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Origin Myth

So we were reading The Hobbit (Michael Hague Illustrated version), my son and I. My dad read it to me when I was a boy. He loved the book. The elements of adventure, courage and fantasy drew me in as well. My boy just loves dragons. The Michael Hague illustrations are what drew him in, […]

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Book Haul: The Big Bad Book of Beasts by Michael Largo

I have always been a fan of encyclopedic books. Books that provide short digests of information that you can burn through quickly and gain enough information to sound interesting at a party, but not so much that you have to write things down and read a ton of footnotes. The book I featured in my […]

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Biomass on Planet Earth

Just watched the first of a new series from PBS Digital Studios and one of my favorite blogs, It’s Okay To Be Smart. Episode #1, Life By The Numbers is up on the blog and YouTube. Loved it. Facts about Biomass on Earth The video shifts from talking about numbers of organisms to talking about […]

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What Bait Feels Like

Someone shared this with me on Facebook. Looks like a fisherman went trolling with a GoPro on the hook. Apparently Halibut like electronics as much as I do. The video was posted by Mossy’s Fly Shop on Facebook. Halibut Halibut is a large flat fish that grow to be about 11 – 13 KG on […]

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Gizzard Stones

A while ago my mom gave me a gizzard stone. One she’d been given from a friend. Not sure of the provenance of this particular fossile but it’s in my pocket today. Yesterday I read this article by Andrew McKean in the Billings Gazette about finding dinosaru gizzard stones on the ground in the badlands […]

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Best Dinosaur Videos on Vimeo

As usual the other day my son and I were at the table eating mac and cheese with broccoli and he said, “can we watch dinosaurs on your iPad?” So I guess he was done telling me about his day. Anyway, here are the 6 awesome videos we watched while munching Annie’s Mac-N-Cheese: Raptor Raptor […]

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Dinosaurs for dinner

My son has been asking to watch dinosaurs at the dinner table and on the potty. I say no, eat your food. He says, “I wanna watch dinosaurs on your iPad daddy.” So what can I do? The cool thing is that either I can find great dinosaur programs on Netflix from PBS or BBC […]

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Baby Goats (video)

It’s a scientifically proven fact that a baby goat is the cutest animal on the planet. The sun was going down on us as we climbed up to the rock face above the blue city of Chefchaouen, Morocco. A few tourists and locals passed below us on the path, but it was mostly quiet as […]

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Frogmageddon

On a tip from a Facebook friend, I went up to Lake Park in Reno this morning to witness a massive influx of frogs around the pond. Here’s what I saw: I suggest you head for the dessert now, as there was eficence of zombi frogs. Some had tails! some had partial TAILS! AAAAARRRRRGHGHHHHH!!!! Ok […]

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Jellyfish: Blobs of the Deep

Jellyfish are cool. As long as you’re not swimming through a heard of them. They’re also one of the coolest things to see at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (Though one of the hardest to photograph.) The Monterey Bay Aquarium just released this video survey of deep sea jellys. Medusazoa Jellyfish in general are named after […]

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