What's It Like to Watch a Cheetah Run in Slow Motion? Absolutely…

Cheetahs are the fastest land animals on the planet, so it should come as no surprise that watching them run at top speed is nothing short of impressive, but did you know that it could also be stunningly beautiful? National Geographic, with the help of the Cincinnati Zoo, built a dolly with the special purpose of… » 11/29/12 10:50am 11/29/12 10:50am

Rodeo Announcer Says Michelle Obama Belongs in National Geographic

In a move that has brought shame upon the noble profession of rodeo announcing, a lone moe-ron at a small California rodeo has set back mainstream acceptance of airbrushed cowboy hats with hot pink feathered roach clips attached to them by decades. During a rootin', tootin' jamboree this weekend, the announcer made a… » 9/17/12 11:00am 9/17/12 11:00am

Is Your Last Name Popular Enough to Be on the Map?

Ever wondered just how common your last name is? Well, the folks at National Geographic are offering up this super fascinating map that allows you to zoom in on different areas of the country and see what the most common surnames are and what their probably provenance is. It's fascinating to see not only the effects… » 3/25/12 10:30pm 3/25/12 10:30pm

Small, Good Things: The Beauty Is In The Details

This photograph of a "fairy-fly wasp" was taken by M.I. "Spike" Walker and awarded first prize in this year's Olympus "BioScapes" competition, a photography contest that "recognizes extraordinary microscope photos of plants, animals, and other life-forms." The photographs are stunningly beautiful; it's amazing to… » 12/06/08 2:30pm 12/06/08 2:30pm

Teen Cult Member: "Michael Has Washed My Brain Of All My Own Corrupt…

Remember yesterday's post about Wayne Bent, aka Michael Travesser, the prophet of a cult called the Lord Our Righteousness Church who was arrested on charges of child molestation? Well last night, the National Geographic Channel aired a documentary about Travesser and the LORs, and lordy lordy, it was bonkers. This… » 5/08/08 11:00am 5/08/08 11:00am

Adorable Bearded Monkeys Discovered in East Africa

  • Cutest discovery evs?? A new population of these owl-looking motherfuckers called De Brazza's monkeys — thought to be near extinction — were found in Kenya. Look at that face! Don't you kind of want one? [National Geographic]
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