Friday, May 13, 2011

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Here is the stuff my nightmares are made of, thanks to the photographers and writers of Science World magazine.

*hundreds of mosquitoes feeding on a watermelon-sized bag of cow blood

*hundreds more mosquitoes feeding on the forearm of a volunteer. A forearm from which tiny puddles of blood had seeped due to the anticoagulant properties of mosquito saliva.

*crabs the size of dinner plates. Bright red and blue dinner plates, jumbled together in a pile, breeding.

*Heidi the cross-eyed possum with thousands of Facebook friends

*a dude from Kentucky who shot a dime a world-record 11.8 feet by using his stretched-out earlobes, which he likes to roll up and stuff in his ears like earplugs. They stretch to 5 inches long.

*a woman who is a garbologist, who says you can make up to $80,000 per year IF you also become an activist and a writer and a candlestick maker or some other ridiculous side job

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