Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Why Are Koalas So Cute? Eucalyptus & Evolution, Baby

From Wired Magazine:
Modern koalas are known for their cuteness, nearly exclusive eucalyptus-leaf diet, and the unexpectedly weird noises they make.
By studying the skulls of koala predecessors that lived five to 24 million years ago in the Miocene, an Australian team argues that evolution reshaped the animals faces to enable them to eat the tough leaves while maintaining their specialized communication anatomy.
“The unique cranial configuration of the modern koala is therefore the result of accommodating their masticatory adaptations without compromising their auditory system,” write the researchers, led by Mike Archer, a paleontologist at the University of New South Wales, in a paper in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
HT: My Tree

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sick as a Koala

Remember to love your koalas properly, otherwise they may end up in the E.R.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cute Overload

Koala, the Thinker. HT: L. Ekkizogloy

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Things a Koala Would Say

From McSweeney's a somewhat comprehensive list of Koala sayings:
  • Eating leaves is fun!
  • Climbing trees is fun!
  • No, you're the cutest ever.
  • Love me!
  • Camus is boring. I find Karl Jaspers's philosophy much more enlightening.
I would add:
  • I love bacon!
  • Where's my tree?!
More on their website...

What would you say if you were a koala?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Give me a Gold Standard Koala

The Perth Mint is joining the Koala-Bandwagon and is starting to mint "cuddly" koala gold and silver bullion. What a great way to preserve your wealth from the attack of inflation!

Fight inflation and purchase some Koala-coins.

The proof 1/10 ounce gold coins are currently priced at:

$188.64 (AUS)
$183.51 (US)
The proof 1/25 ounce coins have a price of:

$97.73 (AUS)
$95.07 (US)
The new series silver coin are currently priced at:

$68.19 (AUS)
$66.34 (US)

The silver coin is currently priced at:

$31.82 (AUS)
$30.95 (US)

Purchase at the Perth Mint of Australia. (HT: R. Spencer)

Friday, October 16, 2009

What happens when you tickle me

Test Tube Koalas

Answer to how you can grow your own koalas at home if you aren't a koala.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Koala Cupcakes

You know what Monday means? Koala Cupcakes. I know you're totally craving them after seeing this picture.

They look pretty healthy for a cupcake, with walnut ears and shredded coconut for my fur!

HT: Peggy Tierney for sending the photo to me.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

How to make dating more ninja friendly?

This koala has been exhausted and disenchanted by the dating scene. As pictured above, I am resigning from the various dating sites for Koala -- such as OKKoala, and Matchkoala and instead purchasing a stuffed koala for cuddling purposes.

Question in my head today: How can one make dating more like a "game" but not in the PUA style where the end goal is to get laid, but instead just to have some fun and playfulness?

I was pondering that question after a particular coffee date this morning. BTW, I think I will have to refuse any coffee dates in the future. Unless I or the datee can think of a game to include in the process.

Should I include a bingo card in my game -- trying to fill in 5 squares in a row and shout "bingo!" in the middle of said date?

And this applies not just to coffee dates, but any date really. So far, I've found that I am my own favorite date-planner. Most trees are pretty lame in their ideas -- dinner or drinks are the norm.

Koala Ninja Girl

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Injured :(

From the FuckYeahAnimalsWithCasts Blog.
Filed Under: Blogs for Everything

HT: Ben Parizek

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Trying out Zemanta

cute koala cookie from jen (DSC07529)Image by indieink via Flickr

I heard of a new tool for adding content to blogs, emails and other social media.

By typing in my blog:

I found the following picture on Flickr and was able to insert it into my blog automatically.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Monday, March 9, 2009

Introducing Koala Ninja Series

Tom Vrab seems to be producing a series of videos called "Koala Ninja." Check it out and subscribe to his feed. 

I'm interested in seeing a portrayal of myself on the "little little screen."

Koala Ninja

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Is this why I'm on the TSA "No Fly List?"

A friend sent me a link to a Yahoo Answer to the question on whether koalas are dangerous. HT: J. Orum.

So, this explains why I can't get on a plane! 

Luckily, there is another solution -- sprouting wings: