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‘Sexy’ eagle’s head crotch underwear for men
05.09.2016
10:47 am

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Remember how I blogged about the “sexy” wolf’s head crotch underwear for men a few weeks ago on Dangerous Minds? How could you forget, right? Anyway, who the heck thought that could be topped? Well, either the same company just released a new style or somehow I missed them but we now have “sexy” eagle’s head crotch underwear for men.

If you gotta have ‘em, it appears that you can get them from Amazon Japan or from Chinese online retailer Ali’s Express for around $18.99.

Don’t you wish you could see a photo of who is buying these things?


 

 

 

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Social Justice Kittens postcard pack
05.05.2016
12:57 pm

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I had no idea LiarTown USA actually had products you can buy! Like these Social Justice Kittens postcards created by LiarTown USA’s Sean Tejaratchi. They come in a set of 12 and are on pre-order for $12 through the Reading Frenzy website. The postcards will be released on May 6th.

We’ve blogged about LiarTown USA before here on Dangerous Minds. If you’re not familiar with the site and Tejaratchi’s work, here’s the link.


 
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Gorillas make up ‘little food songs’ while they eat: Listen to them here
05.02.2016
02:38 pm

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According to an article by Brian Owens in New Scientist, a German scientist working in the Congo has discovered a fun new fact about gorillas, that they hum and even sing during mealtimes. Food-related calls had been documented in chimpanzees and bonobos, but never in gorillas.

But far from just vocalizing, gorillas appear to generate two different types of sound while eating. One of them was “a steady low-frequency tone” that sounds rather like a sigh of contentment, or a hum:
 

 
The other was “a series of short, differently pitched notes” which resembles “a random melody”:
 

 
And it’s not like they “sing the same song over and over,” commented Luef. “It seems like they are composing their little food songs.”

According to Ali Vella-Irving of the Toronto Zoo, “Each gorilla has its own voice: you can really tell who’s singing. And if it’s their favorite food, they sing louder.”

The behaviors, however, differ according to whether the primates are in captivity or not. In zoos every individual sings during meals, but Luef found that in the wild “it was generally only dominant silverback males that sang and hummed while eating.”

She speculated that vocalizing might be the silverback’s method of informing the group that the meal is not yet concluded and that the time to move on has not yet arrived. “He’s the one making the collective decisions for the group,” Luef says. “We think he uses this vocalization to inform the others ‘OK, now we’re eating.’”

Because there is so much variation in calls both between individuals and species, food calls provide a good way to study the origin of language, says Zanna Clay, a psychologist at the University of Birmingham: “It gives a good insight into the origin of meaning in animal signals, and also the social pressures that might drive the flexibility we see in language.”

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‘Sexy’ wolf’s head crotch underwear for men
04.28.2016
03:43 pm

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Apparently it’s my job here at Dangerous Minds to inform our dear readers about the latest trends in men’s underwear. A few weeks ago I directed your eyes towards “sexy” knitted elephant and snake underwear for men and this week it’s wolf’s head underwear. I mean, I totally thought I couldn’t top my last underwear post. But here I am. Blogging about wolf’s head underwear.

You can get these “mens fashion wolf underwear 3D print boxers shorts” from China through Amazon. Here’s the description on Amazon:

  • 3D wolf pattern print underwear make man looks sexy and wild
  • the wide waist design make man comfortable no tight feeling
  • U convex design, large space and breathable
  • High quality material and great handwork, perfect gift to boyfriend or husband

If you’re dying to get a pair, they’re only $20.99 for a set of three.
 

 
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Dogs, cats, goats and other animals cover Pixies’ ‘Where Is My Mind?’
04.28.2016
11:52 am

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No, not Eric Burdon and the Animals, a totally different group

This is as stupid-funny as it gets: A slew of animals cover Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?”

I was like “Yeah whatever. Impress me” when I first clicked play but as soon as the cat came in, I couldn’t help but be delightfully amused. It’s silliness, yes, but I’m in a slap happy mood today. Where is MY mind?

I think I left it in the car.

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Is smoking dead scorpions to get high, the latest drug craze in Pakistan?
04.20.2016
11:19 am

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Forget about bath salts, there’s a new weird drug craze in town… I found this article from Pakistan’s daily news service Dawn really fascinating. The topic? How smoking dead scorpions is the new dangerous drug “thing.” I had no clue you could smoke dead scorpions to get high. Did you? Apparently the addiction is way worse than with opium and a lot harder to get off of.

[Seventy-four-year-old Sohbat Khan’s] addiction to opium doesn’t bother him as much; Sohbat says opium’s affects [sic] are far safer than scorpion smoking. He knows his body is too old to bear the high, but there are days he still feels the pull.

“Chars aw powder kho asi gup dai,” Sohbat says in way of explanation—“Hashish and heroin’s so-called relief is nothing in front of scorpion.”

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During his years of addiction, Sohbat remembers madly roaming around his house and village, hunting for scorpions. Often, when the need was too overwhelming and there was no scorpion in sight, he would make his way to Peshawar. “It’s a worst form of addiction,” he says in Pashto.

“I would inhale the smoke coming out of the fire,” Sohbat says, although it is the tail that addicts really want—its poisonous venom makes for dangerous addiction.

Kids these days. What will they think of next?


 
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Dramatic footage of escaped chimpanzee
04.14.2016
12:11 pm

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Here’s some truly nail-biting footage of an escaped chimpanzee named Cha Cha stuck on an electric pole after being struck with a sedative. The primate escaped from the Yagiyama Zoological Park in Sendai, Japan and led police and zoo staff on a dramatic two-hour chase. The end of the chase was captured on film. It’s heart-pounding.

According to ABC News, Cha Cha survived the fall.

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Beautifully grotesque illustrations highlight death and rebirth in the animal kingdom
03.24.2016
12:14 pm

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I’m really loving St. Louis-based painter and illustrator Lauren Marx’s series “The American Wilderness” which highlights the grotesque, yet strangely beautiful circle of life in the animal kingdom. I can’t keep my eyes off her work.

“Animals always have been, and always will be, my passion. They have been the subjects of my drawings ever since I was a child. I blame it on weekends spent at the Saint Louis Zoo and endless hours watching National Geographic’s Mutual of Omaha: Wild Kingdom

“They influenced my desire to learn about biology while attending high school. While in high school, I began collecting bones, feathers, and books. Over these past few years, my passion grew to zoology, cosmology, and mythology.”

You can see more of Marx’s series at her website.


 

 
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Trump, Putin and Obama cat scratching posts
03.10.2016
10:10 am

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We’ve blogged about political leaders cat scratching posts before here on DM. Awesome, yes, but the problem with them was the price! Each one was selling for £4,500.00 a pop! That’s nuts! (At least it’s not practical).

If you just gotta have one, there’s a more affordable option: Politikats’ Trump, Putin and Obama cat scratching posts! So far they’re only prototypes and it’s on Kickstarter, but if Politikats’ make their goal, each one will retail for around $139.00. Not too bad.

My only complaint is that The Donald’s signature combover could be a bit more extreme. Also, he’s not orange enough. Or mean looking enough.

Having said that, I’d really love to see my cat tear the shit out of Donald Trump. She’d show him who was the pussy.


 

 

 

 

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Cyclists chased by a hell-bent ostrich
03.07.2016
10:07 am

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Cyclists competing in the Cape Argus Tour in South Africa were chased by what appears to be a hell-bent ostrich on methamphetamines. It’s actually pretty comical to watch the bird pull a Road Runner and keep up with the cyclists. I had no idea they could run that fast!

From the YouTube description:

On Friday, to stretch out the legs we went on pre-race ride [~130km why not?] to the Cape of Good Hope [I love this name!]. The road by the ocean side was quiet and a little deserted.

Suddenly, I spotted a white ostrich on my left, then this beast jumped on the road from the right and started chasing my friends! It was a little scary at first, but then I thought I was gonna fall off my bike from laughter. The ostrich didn’t have any problem keeping at up at 50km/h and apparently they do 70km/h with no sweat.

If I had to place a bet on who finished the pre-race ride first, I’d go with the ostrich.

 
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