This is a clip from an episode of BBC's Life Story and it shows how orderly (and also completely chaotic) hermit crabs can be when it comes to trading homes. They all meet up in front of a shell, line themselves up from biggest to smallest and then trade shells with each other by jumping from one to the next.
When I was little, I fascinated by hermit crabs, tugging them out of their borrowed shells so I could see the soft bodies within. If I'd had access to Robert DuGrenier's blown glass shells, I might have spared many a hermit crab from trauma.
Harry the hermit crab isn't like ordinary hermit crabs. Harry didn't want to wear a plain old sea shell or snail shell on his back. But Harry doesn't live in any old place; he lives in Legoland, and when offered a choice, opted for a Lego shell.
Dustless chalk has been around for a while, but Nihon Rikagaku's developed a new kind of chalk made from crushed-up scallop shells which reduces dust but manages to maximize the intensity of the colors. Chalk these days is positively day-glo.
A new beta of the hotly praised but seemingly dormant Pointui Windows Mobile shell project is available for download. A quick test leaves us with this tentative verdict: it's awesome.
As the rest of the world begins to awaken to the hordes of undead walking the streets, sales of 12-gauge shotgun shells have become a high-demand commodity. Milk and bread sales have slumped as terror-stricken citizens clamor for 1300fps ammo to destroy the brain-stems of our new zombie overlords.