• Posts Tagged ‘Zoology’

    Strange Science: Kangaroos in Austria?

    by  • September 14, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Popular t-shirt in Austria explaining "No Kangaroos in Austria"

    Kangaroos live in Australia, not Austria. But since 2015, there have been four incidents of kangaroos being spotted in Austria, far from their native lands. Some of the kangaroos spotted in Austria have been pets that got loose. (Who knew that people in Austria kept kangaroos as pets?) And one of them came from...

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    Strange Science: Flying Spiders

    by  • July 27, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Small spider in a circular web

    Warning, today’s post contains spiders. Young spiders often use strands of their silk to “balloon” from place to place, but scientists have recently discovered that spiders are also able to use electrical fields to travel vast distances, sometimes hundreds of miles. Thunderstorms cause an electrical field that spans the globe, giving the upper atmosphere...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: August 2015

    by  • September 16, 2015 • Administrative, Man Behind the Curtain • 0 Comments

    Please do not touch the porcupine.

    I’ve been a bit busy with my new Kickstarter, but here are the numbers for the month! The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($167.09) Art: ($150.00) Advertising: ($20.00) Processing Fees: ($22.28) Donations: $169.40 Ad Revenue: $0.51 Book Sales: $96.32 Total: ($386.63) QTD: ($836.57) YTD: ($6028.31) All Time: ($32,898.46) As per...

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    Sport of Kings

    by  • July 7, 2014 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Rick King, as provided by Judith Field Art by Luke Spooner I woke up, rolled over and collided with something solid. Stretching out a shaking hand, I opened my eyes. I was facing the oak tree in the front garden. Rainwater dripped onto me from the branches. A moment of calm,...

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