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Adventure 101: Surfing Costa Rica

Surfers and wannabes have been flocking to Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province since the film The Endless Summer 2—documentarian Bruce Brown’s follow-up to his 1966 surf classic—popularized it two decades ago. And for good reason.

Newly Discovered Frog Looks Like Kermit

 Photos Courtesy of the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center A recently discovered species of glass frog bears a striking resemblance to Kermit. The new species, found on Costa Rica’s Caribbean side, has bright green skin, as well as bulging eyes and horizontal pupils that immediately recall the popular Muppet. Show More Summary

New species of Costa Rican glass frog bears resemblance to Kermit

A new glass frog species that bears an uncanny resemblance to Kermit the Frog was discovered by scientists in Costa Rica, the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center announced earlier this week. Continue reading ? The post New species of Costa Rican glass frog bears resemblance to Kermit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Nature of Things: Daisy Youngblood’s Clay, Sticks and Stones

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

In 2003, Daisy Youngblood collected her MacArthur prize and decamped to Costa Rica. The sculptures in her current solo at McKee Gallery, Daisy Youngblood: Ten Years 2006-2015, covers the work she’s done since, a ménage of animals and humans, clay and hair, rocks and sticks, where the mythic is extracted from the dregs of the earth.

KickassTorrents Domain Seized Within 24 Hours, Next Stop .CR

Less than 24 hours after the site moved over, the Isle of Man Registry has revoked the new domain name of KickassTorrents. Continuing the domain shuffle the popular torrent site will now move to the Costa Rica based domain name, Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

Costa Rica closes San Jose airport due to volcanic ash

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Authorities in Costa Rica temporarily closed the airport in the capital city San Jose on Thursday after the eruption of the Turrialba volcano, the company which operates the airport said.

Barracuda eaten too quickly; could have set world record

As a longtime angler, Dennis Tilden knows that the quicker a fish is prepared after it’s caught, the fresher it will taste. But Tilden, who reeled in a 32-pound Mexican barracuda recently while fishing off Costa Rica, did not know until dinner was being served that he'd be eating a potential world-record catch. Show More Summary

500 Days of Kristin, Day 87: Drama, Drama, Drama

I'm on vacation this week. Here's a GIF of Kristin Cavallari enjoying herself while on vacation in Costa Rica with the cast of The Hills in 2011. Read more...

This Newly Discovered Frog Looks Exactly Like Kermit

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

It's the perfect shade of green. And there's just something uncanny about the eyes. Kermit, is that you? A newly discovered species of glass frog has been found hiding in the rainforests of Costa Rica, and it looks nearly identical to Jim Henson's Muppet masterpiece. Show More Summary

New Frog Species Looks Oddly Familiar

If a new frog species discovered in Costa Rica looks familiar to you, you're not alone. The Hyalinobatrachium dianae is causing quite a stir because of its resemblance to a certain Muppet, Mashable reports. Yes, Kermit has found a twin in this frog with bright green skin and bulging eyes—...

There Is a Newly Discovered Frog in Costa Rica with Skin Like Translucent Glass

Glass-bottom frogs, you make the rocking world go round. J.P. Lawrence / Shutterstock I would like to celebrate and to welcome to your consciousness the newly discovered glass frog, Hyalinobatrachium diane. Light passes through its skin and reveals a treasure chest of organs. Show More Summary

It's Him!: Newly Discovered Frog Resembles Kermit

last weekHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is Diane's Bare-Hearted Glassfrog, a newly discovered and described species of translucent-bellied frog that lives in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. It also looks like Kermit the Frog. You think Kermit faked his own death...Show More Summary

Kermit the Frog Is Real

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center/Disney) The famed Muppet Kermit the Frog eventually found refuge from Miss Piggy in the forests of Costa Rica. Scientists say that the newly-classified Hyalinobatrachium dianae has been found at 6 sites close to the Caribbean coast. Show More Summary

A poll of central bankers

Ignacio Morales of the Costa Rica Central Bank sent me the following, which is from a poll of central bankers: I will be traveling over the next few days, so blogging will be intermittent.

New Frog Species Goes Viral for Resemblance to Kermit: VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Hyalinobatrachium dianae, a new species of frog identified in Costa Rica, is going viral because it bears a striking resemblance to a certain Muppet. It's a type of glass frog with a distinct call: The new species can be distinguished...

Newly discovered frog species looks a lot like Kermit the Frog

We’ve found Kermit the Frog in real life and it’s a species of glassfrog just recently discovered called Hyalinobatrachium dianae in Costa Rica. It’s bright green just like Kermit, has big white adorable eyeballs just like Kermit and the males have a very unique mating call... just like Kermit, I guess? Anyway, the resemblance is uncanny. Read more...

Kermit the Frog has a flesh-and-blood twin in Costa Rica

A new species of frog was discovered in Costa Rica only recently, but it will look familiar to anyone who's ever seen "The Muppet Show."The new species bears a striking resemblance to Kermit the Frog, thanks to its large, bulbous eyes and pale green skin. Show More Summary

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