Friday, January 21, 2011

Polar bears

This is not my topic post, I just thought it was absolutely hilarious. Apparently the BBC is making a documentary about polar bears and has designed a series of spy cameras with which to observe the polar bears unnoticed. The cameras were engineered to be cold- and weather-resistant, but unfortunately not bear-resistant...

1 comment:

John Latto said...

I saw that. Boy those bears are persistent. You wouldn't want to get on their bad side....

Wired magazine had a review of various bear canisters a while back where they tested them with actual animals and I think there are videos of that online. Clearly they should have used a polar bear. They used an Orangutan and a grizzly bear. The bear they used looked rather disinterested. The orangutan, gave it a shot though.

Okay, I found it here:
http://www.wired.com/reviews/2010/02/pr_extremetest_bear/all/1