Video of the day

So awesome.  Just watch (preferably in HD):

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Photo of the day

From the Telegraph Animal Photos of the Week gallery:

These hungry egrets got a beak full of feathers as they battled it out to claim territory of a popular fishing lake.  The stunning white birds snapped at each others' necks and spread their wings in an agressive display to win rights to the feeding area.

These hungry egrets got a beak full of feathers as they battled it out to claim territory of a popular fishing lake. The stunning white birds snapped at each others’ necks and spread their wings in an agressive display to win rights to the feeding area.Picture: Brian Overcast/Solent News & Photo Agency

Plus a bonus, since I forgot to post a photo yesterday:

An elephant got a bit more than he bargained for when it visited a watering hole for a drink and ended up getting a nasty nip from a crocodile. Wildlife photographer Ian Salisbury caught this tussle close to the Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

An elephant got a bit more than he bargained for when it visited a watering hole for a drink and ended up getting a nasty nip from a crocodile. Wildlife photographer Ian Salisbury caught this tussle close to the Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.Picture: IAN SALISBURY / CATERS NEWS

 

Chart of the day

Via Slate.  Wow.

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This is so not going to be good for China’s future.  Also an interesting question of just how these hugely disproportionate ratios were obtained.  [And for the record, a sex ratio of 105-100 at birth is assumed to be the natural state of things]

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