Category Archives: freakishness

Missed opportunity

From my Facebook feed: It should totally be called a beehemoth! Whoever first called it a wasp moth sucks!

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The Journal of Anthropomorphism

While browsing journal TOCs in my RSS reader earlier today, I realised that I seem to have subconsciously assigned human personalities to some of the journals I read most frequently. For example: Current Biology is an extrovert who enthusiastically dives into … Continue reading

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Trees do the darndest things! (Part III)

STREAKERRRRRR!!!! (sorry, everyone. Again). Part I: British roots / on the fence Part II: Treehuggers

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Weird critters

I’ve found myself favouriting several similar posts from the “Dropping The Science” RSS feed lately, with no clear idea about what I was going to do with them. So here they are, in all their weird and wonderful glory, for … Continue reading

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Wonderin’ Underground

Some of the signs I saw while riding the Montreal metro made me wonder just how safe the system is: Beware of gigantic creepy tickle monsters!  And also freaky parasitic alien pregnancies! At least they’ve painted the parts of the … Continue reading

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Whaddya mean “that’s not normal?!”

North Yorkshire, circa 1987. A classroom full of nine- and ten-year-olds. An assignment to write a story that involved food. A girl (not the blogger!) standing up at her desk, pulling her knee socks back up before starting to read … Continue reading

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Never gonna let you down?

I have somehow managed to retain some semblance of a utopian view of science. I don’t mean to say that I’m blind to its flaws or that I’m not at all cynical about it. But I think I’m less cynical … Continue reading

Posted in career, cycling, freakishness, idiocy, personal, science, whining | 48 Comments

Things to do in ‘couver when you’re weird

These ads that appeared in my Facebook feed the other day confuse and frighten me: I hadn’t realised that breeding grotesquely oversized kittehs was A Thing in Vancouver… or maybe that’s just what happens when you buy breakthrough peptide-based treatments … Continue reading

Posted in bad people, freakishness, furry friends, medicine, pseudoscience, screenshots, shopping, silliness, Vancouver | 15 Comments

The Missing Link

Man, I love Hallowe’en. Apparently I freaked a lot of people out… and some people asked to get their photo taken with me! But the best part was when I ran into a guy dressed as a gorilla and we … Continue reading

Posted in apes, freakishness, furry friends, personal, photos, Primate Party, silliness, Vancouver | 33 Comments

On the sauce: reflections.

Mr E Man’s quest to find the best ribs in Vancouver is over: he’s admitted that he’s unlikely to find anywhere that makes them better than Ouisi’s does, and so that’s where we found ourselves when a craving hit him … Continue reading

Posted in communication, first world problems, food glorious food, freakishness, personal, science, silliness | 28 Comments