"Microscopic look at a bee stinger vs. The point of a needle"
"Albert woolson, last surviving civil war veteran ever, enlisting at 14 and dying at 106 in 1956. (colorized by me)"
"107 Years ago the Press reported Climate Change"
"We've been feeding a small family of four crows (mated pair and their two year old kids) for several years. Last week two days in a row they left these gifts, pull tabs threaded onto pine twigs. This isn't only generous, it's creative, it's art. My mind is blown."
"What an empty 787 looks like"
"Nepali festival Kukur Tihar is all about celebrating doggos"
"Scientists believe that a function of a zebra’s stripes is to deter insects, so a team or researchers painted black and white stripes on several cows and discovered that it reduced the number of biting flies landing on the cows by more than 50%."
The instructions read:
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
"Squirrel nest against a window."
"This mirror portrait was taken 100 years ago in Japan"
"Here's an example of a so-called "trees knee", that is, a living stump of a Douglas-fir that has healed over with bark and is kept alive via mycorrhizal fungal connections between its roots to the roots of living trees surrounding it, who send it nutrients to survive in this sort of zombie nub state"
"This wolf and husky for the size comparison. The wolf is nearly three times the size of the husky. Wolves are HUGE."
"Young eggplants look like eggs"
"Lumpsucker, found in the freezing waters of Arctic, North Atlantic, and North Pacific. It swims at depths of 1,700 m (5,600ft)"
"The fish known as the most ugly, actually..."
"Today I learned that the hats on Tequila bottles serve a purpose - to salt the rim of your shotglass, and/or squeeze limes"
"Complete Ancient Rome replica 36 years in the making"
"This is what Tokyo, the largest city on Earth, looks like from a plane."
"The Arctic 103 years ago compared to today."
"48 different colors of the moon, all photographed in a time span of 10 years"
"Dolphins Use Pufferfish to Get High"
"The water in both tanks is from the same time and place. The tank on the right has oysters, natural purifiers."
"Fulgurite. What happens when lighting hits sand and creates glass"
"The prop of The One Ring used in close ups in Lord of the Rings."
"A train car in Minnesota carrying corn had a leak."
"1400 year old Ginkgo Tree."
"An extraordinary discovery in Pompeii - an untouched "street food" shop with "food in pots"."
"Forced perspective used in the movie Elf to make Will Farrell appear larger than the other elves."
"UFO themed McDonalds in Roswell, New Mexico."
"This Mine Shaft In Iran"
"Scientists have managed to revive a plant from the Pleistocene in their vials! This guy is 32,000 years old."
"This Is What An Illegally-Taken Picture From One Of The Great Pyramids Looks Like"
"The Easter island statues have bodies"
"During World War II, the statue of David was surrounded by bricks to prevent destruction from bombings."
"Bipes Biporus, the mexican mole lizard, is so rare that it's almost mythical."
"World map drawn by fishes."
"The true length of fire hydrants"