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The American Chemical Society Web Series ‘Reactions’ Explains Why Beers Become Skunked & How to Stop It

The American Chemical Society’s web series Reactions (see previously) explains why beers become skunked and how we can go about stopping it in their latest episode.

There’s nothing worse than reaching for a cold beer, taking that first sip and realizing your beer’s been skunked. Skunking is a chemical reaction that causes an awful, bitter taste. What can do to keep your brews from going bad? Quick answer: it’s all about light. Keep your beer in the dark, you won’t have to worry about skunking.

The Skunk, A Riot Control Aerial Drone Equipped With Four Paintball Guns

image via Desert Wolf

The Skunk is an octocopter aerial drone for riot control that is equipped with on-board speakers, “blinding lasers,” and four paintball guns. Each of the drone’s paintball guns can shoot 20 paintballs per second, allowing the drone to carpet an area with up to 80 paintballs per second from its 4,000-ball hopper. The drone can be equipped with a variety of ammunition including dye marker, pepper spray, or solid plastic balls. The Skunk is built by South African company Desert Wolf primarily for mine operators in Africa.

photo via defenceWeb

via Adafruit Industries

Photographs of Skunk Owners Holding Their Skunks

skunk fest

South Carolina-based animal photographer Vincent J Musi snapped this series of skunk owners holding their beloved pets as part of a recent National Geographic cover story on “exotic” pet ownership. The shots were taken in a makeshift studio set up at Skunk Fest, an event for skunk owners held each year in Ohio.

The idea was to photograph the same kind of animal and show the diversity of ownership. What does an exotic pet owner look like? As you can see, they are as diverse as the animals they love. Their relationship no different than one might hope to have with a dog or cat.

Skunk Fest 2014 will be held on September 13th in North Ridgeville, OH. The event includes skunk education, adoption and a skunk costume contest. Registration is $10 for the first skunk and $5 for each additional skunk. Non-skunk owners are invited to attend as well.

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photos via National Geographic

Man Saves a Confused Skunk with a Cup Stuck on Its Head

Jeremi Lorenti and his friend helped save a skunk with a cup stuck on its head, and posted a video of the harrowing experience on YouTube. The confused skunk was spinning in circles in the middle of the road before Lorenti threw a blanket over its head, removed the cup, and set it free.

via reddit

A Baby Skunk Wears a Onesie and Cuddles a Toy Sloth

Stunky the Baby Skunk

Stunky the seven-month-old skunk recently had surgery, so her owner KalisCoraven had to wrap her up in a onsie and a diaper to stop her from irritating her stitches. In these adorable photos, the baby skunk cuddles with a toy sloth while wearing cute onsies.

Stunky the Baby Skunk

Stunky the Baby Skunk

Stunky the Baby Skunk

images via KalisCoraven

via reddit, BuzzFeed, Grist, Neatorama

Guys Prank People on the Beach by Spraying Them With a Fake Skunk

I want you to touch my skunk dude! Touch my skunk!

Roman Atwood and Dennis Roady pulled a smelly new prank where they pretend to accidentally spray people on the beach with a fake skunk.

video via Roman Atwood Pranks

Zookeeper Sprays Crowd With Skunk’s Musk, But it’s Really Just Water

The zookeeper in this video clip enjoys a little prank he’s cooked up. During his presentation on skunks, he sprays a crowd with a skunk’s musk, but it’s really just water.

via Viral Viral Videos

An Exciting Seven-Minute Mashup of 197 Movie Trailers From 2014

Toronto, Canada-based film enthusiast Louis “The Sleepy Skunk” Plamondon (previously) has created an exciting seven-minute mashup of 197 movie trailers from 2014. The full list of films featured in Plamondon’s video is available to view on his Tumblr blog.

‘The Animal That Wouldn’t Die’, A Short Film That Tells the Story of the Seemingly Immortal Hydra

The Animal That Wouldn’t Die” is a short film produced by the NPR science blog Skunk Bear that tells the story of the hydra, a small animal found in freshwater lakes and ponds that lives well beyond its expected lifespan and may even be biologically immortal.

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What Does Sound Look Like? by NPR

NPR’s Skunk Bear, which is the name of their science Tumblr run by Adam Cole, explains what sound looks like using Schlieren flow visualization, a technique that chiefly uses a set of parabolic mirrors, to show air distortion. Given that sound distorts the air, it can be imaged this way. The Schlieren images for this video were provided by Mike Hargather.