Foxes hunt rodents in the snow by listening for their movements and leaping high
to pounce on their prey
. Interestingly, they hunt most successfully when they jump in a north-easterly direction - 73% of the time. Jumping in the opposite direction has a 60% success rate. Pouncing in other directions was successful only 18% of the time. This was consistent regardless of time of day, season of year and weather conditions. [more inside]
posted by Stark
on Feb 4, 2013 -
The Blue has had Dark Knights Rises
posts and 'Call Me Maybe' posts, but Batman Maybe
combines the best of the two. (SLYT).
posted by Mezentian
on Aug 8, 2012 -
"...authorities would try to find the culprits and would seek to clean up the monument
, but it was unlikely to happen right away."
posted by griphus
on Jun 19, 2011 -
"Until about 1964 most comic books in the Middle East were in either English or French.... Then a forward-looking editor began to wonder why comic books could not be translated into Arabic." Illustrated Publications, a Beirut-based company, did just that
, starting with Superman. As a reporter for "Al-Kawkab Al Yawmi" he swooped into the Middle east from distant Krypton on February 4, 1964
. The mild-mannered report, Clark Kent, became Nabil Fawzi, whose name roughly translated to "Noble Victory"
. The text of the comics was translated, but the rest of the comic looked an awful lot like the Superman of the United States, except the covers lacked context, Superman's S logo was reversed, and some of the colors were skewed in odd ways
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jan 31, 2011 -
"So, during the run of The Judas Contract
, Dick Grayson
's new crimefighting identity was established. Nightwing
was born. Though neither Marv
nor I were originally crazy about his new name, in the long run, it seems to have won the fans' hearts. Those who considered themselves Robin
-Rooters have proudly followed Dick's new career as avid Wingnuts
Has it really been 20 years
since Dick Grayson stopped being a sidekick? Happy belated birthday Nightwing!
posted by WolfDaddy
on Sep 22, 2004 -
This by far
is the all-time worst use of flash ever. Boring, long, and utterly unimportant. It blows -- the competition away!
posted by rschram
on Jan 10, 2001 -