That fateful morning, the scientists were in a race against Helios, the sun-god, and his sky-traversing chariot of fire. Lizards are “thermally constrained,” Claunch tells Mental Floss, which means that by about high noon, most will disappear underground to wait out the heat of the day. And so each field assistant was working hard to nab as many lizards as possible with tiny nooses attached to 20-foot poles.
Most curly-tailed lizards are not worthy of an epic poem. They have neither huge fangs nor venom. They grow no larger than a candy bar.
The San Diego Zoo has a healthy flock of African penguins—one of the most endangered types of penguins. You can watch the dapper birds flap around here. Keep a close eye on the water, too, and you may spot a leopard shark swimming around.
The best part is, thanks to this modelling technology, you don’t need any credentials to go poking around the curly-tailed lizard’s guts any time you get a hankering. Just be forewarned, it’s easy to get lost in there. “It’s like The Magic School Bus,” Claunch says.
If you’ve ever craved the experienced of a working farm without having to do the chores, you can load the live barnyard webcam at Flying Skunk farm in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The farm raises chickens, ducks, geese, and goats. This webcam has a microphone to capture the honks, clucks, crows, and general poultry cacophony, which can be a nice background for your web surfing.
Take a peek inside the Warrior Canine Connection’s Puppy Enrichment Center with this live cam, which features future service dogs who will one day help wounded veterans reconnect with their lives and loved ones.
Since launching its campaign on Kickstarter on April 23, Cheerble has raised over $128,000, already blowing past its initial goal of $6416. You can back the Kickstarter today to claim a Cheerble product, with $32 getting you a ball and $58 getting you the board game. You can make your pledge here, with shipping estimated for July 2020.
Need a moment or two of zen? Check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s jelly cam. The sea nettles glide through the water, creating what almost looks like a choreographed routine of pulses and swirls. Be thankful you’re just viewing these jellyfish from the comfort of your own couch—they use their flowy tentacles to sting and paralyze prey.
The Cheerble balls are meant to pair with the Cheerble game board, which consists of a box that has plenty of room for balls to roll around. The board is also covered on one side with a platform that has holes big enough for your cat to fit their paws through, so they can hunt the balls like a game of Whack-a-Mole. And if your cat ever loses interest in chasing the ball, the board also includes a built-in scratch pad and fluffy wand toy to slap around. A simplified version of the board game includes the scratch pad without the wand or hole maze, so you can tailor your purchase for your cat’s interests.
Thanks to various livestreaming services, you can keep your eye on these animals, no matter where you are!
The 2019 list clearly demonstrates the importance of webcams as a reliable, always-ready media source. For instance, the St. Louis Arch Cam in St. Louis, Missouri , made headlines and received millions of views on social media when it caught site of a meteor that lit up the November night sky. Also, the Abbey Road Crossing Cam in London, England , received heavy media coverage worldwide for weeks due to the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
“For 21 years, we’ve been selecting webcams that invite us into places which are both familiar and unknown,” said Jeff DeLiberto , CamMaster for EarthCam.com. “These sites allow individuals to overcome financial and physical barriers so that they can explore worlds that they may never get to experience in person.”
EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, it provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and 360° reality capture for corporate and government clients. The company leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events across the globe. EarthCam’s all-weather webcams, innovative software and mobile applications enable users to showcase unique views, increase exposure and generate positive public relations. The company is headquartered on a 10-acre campus in northern New Jersey and maintains 13 additional offices internationally.
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Today webcam enthusiasts worldwide are discovering which webcams were named to the 2019 Edition of EarthCam’s 25 Most Interesting Webcams. The 21st annual list from EarthCam, the leader in webcam technology and content, features live streaming cameras that entertained, informed and educated millions of people this year.
EarthCam’s global lineup of cameras supports the company’s tagline: “Where the world watches the world”. Serving as accessible resources for both entertainment and business purposes, the webcams allow viewers to virtually visit some of the most interesting places on Earth. This is evident from the roll call of winners.
EarthCam’s judging panel chose the 25 Most Interesting Webcams based on image quality, uniqueness and overall achievements in webcam technology. This year’s judges were Addison Green , an Emmy-winning meteorologist; Kendra Cameron-Jarvis , an Instructional Technologist for Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, North Carolina ; Lori Peters , Vice President of Marketing at Triax Technologies (an EarthCam partner); and Sunny Katseanes , Education Curator for Idaho Falls Zoo in Idaho Falls, Idaho .
This year’s Top 25 features live streaming cameras that range from the wild to the serene. It includes wildlife on the Flying Skunk Farm Cam in Massachusetts ; Yo Jay Hudson Streams , a mural artist who creates awesome artwork live online; and the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon in Key West, Florida , a music venue that streams live acts from its stage. Also on the list are popular tourist spots, including the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie, China . Always fan favorites are zoo cameras, and this year the San Diego Zoo is one that got the nod for its array of animal cameras, including its popular baboon cam.
To see the entire list of this year’s winners, view the highlight reel and share your favorites on social media, visit https://www.earthcam.com/top25/2019.
The Webby Award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, with views of popular locations and landmarks such as Times Square, Hollywood Boulevard, World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty , Miami Beach , Key West , Bourbon Street, Temple Bar in Dublin , CN Tower, Atlantis the Palm Dubai and Abbey Road Crossing in London .
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