As we’ve said time and time again, there’s no end to the horrors of nature. This week we’re delving into the wild ways members of the animal kingdom have evolved and learned to defend themselves against predators and unwanted advances.
[0:00] Mark tries to convince terrified-flyer CoRri that sometimes plane crashes can be funny
[23:30] We get into the movies we’ve watched this week
[43:00] There are a lot of bonkers way animals defend themselves in the wild, and we want to talk about them
Don’t forget to check out the info on our book club on our website! We’re meeting September 25th to talk about A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay!
Stuff we referenced:
- 5 of the strangest plane crashes ever – https://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/blogs/article/5-strangest-plane-crashes-ever/
- ‘Horror frog’ breaks own bones to produce claws – https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13991-horror-frog-breaks-own-bones-to-produce-claws/
- Bizarre newt uses ribs as weapons – http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8212000/8212623.stm
- Female octopuses throw things at males that are harassing them – https://www.newscientist.com/article/2287879-female-octopuses-throw-things-at-males-that-are-harassing-them/
- Slime eels explode on highway after bizarre traffic accident – https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/hagfish-slime-oregon-highway
- Termites explode to defend their colony – https://www.nature.com/articles/nature.2012.11074
- Wild ways animals act to protect themselves – https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/news-events/big-features/animal-defense-mechanisms
- Slightlywrong shirts – https://www.mysoti.com/designer/slightlywrong