This pitcher plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana elongata) has evolved a unique relationship with the small wooly bat. Instead of consuming insects like the chamber of most of its close relatives, this plant’s chamber provides the bat with a perfect place to roost during the day. The guano left behind by the bat provides the plant with all the nourishment it needs.
via Surrogate Self
I am pretty sure this is the helmet the android David in Prometheus wore. Either way, I can’t believe this is a bug, and not an alien life form.
via the amazing smithsonian retina
via…sorry, I lost track of the original blog I saw this on. If you know, let me know, but here is where it is originally from.
I was only 2, but for some reason I have a vague recollection of waiting in line with my dad to get gas on an odd numbered day that matched our odd numbered license plate That was how they regulated who’s turn it was to fill up that day. I just can’t imagine that now – how surreal that would be that you simply could not get gas. I love the sign in this picture and the car is so classic.
via moog image dump
I can’t read Russian, which I am assuming this site is, so I am not sure if I attributed this to the artist or to someone who posted the work of the artist – but I love it.
If you’ve never heard of Kokedama, which I never did, I think you should Google it. It’s hanging string gardens and they’re awesome. I mentioned them a few posts ago. Here’s how to water them. In french, maybe…not sure. Also, here is a video of someone making one that sits in a dish – video shot by a hitman tomato.
Although this picture was taken only 114 years ago – it seems like it was taken on another planet entirely. Awesome. I can imagine showing Robert Hottot an iPhone and listening to him excitedly talk about it – all the while sounding like the hunter from Jumanji…
by the amazing campbell whyte, who is not only talented, but has an awesome name that sounds like he should be in a dungeons and dragons module