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These awesomely unusual pink grasshoppers owe their blushed coloration to a congenital condition known as Eythrism (previously featured here), which causes abnormal redness in an animal’s fur, plumage or skin.

Here’s how wildlife biologist and photographer Victoria Hillman explained it last year in National Geographic:

"It is called erythrism an unusual and little-understood genetic mutation caused by a recessive gene similar to that which affects albino animals. This mutation results in one of two things happening or even a combination of the two; a reduce or even absence of the normal pigment and/or the excessive production of other pigments, in this case red which results in pink morphs."

Head over to The Huffington Post for additional images and to learn more about this unusual and beautiful mutation.

Photos by Tim Parkinson, Victoria Hillman, and Roeselien Raimond respectively.

[via Neatorama, National Geographic and The Huffington Post]

These strangely hypnotic gifs are the work of Dundee, Scotland-based illustrator Sam Lyon. He calls them Jelly Gummies. There’s something about these fleshy, pulsating, amorphous creatures - a combination of anthropomorphism, creepiness, and our inexplicable suspicion that they’d be both fun to chew on and pleasing to taste - that makes them awesome.

You can find more of Lyon’s perpetually mutating Jelly Gummies right here on Tumblr at jellygummies. He also has a Jelly Gummies Etsy shop, just in case you’d like to invite some of this wonderfully squishy weirdness into your home.

[via designboom]

Hey, who filled this moat with Strawberry Nesquik? We hope they brought enough straws for everyone…
A Japanese photographer who goes by the name WizardTools on Twitter captured this awesome image of cherry blossom petals blanketing the surface of the moat surrounding Hirosaki Castle, located in Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan.

"The surrounding Hirosaki Park around the castle grounds is one of Japan’s most famous cherry blossom spots. Over a million people enjoy the park’s 2600 trees (which were originally planted around in grounds in 1903) during the sakura matsuri (cherry blossom festival) when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, usually during the Japanese Golden Week holidays in the end of April and beginning of May.”

[via Twisted Sifter]

Hey, who filled this moat with Strawberry Nesquik? We hope they brought enough straws for everyone…

A Japanese photographer who goes by the name WizardTools on Twitter captured this awesome image of cherry blossom petals blanketing the surface of the moat surrounding Hirosaki Castle, located in Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan.

"The surrounding Hirosaki Park around the castle grounds is one of Japan’s most famous cherry blossom spots. Over a million people enjoy the park’s 2600 trees (which were originally planted around in grounds in 1903) during the sakura matsuri (cherry blossom festival) when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, usually during the Japanese Golden Week holidays in the end of April and beginning of May.”

[via Twisted Sifter]

In celebration of springtime, let’s enjoy an awesome series of blushing macro photos taken by photographer Nordin Seruyan (previously featured here) in his back garden in Borneo, Indonesia. Considering the level of detail in his photos and the tininess of his animal subjects, Seruyan must know every inch his garden better than we think we know our own hands. They make us wonder what sorts of itty-bitty creatures are quietly going about their lives in our own green spaces or, for that matter, inside our homes.

[via Beautiful/Decay]

Today we learned about a species of moth made of cotton candy.

Okay, not really, but these beautiful creatures are still awesome, even if they aren’t made of spun sugar. This is the Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda), a small North American moth most often found in southern Canada from Ontario to Nova Scotia. They live in deciduous forests and feed mainly on maple trees, but we suspect that some specimens prefer to follow traveling carnivals where they hover over the cotton candy machines.

Photos by Svdmolen, Rhododendrites, Kristi Decourcy, Patrick Spurlock, Ezra S F, MacroscopicSolutions, and Lynette Schimming respectively.

[via Neatorama]

Something awesome just happened in China: On October 30th the Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai broke the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Ball Pit.

As part of a breast cancer awareness campaign called “Pink October,” the hotel filled their 81 ft x 41 ft swimming pool with 1 million pink and green balls. The looks on the faces of the people gleefully romping in the massive ball pit makes it abundantly clear that event was a hit.

"According to the hotel, 300 of the guests were recovering cancer patients volunteered from the Shanghai Cancer Recovery Club. The pool was described by Kerry Hotel General Manager Peter Clarke as being filled with "one million wishes," as many of the balls had hand-written wishes on them."

[via My Modern Metropolis]

Last year we posted about Josh Sundquist’s awesome Leg Lamp costume based on the “major award” from the 1983 movie A Christmas Story. For Halloween this year the rapper, motivational speaker, math nerd, and Paralympic champion has outdone himself with an outstanding flamingo costume.
We love the concept, execution, and that amazing hot pink bodysuit. And we hope that Josh doesn’t spend so much time upside-down on Halloween that he misses out on all the candy and ends up with a head rush instead. Candy beats a head rush every time.
[via Neatorama]

Last year we posted about Josh Sundquist’s awesome Leg Lamp costume based on the “major award” from the 1983 movie A Christmas Story. For Halloween this year the rapper, motivational speaker, math nerd, and Paralympic champion has outdone himself with an outstanding flamingo costume.

We love the concept, execution, and that amazing hot pink bodysuit. And we hope that Josh doesn’t spend so much time upside-down on Halloween that he misses out on all the candy and ends up with a head rush instead. Candy beats a head rush every time.

[via Neatorama]

American artist Scott Scheidly (previously featured here) has a new solo exhibition of his awesome Pink series of paintings opening at Spoke Art Gallery, which is a perfect excuse to share more of his work here with you.

“The Pinks” explores the cultural and social implications of color and how the predefined notions that accompany these perceptions can alter one’s identity and subsequent world view. By incorporating either hyper-masculinized or historically infamous figures, Scheidly further drives the point home, making a mockery of his subjects though biting socio/sexual satire.

Doesn’t Chewie look pretty? The Pinks exhibition will be on display at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco from August 1st through August 24, 2013.

[via My Modern Metropolis]