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If your eyes migrated around your head, you’d rest a lot too.




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Shrimp

Aug. 7th, 2016 06:01 pm
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Shrimp_3


“We grow visible. Attend the cloaking system.”


“It consumes much power, Commander. With no enemy to concern us.”




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Pipefish

Aug. 7th, 2016 02:01 pm
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Pipefish_7


Ceci n’est pas une poisson pipe.




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Packrat

Aug. 6th, 2016 11:01 pm
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Pack Rat


I’d never actually seen a packrat before. Very few zoos have rats*, and those that do tend to have them in nocturnal exhibits. So you often either get a photo of a sleeping ball of fur, or you get a dark blurry photo of an awake rat. These guys were a bit more cooperative and stood right in the light for me.


*Eell, OK, all zoos have rats. Very few of them are intentionally on exhibit.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
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Eastern Screech Owl_2


When you Google “Donald Trump quotes”.




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Crab

Aug. 6th, 2016 02:01 pm
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Crab_1


“Excellent.”




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Box Turtle

Aug. 5th, 2016 11:00 pm
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Box Turtle


This box turtle is in the “light flyweight” class.


Actually, all box turtles are in the “light flyweight” class.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.

Sign

Aug. 5th, 2016 06:01 pm
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Bees


Oh for crying out loud. Would you people stop touching the bees? I mean, really.


Get consent first.




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Aenenome

Aug. 5th, 2016 02:01 pm
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Aenenome


This aenenome was about the size of a dime*.


* US *or* Canadian. They’re pretty much the same size in both countries**.


** Can you believe that only two countries have a dime coin? Turns out that the first people to suggest a decimal-based were Thomas Jefferson***, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton***, and David Rittenhouse in 1783. That’s right, the country that invented decimal money is one of the last in the world to adopt metric measurement.


*** Dude can rap like you wouldn’t believe.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.

Sign

Aug. 4th, 2016 11:04 pm
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Sign


Employees must not wash hands before returning to work.




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Long Tailed Salamander_2


This salamander is wondering why narrators are always talking about how this building or that can “be seen from space”.


“If we can see can see OGLE-2014-BLG-0124Lb, 76,422,100,000,000,000 miles* away, seeing something from orbit is nothing to brag about.

Even factoring in relative sizes, at half the mass of Jupiter, assuming similar density, OGLE-2014-BLG-0124Lb would have a diameter of 68,957.812 miles.

So, from a low earth orbit of 200 miles up, you should be able to see things that are 0.0000000001805 miles wide. That’s 0.00001143 inches … smaller than a human hair.”


Salamanders think they understand satellite imagery, but they really don’t.


* Converted to Western measurement for American readers. Salamanders still work in aṅgulas.




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