Insects

PetsLady's Pick: Eeeew! Ice Worm Of The Day

Believe it or not, it is National Cordovan Ice Worm Day. In Cordova, Alaska, that means that this frigid little annelid is being honored with its own special festival. Don't ask me why.

Stung By A Scorpion In Slow Motion -- The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

I don't have many bug phobias.  Spiders don't bother me.  Roaches?  No problem.  But scorpions freak me out a bit--probably thanks to that sequence in Clash of the Titans.  This video does not help ease my mind...

Spidey Skills For Mankind: Slim To None

As much as that fictional superhero has occupied our zeitgeist for the last several decades, the science behind man acquiring the DNA of Spider-Man is extremely low, according to new research. A recent study announced by the University of Cambridge pointed to geckos as the largest animals able to scale smooth vertical walls.

How To Freak People Out -- The Spider Prank Animal Video Of The Day!!!

This is a pretty neat prank, combining iPad imagery with practical effects to create a really cool spider.  I suspect anyone would jump if exposed to this...

The Weekly Buzz! Scorpion Venom Highlights Cancer Cells, Priests & Cats, Mischievous Cat Behavior Explained, & More!

We have a wide array of stories today from how scorpions are contributing to cancer surgery, why cats behave the way they do, the Russian Orthodox Priests who got photographed with their cats, and how to raise your own bugs in your kitchen. (Why? For food, of course).  An old trick brings a near-extinct bird species back to life and a wild boar thinks he's a cow.  Oh, yes, and there's more.

The Weekly Buzz! Pigeons Detect Breast Cancer, Beer For A Cause, Bugs For Brunch, Best Holiday Gift, And More

Pigeons can do some very important work - now they're being trained to detect breast cancer!  This week you can also learn more about cuddlefish in unnatural environments; how birds, insects, animals, and even humans find our way home; and what the spider ate for lunch?  Did you know that one company is planning to stop poaching of the African Rhino with beer?  Plus, what gift to get the kid who has everything!

The Very Strange Animals Video Of The Day!!!

The world is full of wonderful and bizarre life.  Here are a few examples of just how weird some of these critters are...