I don’t know how your year went, but somewhere out in the world, a bird called a kingfisher jumped off a branch, pierced into a river, and stabbed a fish. Pretty solid if you ask me. A peanut head bug grew a peanut for a head. Also good. And male rhinoceros beetles jousted with their faces. I can think of worse ways to spend a year.
These, ladies and gentlemen, are my three favorite Absurd Creatures of the year. So I went to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco to see them in person. Yeah alright, fine, they’re dead, but it still counts. Check out the video above to see more!
Find every episode of Absurd Creatures here. And I’m happy to hear from you with suggestions on what to cover next. If it’s weird and we can find footage of it, it’s fair game. You can get me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @mrMattSimon.