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Peeps in Places Photo Contest


Pink Peep at the White House

In the style of the Roaming Gnome and the “Baby Jesus Statue Takes a Road Trip” story, National Geographics’ Intelligent Travel Blog presents the Peeps in Places Photo Contest. According to the site, “We want to know where you take your Peeps – in this case, the sugar-coated, marshmallowy kind! Put your Peeps in your suitcase and photograph them in an iconic travel destination or in your own neighborhood. Pick clever and recognizable settings and show us your Peeps!

Here’s how it works: take a photo of one or more Peeps (original chicks, pink bunnies, or others – we’re not biased) in any travel destination, add your photos to our Flickr pool, and then tag them “NGTpeeps.” Please limit your entries to three per person.” There’s a “Peeptastic” slideshow off all entries received so far at This Link. Deadline is Monday, April 13th, 2009!

Rainbow Jellyfish


“Jellyfish!”

Neatorama just posted a cool link to this National Geographic news story about a rare Rainbow Jellyfish. According to the report, “The jellyfish does not emit its own light, as bioluminescent creatures do. Rather, its rainbow glow emanates from light reflecting off the creature’s cilia, small hair-like projections that beat simultaneously to move the jellyfish through the water.” Awesome. This actually reminds me of a scene in the Wes Anderson film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which I saw again last night on IFC (great film, by the way) where hundreds of “Electric Jellyfish” wash up on the beach and Zissou’s crew run out to film it.