This, my friends, is the silky anteater. They almost look more like something out of the Frouds’ studios than a living creature! They’re the world’s smallest anteater, and they can be found from southern Mexico down into a large portion of northern South America. Its fur helps it stay camouflaged, as it resembled the fluff on the seed pods of silk cotton trees.
Can I just
Give it endless nose kisses and hold the little claws
Found new favorite critter
oh my gosh look how contented it looks
when i die i want to come back as one of these little dudes
How to Survive an Atomic Bomb, 1950
this government-promoted book suggested that men wear wide brimmed hats to protect against the heat flash when the bomb exploded.
"Whoa! They’re trippin’ on your flippin’. Keep going, girl!"
Whenever people post loads of baby pictures on fb they usually look like squishy drunk aliens but it seems inappropriate to ask what happened to it’s face. I still really want to though.
I just found out that cheesesteaks aren’t huge lumps of cooked cheese in the shape of like a cartoon steak, but are actually just meaty sandwiches with cheese on them, which is deeply disappointing. I honestly thought that was a thing that happened.
The name is so misleading though, and nut loafs are real. Call them steak and cheeses, jesus.
I am so angry I want to smash everything and use the jagged pieces to cut everyone, so they will always remember the day I smashed EVERY THING.
"Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok. It reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible to the dominant culture, and to recognize that something that may seem innocent to you may be painful to others."
leopard seals weigh over a thousand pounds and have a reputation for being one of the most vicious predators in the sea. a leopard seal even killed a marine biologist in 2003. but photographer paul nicklen was befriended by a leopard seal who was patrolling a penguin rookery near anvers island, antarctica.
over the course of a five day photographic study, this female leopard seal would bring him about thirty penguins as gifts to eat. at first nicklen was confused. and very scared. “it takes a leap of faith when you get in the water with an animal like that, you’re completely vulnerable,” nicklen said.
but this seal began to bring him live penguins, which would swim away when he failed to grab them, and which she would swim after and return to him. realizing nicklen didn’t know what to do with the penguins, she started to bring him dead ones she had drowned. when he still didn’t know what to do, she showed him how to eat them (this involved ripping the head off the penguin and using the body like a cup to slurp down the entrails)
“it was a very deliberate effort at interspecies communication, whether it was because she was nurturing me, trying to communicate, or bored and lonely and wanted to hang out,” nicklen said. she even protected him from other approaching leopard seals, stealing their penguins and bringing them to him.
he considers the encounter the most rewarding experience of his twenty year career in photography. “when you spend a month trying to get a picture of a polar bear, then all of a sudden you have a top predator in antarctica force feeding you penguins all day, it doesn’t get much better than that.”
(more paul nicklen posts).