- The "Uber of Photography" App Just Launched This Week
- AI App Analyzes Your Dating Profile Pictures to Get You More Matches
Here's one you haven't heard before, researchers at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand just recovered a USB stick full of photos from a seal's poop.
They were looking for the rightful owner of the USB drive (should this person still want it).
NIWA is searching for the owner of a USB stick found in the poo of a leopard seal…— NIWA (@niwa_nz) February 5, 2019
Recognise this video? Scientists analysing the scat of leopard seals have come across an unexpected discovery – a USB stick full of photos & still in working order! https://t.co/2SZVkm5az4 pic.twitter.com/JLEC8vuHH0
Incredibly, all of the data from the USB stick was recovered. The above video shows the owner of the USB drive was kayaking in the ocean before they lost it. It only took the corporation one day to find the rightful owner, dubbed "mystery kayaker."
Editor's Tip: Do you have beautiful photos but aren't sure how to display them? Turn them into large format prints! See what your photos look like as fine art.
Amanda Nally on when she found out her seal video and missing USB stick had gone viral: “The minute The Project promo come up actually… I was walking from one room to another and I was like… ‘that looks like…’” #TheProjectNZ pic.twitter.com/zyGVv4TYMc— The Project NZ (@TheProject_NZ) February 7, 2019
The poop was originally collected in November of 2017 when a scientist was checking on the health of an underweight seal. It was then frozen for a year before anyone realized what it contained.