An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday.
It seems crazy that one band would try to release five albums in a single year, but King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard may very well pull it off! They put out their first of five planned albums, Flying Microtonal Banana, back in February, and today they're releasing the second in the set, Murder Of…
We already spend most of our time staring at screens, so you know what would be great? If we could stare at some screens … on our screens. Kingsway is a cheeky new “OS role-playing game” where everything takes place on a fictional operating system that gives off serious Windows 95 vibes. Developed by Andrew Morrish […]
A lot of things about Murder of… shouldn’t work, but they just kind of do
They are being sold on sites such as Amazon and Ebay, an investigation by World Animal Protection has found. Experts fear monitor lizards are being brought closer to extinction.
The Hatha Jodi root is believed to bring good luck, allegedly because it looks like two praying hands. You know what also looks like two praying hands? Dried lizard penis. And poachers have noticed. More »
Hatha Jodi is a root that, if you use your imagination, can look like two people holding hands, perhaps in prayer. In part because of this appearance, in some tantric traditions it is believed to bring the bearer great luck. But theShow More Summary
THAT’S A RELIEF: New Study Proves Tyrannosaurus Rex Had Scaly Lizard Skin, Not Feathers.
Marguerite Holloway reports on the rediscovery of Varanus douarrha, a species of monitor lizard endemic to New Ireland Island, in Papua New Guinea.
In the desert, the sand surface can become extremely hot during the day, up to 70ºC. In order to escape these temperatures, some desert lizards adopt a fascinating strategy: They dive a few centimeters under the sand surface where it's much cooler (around 40º C). Show More Summary
Buddy’s lizard makes a cameo.
Pizza Rat is so 2015. The future belongs to “Pizza Iguana,” a saucy lizard who lives in the Mexico resort town Playa del Carmen. The ravenous reptile is rolling in dough ? pizza dough, that is ? after a man filmed him stealing a slice...Show More Summary
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Step aside, Sir David Attenborough, for Snoop Dogg is back on “Plizzanet Earth,” this time offering his dulcet tones to a dramatic Planet Earth II chase scene between a lizard and a group of snakes. The Jimmy Kimmel Live segment has proven to be a huge hit since debuting, with Snoop even landing his own web series, Planet […]
On June 27, 1824, a trading vessel en route from Mauritius to England was caught in a powerful gale. For ten days, winds pounded the King George IV until it could no longer hold together. In three perilous traverses, a small rescue boat shuttled those aboard to a beach near the Cape of Good Hope. Show More Summary
This is the bizarre moment a dung beetle pushes a lizard ten times its size over the dirt.
Some animals make hostile facial expressions that look like they're smiling, and this misinterpretation of their angry or aggressive "smile" can spell trouble for humans who don't know better. But there's no mistaking the smile on Kohaku the Gecko's sweet little face- because it's the face of pure joy brought about by his little lizard toy. Show More Summary
The RV Investigator is trawling the depths of the ocean in Australia’s eastern abyss, surveying 14 spots over the course of a month. Recently, as National Geographic reports, the team pulled up from a depth of about 2,500 m, a Bathysaurx ferox, a.k.a. Show More Summary
Because the Lizard Fire continues to burn in the Dragoon area and some residents have already been evacuated, PETA is offering important advice for ensuring the safety of animal... The post PETA Offers Cochise County Residents Urgent Information for Safeguarding Animals During Lizard Fire appeared first on PETA.