Priscilla and Poppleton, Two Adorable Mini Pigs Who Dress Up in Stylish Outfits to Match Their Daily Activities

Priscilla and Poppy

Priscilla and Poppleton are two adorable miniature pigs who live in Florida and love to dress up in stylish outfits that match their daily activities. Priscilla, the older of the two pigs is often seen rocking a pearl necklace and/or tutu. Little brother Poppie does his best to keep up with his sister’s style and incredible popularity on Instagram.

Priscilla in Pearls

Birthday Party

Pop and Football

Priscilla the Cheerleader

Shark Week

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images via Priscilla the Mini Pig

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Creepy Quadrupedal Soft Robot Wiggles its Way Across Fire and Gets Run Over By a Car

Harvard scientists have taken their quadrupedal soft robot (see previously) out for some field tests, to demonstrate just how resilient the admittedly somewhat creepy walking robot can be. Tests show the ‘bot traversing flames, crawling over heavy snow and getting run over by a car, all while using an on-board camera to observe its environment.

The soft robot is safe to interact with during operation, and its silicone body is innately resilient to a variety of adverse environmental conditions including snow, puddles of water, direct (albeit limited) exposure to flames, and the crushing force of being run over by an automobile.

via IEEE Spectrum

Scientists in New Zealand Examine the Second-Ever Intact Colossal Squid Specimen Live on YouTube

Scientists from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Auckland University of Technology broadcast their examination of a rare colossal squid specimen live on YouTube. The broadcast started at 11:30am NZT (7:30pm EDT) on September 16th, 2014 and lasted over three and a half hours while the scientists examined the animal thoroughly.

The specimen is only the second colossal squid ever caught intact. The other is already on display at Te Papa. That earlier specimen is 14 feet long and weighs 1,091lbs.

via Colossal