Cute Critter of the Day: Have You Seen Octogoat?

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Cute Critter of the Day: Have You Seen Octogoat?
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This eight-legged goat was also born with both male and female reproductive organs to a farmer named Zoran Paparic in Croatia. He said he couldn't believe what he was seeing and had to call a neighbor to confirm he wasn't crazy. Paparic plans to keep the goat as a pet if it survives.

It would be truly amazing if this spider goat would not only survive, but thrive after it starts shooting web, swinging between buildings and fighting crime in honor of his slaughtered Uncle Billy. One can only hope...

Gif of the Day: A Breathtaking Mothership Supercell

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Gif of the Day: A Breathtaking Mothership Supercell View Fullscreen
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A supercell thunderstorm is characterized by a sustained and powerful rotating updraft. These storms originate in unstable air accompanied by a particular type of changing wind direction at various altitudes in the atmosphere; a common combination supportive of supercells is a southerly or southeasterly wind near ground level and a southwesterly or westerly wind higher up in the atmosphere.

This combination of changing wind directions creates a horizontal rolling motion in the lower atmosphere. The same rapidly rising air motions that form the thunderstorm turn this horizontal rotation into a vertical rotation, and in the case of this particular storm, this rotation is spectacularly evident in the circular striations, or layers, visible in the cloud structure.

The structure of supercell thunderstorms allows rain and hail to fall well away from the source of the warm, unstable air fueling the storm, so these storms do not choke on their own rain-cooled air. In some cases this allows supercell thunderstorms to stay intact for hours, covering tens or even hundreds of miles. In the process they can produce giant hail, very high winds, and tornadoes.

Watch Flying Robots Make Music

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KMel Robotics presents a team of flying robot quadcopters that have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs.

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Kitty of the Day: Mercury Won't Let His Missing Limbs Stop Him From Doing Anything

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This little guy is a testament to all of us for facing life's challenges and overcoming them.

Mercury

Meet Mercury: a 7-week-old kitten who loves to run, jump, play and wrestle. The only thing that sets him apart from any other kitten is that fact that he's missing his front two legs and most of his toes. It's believed that Mercury was the victim of a weed whacker incident, based on yard work that had been done around the neighborhood. He was taken in and nursed back to health. Despite his challenges, he is able to run and play like most any other kitten!

Mercury

Way to go, Mercury!

Murica of the Day: 1 in 4 Americans Unaware the Earth Orbits the Sun

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Murica of the Day: 1 in 4 Americans Unaware the Earth Orbits the Sun
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Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.

Ten questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score -- 6.5 correct -- was barely a passing grade.

Super Bowl Commercial of the Day: This Super Bowl Commercial is the Only One Worth Watching

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You probably didn't see the best Super Bowl commercial during last night's game. The commercial only aired in Georgia and was for a personal injury lawyer named Jamie Casino. It is so amazing, over the top, and awesome that no other commercial even comes close.