デジモンアドベンチャー episode 24: Koushirou and Tentomon vs poop
Taonius is a deep-sea squid who swims with its tentacles held upright and can swivel its giant, owl-like eyes straight forward.
Its two larger whips have several different types of clawed sucker on them for getting a good grip on a wider range of prey.
Badass Ed explains why women are dumb because they play with toys way less hard than he does. He is a hardcore toy player with a dongle, not some wimpy casual toy player like all those vagina havers
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Badass Ed desverves love 2 yu kno
Please please let there be an orchid mantis fairy/bug evolution for scyther!!
I made my own version but I’m really hoping for this to happen! Or at least a fairy/bug type. My guy needs a name though! Something that starts with “Sc” and ends in “r”. If anyone has any good ideas, lemme know. The best I have is Scapier, some kind of edit or rapier or something. I’d love to name it after a neat magical weapon though but I don’t know much about that!
Tumbling ant (Melissotarsus emeryi) is the world’s only ant incapable of walking on flat surfaces. This species spends its live inside narrow passage deep in the wood of trees and can only move by pushing its short legs below and above the body at the same time. (x)
Photo © 2013 Piotr Naskrecki
Earth has no shortage of animals that amaze, frighten, and perplex us. But what if we could combine species and create even more terrifying hybrids?
This compilation of imaginary critter combos we’d love to see in the wild (from a safe distance) was inspired by our readers, who seem to be very interested in everything we write about spiders or sharks. Thus, the spidershark. With the help of friends, colleagues, readers and followers, the list grew to include a horde of monstrosities ranging from strangely adorable to intensely scary.
But why sit around and argue about whether the spider shark would have eight fins or eight additional leggy appendages or eight eyes or all of the above? We needed artists to bring these hybrids to life, and we knew just where to find them.
The Science Illustration Program at CSU Monterey Bay is a training ground for artists who love science and nature. We enticed 11 alums and current students to take on our fictional creatures and make them look real. Their awesome talent and creativity resulted in the beautiful, awe-inspiring, and sometimes terrifying visual creations in this collection.
You had me at the shrimp bird. \o/
You might remember the other week I posted about some freak approaching me on Market Street (Manchester) and spouting a load shit about me being beautiful and generally creeping me out. Well, today the same guy approached me and was about to start the same shit again! He…
I didn’t realize anyone was unaware of the “Pick Up Artist” subculture considering how much it’s mocked and parodied all over the place. Even Cracked has done whole articles calling out their bullshit.
Behold, birds who have lost the ability to can!
Just kidding, guys. These birds are just trolling the hell out of ants. I really, really wanted to show you this clip of a Galapagos finch or something harassing the shit out of formica ants and then being all “Yes, yes, bathe me in your fury! Your chemical defenses are now my own! Mwahahahaha!”, but the closest thing I could find is this video of David Attenborough pissing off some wood ants. It was basically like that, only instead of an Englishman with a stick, it was a bird stomping around with its wings spread just being an absolute asshole about everything.
This behavior is actually called anting, and there are two types of anting that birds can engage in. One is just anting, where birds will rub ants all over themselves to get that precious, precious formic acid all up in their feathers. They’ll also do it with mothballs, cigarette butts, and certain sorts of beetles and millipedes. The other one is passive anting, where a particularly lazy bird will find an anthill and just flop down on it with all their feathers spread and puffed and annoy the ants until they hop to and try to make them leave, at which point the bird rubs its wings together and goes “Yeeeeeess.”
They do this to get rid of external parasites, because external parasites are annoying. Ant-eating birds who do this are getting a two-for deal out of it, because they get the ants to empty their acid sacs in a beneficial location (the bird’s feathers) and then get to eat them without having to deal with the acid in their crops, so it’s basically like if your bug-spray or deoderant came in a bacon bottle.
Formica ants get the brunt of this, because they’re super-common and quite frequently spray the acid instead of trying to inject it, so the bird can get itself doused and then preen it into its feathers. Considering the spraying of acid is like the ant way of saying “Oh my god go away you dickhead I hate you we all hate you why are you still here jesus christ what is wrong with you,” we can be reasonably sure that they’re not super-thrilled by this bird behavior. Since the birds keep doing it, we can be reasonably sure that they don’t care about the ants’ feelings.
One of the largest of the Goliathus genus of beetles. Its body length varies, but can reach 50–110 millimeters for the males and about 50–80 millimeters for females.
Uhhh, lion is king of beasts. Lion is stronger than tube worm. Throw lion in the Marianas Trench and lion will KICK TUBEWORM ASS and win the Marianas Trench and fill it with lions.
Surbible of the fittedest. Ebolution haz spoken.
IS A SCIENCE
You have to be careful if you encounter the caterpillar of the moth Rhuda decepta in the rainforests of Eastern Ecuador:
“If disturbed larvae will forcefully eject/vomit copious amounts of an acidic substance (pH 3)…”
(via: Encyclopedia of Life)
photos: Simbaña, Wilmer & Salgaje, Luis, via Plant-Caterpillar-Parasitoid Interactions
More from “Badass Ed,” who has since posted such thought-provoking topics to his/their facebook as “what rights DON’T women have?” and “why are all feminists fat chicks?”