reblogging this because i think it is creative and funny, not because i dont get laid. this is a good joke, and i have a lot of sex with women
was that really necessary to add
huh? just sharing my love of getting laid. didn’t mean to offend you friend. i just have a lot of sex. with women. i get laid a lot and thats why i added this.
today’s funky frog of the day: the golden rocket frog (Anomaloglossus beebei)!!! also known as the Beebe’s rocket frog, this tiny lad is endemic to guyana and has a range of less than 20 km squared. they often vary in colour- the frogs that live in the wild tend to be darker.
As vivid as tiny jewels, these fragile scales belong to over 40 species of butterflies 😍🦋
They reveal a vast array of diversity that can be produced from one simple structure, which in turn can radically change the appearance of what they belong to. This stunning display of biodiversity won the Asia-Pacific regional prize in the Olympus Image of the Year Award 2020.
📷 : XinPei Zhang/@olympuslifescience
the litterbox lid >>>>> her $40 hand-felted cat bed
ppl really gotta wean themselves off the idea that evolution is progress and specifically that human cognition somehow represents a ‘more complete’ form of cognition than any other species’. i sincerely doubt that there has been a creature on this earth that, when free to act out its natural behaviors in comfortable environment, has not been 100 percent mentally engaged and fulfilled in its own way. those animals aren’t lacking some missing piece that makes their experience of their world somehow like, subpar and incomplete. its just profoundly different. like just because there may not be a lot ‘going on’ with a horseshoe crab through an anthropomorphic lense (which itself is a huge conjecture to make, we simply do not know and cannot easily speculate), doesn’t mean that what is ‘going on’ isn’t all-encompassing for the horsehoe crab itself.
this is as much aimed at people who get angry at animal researchers and behaviorists when they debunk overly-anthropomorphized takes on animal intelligence as it is at folks who think animals don’t think and feel at all. you’re not really exercising very comprehensive compassion for an animal if the only way you can imagine it being profound and worthwhile is when you can imagine that it sees the world exactly like you do.
me: lol french is such a goofy language. impossible to take seriously
me when a Jacques Brel song comes on: (ugly crying)
@knittingnoodle submitted: First time I was able to take a photo without them running away at lighting speed! This elusive iridescent beetle is from Kentucky
A fancy lad! Stylish! A voracious predator! I love them. They are a six-spotted tiger beetle and yes, they are crazy fast!
I’m super excited to share my new episode of Into the Lichen Glass, in which I share information on growing and eating lichens. It’s possible that I went deep into the rabbit hole reading up on how indigenous cultures around the world utilize lichens. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!
personally I don’t think if you’re a kid you should be using your real name on the internet. very easy for people to find out too much about you. instead you should spend years using a different made-up name that becomes part of your persona to an arguably even greater degree than your actual name and then when you grow up and find out you’re trans you have a ready-made name to switch to even if it’s probably like Leaf or something
Charles Darwin first saw the Angraecum sesquipedale orchid from Madagascar in 1862. Its foot-long green throat holds nectar, but only at its very tip. “Astounding,” Darwin wrote of this strange adaptation. “What insect could suck it?” He predicted that Madagascar must be home to an insect with an incredibly long feeding tube, or proboscis—but no such insect was discovered during his lifetime. Decades after his death, his insight was confirmed. A naturalist in Madagascar discovered the giant hawk moth (Xanthopan morganii praedicta), which hovers like a hummingbird as its long, whip-like proboscis probes for the distant nectar. The moth’s scientific name honors the prediction of the scientist who never saw it but whose theory told him that it must exist.
Photo: sunoochi, CC BY 2.0, flickr