archiemcphee:

Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena shares a rare and incredible sight: a pod of sperm whales fast asleep, floating in a vertical position, some with noses pointed up towards the water’s surface, some pointed down to the ocean floor. It’s a haunting sight, something the whales are believed to do for only brief periods of about 12 minutes at a time. Quick, vertical power naps.

Researchers have observed sleeping sperm whales exhibiting the same sort of Rapid Eye Movement that’s associated with dreaming in humans. So now we’re wondering what sorts of awesome things whales dream about.

Above gif and image taken from video footage used in the Discovery Channel series The Magic of the Big Blue (episode 4 of 7). Click here to watch.

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did-you-kno:

Sea turtles are one of the earth’s most ancient animals. The oldest turtle fossil dates back 215 million years- that’s 150 million years before dinosaurs became extinct. Slow and steady wins the survival race.  Source

did-you-kno:

Sea turtles are one of the earth’s most ancient animals. The oldest turtle fossil dates back 215 million years- that’s 150 million years before dinosaurs became extinct. Slow and steady wins the survival race. Source

georgetakei:

Need something to smile about today? These tidbits were both fascinating and heartwarming. Did the trick for me.

georgetakei:

Need something to smile about today? These tidbits were both fascinating and heartwarming. Did the trick for me.

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ollielephant:

dj-shamrock:

geardrops:

oh god what is it doing oh no and then i hit the audio button and oh god bury me where i fall

OMFG…. *dies*

femmepixie

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sandandglass:

Last Week Tonight’s Dog Supreme Court.

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4gifs:

Turtle dances while showering. [video]

4gifs:

Turtle dances while showering. [video]

shadysinns:

Steve-o vs Seaworld

shadysinns:

Steve-o vs Seaworld

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did-you-kno:

Blue-footed boobies are a clumsy group of birds that take pride in their feet, which the males flap around during a mating dance in hopes of attracting a lady- and the bluer the better. If they aren’t blue enough, ACCESS DENIED.  Source

did-you-kno:

Blue-footed boobies are a clumsy group of birds that take pride in their feet, which the males flap around during a mating dance in hopes of attracting a lady- and the bluer the better. If they aren’t blue enough, ACCESS DENIED. Source

mydelectabledarlooney:

iamlittlei:

Must print and post on our fridge

aha-choop
we need this.

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profeminist:

"Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male."
- Simone de Beauvoir, French feminist writer, existentialist philosopher and political activist
More quotes by de Beavoir here | On Wikipedia 

profeminist:

"Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male."

- Simone de Beauvoir, French feminist writer, existentialist philosopher and political activist

More quotes by de Beavoir here | On Wikipedia 

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South Korea Prepares for 10Gbps Broadband; Transfer 1GB File in 0.8 Seconds

devilduck:

"In my travels to the United States, it is very plain they have lost their way in advancing broadband technology.

Internet access is terribly slow and expensive because American politicians have sacrificed Americas’s technology leadership to protect conglomerates and allow them to flourish.”

—Pyon Seo-Ju

http://stopthecap.com/2014/10/14/south-korea-prepares-10gbps-broadband-transfer-1gb-file-0-8-seconds/

sixpenceee:

Koko the gorilla, is a female gorilla who is able to understand more than 1000 signs on the the American Sign Language system and over 2000 words of spoken English. 

Koko had a pet kitten, which she received on her birthday on July 1984. It was noted that Koko cared for that kitten as if it were a little baby gorilla. The kitten one day escaped from Koko’s cage and was hit by a car.

When she was told of what happened, this is how she responded.

It was also noted that afterwards she made weeping sounds like a human.

You can watch the full video here

And for anyone whose interested in animal language, here’s an interesting article on researchers translating chimp language

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