30′ Giant Squid in Spain

Beachgoers in the Spanish community of Cantabria were astonished Tuesday when they stumbled onto the carcass of a giant squid that had washed ashore almost fully intact. The deep-sea denizen—the fabled and mysterious Architeuthis Dux—measured 30 feet and weighed nearly 400 pounds.

That is some serious calamari. Read more here.

Hat tip: Annie

Boulder Nearly Kills Driver

As a white sedan was making its way down a road in Taiwan during a rainstorm Saturday, a shower of mud and rock caused by a landslide from a nearby mountain pushed the car out of the way of a massive boulder, which teetered for a terrifying moment next to the car before coming to a rest. –Huffingtonpost.com

Holy crap! That was close!

Hat tip: Cliff

Bull Sharks in the Potomac River

The 8-foot, 220-pound bull sharks were apparently caught in a fishing net a mere 200 yards from where people normally swim, which is an absolute terrifying thing to think about. –dcist.com

I was swimming near that river a couple weeks ago. Kind of scary! Might need to stay out of the water now. Hmmmm.

Hat tip: Rebekah

Boy with Night Vision

A young Chinese boy who was born with beaming blue eyes has stunned medics with his ability to see in pitch black darkness.

The footage of Nong and his strange-looking eyes originally surfaced in 2009; it got little attention at the time, but is now making a splash all over the Web. If the boy really does have a genetic mutation that confers night vision, then he would be an interesting subject for analysis by vision scientists, evolutionary biologists, and genetic engineers alike — but does he?

Pretty extraordinary mutation. I wonder if this is really true.

Hat tip: Annie

New Walmart in Tysons/Vienna VA

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I went to the new Walmart in Tysons/Vienna VA last night. Annie and I walked over there, since it’s around the corner from my place. The good news is that it’s so convenient… but the bad news is that traffic is going to suck. People are already starting to drive like maniacs near my neighborhood.

Here’s the dinner we cooked last night, after picking up the new GI Joe from the Redbox from Walmart.


It’s probably going to get even more crazy with the metro coming soon too. Who else lives near a Walmart?