"When a bat moves in for the kill, some moths jiggle their genitals.
Researchers made the observation by studying three species of hawk
that can hover—in Malaysia. They snared the insects with bright
lights, tied tiny leashes around their waists, and let them fly while
bat attack sounds
played. All three species responded to the noises with ultrasound—which
they made by shaking their private parts, the team reports online today
in Biology Letters."
"Go ahead, order that second beer: You deserve it because you're so
smart. According to the greatest study in the history of science (we're
only slightly exaggerating), smarter people tend to drink "more
frequently and in greater quantities" than their duller, drier peers."
Using the Internet Adult Film Database, "the premier resource for information about the American porn community on the web (who knew?)," Jon Millward extracted lots of interesting information about those who work in porn movies: Most common names: Nikki & David; average bra size: 34B. The infographic above is a color wheel of actresses races. Read the story at JonMillward.com.
"In Alaska’s North Slope, the population of bowhead whales seems to be recovering. But that’s really not the coolest part of this Alaska Dispatch story. Instead, it’s this, noticed by Geoffry Gagnon"
"Bowheads seem to be recovering from the harvest of Yankee commercial
whaling from 1848 to 1915, which wiped out all but 1,000 or so animals.
Because the creatures can live longer than 200 years — a fact [Craig]
George discovered when he found an old stone harpoon point in a whale —
some of the bowheads alive today may have themselves dodged the barbed
steel points of the Yankee whalers."
The thoughts of Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf Should I be worried that the top Google result (update: in October of 1994) for Relentlessly Optimistic is to the former Iraqi Information Minister?
That's somewhat offset by the fact that the #3 link is to Sponge Bob Square Pants.