An armored invasion is underway across the midwestern and eastern United States
: Armadillos are moving into new territories once thought unsuitable for the warm-weather creatures. Sure, they're adorable as babies
, they can leap 3 to 4 feet in the air, inflate themselves to float through the water or sink down and walk underwater for up to 6 minutes
(as seen to a limited degree in this video from a kid's alphabet song
, sorry about the music), and these ZeFrank true facts might persuade you to love them even more
(somewhat NSFW). But keep in mind, Europeans pretty much invited them northwards -- as settlers, ranchers, and farmers spread southwest through the United States, they facilitated the invasion of D. novemcinctus by transforming the landscape into one that it would find both more accessible and more hospitable
posted by filthy light thief
on Jul 13, 2014 -
What's it like when your aircraft is making an emergency landing? A bit disturbing to say the least. CNN suggests that, instead of the proscribed chant that the Attendants yell, Ze
might have a better idea. (previously)
posted by HuronBob
on Oct 5, 2010 -
— Ze Frank posted a phone number and asked that anyone experiencing emotional pain leave him a message. He received a number of very distraught messages. From those, DJs and musicians created 138 samples for him—and those samples have since been made into songs—and the collaborative process continues.
posted by netbros
on Feb 1, 2010 -
Ze Frank received many wonderful, heartfelt and poignant responses to from 52 to 48 with love
in the form of pictures, comments and emails. However, as it became more widely circulated, it also provoked intense anger and outrage
. So, he created angrigami
as an attempt to devour the entire carcass, bones, bile and all.
posted by netbros
on Dec 21, 2008 -
We've all recieved one of those Nigerian Email Scams, but now we have it in a video format
(qt format) I almost wanted to help him out, but then he never did leave any contact info.
posted by thebwit
on Oct 30, 2004 -
My Cat Annie
is a website with several quick adorable videos (in Flash format) of the owner's cat doing ridiculous cat tricks.
posted by jonson
on Jan 11, 2004 -
Interview with Ze Frank
- "online performance artist and humorist". A link to the first of his projects, a wildly successful party invite, "How to dance properly" was posted on metafilter
in March 2001. "I sent the link to 17 friends ... By Monday it was getting over a million people a day, and I was getting over seven e-mails a minute." See the various stats
pages for a funny summary of the contents of some of those e-mails.
posted by atom71
on Dec 4, 2002 -