Archive for the ‘ Pretty darn cool ’ Category

Pollen Magnified in an Electron Microscope

This is wild and beautiful and sexy! I saw these images in National Geographic, too.

A Swiss scientist named Martin Oeggerli, who uses the name Micronaut for his art, uses a Scanning Electron Microscope in his cellar to capture images of pollen grains.

I tried to teach my younger brother the facts of life, many many moons ago, by telling him about pollination. It didn’t work! I had the encyclopedia out so I had some pictures, but nothing like Mr. Oeggerli’s photos…that must have been my problem. After 30 minutes of no understanding, my boyfriend called, told me to put my brother on the phone and spent about 10 seconds explaining it to him. You don’t want to know how he worded his explanation.

Piano playing for life!

Stockholm subway stairs turned into a piano

This is sooooooo cooooooooool.

The night the leopard lay down with the baboon baby

This is pretty interesting…I love seeing this type of inter-species relationship.

Lion and oryx

There is another wonderful combo on YouTube…lots of different videos…of a giant tortoise and a baby hippo. This might be the oddest couple of all. Here is the link to their written story…look them up on YouTube, too.  Owen and Mazee

Testicles of the Right Whale

I just saw a special on mammals and it said the Right Whale has testicles that weigh one ton and a 12 foot penis. I rented this series from Netflix. I must say my partner, William, wasn’t all that excited when all 3 movies arrived in the mail and turned out to be documentaries on mammals, but he was pretty impressed with the Right Whale…and there were pictures of it in action! The flexible penis works like an elephant’s trunk. Highly recommend this series…I consider it a great compromise between action movies, pornography and chick flicks.

Colored pencil drawing of avant garde rat

Avant Garde Rat


I don’t have any drawings of whales, so have added my rat. Why? Because the rat may have a bigger testicle to body-size ratio than the right whale. “The first sight of a male rat can be a shock to the uninitiated. Those testicles, giant pillow-like things hanging behind the rump, seem to take up one’s entire field of vision. Rat testicles — also known as torpedoes [damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead] and goolies…” from Check out the site and read about the reason for these large goolies yourself. My Avant Garde Rat is, obviously, a female so there are no goolies. I like this word. I think we should all use this word instead of the common slang terms. Goodness gracious, great goolies of fire…I don’t think that really works.

Pretty darn cool

Take a look at this laptop This is the technology I’ve been waiting for. I want one!!

…link courtesy of Mary O’Toole.

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