Sperm is so useful that the gene responsible for it hasn't changed in 600 million years. That gene is still found in sea anemones, insects, worms, and others of our close relatives.
John Scalzi wrote a biography and a touching epitaph for his dog, Kodi. She was a credit to her species and will remind you of a dog you loved. (via Fark)
A classic that still makes me smile: a romance story told in road signs. Someday, someone will collect photographs of all these signs in the wild to recreate this.
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