Tag - animals

Capucine and the Epic Tale of Magic and...

The following story has been making the rounds, but little does everyone know that the story is currently in the middle of a bidding war between Warner Brothers, Paramount and Universal. Martin Scorsese wants in and wants Leonardo DiCaprio...

Wacked Out Monstrous Taxidermy in Spain

The Lara Museum is located in Ronda, Spain. It looks like the kind of place that would have Curious Expeditions (one of my favorite sites for whacked out locales) in there in a heartbeat, but searching their site gives me nothing. Knowing...

APB for George IV’s Giraffe

So I mentioned in our previous post about Grip the Raven that I wanted to find out what had happened to George IV’s stuffed giraffe. The last thing I could find said that the giraffe was given to the Zoological Society. So…I e...

The Legacy of Grip the Ankle-Biter

Well, I’ve got another reason to visit Philadelphia: I want to meet Grip, Charles Dickens’ raven that wound up inspiring Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. No, he’s not still kicking–he’s rather stuffed. And...

Glorious Revolution Update 06/19/08

Field agents report that in vitro cuttlefish training is proceeding apace. Naturally, the instinctive cuttlefish tendency to prey upon the stupid is being encouraged by placing photos of intended targets alongside the clear eggs as they...

Matt Cipov: Animal Heads, Zombie Masks and...

Matt Cipov is yet another artist who dabbles in one of our favorite schools of art: Morbid Whimsy. And his site is like an amusement park: there’s stuff for sale, there’s plenty of art ranging from the realistic and detailed to...

Imaginary Animals: Kosher or Not?

Here’s something useful. No, really. If you find yourself with nothing to eat but a cryptid of some sort, and you’re keeping kosher, what’s off limits? Never fear: Evil Monkey is here and has consulted an expert. Pope Lick...

4 Big Cats Liberated From Ohio; Residents...

A seven year battle finally came to an end recently when the combined efforts of the USDA and undercover agents finally shut down the infamous Diana McCourt and her Siberian Tiger Foundation. Two adult lions and two adult tigers were...

Mechanical Squid Vehicle!

There’s a new exhibit in Nantes, France, called “Les Machines de l’île de Nantes,” in which giant mechanical animals are on display. You can ride them, even! Check out this mechanical squid: Direct link for the...