wombat
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals.
Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons/Christian Haugen

The first complete skeleton of an extinct giant Wombat (which I’ve always envisioned as some kind of deranged flying creature, but is actually quite cute) has been found in Australia. When it roamed the earth some 25,000 years ago, it weighed three tons and stretched out to some 14ft long. But don’t let it keep you up at night – dude was a vegetarian. [Read more]

Thousands of jellyfish are clogging up and shutting down power stations in the UK. Scientists say it’s because of climate change, but I have a theory they’re starting an uprising. I welcome thee, my new jelly lords. [Read more]

The naked mole rat may be ugly, but like the honey badger, it just doesn’t give a sh*t. Plus, it also lives more than 30 years (rats live only 4) and never gets cancer. Scientists are trying to figure out why by mapping its DNA. [Read more]

And finally, a baboon on the run for three days in New Jersey has been captured. Officials apparently nabbed him with a tranquilizer dart, but we’re pretty sure he simply turned himself in after three days in New Jersey. [Read more]

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christian-Burgess/100000739416659 Christian Burgess

    Poor mole rat, another one of Gods innocent creatures used for vivisection by facist scientists who like to experiment on and kill little animals …

  • http://www.simptome.info Symptoms

    Ha ha.. really cute rat. nice pic