Posts tagged "national geographic"

Disgruntled Fornicating Tortoise Confronts Cameraman In World’s Slowest Chase

A few days ago, National Geographic explorer Paul Rose in the Seychelles came upon two turtles mating. In fact, his surroundings were so quiet that the turtles were all he could hear:…

Claire Hannum | March 24, 2015 - 9:30 am

Be My Pet: Fanged Dwarf Porcupine Dinosaur

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Pegomastax africanus, a newly discovered dinosaur about the size of a house cat, with self-sharpening fangs and porcupine-like quills. It looks vicious, but scientists believe Pego…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 4, 2012 - 8:30 am

Learning More About Looners

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the looner community, i.e. those who have a thing for inflatable pool toys. I know you’ve been sitting around obsessing about how

Ami Angelowicz | July 31, 2012 - 9:40 am

National Geographic Tackles Infantilism

I know what I’m watching this evening. This week’s episode of National Geographic’s “Taboo” features Stanley Thorton, an adult baby. The 29-year-old sleeps in a crib he built…

Ami Angelowicz | May 4, 2011 - 1:20 pm

A Real Live Flying House!

Two engineers were so taken by the scene from “Up” where the house takes flight that they tried to recreate it for a new National Geographic series “How Hard…

Ami Angelowicz | March 7, 2011 - 2:20 pm

How Do You Stack Up Against The World’s Most Typical Person?

A little science for ya, about the world’s most typical person. National Geographic did some really extensive research of seven billion people to find out what a average…

Ami Angelowicz | March 4, 2011 - 2:20 pm

The Original Plastic Flamingo Company Is Bankrupt

The company that manufactured those fabulous (or tacky, depending on your point of view) lawn flamingos for 50 years filed for bankruptcy last week. But have no fear, your lawn…

Catherine Strawn | July 10, 2008 - 8:30 pm

History Of The Bra

National Geographic takes us back through the history of bras. Did you know that by forgoing wearing corsets during World War I, women freed up enough steel to…

Catherine Strawn | April 9, 2008 - 10:30 am