All of these animals were unknown to science until this past year. Most of them look like they were designed by Miyazaki or something. Read about more weird species and intriguingly rare animals on All That Is Interesting.
Writing is so much easier for me than promoting, but here a few sentences from my new book: “I was listening to one of my favourite pieces. I liked the tune; it reflected my mood. Most of all, the words were a pretty clear description of how I felt in those days. The fact that someone had translated such thoughts into words and music showed me that other people were having similar feelings about the world and life.”
From “Lonely Traveller” by Sereno Sky (on amazon.com)
the timid european ground squirrel, stopping to smell the daisies, photographed in vienna by julian rad, who explains, “you have to be at eye level with the squirrels. that means you have to lay on your stomach for quite a few hours in order to get them in front of your lens. you have to make yourself invisible. it is important that they have no indication you are there.” (see also: more precious lil woodland buddies)
Cannabis reduces the likelihood of violence during its use, but 25 - 30 percent of violent crimes in the United States are linked to the use of alcohol, and marijuana prohibition itself is associated with acts of violence.