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Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World
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This coffee table book is filled with photos, illustrations, paintings, and stories about animal diversity. The collection includes images from experts like Charles Darwin and John James Audubon, alongside works from famous artists and photographers. Consider picking up Phaidon’s Anatomy and Universe to round out your collection.

Cat Scratch Skateboard

Cat Scratch Skateboard
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Stop your cat from clawing up your couch, and train them to do a 360 Varial Kickflip instead. While we’re not certain that SuckUK’s skateboard cat scratcher will turn your kitty into the next Tony Hawk or Bob Burnquist, it should keep their claws trimmed and their desire to destroy your furniture to a minimum.

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Illuminated Apparel Dog Collars

Illuminated Apparel Dog Collars
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Help keep your dog visible on night walks or running around your yard with one of these bright LED collars from Illuminated Apparel. They have reflective stitching for added visibility, are water-resistant, and can run for up to a day on a charge. Available in blue, pink, or green, and S/M or M/L sizes.

Cat Sings the Blues

Cat Sings the Blues

It’s hard to get a cat to do anything on command, so we’re impressed that this musician managed to train his cat Badu to meow along whenever he snaps his fingers and points. Now that we think about it, it’s really Badu that’s in charge and making his human perform on command.

Remove Cat Before Flight

Remove Cat Before Flight

While taking an ultralight for a scenic flight, pilot Romain Jantot and his passenger were greeted by an unexpected companion. Apparently, this cat decided to crawl inside the airplane’s wing before take-off and got a free flight out of the deal. The kitty seemed relatively unphased by the wind and altitude.

Snacking Tortoise ASMR

Snacking Tortoise ASMR

The Animal ASMR channel has cornered the market on recording close-ups of turtles and guinea pigs snacking on food. Among their many similar video clips is this adorable and relaxing recording of a tortoise chomping down on a strawberry, a blueberry, pumpkin, and broccoli. Crunch crunch crunch.

Are Scorpions OP?

Are Scorpions OP?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned spending time in the Southwest, it’s always to check your shoes for scorpions. But are these creepy-looking arachnids as dangerous as they’re made out to be? TierZoo applies their standard RPG-style evaluation to the creepy crawlers to see where they stack up compared to other animals in the meta.

Carving a Wood + Resin Whale Sculpture

Carving a Wood + Resin Whale Sculpture

Artist Blake McFarland previously impressed us with his sculpture of a bear that he carved from wood and epoxy resin. Now he’s back with another amazing animal sculpture he made with the same technique. The finished piece looks incredible and now lives at The Founders Room at The Beacon in Topeka, Kansas.

True Facts About the Proboscis Monkey

True Facts About the Proboscis Monkey

When it comes to strange-looking mammals, the proboscis monkey is right up there near the top of the list. Nature show host ZeFrank takes a few minutes to explain this primate’s big, floppy nose and what purpose it serves. Is it a big nose, big hose situation? Hit play, and find out.

Strange Deep-Sea Animals

Strange Deep-Sea Animals

Perhaps it’s because they think nobody can see them down there, but the deeper you go beneath the water’s surface, the weirder-looking the creatures get. MBARI takes us on deep-dive with the strange animals that dwell in the depths of Monterey Bay and beyond. That black seadevil is some major nightmare fuel.

Alugalug Cat Ultimate Edition

Alugalug Cat Ultimate Edition

After The Kiffness remixed the gurgly sounding Alugalug Cat and subsequently upgraded it with an international symphony, the track continued to make the round on social media. It eventually landed in the hands of MiMo, who stitched together Kiff’s beat with a bunch of other musicians from TikTok and enhanced it with a funky mix of jazz and rap.

Titanic with a Cat

Titanic with a Cat

OwlKitty envisions what James Cameron’s 1997 classic Titanic might have been like if Leonardo DiCaprio fell in love with Cat Winslet instead of Kate Winslet. Relive classic moments like the intimate portrait, the third-class dance, and flying on the ship’s bow. And we thought that cats didn’t like water.

Needle-Felting a Giant Bullfrog

Needle-Felting a Giant Bullfrog

Artist and filmmaker Andrea Love created this gigantic bullfrog sculpture using a wire armature, foam, and needle-felted wool. She captured the two-day process as a stop-motion video, and the frog would go on to appear in the award-winning short film Tulip, a collaboration with children’s book author Phoebe Wahl.

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Are Horns OP?

Are Horns OP?

In the words of Austin Powers, “Do I make you horny?” That’s a question many animals ask on a daily basis as they walk around with bony protrusions sticking out of their heads. TierZoo explores the advantages and disadvantages horns and antlers provide animals with relative to other animals in the meta.

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Andrey Kazantsev of Dirt Customs makes amazing low-polygon-count metal animal sculptures. Watch as he welds together a wonderfully pointy Doberman sculpture from dozens of pieces of precision-cut metal. He ships internationally, and his contact info is on his Instagram page. That giant panda sculpture blew our minds.

Intricate Ink Animal Coloring Books

Intricate Ink Animal Coloring Books
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Looking for a real challenge? Look no further than illustrator Tim Jeffs‘ coloring books, each of which includes highly-detailed greyscale animal images, with lots of tight spaces for you to embellish. Each book has 25 images, printed on high quality paper and a lay-flat binding. Jeffs also offers coloring lessons in his Etsy shop.

Robot Spy Crab

Robot Spy Crab

The nature photographers at John Downer Productions are known for infiltrating animal communities by packing cameras into lifelike robots. In this clip from Spy in the Wild 2, one of their robots crab-walked with thousands of real-life crustaceans and played a crab version of Frogger crossing the roads on Christmas Island.

Huskies Get a Surprise

Huskies Get a Surprise

My Mountain Husky filled up his living room with 2,000 tennis balls then headed out to see how his huskies would react when he left them alone. The normally vocal dogs were speechless at the sight of their newfound paradise but were equally concerned about where their dad went.

Cats vs. Dogs Chess Set

Cats vs. Dogs Chess Set
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Urban Outfitters sells this fun and fanciful chess set for opposing fans of felines and canines. The set comes with a folding game board that doubles as a storage box and a full set of handpainted kitties and woofers wearing playful hats to represent their roles in the game.

The Fox and the Banjo

The Fox and the Banjo

Musician Andy Thorn was enjoying a beautiful view and playing his banjo when a wild fox dropped in for a private concert. The little guy liked the music so much that he came back for more after he started to wander off. This wasn’t just a random occurrence either.

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Pet This F*cking Puppy

Pet This F*cking Puppy
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Are you feeling stressed out? Perhaps you could use a little light reading material to help ease your tension. This parody kid’s book is filled with sensory pleasures like the fur on a soft puppy dog, a cozy warm blanket… and swearing like a truck driver.

Bent Wire Trophy Heads

Bent Wire Trophy Heads
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No animals were harmed in the making of these wire trophy heads from L.A.’s Bend Goods. Choose from 48″ wide longhorn or a 40″ high gazelle designs. They’re made from galvanized steel and powder coated in orange, black, white, blue, or gold, so they’re safe to hang indoors or outdoors.

Weird Gifts of the Animal Kingdom

Weird Gifts of the Animal Kingdom

Humans like to give flowers and chocolates as part of our dating ritual. Other species offer gifts as part of their courtship too, but their selections aren’t nearly as appealing. SciShow explains some of the strange and downright gross-out gifts that animals and insects present to each other as an offering to potential mates.

Luycho Locomotion Cups + Saucers

Luycho Locomotion Cups + Saucers

Luycho’s unique cups and saucers produce an animated image when turned. The trick is the series of lines on their saucers which reflect onto gold mirrored strips, creating the illusion of movement on porcelain mugs. They come in horse, bird, and cat designs with either a porcelain or wood saucer.

Run Octopus, Run!

Run Octopus, Run!

We’re so used to seeing octopi swimming, we sometimes forget that they can use their tentacles to walk too. Though in the case of this extraordinary cephalapod, he’s in a hurry and chooses to run to his destination. We just want to put this video on a loop and use it as our wallpaper.

Experiment

Experiment

Members of the 2020 graduating class from École des Nouvelles Images created this imaginative CG animated short about two hungry lab rats who get their claws on a hallucinogenic mushroom, and the chaos that ensues in the laboratory after their unintended drug trip.

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