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The Astonishing Annual Red Crab Migration
Each year millions of bright red land crabs leave their burrow homes on Australia’s Christmas Island and start a long, laborious trek toward the sea. They descend cliffs, climb banks and maneuver around obstacles to reach the shoreline and lay their eggs, eventually returning to the island’s central plateau with their offspring in tow. The synchronized migration resembles a crimson-colored river undulating across the island and can last up to 18 days. The event typically takes place in November or December (the crabs will only move when it’s raining) and coincides with the turning of high tide and the arrival of the waning moon.
[Image and caption found here
To raise awareness to the issue of air and environmental pollution, artists created three gigantic straw crabs on Shanghai’s Chongming Island late last month [Dec. 2015].
Coal is the biggest source of China’s air pollution, but straw burning is also an issue of major concern. Although straw burning is banned, many farmers continue the age-old tradition to turn leftover straw into ash fertilizer. Crop burning also helps farmers save on labor costs and is considered an efficient way to rid farmlands of leftover stalks, which are seen as waste material. The practice is most prevalent in the China North Plain, and winds carry the smoke to nearby regions.
Damn those industrious peasants. They always find ways to get things done cheaper… because they have to.
[Found here; description with more photos here. Somewhat related posts here and here.]
Vambo Rool, OKAY!
The very underrated proto-punk Sensational Alex Harvey Band
had very few early videos posted when we posted this link
months ago, but they’ve been breeding ever since.
Bunky had the opportunity to see these babosos live in the ’70s, but couldn’t afford the tickets.
Yeah, I know. “This Little Piggy Went Viral.” I had Weezer in the queue since last year so I might as well post it anyway, just in case some of you hadn’t seen it. All it’s missing is the skateboarding dog.
Earle H. Hagen died this week. He was the composer (and the whistler) of the “Andy Griffith Show” theme song, among others. [Cool yet disrespectful cockatiel Utoobage linky here.]
How they make cartoons (1930).
Octopus Action video. Crabs don’t have a chance, even with a nice soundtrack.
Can’t have too many octopus videos in a single post, so here you go.
[Weezer Utoobage via the winsome and completely awesome Miss Cellanea. Others found by orchestrated accident.]