The Yule Cat

The Yule Cat

Merry Christmas! Hope you’re at least getting some new LL Bean boots before Christmas this year, otherwise look out! The Yule Cat (Icelandic: Jólakötturinn) is a monster from Icelandic folklore, a huge and vicious cat said to lurk about the snowy countryside...
Elowan

Elowan

Okay, this can’t be any good. You put a bunch of real-life scientists from MIT in a room together, with plants and robots, and you’re going to get some creepy, weird, and real-stuff happening! You can see where this is going, can’t you? How long will...
Moscow Monster

Moscow Monster

The intrepid Moscow Monster showing off its giant teeth. How many will stop going to the beaches in Moscow, now? This one had many stumped and the Russian response didn’t help put anyone at ease. From Cracked: The Moscow Monster clearly came from the ocean, yet...
Japanese Spider Crab

Japanese Spider Crab

A little melted butter is not going to make this monster disappear! The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching up to 5.5 metres (18 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm (16 in) in carapace width and the whole...
Gargoyles

Gargoyles

If you’ve ever looked up high on the sides of an old gothic building you might have caught a glimpse of a wonderful set of monsters! Gargoyles! You’ll never guess what their name means. Read on, dear reader, read on: In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved...