Park rangers set up a tiny camera in Western Australia last May to film fresh-water crocodiles in the Margaret River. When it disappeared, they figured it had fallen into the water. They were wrong. The camera was later recovered and returned to the rangers, who then strung together the delightful footage above. A misguided young sea eagle snatched up the device and took it for a ride, soaring about 70 miles away, where it was found by another ranger. The debatable highlight comes when the eagle lands and begins pecking the hell out of the camera lens, apparently trying to kill it. (Rangers said they believe the eagle was a juvenile because an adult eagle would drop purported prey shortly after taking flight, securing an easy kill.)
This is neat. I’m going to make sure I pick up some apples and do one tomorrow.
What if there was schoolyard bullying in the workplace?
That’s the question a recent anti-bullying video out of France poses — and it’s one of the most powerful ads we’ve seen.
Written and directed by Vincent Lobelle of Les Télécréateurs, the video is actually a promo for a documentary on school harassment that recently aired on France 5.
As Madmoizelle notes, the video aims to raise awareness of in-school bullying among adults by placing them in the shoes of the victim. In the promo, a businessman is heckled, taunted and physically assaulted by his co-workers.
At the end a message flashes across the screen: “A day at work does not look like this. And a day at school?”
This segment is long, but the best part begins at 7:33 as Rachel traces the Republican strategy to drive a stake through the heart of Obamacare beginning from when they took over the House in 2011, through their initial demands to defund the Affordable Care Act last month, lest the government shut down.
Then their demands got smaller, and smaller, and smaller…
And the only ones they got…were already IN Obamacare.
By way of explaining the Affordable Care Act, Alex Jones dons a full-on
dinosaur Gorn mask and top hat, adopts an over-the-top faux-British accent, and strings some words together about “cancer viruses” and something something vast globalist conspiracy.
Really, the words aren’t important. It’s like jazz. Utterly bonkers jazz.
As Rachel Maddow reported a few days ago, America really is the world police for weapons of mass destruction: we’ve helped secure and destroy WMDs from Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Africa, and all over the world. So if Assad follows through (as applying to the Chemical Weapons Convention suggests) we can expect Syria’s chemical weapons to be safely tucked away for later disposal.
Related: here’s a great segment from 2011 about the National Nuclear Security Administration, “the Department of Saving the World.” Somehow the GOP thought cutting their budget was a good idea.
Paul Nicklen describes his most amazing experience as a National Geographic photographer - coming face-to-face with one of Antarctica’s most vicious predators.
Fantastic video. This guy has HUGE STONES, and an incredible story about his interactions with a Leopard Seal.