Substitute Hedgehog

A zoo in Japan recently placed a bristle brush inside their hedgehog exhibit, along with the message stating that due to the cold weather, the hedgehog is staying inside a custom warm enclosure (possibly hibernating?), so they have prepared the brush there as a substitute “because they all look the same anyway. Hedgehog will be … More Substitute Hedgehog

The Ant Jar

A pretty poignant parable on what’s happening on a societal level in the United States nowadays: A black man with a knife was shot by the police last night in Philadelphia.  Almost predictably, a riot broke out in the city, with much ensuing looting, destruction of property as well as further violence between the police … More The Ant Jar

Otter Birthday Feast

An otter named Warabi (わらび) from the Omoriyama zoo from the Akita prefecture in Japan recently celebrated their 6th birthday (on 7/16).  A sushi feast was given to him/her in celebration: The feast included slices of raw fish, apples, crab and even a crawdad.  The apples were carved with the animal’s name and age.  The … More Otter Birthday Feast

10000 Years Later

Perhaps the alliance with the humans was a mistake: On a more serious point, this can happen to us as individuals as well.  Ally yourself with the wrong career, corporation, spouse or what have you, and perhaps 20 years down the road the same thing would have happened to you.  One must be always vigilant … More 10000 Years Later

Mouse Utopia

A brief summary of the experiments done by John Calhoun back in the 60s, where mice were provided with unlimited food in individual colonies.  As the population grew, space became more limited and the rodent society begins to deviate.  Horrifyingly, our current human society is showing many of the signs of these past failed rodent … More Mouse Utopia