photo via Brian Kubicki
The newly discovered frog species Hyalinobatrachium dianae, with its bright green skin, protruding eyes, and oblong pupils bears a striking resemblance to famous Muppet Kermit the Frog. H. dianae is a type of glass frog, frogs known for translucent skin that makes their organs visible, and it was discovered in the Talamanca mountain range of Costa Rica.
For comparison, here is a photo of Kermit the Frog.
photo via Kermit the Frog
Marvelous DB is a user-friendly website, powered by the Orchestrate database service, that allows users to search for information about almost any Marvel character and comic book. Users have the option to adventure around in the “characters” and “comics” menus or use the search field to look up exactly what they want to see. The online database includes a vast collection of Marvel comic books and variations of Marvel superheros and villains to learn more about.
Thanks, Shelby DeNike!
In a recent episode of Man at Arms: Reforged (previously), the skilled team of blacksmiths and craftsman from Baltimore Knife and Sword forged a real-life version of Loki‘s (Tom Hiddleston) magical Chitauri Scepter from Marvel‘s ongoing Avengers film series. They test out the deadly weapon by slamming it through a plastic Captain America shield, chopping the head off of a Spider-Man pinata, and stabbing an Iron Man helmet.
During a game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres on Sunday, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester got a comebacker hit by Clint Barmes stuck in his glove and quickly decided to toss the entire glove to first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, to make the out. That was some fast and creative thinking by both Lester and Rizzo.
NASA astronaut Leland Melvin was photographed with his two rescue dogs, Jake and Scout, during his official astronaut portrait shoot. Two photos were taken with the dogs. One features the two dogs excitedly jumping onto Melvin, and the other shows them calmly sitting at his site.
— Leland Melvin (@Astro_Flow) January 24, 2015
photos via NASA