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thedailywhat:

DIY Weaponry of the Day: Brett’s Paperclip Weapons: “My friend Brett makes weapons out of paperclips and glue. I use them to practice my macro photography on. We both win.”

I have a sneaking suspicion I know what you’ll be spending the rest of your day doing.

[reddit.]

is it good or bad that i have actually done this, except using butter knifes and filing them which seems much easier derp 

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Wow.  Nature is too cool.
rhamphotheca:

Giant Rat Kills Predators with Poisonous Hair
by Jennifer Welsh
By utilizing the same plants that African tribesmen use to poison their arrows, the furry fury known as the African crested rat can incapacitate and even kill predators many times its size, researchers have found.
“This is the first mammal that is borrowing a deadly poison from a plant and slathering it on itself without dying,” said study researcher Jonathan Kingdon, of Oxford University in England. “This is an extraordinary thing to have evolved.”
Growing up in Africa, Kingdon was frequently exposed to these rats, even keeping one (very cautiously) as a pet. He had heard this animal was poisonous, but it took 30 years for him to figure out how and why this special animal kills and sickens its predators…
(read more: Live Science)
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Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
1600
Aperture
f/8
Exposure
1/500th
Focal Length
55mm

Wow.  Nature is too cool.

rhamphotheca:

Giant Rat Kills Predators with Poisonous Hair

by Jennifer Welsh

By utilizing the same plants that African tribesmen use to poison their arrows, the furry fury known as the African crested rat can incapacitate and even kill predators many times its size, researchers have found.

“This is the first mammal that is borrowing a deadly poison from a plant and slathering it on itself without dying,” said study researcher Jonathan Kingdon, of Oxford University in England. “This is an extraordinary thing to have evolved.”

Growing up in Africa, Kingdon was frequently exposed to these rats, even keeping one (very cautiously) as a pet. He had heard this animal was poisonous, but it took 30 years for him to figure out how and why this special animal kills and sickens its predators…

(read more: Live Science)

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