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The BBC Meets Animal Planet

Posted in news and media, science with tags , , , on June 15, 2009 by absurddelight

This is huge news folks. International sensation. The venerable BBC is reporting on an amazing victory bound to inspire millions: a little bird ate a big eel.

Here’s the official headline:

Bird swallows eel after struggle.

What exactly these pictures show, we’re not sure, but we can pretty well guess that without them, there wouldn’t have been this scoop at all.

A hungry bird was seen struggling to eat a 4ft long (1.2m) eel for 20 minutes before swallowing it whole on the banks of a city river.

Eyewitnesses said the eel was almost twice the size of the cormorant which was fishing in the River Taff near the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

One woman said the eel coiled itself round the bird’s neck causing it to drop and re-catch it four times.

Read more eye-witness Bird vs Eel reports at the BBC here.

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Human Petting Zoo Tonight

Posted in art and design, stunts, things to do with tags , on March 26, 2009 by absurddelight

Because why not.

And in case you are curious about who these “art pranksters” are, and why they ride the subway, click here.

They also run (mini)marathons, offer bouncy rides, and host meet-ups for like minded folk.

Bouncy Rides (getting bounced on the knee) are a free public service provided by Club Animals to the public. It is our pleasure. Asking what’s the point of bouncy rides, is like asking “what’s the point of kissing?”

By people in animal head costumes mind you.

EVENT: Tonight Club Animals are hosting a human petting zoo at Home Sweet Home in Manhattan. 9-11pm. free.

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