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Weird Sea Dwellers That Will Surprise And Disgust You

These guys were just a little too weird to be adapted into The Little Mermaid, unfortunately. I can certainly see why (except for the Red-Lipped Batfish; what a beauty) these guys didn’t make the cut. Maybe they’d have a better shot at being featured in a Tim Burton movie.

Source: Imgur user mrpimplesquirter

unexplained-events:

During a field study in Macedonia last year scientist found this dead nose-horned viper (8 inches) had consumed this centipede (Scolopendra cingulate, 6 inches) but it greatly under-estimated its prey. Though it is not uncommon for snakes like this one to eat small mammals, lizards, birds and sometimes even centipedes; this centipede was a lot stronger. Scientist found that the snake was missing its visceral organs, which means the centipede destroyed them while trying to claw its way out. The entire volume of the snake’s body was occupied by the centipede.
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unexplained-events:

During a field study in Macedonia last year scientist found this dead nose-horned viper (8 inches) had consumed this centipede (Scolopendra cingulate, 6 inches) but it greatly under-estimated its prey. Though it is not uncommon for snakes like this one to eat small mammals, lizards, birds and sometimes even centipedes; this centipede was a lot stronger. Scientist found that the snake was missing its visceral organs, which means the centipede destroyed them while trying to claw its way out. The entire volume of the snake’s body was occupied by the centipede.

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humanoidhistory:

Apollo 16 astronaut John Young examines a sample while on the move during a geology field trip to Mono Crater, California, June 1971.

humanoidhistory:

Apollo 16 astronaut John Young examines a sample while on the move during a geology field trip to Mono Crater, California, June 1971.

breakingnews:

US releases images showing Russian rockets hitting Ukraine
NPR: Satellite images released by the US State Department on Sunday reportedly show Russia has been firing rockets into eastern Ukraine in support of separatists.
Photo: Image released by the US State Department showing what it says is evidence of Russia firing artillery into eastern Ukraine. (via US State Department)
 

breakingnews:

US releases images showing Russian rockets hitting Ukraine

NPR: Satellite images released by the US State Department on Sunday reportedly show Russia has been firing rockets into eastern Ukraine in support of separatists.

Photo: Image released by the US State Department showing what it says is evidence of Russia firing artillery into eastern Ukraine. (via US State Department)

 

lifewithuzi:

You think you know but you have no idea.

lifewithuzi:

You think you know but you have no idea.

amnhnyc:

"Shooting stars" are actually meteors. People once thought they were stars falling from the sky. These tiny grains of dust glow brightly in Earth’s atmosphere because they’re traveling so fast that they release a tremendous amount of energy. 
Meteorites can be huge or tiny. The biggest one ever found weighs around 60 tons, while others are the size of a grain of sand. 
All meteorites come from inside our solar system. Most of them are fragments of asteroids that broke apart long ago in the asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter. 
Small pieces of the Moon occasionally reach Earth as meteorites. We know where they come from because they’re identical in composition to the lunar rocks collected by Apollo astronauts. 
Certain “primitive” meteorites contain the first solid material to form in our solar system. Researchers have used the age of this material—4.568 billion years—to determine the age of our solar system.
Learn much more in the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites. 

amnhnyc:

  • "Shooting stars" are actually meteors. People once thought they were stars falling from the sky. These tiny grains of dust glow brightly in Earth’s atmosphere because they’re traveling so fast that they release a tremendous amount of energy. 
  • Meteorites can be huge or tiny. The biggest one ever found weighs around 60 tons, while others are the size of a grain of sand. 
  • All meteorites come from inside our solar system. Most of them are fragments of asteroids that broke apart long ago in the asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter. 
  • Small pieces of the Moon occasionally reach Earth as meteorites. We know where they come from because they’re identical in composition to the lunar rocks collected by Apollo astronauts. 
  • Certain “primitive” meteorites contain the first solid material to form in our solar system. Researchers have used the age of this material—4.568 billion years—to determine the age of our solar system.

Learn much more in the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites

unexplained-events:

thatremindsmeofhomestuck:

unexplained-events:

Laika (Barker)

Sent on the Sputnik 2, Laika was the first living creature to orbit the Earth. Since there was no technology to de-orbit, she died in space as intended. She died from overheating. Her reports weren’t made public until 2002 so up until then everyone was told that she was euthanised prior to oxygen depletion (the six day mark). Laika has been the topic of ethics and animal cruelty in science for many years. Laika paved the way for human space-flight.

and of course, there’s the comic that tore me to pieces when I had no idea that all of this was true:

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The comic is just as heartbreaking. It’s an amazing read