October 3rd, 2005

10-J, 10-M

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Ten animals that are poisonous to humans:

  1. White-spotted Puffer (Arothron hispidus)
  2. Golden poison dart frog (Phyllobates terribilis)
  3. Inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
  4. Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)
  5. Cone snail (Conus geographus)
  6. Box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri)
  7. Brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa)
  8. Israeli yellow scorpion (Leiurus quinquestriatus)
  9. Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum)
  10. Greater blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata)

spuffylove wanted a list that mentioned the brown recluse spider, which is one of the least dangerous animals listed here.

As many Harry Potter fans know, shredded boomslang skin is an ingredient in polyjuice potion. I must admit that until tonight I didn't know it was a real animal.

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Link blogging

  • Look, Nic, I understand that you're probably still upset that Lisa Marie made you sell your comic book collection, but naming your son Kal-El isn't going to bring them back.
  • Speaking of Superman, check out these swanky pages from the forthcoming All-Star Superman. Good stuff, especially that two-page splash, but I'll probably wait for the trade.
  • The cover of the third printing of Supergirl #1 is pretty freaking awesome too, though most of you will probably need to take a gander at the cover to Action Comics #252 to understand why I'm fond of it. That said, I have no interest in this comic or the new Supergirl. Or any Supergirl, really. Give me Beppo the Super-Monkey any day.
  • This Television Without Pity recap of a classic Melrose Place episode reminds me of why I loved that show so much. Man, that was some great television. And you know what? I still think Keith faked his suicide.
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