For once, here’s an insect that you wouldn’t mind waking up to find on your pillow. Never mind teddy bears , Japanese online store Hamee Strapya World has started selling plush isopods – critters that look something like giant woodlice.
They might be an unlikely shape for a toy, but these cuddly creatures have a unique, creepy-but-cute appeal, being both luxuriously soft to the touch and also complete with an anatomically correct set of legs and antennae. Available in a range of sizes (the biggest coming in at 55cm), these dolls are the latest product to come out of Japan’s obsession with isopods –a popular trend that has already resulted in other isopod-shaped products, including key chains and mobile phone cases.
They might set some people’s hair on end, but there’s something undeniably cuddly about these unusual toys – so why not take this opportunity to learn to love our many-legged friends. [h/t lostateminor.com]
You can even see a smile on this frog’s face as it rides this black beetle like a bull at the rodeo. The pictures were captured by Hendy Mp near his house in Sambas, Kalimantan Barat, in Indonesia. Mp said the frog stayed on for a full five minutes as the beetle attempted to shake it off. The frog even held on as the beetle tried to fly away at one point.
After having his fill of fun, the frog eventually crawled off the beetle to let it go off on its way. The frog is a Reinwardt’s Flying Frog and is native to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. It’s classed as a near threatened species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). [h/t dailymail.co.uk]
Who doesn’t love a good pun? What about food puns for all fifty of the United States of America? That’s exactly what Chris Durso and his 8 year-old son are doing with the series called “Foodnited States of America” featured on Durso’s website, foodiggity.com.
From Kaleifornia to New Jerky, these two are taking real food and shaping it into the shape of states, adding the perfect pun, snapping pics with an iPhone, and loading them to their website. This delicious project has garnered a lot of attention from various media outlets, including The Today Show! The project is halfway complete and we’re all dying to know, what twenty-five puns will they come up with next?