Meet the world’s new smallest vertebrate, Paedophryne…

Meet the world’s new smallest vertebrate, Paedophryne…

Meet the world’s new smallest vertebratePaedophryne amauensis. Discovered recently on the island of in New Guinea, this lil frogger attains an average body size of only 7.7mm, handily beating out the former small-fry king Paedocypris progenetica (an Indonesian fish) for the honor of most diminutive animal with a backbone. 

(Via Rocketboom Blog.)

The Rocketboom Sells Laboratory, Know Your Meme

The Rocketboom Institute for Internet Studies Sells Laboratory, Know Your Meme

The Rocketboom Institute for Internet Studies Sells Laboratory, Know Your Meme:

Today at Rocketboom we announce the sale of Know Your Meme to The Cheezburger NetworkCheezburger recently raised $30M and offered a super seven figure deal (I’d like to tell you how much exactly but they wanted to keep that confidential.) Before diving into the sale, I entertained another serious buy-out offer, entertained an offer for investment from a premier investor, and even considered turning it into a “double bottom line” company, but all in all, everyone advised and I agreed that this was by far the best deal to be done (esp. because I was 100% owner of the company with no other investors or partners involved.) When I took the idea to the Know Your Meme staff and got everyone’s complete conviction, I decided to hand it off.

(Via Rocketboom Blog.)