Bored at work? Watch these videos. Maybe just turn down your volume a touch. There are certain things described in my book, Unusual Creatures, which you simply must see to believe. Here are a few of my favorites. Oh, and the last link is an audio clip. Needless to say, you will need to turn your volume up for that one.
The Jesus Christ lizard and its amazing ability to run on water.
The mimic octopus altering its shape, color, and even behavior to impersonate other creatures.
The amazingly disgusting amount of slime that a hagfish can make in just a few minutes.
The tardigrade, and how this microscopic creature is the toughest animal on the planet.
The anglerfish and its most-peculiar mating behavior.
A slow loris getting tickled. (Note: In no way do I promote owning a slow loris as a pet. But this, my friends, is very cute.)
The blue-footed booby and its fancy dance.
Super-rare footage of a long-eared jerboa.
A sea pig doing its thing.
The incredible sounds of the Weddell seal, as recorded by Douglas Quin, PhD, with a simple pair of underwater microphones.
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Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is a founding member of the band One Ring Zero, whose albums include Planets and As Smart As We Are, and his solo works include Songs for Ice Cream Trucks and Songs for Unusual Creatures. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Books mentioned in this post
Michael Hearst is the author of Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals