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The goat says "Meh"

Visualize a comic book, in your language, and imagine what would be written in the text balloon coming from the mouth of an animal. Now translate it. Derek Abbott of The University of Adelaide (previously) has compiled "the world’s biggest multilingual list" of animal sounds, commands, and pet names.
posted by Room 641-A on May 21, 2014 - 20 comments

"It's not something you see every day"

There Can Be Only One Snake v Crocodile in Northern Queensland
posted by modernnomad on Mar 3, 2014 - 37 comments

we're all stars now, in the NOPE show

***WARNING ALL LINKS IN THIS POST POTENTIAL NIGHTMARE FUEL*** Crocodile (Krokodil), the super-powerful Flesh-Eating Russian version of morphine, has been called the World's Most Dangerous drug by such connoisseurs as Vice Magazine. Last week, news broke that it has spread to the United States, and even [gasp] New York City. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Oct 16, 2013 - 81 comments

Lyle, Lyle....

Bernard Waber died this past May. Mr Waber was the auther of many children's books, including the Lyle Lyle Crocodile books, the first of which was "The House on East 88th Street". David Haetty put together a little video, reading the book for us. Pretty much the most endearing collection of misspelled words, misread sentences, awkward text pacing, strange accents and mispronunciation you'll come across today.
posted by HuronBob on Aug 30, 2013 - 9 comments

Insert snappy pun here

With extensive flooding in Limpopo province the army have been called in to rescue residents from 15,000 escaped crocodiles.
posted by roofus on Jan 24, 2013 - 28 comments

Imagine a spherical cow.

Rollin' Safari: Trailer 1. Trailer 2. Animated gif that inspired the post. [more inside]
posted by maryr on Nov 2, 2012 - 6 comments

dinner time

Wildebeest and zebra are attacked by crocodiles as they cross the Mara river.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 22, 2012 - 22 comments

Marina Akhmedova amongst the crocodile addicts of Yekaterinburg

Marina Akhmedova amongst the crocodile addicts of Yekaterinburg - published and censored in Russia, translated and mirrored on opendemocracy. "They check intently who is getting how much, and count out the eyedrops. If I ran right now into the middle of the kitchen and bellowed at the top of my voice, they would not turn round. Their world extends only a few metres and has the cooker and its hood at its centre. It is not a world within the world: it is their entire world, a world as narrow as a coffin, but all-encompassing for those who live in it, a world which follows its own laws. In it there are neither saints nor sinners, no thieves or benefactors, only the harsh laws of survival. There is no truth, no certainty about anything, not even that the sun will rise tomorrow. It is a world which arises when people are dicing with death. A supreme, inexorable law instantly appears, an axis around which their universe revolves: it is the right of those as yet still human to play a game they have chosen for themselves."
posted by jcrcarter on Aug 7, 2012 - 25 comments

The crocodile whisperer

Rather than trying to tame wild stallions, fearless Costa Rican fisherman Chito preferred a playful wrestle in the water with his best pal Pocho - a deadly 17ft crocodile. For several years, the 52-year-old daredevil drew gasps of amazement from onlookers by wading chest-deep into the water, then whistling for his 980lb buddy - and giving him an affectionate hug. Crazy Chito said: "Poncho is my best friend. This is a very dangerous routine but we have a good relationship. He will look me in the eye and not attack me. It is too dangerous for anyone else to come in the water. It is only ever the two of us. Sadly Pocho died last October, at the age of 50. But his fame lives on.
posted by unSane on Jun 25, 2012 - 38 comments

Pleased as Punch

May of 1662. Thence to see an Italian puppet play that is within the rayles there, which is very pretty, the best that ever I saw.. The story changes a bit over the ages and is still definitely not PC.
Amongst the puppets is a hangman, a policeman and a crocodile.
Some videos; some galleries 1; 2; and a hall of fame. (First introduced to Metafilter by thomas j wise).
posted by adamvasco on Aug 27, 2010 - 7 comments

CrocScan

Crocodile mummies from ancient Egypt scanned at Stanford.
posted by gman on Mar 3, 2010 - 8 comments

Crocodile sandwich

I'll have a crocodile sandwich please, and make it snappy.
posted by cranberrymonger on Feb 4, 2009 - 54 comments

I 've Told you,sit relax

And now, a singing crocodile dressed as a cowboy teaches you to meditate. [SLYT, via]
posted by homunculus on Dec 8, 2008 - 39 comments

People kissing alligators

People want to kiss alligators and crocodiles. They do it in Costa Rica and Lousiana and Mississippi. Why do many otherwise normal people want to kiss alligators?
posted by twoleftfeet on Nov 21, 2008 - 24 comments

Leopard Vs Crocodile.

Pictures (and a video) of a leopard attacking and killing a crocodile.
posted by Effigy2000 on Jul 18, 2008 - 31 comments

Visit Australia!

Australia is well known for having more than it's share of dangerous wildlife. However only a few examples are well known outside of the continent. The funnelweb spider might be Australia's most infamous horror. But the redback (a relative of the American black widow) and mouse spider both deserve your respect as well. Long hyped as causing severe ulceration, the reputation of the white-tailed spider might not be as deserved but is still a spider of concern. (more inside...)
posted by weretable and the undead chairs on Aug 2, 2006 - 86 comments

Croc Rockin'

Sputnik rides again: Follow the amazing adventures of Sputnik the crocadilly. What was he up to August 7th? In metioning anything crocky, we should give a shout out to old Rol.
posted by ewkpates on Aug 23, 2005 - 1 comment

Look at them Choppers!

Crocodile Immune System Kills HIV
Because crocodiles fight amonst themselves and get seriously wounded from time to time they developed incredibly strong immune systems and natural antibiotics. So strong that they, well, let's hear from one of the scientists.... "The crocodile has an immune system which attaches to bacteria and tears it apart and it explodes. It's like putting a gun to the head of the bacteria and pulling the trigger," said Australian scientist Adam Britton.
Sounds like good news to me.
posted by fenriq on Aug 16, 2005 - 45 comments

Schnappi Schnappi SCHNAPP!

Schnappi! Contrary to popular belief in the rest of the world, the German pop charts are not dominated by over-the-hill American TV stars. In fact, the current #1 single, outselling even the usual imported subjects is a silly little ditty about a baby crocodile. (Think of it as the German version of SpongeBob Squarepants, kindasorta.)

I'm passing on the earworm to all of you via the four versions listed here. You're quite welcome.
posted by chicobangs on Jan 11, 2005 - 30 comments

Animals in the News

Wacky World Animal News Round-up: Fat males refuse to mate in China's crocodile farm, Stray dogs hunt and kill gazelles in Missouri, and Coyote, kangaroo, or Chihuahua, what is that thing in Texas?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Oct 23, 2004 - 3 comments

mmm... chocolate covered scorpions...

tibetan yak butter, reindeer hash, crocodile paté, and smoked cobra. All this and more at edible.com.
posted by crunchland on Sep 5, 2003 - 8 comments

Why does this sound like a bad idea?

Why does this sound like a bad idea? Average person = dumber than garbage. Average crocodile = smarter than garbage. warning. does not compute.
posted by jcterminal on Sep 5, 2001 - 8 comments

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