violence against an animal to the creation of a profound bond that demanded from her a life of responsibility. I argue in this article that this moment of witnessing constitutes an intimate event in tethering human to nonhuman, expanding ordinary understandings of the self and its possible social relations, potentially blowing the conceit of humanity apart." Witness: Humans, Animals, and the Politics of Becoming, an essay by Naisargi N. Dave. [cw: contains vivid text/visuals describing non-human animal suffering and death*] [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Oct 6, 2016 - 16 comments

"Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day."

20 Cats That Fell Asleep and Look Ridiculous — that is all.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 1, 2016 - 51 comments

Just like a hairy black potato with wings

Let's close out Happy Fun September with the heretofore unknown parts of the creation story.
posted by drlith on Sep 30, 2016 - 65 comments

If you put a silk dress on a goat he is a goat still.

Photographer Kevin Horan took portrait photos of goats. Who could say "No" to that face? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 26, 2016 - 29 comments

"But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.”

Mumble the Chicken was born without eyes. A year later, Mumble — who lives with the dogs, cats, rabbits, humans and other chickens of the Cummings family in North Somerset, U.K. — has become an ambassador for disabled creatures everywhere. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 25, 2016 - 14 comments

Dogs vs. Crocs

No, not the scary kind of crocs. Spencer the Irish Bulldog gets stylish prosthetics—you won't BELIEVE what happens at the end! [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 23, 2016 - 14 comments

"Are you my mother?"

Meg, an 11-year-old yellow Lab and her human, David Jackson, found a tiny baby bunny in the back yard—and two ravens looming overhead. Because Jackson was raised near the woods and knew the birds were a threat, he decided to hang around with Meg and watch the bunny until the ravens were gone. While they waited, Meg and the bunny began to play. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 22, 2016 - 56 comments

The Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia contains information on all the known species (animals, plants and more) in Australia, aggregated from a wide range of data providers: museums, herbaria, community groups, government departments, individuals and universities. It contains more than 50 million occurrence records, based on specimens, field observations and surveys. These records are enriched by additional information including molecular data, photographs, maps, sound recordings and literature. Explore your area! [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Sep 22, 2016 - 28 comments

Natural Friends

Kitten cuddles baby chick. And there's [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 20, 2016 - 18 comments

Mirror, Mirror in the Bush

Anne-Marie and Xavier Michel Hubert Brierre with Michel Guiss Djomou set a large mirror up in the forest of Gabon and recorded animal's encounter with it [SLYT]
posted by Mitheral on Sep 17, 2016 - 17 comments

Humans are monsters

A Visit to The Dead Tiger Warehouse
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 17, 2016 - 15 comments

“This is what love looks like.”

Charlie Bear, a 15-year-old black lab mix with a brain tumor, lived to see his person happily married. (SL Washington Post) [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 17, 2016 - 32 comments

"It's a skate! It's a lionfish! No, it's…"

The mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) is an Indo-Pacific species of octopus capable of impersonating other local species…The mimic octopus is the only currently known marine animal to be able to mimic such a wide variety of animals. Many animals can imitate a different species to avoid or intimidate predators, but the mimic octopus is the only one that can imitate as diverse a range of forms in order to elude predators. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 16, 2016 - 22 comments

I love my dog.

He's my dog. If you don't love my dog, that's okay. I don't want you to. He's my dog. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 15, 2016 - 40 comments

"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."

Strange Breeds is a web comic by David Ostow. It has irony. It has pathos. It has truth (proof). It has not been updated in a while, sadly. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 14, 2016 - 8 comments

"Imperio!"

Watch This Tiny Rainbow Peacock Spider Dance the Performance of His Life — Peacock Spider 9 (Maratus amabilis) shows the little dandies doing their best to hook up with the ladies (via Atlas Obscura). [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 13, 2016 - 22 comments

No, not those Italians

When you woke up this morning, I'm confident your first thought was: "What is the most ridiculous antelope?" Well, obviously it's the Dik Dik. Whether they are squeaking, fighting, or just being beautiful weirdos, Dik Diks have few competitors. But what do researchers find strangest about the Dik Dik? Well, it's monogamous. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Sep 12, 2016 - 23 comments

"What is UP with that CAT?!"

It's Just A Cat — supercut of cat jump scares. But wait! There's [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 10, 2016 - 27 comments

Goats + yoga

Now you can do yoga with goats in Oregon (+ bonus goat yoga | goat vs yoga ball)
posted by a lungful of dragon on Sep 9, 2016 - 15 comments

Dogs are the doggiest

How to tell if your Golden Retriever is stoned [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 9, 2016 - 26 comments

"He thinks the wheelchair is ridiculous."

Duncan Lou Who is a boxer puppy with a difference. Here's more about him. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 7, 2016 - 10 comments

"Persuasion is often more effectual than force.” — Aesop

Enjoy this video of a cat giving his dog buddy a massage and some hypnotherapy. Perhaps he's working his way up to enlisting the dog's aid against the parrots. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 4, 2016 - 17 comments

"Aw, yeah! This is happenin'!"

The Secret Life Of HedgehogsElena Eremina is an up-and-coming photographer based in St Petersburg, Russia, whose portfolio comprises cute critters including hamsters and hedgehogs. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 3, 2016 - 7 comments

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll plotz

Anon and his hermit crabs is an emotional roller coaster and might even be true. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Aug 31, 2016 - 21 comments

“We have to promote inbreeding of the best bloodlines.”

The Secret Nazi Attempt to Breed the Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts. [Longreads] The bestselling author of ‘The Eighty Dollar Champion’ describes the Nazis’ secret stud farm, where dubious visionaries imagined a breed of perfect (and perfectly white) horse. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Aug 30, 2016 - 31 comments

They’re personable, they’re entertaining, they know their names.

Like to watch baby tortoises eating watermelon, strawberries, or tiny pancakes? They've become a huge problem.
posted by AFABulous on Jul 31, 2016 - 25 comments

Squeakin' for the fjords

Kanji The Parrot makes squeak toy noise when squeezed [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jul 30, 2016 - 15 comments

Why Do Animals Like Capybaras So Much?

Something to take one's mind off this hard month in a hard summer in a hard year. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jul 9, 2016 - 43 comments

THIS IS SIMULTANEOUSLY THE BEST AND THE WORST VIDEO IVE EVER SEEN

A cover version... of sorts... of Evanescence's Wake Me Up Inside.
posted by Pyrogenesis on Jun 30, 2016 - 17 comments

"...a fur-covered furnace"

Weasels Are Built For The Hunt (SLNYT)
posted by kittensofthenight on Jun 14, 2016 - 46 comments

You smell terrible. What's the occasion?

They Can Talk — what we would hear if we could understand animals. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jun 14, 2016 - 14 comments

Ten Degrees Above Average

Alaska is Having Its Hottest Year Since Records Began - "After a spring that was a full ten degrees hotter than normal, the northern state is on track for the most sweltering year on record." (via) [more inside]
posted by kliuless on Jun 11, 2016 - 82 comments

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