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The Stomach Contents Of A Giant Isopod

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Giant Isopod Girl

Giant Isopod Stomach Contents

The other day, I was examined the contents of the digestive tract of Giant isopod who died.

in individuals captured after the date has not passed, it does not eat food in the aquarium.

Stomach contents, you believed that you were eating in the food or the seabed in the trap at the time of capture.

Previously, there was a thing that was introduce another individual of the contents, inside also this individual digestive tract had been filled with undigested material.

Color is black, different impression until now.

Weight of stomach contents is 128.5g, because body weight was about 1000g, you pretty now that it was at once ate a large amount of food for the body weight.

In texture you whether referred to as a “massive”, “soggy” This time, such as the internal organs of something if from the color feel of the … squid?

Smell is stronger, but because it was unexpectedly pond likely feel it when I smell, I tried to make sure the taste is a little lick.

Not surprisingly unpleasant, here also certainly (such as, for example, Ayu visceral salted “Uruka”) taste like salted fish visceral.

Even I feel taste.

When you leave for a while and left at room temperature (22 ℃), so went more and more soluble in muddy, I felt that you are self-digestion. Do Will contains a large amount of enzyme.

After that, I was a survey of solid was strained with a net, but this time in as long as it was confirmed by eye scales of fish are not included at all, there was still many just squid beak.

Most but is small enough width 7mm, even things like pieces of a large squid beak is in.

This individual seems to have apparently eat squid.

Giant Isopod 2

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[Found here via here. Description via Google Translate – Japanese to English. Related posts here. More on Giant Isopods here, here and here.]

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Compact Living

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Compact Living

[Found here, via here. Nice legs btw.]

Summer to Winter in 4 Hours.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Summer to Winter in Four Hours

Boulder Colorado 10 November 2014.

[Found here.]

Hot Links – Now With 10% Less MSG

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Robert Goddard Patent 1914

A happy dog in a pile of leaves [via].

Dog puzzle.

What a hurricane sounds like: Hurricane Ike 2008 [via].

“Hey, yinz. Stillers ain’t jagoffs. We gotcha tear-bull talls, yah.”  This long linguistic analysis of Pittsburghese is missing one thing: audio examples of the dialect [via].

It’s also come to my attention that the Pittsburgh “yinzer” accent was voted the most annoying dialect in the Nation, and I disagree. The New York accent that pronounces the word “all” as “ohl” is worse than the Southern California accent (made famous in Zappa’s “Valley Girl“) that inflects statements into questions?

Shipwrecks.

Amazing wood carving.

Sparkling bat poop [via].

Robert Goddard’s 1914 Patent for a liquid-fueled rocket. Consider that in 1914 we barely knew how to design airplanes. In those days, the fuel gauge was a pocket watch hung on a nail.
[Top image from here.]

2014 Midterm Elections – Bunk’s Voting Guide

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

VOTE BUNK

This 2014 Midterm Election is easy. Vote the socialists/fascists out, and if you’re confused or undecided about the Propositions, vote NO by default. If you haven’t done your homework by now, abstain, because you’ll only be betting on the color of the jockey’s tunic and not the horse the jockey rides, and that’s a poor way to voice your opinion.

On the other hand, this is very important stuff. If you don’t vote, you have no reason to complain when you find out that you’ve been screwed by the very same people you trusted, and that’s what voting is all about.

P.S. If you don’t know what fascism is, Google “Mussolini” and decide for yourself whether or not the Obama Administration is practicing the same damnable policies. [Hint: They are.]

P.P.S. Oh, and here’s ShaNaNa’s 1972 classic do-wop The Vote Song from back before they morphed into Weenieville: “Oh, dahlin’, I promise, that if ah am elected, yes, I would do anathang thatchawant, anathang thatcha hot might desire, I would give to you. Yes, yes…”

A Small Motor-Driven Machine To Which Can Be Attached Various Implements

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Hair Drying Device 1923

[Popular Science, 1923. Found here.]

Hello Grubby

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Grubby
According to the source of that image, this happy guy was discovered after someone cut down a cherry tree, and one of the commenters believed it to be the larva of some type of long-horned beetle. Beetles come in all shapes and sizes, and the Xixuthrus Heros is one of the largest.

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[Bottom image (with an interesting story) found in here. Related posts here and here.]

 

“My Uncle Found a Halloween Costume of Himself.”

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Halloween Costume FAIL

[Found here.]

Cute Puppies

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest celebrates its 25th anniversary today [21 June 2013] at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. Twenty-five plus “beauty challenged dogs are foregoing their usual beauty regimens in preparation.”

[Images and description found at the Ugliest Dog Contest Contenders. Note that all of them are members of the breed the missus refers to as “Kikmi Dogs.”]

Tension and Compression

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Tension & Compression

A demonstration of the mathematical principles of the original Forth Bridge in Scotland performed at Imperial College in 1887. The central ‘weight’ is Kaichi Watanabe, one of the first Japanese engineers to study in the UK, while Sir John Fowler and Benjamin Baker provide the supports.

Long-span structural engineering illustrated. Note that weight is not the problem with this truss, but uplift is, hence the weights at the extreme ends of the truss. Tension is transferred from the exterior weights through the arms of the two men near the ends of the span, while compression struts keep this structure from collapsing under the dead weight of Mr. Watanabe.  Note also that without the weight provided by Mr. Watanabe, this structure collapses (unless Messrs. Fowler and Baker scooch over and hold hands).

[Found here.]


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