Dung beetles don't just run to poop, they actually gallop

Most insects walk forward three legs at a time, a manner of locomotion known as the alternating tripod gait. But scientists have recently learned that there’s at least one insect, the industrious dung beetle, that moves along with a galloping gait — and they’re kinda perplexed as to why. » 10/22/13 9:50am 10/22/13 9:50am

A flower that smells like poop and resembles vagina dentata

The rotten-meat-scented corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) may get all of the mainstream press, what with its flashy blooming parties that attract admirers from all across the globe. But on the botanical weirdness scale, it's easily trumped by Hydnora africana, a parasitic flower found in southern Africa. » 4/17/12 3:10pm 4/17/12 3:10pm