Ok I know I’ve been on a reblog educational spew for these past couple ones… But this one might take the cake…
Oh, and I really want to win one of these awards. I really think it’s probably the best award ever created… It might rival being asked to speak (and/or attend) TED. :)
“The Ig Nobel Prizes, a parody of the Nobel Prizes, are awarded annually by the scientific humor magazineAnnals of Improbable Research to ‘first make people laugh and then make them think.’ The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative, and spur people’s interest in science, medicine and technology.”

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Beetles Die During Sex With Beer Bottles
It’s a case of mistaken attraction, because the beer bottles happen to possess all of the features that drive male Australian jewel beetles wild. They’re big and orangey brown in color, with a slightly dimpled   surface near  the bottom (designed to prevent the bottle from slipping   out of one’s  grasp) that reflects light in much the same way as female   wing covers.
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Ok I know I’ve been on a reblog educational spew for these past couple ones… But this one might take the cake…

Oh, and I really want to win one of these awards. I really think it’s probably the best award ever created… It might rival being asked to speak (and/or attend) TED. :)

The Ig Nobel Prizes, a parody of the Nobel Prizes, are awarded annually by the scientific humor magazineAnnals of Improbable Research to ‘first make people laugh and then make them think.’ The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative, and spur people’s interest in science, medicine and technology.”


discoverynews:

Beetles Die During Sex With Beer Bottles

It’s a case of mistaken attraction, because the beer bottles happen to possess all of the features that drive male Australian jewel beetles wild. They’re big and orangey brown in color, with a slightly dimpled surface near the bottom (designed to prevent the bottle from slipping out of one’s grasp) that reflects light in much the same way as female wing covers.

Read more

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The more you know… And you thought the only colorful ocean creatures were in the coral reefs! Little did you know! ;)
usagov:

Image description: Nudibranch species Janolus barbarensis, as seen under the North T-Pier, Morro Bay, California.
Nudibranchs, pronounced new-duh-branks and commonly known as sea slugs, are gastropod mollusks like whelks and many other shells you find along the beach. But, nudibranchs have no shells.  Their are over 3,000 species of these beautiful creatures, found on seafloors all over the world.
Photo by the National Science Foundation.

The more you know… And you thought the only colorful ocean creatures were in the coral reefs! Little did you know! ;)

usagov:

Image description: Nudibranch species Janolus barbarensis, as seen under the North T-Pier, Morro Bay, California.

Nudibranchs, pronounced new-duh-branks and commonly known as sea slugs, are gastropod mollusks like whelks and many other shells you find along the beach. But, nudibranchs have no shells. Their are over 3,000 species of these beautiful creatures, found on seafloors all over the world.

Photo by the National Science Foundation.

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nationalpost:

Photos of the dayA rabbit jumps over a hurdle at an obstacle course the 5th Open Rabbit Sport Tournament on Aug. 28, 2011 in Rommerz, Germany. Eighty rabbits competed in light-weight, middle-weight and jumping-for-points categories. Rabbit Hopping is a growing trend among pet rabbit owners in Central Europe and the first European Championships are scheduled to be held later this year in Switzerland. (Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

I was told that I had to stop showing this to people in the office and just go ahead and re-blog it. —Wright

I wonder if we can teach Ceci’s bunny to do this….

npr:

nationalpost:

Photos of the day
A rabbit jumps over a hurdle at an obstacle course the 5th Open Rabbit Sport Tournament on Aug. 28, 2011 in Rommerz, Germany. Eighty rabbits competed in light-weight, middle-weight and jumping-for-points categories. Rabbit Hopping is a growing trend among pet rabbit owners in Central Europe and the first European Championships are scheduled to be held later this year in Switzerland. (Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

I was told that I had to stop showing this to people in the office and just go ahead and re-blog it. —Wright

I wonder if we can teach Ceci’s bunny to do this….