Web buzzing

Just wanted to share some cool things I found recently!

INSECT-RELATED FUN

Amazonian ants apparently adore Tetris – ’tis a tee from Threadless Tees.

Cartoon with a green background, the upper half with five army ants on a branch, carrying pieces of leaves cut into various Tetris shapes. Below, the crowned queen ant awaits by a Tetris-shaped stack of pieces. (Unfortunately, she's about to get a square and won't have a place to set it!)

and,

NPR has a short episode with guest comments by the inimitable entolomogist and highly entertaining author, May Berenbaum,

There has been a worldwide proliferation of urinal flies, observed May Berenbaum, head of the department of entomology at the University of Illinois in her new book The Earwig’s Tail.

You can listen to the episode and/or read the transcript, “There’s A Fly In My Urinal”.

realistic black and white fly decal

and,

Jessica (the painter) and James (the author) of Project InSECT have a couple of books out, How Mildred Became Famous (book I and book II).  Mildred is a mantis, and one of the many gorgeous, large paintings that Jessica has done.

Detailed painting of Mildred, the praying mantis, plain chiaroscuro background

GARDENING / NATURE

A brief video:  One year in 40 seconds. Eirik Solheim’s gorgeous time-lapse of Norweigian woods.  Suitably short for the ADHD brain or a coffee break.  (Alas, I’ve tried several ways to get this URL embedded so it will display from this post, but WordPress is being funky.  So you’ll just have to copy-paste it to get to the YouTube page directly.)

youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmIFXIXQQ_E

and of course, a bit of geeky

ACCESSIBILITY


A dismotivational poster with the image of a Dalek (robot from Dr Who show) stuck in a concrete room with only stairs as a means of exit; its word balloon says, "FUCK". The poster caption is, "LIMITATIONS everyone has them"

9 Comments

  1. 6 September 2013 at 17:15

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  2. Krystal said,

    10 February 2013 at 21:29

    They can freaking fly.

  3. Santosh said,

    28 May 2012 at 14:12

    Ragazzi ma state parlando senza cnginziooe di causa, ormai il gioco completo e verr rilasciato in europa il 19 di questo mese e se volete dei video andate su youtube. Un gioco per essere rilasciato in Europa dev’essere pur per forza multi5.

  4. greg said,

    6 January 2010 at 12:18

    I feel the same way sometimes…………stairs the final frontier

  5. shiva said,

    31 December 2009 at 3:20

    Ha, i just read the “urinal fly” article.

    I now want a urinal marked with the word “PITY”. ;)

  6. 30 December 2009 at 22:35

    I can’t believe that I actually read the urinal fly article all the way through. And some of the comments too!

    This is the kind of thing guys actually think about?

    LOL!

  7. fridawrites said,

    30 December 2009 at 16:18

    Awesome–I love Tetris too.

    I love the robot with the stairs! That’s how I used to feel at work.

  8. shiva said,

    30 December 2009 at 0:03

    I have to point out that Daleks in the new series of Doctor Who *don’t* have that particular limitation… but i’m still amused by the poster ;)

  9. David N. Andrews M. Ed., C. P. S. E. said,

    29 December 2009 at 20:35

    loving the dalek one!!!!!


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