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June 27, 2020

Dolphin shelling

Long story short: scientists have discovered a dolphin behavior called "shelling," in which a dolphin chases a fish into an empty shell, brings it to the surface, and shakes the fish out of the shell and into its mouth. Unlike most dolphin skills, learned from their mothers, shelling is acquired by mimicking the movements of unrelated peers.

[via the New York Times; read the scientific paper describing shelling, just published in the journal Current Biology, here.]

June 27, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

boj Easter egg hiding in plain sight for many years

See what I did here?

A long time ago I decided to see if anyone would notice a subtle Easter egg in my "What is it?" feature.

Often I relabel "What is it?" photos to amuse those who linger with their cursor over the picture long enough to bring up the label.

Above, the Easter egg revealed.

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No one has ever remarked on this feature, though a couple times a year a reader will mention that the identity of the object in a "What is it?" post is right there on the screen in the label.

June 27, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Make a pH indicator from red cabbage

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It's not like you have anything better to do.

[via CompoundChem]

June 27, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Geppeto's Pencil Sharpener

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From the website:

Long nose or short nose, Geppeto knows how to design a pencil sharpener that's cute and has real character. 

Gift-packed with pencil included.

• Plastic

• 2.36"Ø

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$14.99.

June 27, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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