Armadillos: They can give you leprosy, but they can also MELT YOUR HEART.
There's a veritable animal apocalypse happening out at the world's launch sites. Last week we told you about an unfortunate frog that got blown skywards by a Minotaur V rocket. This time 'round it's an armadillo who — in the confusion of an Atlas V launch — ran directly into the blast wave.
This is one of the few photos ever taken of the giant armadillo, a five feet long behemoth that lives a nocturnal, solitary life in isolated wetlands of central Brazil. You can probably see why these things are so rare.
Behold the latest in crime fighting technology—the "Armadillo." It's mission: to shame evil doers into obedience using a potent blend of security cameras, heavy duty armor and sheer ugliness.
I was a generation or two too late for breadboxes, and looking at this particular breadbox, I realize that's just a shame.