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The Mighty Moltres
Dec 21, 2012

Come! We must fly!



Woodpeckers rapidly hammering their beaks into trees, creating their signature sound, are not feeding.
They're communicating.

Nine-banded armadillos are able to traverse rivers and lakes by sinking and simply walking across the bottom.
They can hold their breath for up to 6 minutes.

Skunks often become roadkill due to their poor eyesight.
They literally do not see the cars coming.

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LargeHadron
May 19, 2009

They say, "you mean it's just sounds?" thinking that for something to just be a sound is to be useless, whereas I love sounds just as they are, and I have no need for them to be anything more than what they are.


The Mighty Moltres posted:

Woodpeckers rapidly hammering their beaks into trees, creating their signature sound, are not feeding.
They're communicating.

Are you saying that when they're feeding or drilling holes to nest, the same sound isn't produced?

The Mighty Moltres
Dec 21, 2012

Come! We must fly!



LargeHadron posted:

Are you saying that when they're feeding or drilling holes to nest, the same sound isn't produced?

When they tap-a-rap-a-rap-a-tap on a trunk consistently it's probably a mating call.

Many species are omnivores and have even been known to eat other birds' eggs.

The Mighty Moltres has a new favorite as of 15:31 on Apr 17, 2019

Ignimbrite
Jan 5, 2010

BALLS BALLS BALLS


Dinosaur Gum

Pancreatic cancer, at any stage, has a 20% survival rate at 1 year and 7% at 5 years.

Not me, my uncle. He passed today.

gently caress cancer.

Sponge Baathist
Jan 30, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


certain breeds of dog lay eggs

The Wurst Poster
Apr 8, 2005

Literally the Wurst...

Seriously...

For REALSIES.



Pee is stored in the balls.

The Wurst Poster
Apr 8, 2005

Literally the Wurst...

Seriously...

For REALSIES.



Soylent green is people!

The Wurst Poster
Apr 8, 2005

Literally the Wurst...

Seriously...

For REALSIES.



Everything I post is poo poo.

ToxicSlurpee
Nov 5, 2003

-=SEND HELP=-




Pillbug

Truckin' and fuckin' is all I crave.

CommissarMega
Nov 18, 2008


Everything about Ea-Nasir, a horrible merchant from the 18th century BC. Including the fact that he has fanfiction. I think some of them are NSFW.

CommissarMega has a new favorite as of 10:59 on Jun 6, 2019

The Mighty Moltres
Dec 21, 2012

Come! We must fly!



According to the dictionary, the plural of "Octopus" can be either "Octopi" or "Octopuses"

Poohs Packin
Jan 13, 2019

My god, Winston, is that infernal sun still giving my buttocks that entirely too cool smirk?!


learnt what a rickroll was cant wait to show the boys down at the vfw

System Metternich
Feb 28, 2010

But what did he mean by that?



„Window“ literally means „wind-eye“

Skratchez
Dec 28, 2018

by FactsAreUseless


Grimey Drawer

The_Continental posted:

learnt what a rickroll was cant wait to show the boys down at the vfw

I want to say that every time Doc Martin goes to the pub they're listening to Never Gonna Give You Up.

That town is just full of horrible injury and disease prone morons but they got that one over on him.

Viruswithshoes
Mar 26, 2007



Kamikaze translates as ‘devine wind’

Skratchez
Dec 28, 2018

by FactsAreUseless


Grimey Drawer

Viruswithshoes posted:

Kamikaze translates as ‘devine wind’

Divine

The Mighty Moltres
Dec 21, 2012

Come! We must fly!



Robins lightly tap on the ground with their beaks to mimic the sound of rain, causing earthworms to surface so they can eat them.

Der Kyhe
Jun 25, 2008

Think something witty and pretend it's written here.



r/taxpayers is not a place for solid information regarding income and property tax.

The Mighty Moltres
Dec 21, 2012

Come! We must fly!



Millipedes emit cyanide.
It's why they just walk around without a care in the world.
They know that only the dumbest of predators will attempt to eat them.
Feasting on dead plant matter, millipedes are the unsung heroes of the compost pile.
When threatened, they coil into a spiral, using their carapaces as defense.
Sometimes the small ones find themselves in tunnels created by earthworms, and the creatures enjoy a communal habituation deep under the ground.
Even ants, which are notoriously aggressive, are hesitant to swarm a millipede.

oh dope
Nov 2, 2006

No guilt, it feeds in plain sight


Todd McFarlane is worth $300 million.

He bought Mark McGuire's 70th homerun baseball for $2 million. He became very upset when just a couple years later Barry Bonds broke the record.

oh dope has a new favorite as of 16:32 on Jun 7, 2019

cant cook creole bream
Aug 15, 2011
I think Fahrenheit is better for weather

Cocoa actually contains a significant amount of caffeine.

The Mighty Moltres
Dec 21, 2012

Come! We must fly!



cant cook creole bream posted:

Cocoa actually contains a significant amount of caffeine.

Seeds of the "Morning Glory" flower have lysergic acid amide within them, which is a hallucinogen and a precursor to LSD.
https://imgur.com/a/qsJ7Dah

oh dope
Nov 2, 2006

No guilt, it feeds in plain sight


The Mighty Moltres posted:

Seeds of the "Morning Glory" flower have lysergic acid amide within them, which is a hallucinogen and a precursor to LSD.
https://imgur.com/a/qsJ7Dah

I'm guessing you'll have to eat an entire pound of seeds to feel any effects.

Skratchez
Dec 28, 2018

by FactsAreUseless


Grimey Drawer

oh dope posted:

I'm guessing you'll have to eat an entire pound of seeds to feel any effects.

Same thing with coca and poppies and hemp.

The Mighty Moltres
Dec 21, 2012

Come! We must fly!



oh dope posted:

I'm guessing you'll have to eat an entire pound of seeds to feel any effects.

Unfortunately the ones you can buy in the store are coated with a substance which causes nausea, as a way to deter people from eating them.
So to get the best effects, grow your own!

gleebster
Dec 16, 2006

Only a howler

Pillbug

A lot of pottery dug up from old tombs in Korea was misidentified as Korean, because the scope of trade between Korea and China wasn't fully realized.

E: I misspelled Korea once.

gleebster has a new favorite as of 01:52 on Jun 17, 2019

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






https://twitter.com/leftoblique/status/1139737041162272768

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






It turns out that going to the bathroom in space is complicated.

https://twitter.com/MaryRobinette/status/1152277166996017152

Cat Ass Trophy
Jul 24, 2007
I can do twice the work in half the time

I always though that the sinking of the Edmond Fitzgerald, the boat in the ballad sung by Gordon Lightfoot, took place in the late 1800's, early 1900's.

But no, it happened in 1975. Blows my mind, radio communication and early satellite weather were both available by that time, and ship like that was still lost at sea.

Fake edit: Sorry for the old thread revival, but I really am amazed by this fact.

FreudianSlippers
Apr 12, 2010

Shooting and Fucking
are the same thing!



You can have all the communication and navigation equipment you want but if you get caught in bad enough conditions you're going down. The sea hates you and wants you to die. Which is why it must always be respected and appeased.

Hand of Satan probably got them

christmas boots
Oct 15, 2012

To these sing-alongs of siren songs
To oohs to ahhs to big applause
With all of my anger I scream and shout
America, I love you but you're freaking me out


Biscuit Hider

FreudianSlippers posted:

You can have all the communication and navigation equipment you want but if you get caught in bad enough conditions you're going down. The sea hates you and wants you to die. Which is why it must always be respected and appeased.

Hand of Satan probably got them


Pretty sure Satan's just drowning.

the holy poopacy
May 16, 2009



Fun Shoe

FreudianSlippers posted:

You can have all the communication and navigation equipment you want but if you get caught in bad enough conditions you're going down. The sea hates you and wants you to die. Which is why it must always be respected and appeased.

Hand of Satan probably got them


in Satan's defense it was pretty rude of them to leave him hanging like that

oldpainless
Oct 30, 2009

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Great song too

Cat Ass Trophy
Jul 24, 2007
I can do twice the work in half the time

FreudianSlippers posted:

You can have all the communication and navigation equipment you want but if you get caught in bad enough conditions you're going down. The sea hates you and wants you to die. Which is why it must always be respected and appeased.
True. I had a co-worker who was in the 2011 Chicago to Mackinac Island race on nearby Lake Michigan, and they got caught up in a very sudden and intense storm. He described it as the most terrifying thing he has even experienced. The just let the boat run and hoped it would not break up or de-mast. I know he posted some footage on Youtube, it was frighteneing. Several boats were not so lucky, and there were two fatalities. In this storm, everyone saw it on radar, it just formed so quick and so strong that there was nothing many people could do to avoid it.

The Great Lakes can but brutal.

Al Cu Ad Solte
Nov 30, 2005
Searching for
a righteous cause


Today I learned the director of Shazam is the brother of the solo dev behind Iconoclasts.

sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

TOO EASY

Kurt Russel was the voice of Elvis in Forrest Gump.

The original Duracell 3-note jingle had lyrics and was part of a longer song.

Lemons are a human creation, made by crossbreeding bitter oranges & citrons.

sticklefifer has a new favorite as of 22:50 on Dec 28, 2020

Phy
Jun 27, 2008





Fun Shoe

sticklefifer posted:

Lemons are a human creation, made by crossbreeding bitter oranges & citrons.

Whole bunch of very fortunate people walking around thinking life just gives you lemons

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Buttchocks
Oct 21, 2020

No, I like my hat, thanks.



Satan's just giving them a pizza party.

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