Apparently it’s better to know something about the history of 20th century warfare before you watch Inglorious Basterds?
That *is* where I learned all my moves. Smooth play, Valentine. <3
Great News For Australia: Crocs Climb Trees!
Surprising research reveals that four different species of crocodiles can climb high into trees to survey their territories.
by Erin Frick
WHEN IT COMES TO avoiding a potentially fatal croc encounter in Australia’s Top End, most people would have their eyes on the water – but have you ever thought to look up?
Crocodiles are already known for impressive speed and agility around the water, but a new study published this week shows they are also capable of climbing trees.
"Nobody who has ever witnessed a freshwater crocodile run in a galloping gait would ever suspect them capable of such agility [in the trees], yet they are skilled at it," says Dr Adam Britton, study co-author at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, NT.
The research, led by Dr Vladimir Dinets at the University of Tennessee in the USA, is the first to focus on climbing behaviours of crocodilians, a group also including alligators, caimans and gharials.
The scientists confirmed that four different crocodile species – found in Australia, Africa and the Americas – are all able to climb, some as high as 4m, where they were observed basking in trees…
(read more: Australian Geographic)
photo: Van Velsem, 2009
I realize it’s species on three different continents that can do this, but honestly, is ANYONE AT ALL surprised that Australia has tree-climbing crocodiles?
This is why drop bears aren’t real. The crocs found out where they live and ATE THEM ALL IN THEIR SLEEP.
This. Is not great news.
Happy Valentine’s, I guess?
This time I tried to make something a bit more sentimental. You know, for all you romantics out there.
I cannot like everything you want me to like. I cannot be everything you want me to be. I cannot care about everything, over and over and fucking over again.
You. Need. Some friends. Who aren’t me. And I need some fucking sleep.
Nothing makes me happier than the fact that the Icelandic government will neither confirm nor deny the existence of elves.
Are we talking elves, or elves? Not that I’m giving an opinion on the existence of either.
The Twisted Trees of Slope Point, New Zealand
Slope Point is at the southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The air streams loop the ocean, unobstructed for 2000 miles, until they reach Slope Point causing incredibly strong winds. In fact, the winds are so strong and persistent here that they perpetually warp and twist the trees into these crooked, wind-swept shapes.
Slope Point is generally uninhabited, except for the herds of sheep that graze the land. There are no roads leading here, however backpackers regularly make the short 20-minute walk to see the fascinating tree formations that only Mother Nature could create. However there is no public access during the lambing season from September to November.
Earth is such a weird fucking planet.
Saying Hello to the Dragon.
That is a fucking forest spirit and nobody will make me believe otherwise.
DON’T BARGAIN WITH KAIROS DON’T BARGAIN WITH KAIROS DON’T BARGAIN WITH KAIROS THERE IS NO FUCKING BARGAIN WITH KAIROS WHY DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND
I’m not fucking kidding I know it’s only a game but so are a lot of things until someone loses an eye!