"The last interview I did on mushrooms, I said something about the Beatles, and then I'm like, 'Sorry, I can't do this.'"
The day after his first show with his new band, Andy Animal's Cannibal Tribe, Andy Animal is driving me to the Bronx Zoo to eat mushrooms and commune with his non-human brethre ... More >>
We vowed earlier this year to never waste your time with cute kitten videos -- and we will uphold that vow. Awesome walrus videos, however, are a different story -- and there is nothing more awesome than a walrus dancing to Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal."(See some video of rehearsal below).
If there's one thing Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance won't tolerate, it's elephant poaching. Granted, elephants aren't indigenous to Manhattan, and there aren't pachyderm poachers running around Central Park, but as we learned this afternoon, the casualties of the elephant poaching problem find ... More >>
A dead baby dolphin washed up on the Queens shoreline, and scientists think the infant might be part of a lager group that had recently been stranded off the Cape Cod coast.
Officials from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation told the New York Daily News that the 3-foot d ... More >>
The goose barnacle, shown about twice normal size
We've all had the usual tapas - slices of Serrano ham, toasts brushed with fresh tomato, potato tortillas, and pale white pickled anchovies - but one of the advantages of going to a fashion forward tapas bar is stumbling on actual Spanish p ... More >>
This just in to add to your terrifying end-times-esque tales of animal takeover (see also: Crabs in Antarctica! Mountain lions in Connecticut! Ladybugs on Long Island!). Thanks to climate change, so say the scientists, the ole armadillo, 'dillo for short, is moving on from his Texas home, where he a ... More >>
Alligators! Elk! Kangaroos and kinkajous! Parrots! Poison-arrow frogs! And an "irate African aardvark"! It sounds like an exotic bazaar in some faraway land but it's actually an auction in Amish country, explored in this delightful piece in The Daily. Here at Runnin' Scared we stay up on Amish news, ... More >>
Normally a quiet neighborhood full of mothers and small children, Park Slope was shaken up on Monday when a nutjob admitted online that he's been poisoning pigeons in JJ Byrne Park. Under the username Pyrrhic Victory the killer wrote extensively about his tactics for avian genocide and then r ... More >>
Birth control pills are something of a double-edged sword. On one hand, they keep you from getting pregnant, which is presumably a good thing if you're taking birth control pills. On the other hand, they are hormones, and might screw up chemical signals that attract you to the kinds of guys y ... More >>
The above video demonstrates how fire ants morph together to build a super-buoyant raft. Researchers at Georgia Tech were able to use time-lapse photography and mathematical modeling to fully understand that the ants "spread out from a sphere into a pancake-shaped raft that resisted perturbations a ... More >>
Panda Bear Listening Party for Tomboy
Le Poisson Rouge
Wednesday, Feb 16
Better than: Billy Ray Cyrus discovering that Hannah Montana was just a figment of his imagination.
Panda Bear fans are the Justin Bieber fans of the indie universe. While "Beliebers" attended the star's movie Never ... More >>
After repeated face-offs between Japanese whaling ship the Nisshin Maru and the Bob Barker and the Gojira -- boats helmed by anti-whaling activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society -- Japan has called off its yearly Antarctic whale hunt citing "safety concerns." Via BBC News, "Putti ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
The Living Animals of the World: A Popular Natural History Magazine
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In the epic battle of humans vs. geese, it seems that geese have a win. A little more than a month after the mass gassing of some 400 Prospect Park geese that included the goosicide of folk hero Sticky, the birds are back like part two of a good zombie movie. We imagine they are none too happ ... More >>
via the Daily NewsAnimals have gone wild! New York's furry and feathered are suddenly acting like the worst of humans. Good thing they can't speak or give the finger because they'd be shit-talking like Mel Gibson and flipping off women and children like uncouth New Jersey drivers on Fourth of ... More >>
Sei whale is no longer on the menu at the Hump.What a difference a federal misdemeanor charge makes: three days after the U.S. Attorney's Office charged the owners of the Santa Monica, Ca., sushi restaurant the Hump and its sister restaurant, Typhoon, with violating the Marine Mammal Protecti ... More >>
5th Avenue between 27th and 28th Street is of those drab midtown blocks that should not be used to advertise New York. Bank buildings with chunky plastic signage are little more than oversized shells for cash machines, and there's no way to tell whether the various realtors and soft-furnishing sho ... More >>
Swine flu hasn't killed anyone in New York yet -- but raccoon roundworm has left one teenager blind in one eye and brain-damaged an infant in Brooklyn. (The Daily News informs us "The disease had previously been incorrectly called Raccoon Ringworm.") This illness is transmitted by raccoon feces, ... More >>