Wednesday, October 31, 2012
• Plants are Cool, Too! Halloween Special (YouTube)
Even plants can be scary - especially when they live on the flesh of innocent bugs. Biology professor Chris Martine gives a tour of some of the less animal friendly plants out there. Feed me Seymour!
• Bad Moon Rising: The Science of Werewolves >> Cocktail Party Physics
Hypertrichosis or excessive hair growth, plus a psychiatric condition known as lycanthropa, may have inspired werewolf folk tales. I wonder how many disturbed or very hairy people were persecuted for their conditions.
• 13 Horrifying Ways to Die (Arthropod Edition) >> Compound Eye
Some fantastic photos of the terrible ways insects die, from being hunted by packs of determined ants to zombie fungus infecting your brain. Not a nice way to go amongst them.