April 5th, 2008

Devilman

Headlessness

Right. So. A more wordy post on decapitation.

Now, decapitation is often a human related phenomenon as most animals living normal lives in the wild rarely ever get beheaded, outside of maybe insects due to their eating habits. It is likely that humans are the animals that suffer most from decapitation; anything from suicides, to murders, to car accidents. It is also true that humans are the cause of a lot of animal (often domesticated animals) decapitation so some human elements in this post will be rather unavoidable.

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Links:

Mike the Headless Chicken
http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/
http://www.beans-around-the-world.com/mikechix.html

Reptiles
http://www.anapsid.org/decap.html
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/10/america/NA-ODD-US-Beheaded-Rattlesnake.php
http://neveryetmelted.com/?p=2847

Roaches
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=fact-or-fiction-cockroach-can-live-without-head

Lucid Decapitation
http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=495
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a5_262.html
http://www.soulwire-illustration.com/beaurieux-guillotined-head-of-languille.html

Misc.
http://everything2.com/e2node/Lifespan%2520of%2520a%2520beheaded%2520head

Transforming owl

And odd little scops-owl..

Most of this video is annoying so turn your sound off. I don't know much about the bird either but it looks really weird when it gets all skinny. I'm not sure how thats suppose to scare off predators.

archenhat

Mandarin duck

Yeah, anyone who's watched all planet earth would have seen this, but it still cracked us up.



We're having a huge wtf moment over how the things manage to fall that far unharmed (yes, it's just a small light thing landing on a cushioned surface, but still). Plus they look ridiculous when bouncing.