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A Parisian Artist Draws Where’s Waldo-esque Labyrinths Full of Robots

Whether he’s drawing a suburban neighborhood, a day at the zoo, or an industrial robot assembly line, French artist Theo Guignard’s illustrations are easy to get lost in. His drawings are dense, often packed with characters Where’s Waldo-style or maze-like geometric shapes. Guignard pulls in work for magazines like Usbek & Rica, and created a short animated film for Lyft last year. His true fascination seems to lie with robots, including multiple sci-fi worlds in his 2015 book Labyrinths, and tiny androids in several Adventure Time-esque commissions. He also released intricate illustrations of giant robots to tease a new book called Titans, out later this year. Check out his work in the Instagrams below.

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The Wild Burros of Oatman, Arizona

Positioned in the ancient part of old Route 66, in the US state of Arizona, Oatman is full of wild burros —an old Spanish term which means donkeys— roaming the streets. This town with an old western appearance has been an enjoyable place and a tourist attraction for the burros wandering around with springiness. The wild donkeys can be hand-fed with ‘burro chow’, naturally known as hay cubes, which are readily available in the town. Although they gently behave with tourists, still you will find several signs posted in the town which asks the public to maintain caution.

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Freakishly Huge Chicken Frightens and Confuses the Internet

Usually when we talk about giant chickens, it’s the nine billion or so big, fat broiler chickens killed every year for our consumption.

And while we usually picture these animals as being too fat to walk and cooped up in their coops being exposed to unnatural light patterns, there is another breed of oversized chickens out there—and it’s even scarier to the unacquainted.

A recent video uploaded to Twitter by @LifesBook_Ceo shows what looks like to be a fairly normal chicken peering out of its chicken house. But once the chicken steps down the stairs of its coop, it looks more like a two-foot tall Tony Soprano walking down the driveway to get his morning paper with a feathered housecoat on.

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This Is Why Ligers, Mules and Other Hybrid Animals Can’t Reproduce

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Motherboard



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“Ever wonder why mules and ligers can’t reproduce? This video by MinuteEarth, a YouTube channel that tells stories about science and the planet, explains why hybrid animals are (almost always) sterile. In short, hybrid animals are infertile because they don’t have viable sex cells, meaning they can’t produce sperm or eggs. This is the case because the chromosomes from their different species parents don’t match up. Non-hybrid animals’ normal body cells contain two copies of each chromosome—one from the mother, and one from the father. During mitosis, or cell division, these sets of chromosomes duplicate and then split off to form new cells. Sex cells, or gametes, are different in that they take each set of chromosomes from the mother … Read the rest