Thursday, March 06, 2008

Creatures I Thought Were Mythical: Part Two





Glow worms! Disgusting and beautiful at the same time! I love these slimy little creatures. But mostly I adore the narrator of the video below. Sir David Attenborough is, in my humble opinion, one of the finest human beings to ever walk the planet. He is my all time #1 hero. How many people could stomp through bat poop, burrow under a termite mound, or go face-to-face with a bull elephant seal--and still keep their sense of humor?




See Sir David tackle the Venus Fly Trap and get attacked by a rather nasty Scottish bird. (I could watch him all day!)

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting

4:43 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Oh gross! I'd probably be quitting at the entrance of the termite mound...

By the way, why did you have Ananka go to the "Abingdon Branch" *cough nonexistent cough* of the NYPL instead of going to the Jefferson Market branch??

4:46 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Jin Ai: You are so clever. heh heh. I have big plans for the Jefferson Market Branch, and I didn't want to "waste" it on a small plot point.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

How did Sir David get his Venus Flytrap to eat insects?? Mine Dies faster if it eats insects! The glowworm eating the fly part looked painful... ( TT^T) Eating their prey alive... O.e ouch...

6:06 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

lol, and I can watch that guy get attacked all day too!Except I have alot of homework Y-Y

6:19 PM  
Anonymous sffh said...

I was really disturbed about how you could basically see through them!
Kitty, You have a Venus Flytrap?

6:26 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

GET PLANET EARTH. NOW. there is a whole episode of caves i think you'd enjoy if you liked this. i love and adore that series

7:44 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Hey, at least it didn't have to be fictional! Haha. I forgive you...this time. *glares*

I'm waiting here with baited breath to find out what happens in the third book. Don't make me suffocate!

8:09 PM  
Blogger ookamishinzui said...

The first 34 seconds were really pretty-until I wound out where the light comes from. ugh....so gross! You could SEE what it just ate.(I think)

8:38 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

I thought glow worms weren't real until I saw the Cave Planet Earth episode. (It was my favorite episode) I love exploring caves!=)

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! that beginning part about the gloworms and the mucus freaked me out to much i almost threw up!


LOL!!!

8:47 PM  
Blogger Mysterie said...

That was soo cool! I especially loved the Venus Flytrap one, I love them. I'm getting one soon. Kitty: Isn't that stange, we have the same b-day! (Happy birthday! By the way)

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Nellie (who is worried) said...

Ananka, I live in Germany, and I just wanted to know, if I sent my picture of Iris on the 4th, would it get to you in time? *please yes!*

9:21 AM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Nellie: I'm pretty sure it will. Those Germans are pretty darn efficient. (Love that.) Plus, I have relatives in Europe and I ususally get their letters within a week. But don't worry! If it hasn't come, we'll figure something out.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

sffh: Yeah, I had two.. My first one died 'cuz my dad killed it, the second one died 'cuz it ate too many insects. One huge spider, a smaller one, and a fly I think. Then, a few days, later it died.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

oh yeah, and thanks mysterie! You too!

5:45 PM  

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