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Be My Pet: Fanged Dwarf Porcupine Dinosaur

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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 (that’s its nickname from now on, OK?) was an herbivore who used those fearsome teeth for nothing more than foraging yummy plants and defending its adorable little self. Another bombshell? Paul Sereno, a paleontologist at the University of Chicago, insists that if this long-extinct creature were still around today, “it would be a nice pet—if you could train it not to nip you.” Well fancy that. I’ve been wanting to get a Pomeranian, but suddenly I want a Pegomastax instead. Amelia, would you and Lucca care to join us for a walk? [National Geographic]

Learning More About Looners

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He thinks his balloons are his kids!

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 balloon fetishists, or looners, do their thang. Well, today is your lucky day. This National Geographic video about Dave, a 27-year-old dude who is “infatuated” with balloons, should demystify the practice for you a bit more. Dave thinks of his balloons as his children. In his words, loving a balloon is all about “your heart reaching out to this beautiful, beautiful balloon.” Clearly, the man is a non-popper. Although Dave sleeps with the balloons in his shirt to protect them, he insists not doing anything sexual with them. His cherry has yet to be popped, so to speak. Annnd scene. [Buzzfeed]

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 himself, plays with Legos, and is spoon and bottle-fed by Sandra Diaz, his “caretaker.” No, they are not lovers. And yes, in case you were wondering, he wears diapers. In public, Stanley behaves and dresses as an adult man, but at home, it’s all baby, all the time. This is not a sexual fetish for Stanley, it’s about recapturing the love and care of early childhood and “relaxing” after a long day. More please. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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 Can It Be?” The answer is that it was very hard, but possible. After inflating many, many giant balloons, the miniature yellow house did lift off. Someday, I plan to travel by flying house like Carl did, so it’s good to know it’s possible. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

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 human is like. As I suspected, I am completely atypical. I’m a left-handed female with a bank account who uses way too much water, not a 28-year-old Chinese man. Very fascinating. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »

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 ornament needs will be met by another company! The molds and copyrights were sold to another company last year for $263,748, and since the flamingos sell for $10 to $20 for two (one standing erect, one bending over), the company will only need to sell 26, 375 packs of two to make up their investment. Such a deal for them! And if you thought the flamingo lawn ornaments weren’t very realistic, you are in fact mistaken. Donald Featherstone, who designed them in 1957, sculpted them from clay, modeling his flamingos after photos in National Geographic. [TheBostonChannel.com] Keep reading »

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