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Dazzle flies

"Zebras are obviously the chillest animals on Earth, but how did they get that way? As it turns out, their signature stripes may not have evolved as camouflage, but instead are largely a deterrent to blood-sucking flies." -- At first blush it may seem a hoax, considering the publication date, but it turns out very likely that zebras got their stripes not as camouflage, but as protection against biting insects.
posted by MartinWisse on Apr 7, 2014 - 22 comments

Parakeets in the Produce

"We cannot help but see animals from a human vantage point, and therefore in some sense all the works in the present exhibition are actually about us." Garden Fresh is a photo series featuring animals exploring a grocery store.
posted by quin on Jan 3, 2013 - 34 comments

A horse is a horse... Unless of course...

Are Zebras black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? Find the answer to this, plus many other fun zebra facts and many great zebra pictures and photos for your desktop at the appropriately titled Fun Zebra Pictures & Facts website. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 5, 2007 - 40 comments

Who's your daddy?

Who's your daddy? A pony in Penrith, England, gives birth to a half-zebra foal. The owners of the pony didn't even know she was pregnant. Sounds like a story off Jerry Springer. "No really, I was never with the zebra!" We'll see what the paternity test shows....
posted by 120degrees on Jun 26, 2001 - 17 comments

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