Thursday, April 20, 2006

Weird and Wacky World

Ah! What a weird and wonderful world we live in:

A hamster named Gohan, right, and snake Aochan live togther in a cardboard box at Mutsugoro Okoku zoo, outskirts of Tokyo. Gohan and Aochan make strange bedfellows: one's a 9 centimeter dwarf hamster; the other is a 120 centimeter-long (yard-long) ratsnake. Zookeepers at Tokyo's Mutsugoro Okoku zoo presented the hamster - whose name means "meal" in Japanese - to Aochan as a tasty morsel in October, after the snake refused to eat frozen mice. But instead of indulging, Aochan decided to make friends with the furry rodent, according to keeper Kazuya Yamamoto. The pair have shared a cage since. (01/18/06 AP photo)

A Varig airlines cargo plane from Brazil sits parked at the Mexico City airport with its nose up in the air after the cargo was unevenly distributed. Brazil's troubled flagship airline, Varig, is reeling under an estimated US$3.3 billion (euro2.7 billion) in debt and is currently in the restructuring phase of bankruptcy proceedings and, last April 12, some 300 Varig employees boarded a chartered jet to Brasilia, the nation's capital, to call on the federal government to bail out the company, which employs 11,000 people. (04/17/06 AP photo)

This photo released by the Los Angeles Zoo shows Willy, a 10-year-old, 187-pound Red River porcine, right, nuzzling his new companion Nicole, a 16-year-old bongo antelope, in their exhibit at the zoo in Los Angeles. Willy's mate Ruby died last summer of cancer and within a week the hog turned to the antelope for companionship. (02/24/06 AP photo)

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- In this photo released by the Czech artist David Cerny, his sculpture of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is shown on display. The sculpture, which depicts a tied-up Saddam Hussein floating in a water tank, was banned by the mayor of a western Belgian town because it was deemed too controversial, an official said. The sculpture was to be displayed in the coastal town of Middelkerke during the Beaufort 2006 arts festival starting April 1. (02/07/06 AP photo)

A van sits in the front window of "Say Dez School of Safe Driving" after an accident in Hamilton, Ontario, Friday, Aug. 12, 2005. The elderly couple driving the van was shaken up after the accident. (08/15/05 AP photo)

This photo provided by Wired Nextfest shows Rob Innes skimming across the Chicago River in a bionic dolphin to call attention to Nextfest, a futuristic technology show in Chicago on June 25-26, 2005. The dolphin, a submersible developed by Innespace, can power two people to 40 m.p.h. on the surface and 20 m.p.h. below. (06/23/05 AP photo/Wired Nextfest)

'Kintana' is the first captive bred aye-aye, an arboreal nocturnal lemur, Daubentonia madagascariensis, a native to Madagascar, to be born in the United Kingdom. Bristol Zoo Gardens announced that it is the first UK zoo to successfully breed and hand-rear an aye-aye, the largest nocturnal primate in the world and one of the strangest mammals on the planet. (04/15/05 AP photo)


At Thu. Apr. 20, 05:59:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger ABFreedom said...

I want that dolphin ... that looks like a blast ...

At Fri. Apr. 21, 03:21:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Kelvin said...

Kia Ora (Hello) from that krazy New Zealand blogger. "Kintana" looks very cute !!!

At Fri. Apr. 21, 03:51:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

The one of Saddam is priceless.

Looks like he's floating in blue toilet water turned green. It's the least of what he deserves!

At Fri. Apr. 21, 12:35:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger Aizlynne said...


You're the man with a million blogs.... lol. Which one should I visit?

At Sat. Apr. 22, 11:24:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Gayle said...

Great pictures, Aiz! That last one is indeed very strange.

At Sat. Apr. 22, 10:24:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger Brian C said...

Well if a snake can make friends, maybe there is hope for politicians.

At Sun. Apr. 23, 03:26:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger Gayle said...

I also love the pictue of the van crashing into the "Safe Driving School." Very ironic, but I'm very glad the couple in the van were not hurt.

At Tue. Apr. 25, 10:36:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Aiz: Are you raiding the Fortian times for news items? ;-)

At Wed. Apr. 26, 10:37:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger bob said...

That aye-aye looks suspiciously like Paul Martin.

At Thu. Apr. 27, 01:34:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger TonyGuitar said...

Thanks for the fun graphics. Very enjoyable. I think that sub is dynomite.

Let*s tie up our English subs and buy a fleet of *dolphins*.

Dolphins with mimi-torpedos. We can flop fity off the side of a DE and swarm the enemy. TG

Take a glance of the new Opera browser with the icons along the top for snappy page views. Makes surfing a breeze. Saves time.

I like Mozilla too...for keeping Gmail handy etc. TG


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