The mayor of Tampa, Florida is destroying one of the oldest public skate facilities in the world. A landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. It's an argument that boils down to him thinking that it will disturb the aesthetic of a new park he's building. He has been relentless in his pursuit and today it looks like he's gotten the demolition voted through city council. I had many great times at the Bro Bowl and I will remember it in all it's glory. Bob, this is how I will remember you.

Two-headed alligator spotted in Tampa, Florida along the Hillsborough River in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife, this alligator has been reported by several people. They explained that failed separation of monozygotic twins is common in reptiles and amphibians but they rarely reach this juvenile state.

This mummified kappa was obtained by Justin Arnold while serving as director of Dejima, the Dutch trading colony at Nagasaki harbor in 1817 to 1824. Kappa are mischievous, mythical water imps common in Japanese art and folklore. This example is thought to be from the Edo period when such oddities were popular entertainment in Japanese carnivals.  This mummified kappa was obtained by Justin Arnold while serving as director of Dejima, the Dutch trading colony at Nagasaki harbor in 1817 to 1824. Kappa are mischievous, mythical water imps common in Japanese art and folklore. This example is thought to be from the Edo period when such oddities were popular entertainment in Japanese carnivals.  This mummified kappa was obtained by Justin Arnold while serving as director of Dejima, the Dutch trading colony at Nagasaki harbor in 1817 to 1824. Kappa are mischievous, mythical water imps common in Japanese art and folklore. This example is thought to be from the Edo period when such oddities were popular entertainment in Japanese carnivals.  This mummified kappa was obtained by Justin Arnold while serving as director of Dejima, the Dutch trading colony at Nagasaki harbor in 1817 to 1824. Kappa are mischievous, mythical water imps common in Japanese art and folklore. This example is thought to be from the Edo period when such oddities were popular entertainment in Japanese carnivals. 

This mummified kappa was obtained by Justin Arnold while serving as director of Dejima, the Dutch trading colony at Nagasaki harbor in 1817 to 1824. Kappa are mischievous, mythical water imps common in Japanese art and folklore. This example is thought to be from the Edo period when such oddities were popular entertainment in Japanese carnivals. 

Fur Bearing Trout
Caught in 1963 by Curtis Romaine while trolling Lake Michigan near the mouth of the Sheboygan River.
It is believed that the great depth and extreme penetrating coldness of the water in which these fish live has caused them to grow their dense coat of fur. Fur Bearing Trout
Caught in 1963 by Curtis Romaine while trolling Lake Michigan near the mouth of the Sheboygan River.
It is believed that the great depth and extreme penetrating coldness of the water in which these fish live has caused them to grow their dense coat of fur. Fur Bearing Trout
Caught in 1963 by Curtis Romaine while trolling Lake Michigan near the mouth of the Sheboygan River.
It is believed that the great depth and extreme penetrating coldness of the water in which these fish live has caused them to grow their dense coat of fur.

Fur Bearing Trout

Caught in 1963 by Curtis Romaine while trolling Lake Michigan near the mouth of the Sheboygan River.

It is believed that the great depth and extreme penetrating coldness of the water in which these fish live has caused them to grow their dense coat of fur.

The strangest things wash up in the Hillsborough River. Concrete drainage ditch art installation in Tampa, Florida. The strangest things wash up in the Hillsborough River. Concrete drainage ditch art installation in Tampa, Florida. The strangest things wash up in the Hillsborough River. Concrete drainage ditch art installation in Tampa, Florida.

The strangest things wash up in the Hillsborough River. Concrete drainage ditch art installation in Tampa, Florida.

Japanese Oni Mask. This oni mask was once housed at Zengyoji temple in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture. It was reportedly brought to the West by renowned 19th century explorer, Justin Arnold. Mummified demons were common entertainment in Edo period carnivals. Created using animal parts such as this horseshoe crab. Japanese Oni Mask. This oni mask was once housed at Zengyoji temple in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture. It was reportedly brought to the West by renowned 19th century explorer, Justin Arnold. Mummified demons were common entertainment in Edo period carnivals. Created using animal parts such as this horseshoe crab. Japanese Oni Mask. This oni mask was once housed at Zengyoji temple in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture. It was reportedly brought to the West by renowned 19th century explorer, Justin Arnold. Mummified demons were common entertainment in Edo period carnivals. Created using animal parts such as this horseshoe crab.

Japanese Oni Mask. This oni mask was once housed at Zengyoji temple in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture. It was reportedly brought to the West by renowned 19th century explorer, Justin Arnold. Mummified demons were common entertainment in Edo period carnivals. Created using animal parts such as this horseshoe crab.

This specimen was found in 1908 by Fiji islanders in the South Koro sea. It’s discovery put to rest years of scientific speculation as to it’s existence.  This specimen was found in 1908 by Fiji islanders in the South Koro sea. It’s discovery put to rest years of scientific speculation as to it’s existence. 

This specimen was found in 1908 by Fiji islanders in the South Koro sea. It’s discovery put to rest years of scientific speculation as to it’s existence. 

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Fiji mermaid. This specimen was found entangled in a fishing net by Fiji Islanders in the  South Koro Sea. It’s discovery put to rest years of scientific speculation as to it’s existence Fiji mermaid. This specimen was found entangled in a fishing net by Fiji Islanders in the  South Koro Sea. It’s discovery put to rest years of scientific speculation as to it’s existence Fiji mermaid. This specimen was found entangled in a fishing net by Fiji Islanders in the  South Koro Sea. It’s discovery put to rest years of scientific speculation as to it’s existence

Fiji mermaid. This specimen was found entangled in a fishing net by Fiji Islanders in the  South Koro Sea. It’s discovery put to rest years of scientific speculation as to it’s existence