Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cheerleading Crabs, Daikon Chains & The Longest Dog Tail

If you've never been to Archie McPhee's Endless Geyser of Awesome, You really should check it out.  Here's a few recent examples of the fun to be found there.  And check out their store, where you can get such treasures as bacon band-aids!

The boxer crabs and sea anemones have an awesome mutualistic relationship. Although the anemones are not required for their survival, the crabs use them for personal defense and in return the anemones get a free ride that increases their chances of snatching tasty morsels of floating food. Some crabs have been known to live without anemone friends and others use sponges or coral instead. Still, the image of a brave little crab waving two stinging sea anemones about is supremely cute and literally quite cheering.

Today the Department of Delectable Daikon Art is delighting at the handiwork work of the head chef at a restaurant in Japan who found himself with a daikon radish and some time to kill. He used his knife skills to turn the humble root vegetable into an awesome linked chain.

Let’s all pause to admire the awesomeness of the World’s Longest Dog Tail, which belongs to an enormous, but gentle Irish Wolfhound named Keon.

Already a long-tailed breed, Keon’s record-breaking tail measures 30.2 in (76.8 cm) long and that measurement doesn’t even include the fur growing at the end of it. That’s two and half feet of friendly wagging canine tail!

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