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True Facts: The Wacky Giraffe

True Facts: The Wacky Giraffe

“Although the face of the giraffe can resemble a horse that’s been vacuum-sealed, it is not a horse.” ZeFrank spends a little time educating us on these goofy-looking mammals. With their stubby head bumps, prehensile tongues, and ridiculously long necks, and gangly legs, they’re a true evolutionary oddity.

True Facts About Nudibranchs

True Facts About Nudibranchs

Despite their name sounding like an adult movie house, the nudibranch is actually a creature that lives in the ocean. These strange and squishy gastropod molluscs start out in a shell, then bop around the sea floor without one in adulthood. The always informative Zefrank introduces us to a few of these odd little critters.

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The Human Test: Creativity

The Human Test: Creativity

“Has your creativity ever not gotten along with somebody else’s creativity, and ended up in a silly slap fight about what font to use in a PowerPoint presentation?” If you’ve encountered conflicts like this, then you’ll want to take ZeFrank’s Human Test #5, which will help you confirm your belief that you’re a free-thinking, sentient being.

True Facts: The Skeleton Shrimp

True Facts: The Skeleton Shrimp

Nature show host Zefrank introduces us to a tiny crustacean known as a Caprellidae. The gangly little dude lurks at the bottom of the ocean, snacking on algae, and occasionally saying mean things to other sea creatures.

The Human Test Vol. 4

The Human Test Vol. 4

“Have you ever taken just the top half of an everything bagel with the misplaced confidence that in this world exists one person excited to find just the bottom half?..” ZeFrank digs into the human condition for office workers in this new episode of his Human Test series, which has spent nearly 7 years on hiatus.

True Facts About the Ostrich

True Facts About the Ostrich

“Just one of your eyeballs is bigger than your whole brain.” Zefrank has a thing or three to say about the lanky and awkward flightless bird, most of it unflattering. On the other hand, they’re faster than you, so they’ve got that going for them. They also have a way with the lady ostriches.

True Facts About Mudskippers

True Facts About Mudskippers

Everything we knew about mudskippers before today, we learned from The Ren and Stimpy Show. Now ZeFrank is here to set us straight on these unusual fishes that can live both in the water and out. If there’s any creature that shows how evolution works, it’s this funky little dude.

True Facts: Stinkhorns

True Facts: Stinkhorns

Unofficial naturalist ZeFrank is here to educate us yet again on one of nature’s stranger creations, a funky fungi that rapidly develops and expands in some of the most extraordinary ways. Not only does it look disgusting, it smells the part too.

True Facts: Leafhoppers & Friends

True Facts: Leafhoppers & Friends

Nature show host Ze Frank takes on some of the most varied and strange looking bugs out there. These planthoppers like to hang around on leaves and branches, sometimes mimicking other insects, other times standing out like a sore thumb. Most of the incredible macro images featured are by Dr. Andreas Kay.

Dogs in Therapy

Dogs in Therapy

After taking us inside the minds of cats in therapy, the always funny Ze Frank wants us to know that dogs have just as many reasons to seek counseling, from compulsive kitty litter snacking, to owners dressing them up in humiliating costumes, and asking them to perform stupid tricks.

True Facts: The Sand Bubbler Crab

True Facts: The Sand Bubbler Crab

Zefrank introduces us to another one of nature’s many weird and wonderful creations, a teensy crustacean who stomps around the beaches of the Indo-Pacific chewing up sand, then spitting it back out into little balls after dining on the plankton and other delicious organic snacks hiding among the grains.

True Facts: The Ogre-Faced Spider

True Facts: The Ogre-Faced Spider

Nature show host Zefrank1 is here to educate us on the Deinopis, also known as the “ogre-faced” spider. This creepy crawler has big beady eyes that see better than your best camera lens, and creates a stretchy net she holds between her legs to ensnare and cocoon her prey.

True Facts About the Bolas Spider

True Facts About the Bolas Spider

Our favorite nature show host ZeFrank is here to school us about the Bolas spider – specifically, he’s here to introduce us to Nancy, a rotund little arachnid who enjoys luring in her buggy meals using sticky orbs she dangles from her butt ropes.

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True Facts About the Lemur

True Facts About the Lemur

“So cute it makes you want to barf.” Nature show host zefrank1 is here to educate us on these endangered creatures from Madagascar. Regardless of their adorable and endearing looks, their sexual, social, and bathroom habits are a little unusual.

True Facts About Polychaetes

True Facts About Polychaetes

Zefrank1 introduces us to yet another of nature’s wonders… and by “wonders” we mean, we wonder where nature comes up with such things. The bobbit worm and his polychaetes pals are among the many strange worms that dwell beneath the sea.

True Facts: Pangolins Posse

True Facts: Pangolins Posse

“Kiss a pangolin French style, and it can tell you what you ate yesterday.” Totally amateur naturalist Zefrank1 schools us on more of natures stranger creations – Myrmecophagidae and various other critters who enjoy a delicious dinner of ants and termites.

True Facts About Ant Mutualism

True Facts About Ant Mutualism

Amateur naturalist Zefrank takes a few minutes to explore the strange and wonderful interactions of ant colonies, and how they work together to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts, along with some of the odd behaviors these insects exhibit.

Dear Kitten: Beginnings

Dear Kitten: Beginnings

“I looked up to him, quite literally. He was massive, and always on the places of up.” ZeFrank’s latest Friskies ad is about a cat dispensing advice to his human’s new kitten, based on the things that he learned from his elder. RIP Maximillian.

Dear Kitten: Regarding The Big Game

Dear Kitten: Regarding The Big Game

The always entertaining Ze Frank teamed up with Friskies to create this charming commercial which puts us inside the mind of a cat as it tries to figure out what the heck humans are doing when Super Bowl Sunday comes around.

A Guide to Candy Trading

A Guide to Candy Trading

Halloween is over, and unless you live somewhere that it snowed, you’ve loaded up on candy. But what to do if you prefer Reeses to Skittles or vice versa? Zefrank has dusted off his classic guide to swapping for the candy you want.

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True Facts About Marsupials

True Facts About Marsupials

It’s been a while since ZeFrank brought us one of his nature films, but he’s back to teach us about these unusual creatures who seem like normal mammals, but from a parallel universe. NOTE: Don’t eat lunch before watching the baby koala.

True Facts About the Octopus

True Facts About the Octopus

(Gross) ZeFrank resumes his True Facts series with an episode that’s as enlightening as it is hilarious. Watch and learn about the dangers of touching an octopus arm, how to compare the weirdness of two animals and more.

Why Trust is Worth It

Why Trust is Worth It

“What it affords us is a luxury. It allows us to stop thinking, to stop worrying that someone won’t catch us if we fall.” ZeFrank talks about the value of trust with the help of Cirque du Soleil’s Alya Titarenko and Gael Ouisse.

True Facts About the Armadillo

True Facts About the Armadillo

(NSFW: Language) ZeFrank talks about the armored mammal. Did you know that there’s only one species of armadillo that can roll up into a ball? And did you know that armadillos are susceptible to boner pits – dammit Jerry!

If You Are in a Shell

If You Are in a Shell

“If you, right now, are in a shell, you should know that you’re not alone.” A personal performance by dancer and actor Harry Shum Jr., who was, like many, subjected to bullying and racism as a child. Narrated by ZeFrank.

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