New butterfly species discovered, on 1 April :)


This video is called Metamorphosis: The Beauty & Design of Butterflies.

From the Twitter account of Butterfly Conservation in Britain today:

New butterfly ‘Aprilis follis’ has been discovered. It emits a strange strawberry scent when disturbed.

In Italy, France, Belgium, and French-speaking areas of Switzerland and Canada, 1 April tradition is often known as “April fish” (poissons d’avril in French or pesce d’aprile in Italian; or Aprilvis in Dutch). This includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim’s back without being noticed.

Now not just April fish, but also an April butterfly.

DON’T FORGET IT IS APRIL FOOL’S DAY You’ve been warned — be on the lookout! [HuffPost]

United States Republican politician Rudy Giuliani, animated cartoon


This animated cartoon is by Mark Fiore from the USA. He writes about it:

2 March 2015

I know he’s just crying out for attention, but Rudy Giuliani saying “I do not believe that the president loves America,” highlights some deeper issues in the Republican party and our democracy in general. For one, the failed presidential candidate and former mayor made the statement at a private dinner featuring Scott Walker, one of the top Republican presidential contenders.