Here’s yet another awesome thing about Japan: Pigeon Mask Parties.
Whether they’re made of feathers or latex, hanging out in the park or at a bar, it’s clear that pigeons love to flock. Did you know that a group of pigeons is called a loft? That means you could also call these gatherings Loft Parties. It sounds like Pigeon Mask code.
This creeps me the hell out.
But also…HELLO BABY TURTLE HOW ARE YOU
please leave that ceramic
it is terrifying me
Ylvis, educating people about the female reproductive system.
these guys will be the death of me.[x]
i died at the pH value
I just learnt more about the vagina in like 10 seconds than I have ever learnt in my entire life
Debating whether or not I should share this with my anatomy and physiology professor.
The debate is now over.
I want to have a problem with this but i cant
Across the animal kingdom, males can be brightly colored to attract females. Vervet monkeys also fall into this category, but only with their scrotums which are bright blue. However, this coloring comes with a catch: if a male falls in social standing, the color begins to fade. Thus, the females can easily identify the most dominant males and choose their mate. Via FB
Photo credit: Gijs Joost Brouwer
Codex Seraphinianus, 1976-1978
‘The Codex Seraphinianus is a book written and illustrated by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, from 1976 to 1978. The book appears to be a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world, written in one of its languages, an alphabetic writing intended to be meaningless.’
Desert Rain Frog
This little guy has making the rounds on my dashboard lately, with a link to a video of the brilliant sounds it makes, so I thought I’d better tell you a bit about the species. The Desert Rain Frog (Breviceps macrops) is native to a coastal strip in a region called Namaqualand, which is located in Namibia and South Africa. It’s a squat, plump frog about 4–6 mm long, and has strikingly large and bulging eyes, paddle-like feet and extremely short limbs, which makes it hard for it to hop. The frog is fossorial, which means it lives underground, burrowing into the moist sand dunes of its habitat. They come up at night, usually during and following coastal fogs that supply moisture to the arid region. Their distinctive calls can be heard all year round—the males come to the surface and settle themselves in a small depression in the sand, then let out bursts of sound like a rising, squeaky, amazingly entertaining whistle. Sometimes, males even call out together, with one starting a call and others following it in a regular pattern like a chorus. The species has only been found in 11 different locations within a 200 square kilometre strip of land, and the frogs are declining in numbers thanks to habitat alteration and pollution from nearby diamond mining activities.