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My VW Rabbit's 10 year birthday - by the date on the sticker. 168131 miles.My VW Rabbit's 10 year birthday - by the date on the sticker. 168131 miles. by wbaiv (cc by-sa)

Mefites share their old Volkswagen stories, and animal-stuck-in-house stories

Behind the camera

Maria Frostic - Main Iceberg LagoonMaria Frostic - Main Iceberg Lagoon by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (cc by)

How fake is fake in nature documentaries? sciatrix on why scientists stage photos of their mice, and ChuraChura reveals that butterflies love pee.

What should I watch, from a huge archive of Russian films? gusottertrout recommends some movies: "One of the great pleasures of watching Soviet cinema is seeing the differences in attitude towards common film tropes."

The real work of fake tears - pseudostrabismus tells us what it takes to film a movie scene with two actors crying: "Frankly it's a wonder actors can cry at all."

Where do tv chyrons come from? Jahaza explains who decides which words appear on screen during news broadcasts.

Weirdness, secret tunnels, haunted houses, goats, the usual

GoatGoat by www.metaphoricalplatypus.com (cc by)

In jessamyn's post about the man who lived in a huge secret apartment in the landmark historic theater he rescued, other stories of secret spaces including secret tunnels all over a city.

Gimme some stories of goats misbehaving!

...or some eerie spooky stories that aren't gross or horrible

...or some websites with fun interesting stuff for when the news gets me down.

Trailing along with AskMe

Camping gear inside a tent in FloridaCamping gear inside a tent in Florida by State Library and Archives of Florida

AskMe's got some camping hacks (pack a spare belt buckle, toothpaste in a contact lens case, and respect the all-important footcare)... But how to pass time on the trail?

Hassle the kids with rhyming phrases? Okey dokey, artichokey! Or we could teach them about picking their friends and picking their nose, in French.

We could swap stories of academic detective work, or the majesty of history's most destructive animal swarms. Or just noodle over what to put in my collection of glass bottles.

"MeFi is oddly full of cart knowledge today"

Antwerp dog-cartAntwerp dog-cart by seriykotik1970 (cc by-nc-sa)

Sangermaine speaks truly: Members sciatrix and Iridic put the cart before the hordes with great posts on the history of the dog cart and a glossary of carriages (in which we learn that a "dog-cart" is not a dog cart, except when it is).

03/24/15
by taz

What would happen if you transplanted an animal's eyes into a human?

Jumping-Spider,on-fish-hook-eyes_2012-08-02-16.13.51-ZS-PMaxJumping-Spider,on-fish-hook-eyes_2012-08-02-16.13.51-ZS-PMax by Sam Droege (cc by)

The tough question of what it would be like to have animal eyes as a human got a great answer from member (and brain researcher) wyzewoman:

First, we have to consider the type of animal whose eye we're using. Mice, for instance, have remarkably poor acuity -- the world is a pretty big blur to them -- and I think a lot of that comes from the physical structure of their eyes, so the child would inherit this. However, there are predators with very good acuity, so let's assume we're using eyes from one of those. And of course there's the issue of color; most mammals can sense 2 rather than 3. Our hypothetical child wouldn't be able to get around this limitation.

01/15/15
by mathowie

BABY TIGERS!!!!1!!!

Baby Tigers by futzBaby Tigers by futz

Member futz has some experience with baby tigers

I took care of 2 tiger cubs at my house for a 3 days. Had to bottle feed them every two hours. Yes, they are cute as hell but even at that young age it was really hard to deal with their claws.

Some photos.

07/11/12
by mathowie

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