Animals

The Monkey With Blue Skin and No Nose
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Snub-nose monkeys are pretty strange looking creatures, but their short noses and blue skin help them survive some of the harshest conditions on Earth.

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Aquatic Menace That Gives the Worst Hickeys Ever
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To quote the great Austin Powers, when provided floss to escape being lowered into a tank of ill-tempered sea bass: “OK, I get it. I have bad teeth.” Sure, it’s easy to stereotype the British for shunning American advances in oral hygiene.

Kangaroo Rats Are Furry, Spring-Loaded Ninjas
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Kangaroo rats use their exceptional hearing and powerful hind legs to jump clear of rattlesnakes — or even deliver a stunning kick in the face.

Salvador Dalí - The Persistence of Memory
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Hard objects become inexplicably limp in this bleak and infinite dreamscape, while metal attracts ants like rotting flesh. Mastering what he called “the usual paralyzing tricks of eye-fooling,” Dalí painted with “the most imperialist fury of precision,” he said, but only “to systematize confusion and thus to help discredit completely the world of reality.”

Ken Allen - "the hairy Houdini"
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Ken Allen (February 13, 1971 – December 1, 2000) was a Bornean orangutan at the San Diego Zoo. He became one of the most popular animals in the history of the San Diego Zoo because of his many successful escapes from his enclosures. He was nicknamed "the hairy Houdini".

This orangutan saw a man wading in snake-infested water and decided to offer a helping hand
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The orangutan held out its hand to the man, who was clearing snakes from a river as part of efforts to protect the endangered apes.

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