The Whiskas Catstacam is essentially a wearable collar camera that weighs in at just 1.5-ounces, and is designed to automatically take pictures from your feline's point of view. The fun doesn't stop there, it also posts the snaps onto your cat's very own Instagram account. Approximately six photos are snapped every minute, and then batch uploaded when connected to a Wi-Fi network. Continue reading for more cool items your cat would love.
Add the Golden Silk Orb-Weaver spider to the list of creepy crawlies found in Australia, as the images above show one of them with their black legs wrapped around the body of a dead bird suspended in its web. The shots were captured in Atheron, close to Queensland's tropical north. "It uses its venom to break down the bird for eating and what it leaves is a food parcel. It builds a very strong web," said Joel Shakespeare, head spider keeper at the Australian Reptile Park. Continue reading for another video and more information.
At first, this looks like some sort of other-worldly creature, but it's actually just the Black Dragonfish, which lurks at depth of 3,300-feet, where its body shimmers with light, disguising its shape from predators and prey. With long, jaggedy razor sharp teeth, and a wide-opening jaw, it can easily swallow prey that is more than half its size. It also has four rows of photophores - two on each side of its stomach - which emit blue light. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a Power Wheels with a leaf blower mod.
People have mistaken this creature for a real-life Pokemon, but in reality, it's just the Venezuelan Poodle Moth, first discovered in 2009 by zoologist Arthur Anker, and the rest is internet history. Its bizarre-looking antenna as well as physical characteristics have caused researchers to believe that it's actually a new species of moth, belonging to the lepidopteran genus Artace. Physical characteristics include white fur, bulging black eyes and a brown antenna. Continue reading for two more videos and additional images.
Here's a fascinating look at the Ghost Shark family, which consists of the dark ghost shark (Hydrolagus novaezealandiae) and the pale ghost shark (Hydrolagus bemisi). Both of these are shortnose chimaera of the family Chimaeridae, found on the continental shelf around the South Island of New Zealand in depths from 30m to 850m. This shark species are taken almost exclusively as a by-catch of other target trawl fisheries. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Most bird strike accidents occur when there is a collision involving a winged animal and the windscreen. These cause annual damages that have been estimated at $400-million within the US alone, and up to $1.2-billion worldwide. In addition to property damage, collisions between man-made structures and conveyances and birds is a contributing factor, among many others, to the worldwide decline of many avian species. Click here to view more images of damage caused by bird strikes. Continue reading for two more videos.
A Blue Dragon, also known as Glaucus atlanticus, recently washed ashore on Australia's Gold Coast Beach. These sea slugs are pelagic: they float upside down on the surface tension of the water, where they are carried along by the winds and ocean currents. Glaucus atlanticus is camouflaged: the blue side of their body faces upwards, blending in with the blue of the water. The silver/grey side of the sea slugs faces downwards, blending in with the silvery surface of the sea. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
While it's quite possible that some of these animal hybrids may exist in the future, all that you are about to see are the work of Photoshop masters. Starting off, we have the Penguitten, which is a hybrid of penguin and kitten. Now one possibility of these types of bizarre creatures becoming a reality is if we master gene splicing, where we combine the DNA of different species, into one. Continue reading for more strange animal hybrids.
You haven't seen a large giant rattlesnake, until you've laid your eyes on this monster, discovered by an Arkansas man. This 8' 9" western diamondback rattlesnake was found on his property in West Hartford and bit at least two of his dogs, killing one. He dispatched of it afterwards using a small revolver, and the pictures of the snake were widely shared on social media. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
These may look like optical illusions at first glance, but they're real ski masks by 22-year-old Russian tattoo model Teya Salat. These animal-themed balaclavas - a close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of the face, typically made of wool - may not have any integrated action cams or other technology, but they're definitely a conversation piece nonetheless. Continue reading for more pictures of the various animals.